Category Archives: Lunchbox Adventures

Happy November First!

For those of you who celebrate Halloween, I hope it was a treat!(see what I did there?)

I stayed in and did what I do best: homework.

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But now its November: a time to turn back the clocks or turnover a new leaf (I’m on a roll tonight!).

With all seriousness, the beginning of a month and the end of the week are a perfect time to reflect on what was and what will be.

And with an eye on magic, don’t forget: Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

Thursdays Are Underrated

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “(Extra)ordinary.”

If you think about it, Thursdays are really something spectacular.

You go about your daily routine, and before you know it, you’re falling asleep so that you can wake up on Friday.

Really, Thursdays are like a weekly Christmas Eve!

Or maybe not.

The point of this post is just to call attention to an object, a location, and a person in my life that, like Thursday, just don’t get the respect they deserve.

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This is my dear friend, Zoë, in the USD Writing Center, with my lunchbox.

There is so much more that could be said about all of these objects, but, at least at the present moment, I’ll be brief and simply say that these are A Few of My Favorite Things.

Explosions of Happiness

Every morning, I have to walk up a hill to campus.
It’s a rough hill.
I always think that, eventually, I’ll get used to it. Over two years later and I’m still not.

But the point is, it’s Friday! Hooray! Today, armed with a dangerous amount of optimism, I noticed this planter full of vibrant greens, seemingly exploding with life (even though its Autumn).

Naturally, I had to take a picture*!

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*But it has also been edited!*

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Well THAT'S a unique flower...
Well THAT’S a unique flower…

Today’s lunch brought to us by the University of San Diego gardeners, and their beautiful creation!

As a side note, it’s a bit harder than I anticipated to find and craft these lunchbox photos. There is so much more to photography than “point and shoot,” and I think it is really easy to fall into that hole if you’re not at least a bit precaution. Plus, whenever I try and take a photo of my lunchbox, people tend to look at me with an odd expression…

Every day brings the opportunity for improvement, though!

Lunch at Home

Somedays, I end up home sooner than anticipated, meaning my lunch could just be set aside for another day.

Instead, Jude and I took the opportunity to sit outside and enjoy that San Diego sunshine.
IMG_2519 He was actually very model-esque, showing off his physique and profile…
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… for about two minutes. Then he had to go bark at the neighbors (naturally).

Happy Thursday!

Drumroll, Please!

Sometimes, inspiration can be a bit challenging to find. He’s an elusive, mysterious, and generally difficult beast, who can persuade the unwary into spending many hours in futile attempt to ensnare him…

… but the joke’s on him! I’ve got ’em!

This summer, at the local Asda, I found perhaps the coolest lunchbox ever:

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Photo of Satchel lunchbox from here

There was a relatively steep price tag attached to this bag, though, and due to that, my dad requested he see pictures of every where I take the bag, and thus a new series was created!

Although I make no promises of how often the bag will be featured, I am hoping to showcase the bag in various locations (perhaps even with different people?) about once a week.

Today’s image, seeing as it is the first post of it’s kind, is from my first day back on campus:

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For those of you who are familiar with USD, this is on one of the benches in the courtyard between Founder’s and Camino Hall. It was a gorgeous day, and is a great way to begin this series!

Stay tuned for more Lunchbox Adventures!