michiblogs is excited to welcome a new blog, “AOC in Paris”, by Abbie Cook. Check out “AOC in Paris” here!
Hi everyone, sorry I’ve been MIA lately, a lot has been going on. These past few weeks have been marked by a lot of planning, classes and of course, fun.
This past weekend I was lucky enough to spend with two of my dear friends Colleen and Maggie, both of whom are sorority sisters with me at Michigan. They are also studying in Paris and I got the spend the weekend with them in their apartment cooking and doing some exploring of Paris. I made a visit to Angelina, which is a famous tea place in Paris very similar to Serendipity. They are famous for their hot chocolate so of course I had to get some. It was unlike anything I’ve ever had before and was similar to drinking melted chocolate. Very very rich but also so yummy. It was the perfect thing for a cold, snowy day.
On Superbowl Sunday I stayed up all night to watch the game. Well, really it was to watch Beyoncé but it was still nice to have a night of American football, beers and wings. That following Monday, classes officially commenced here in Paris and it was a little bit of an adjustment because I kind of forgot I’m here to take classes. All of my classes are in french which makes it hard to follow along all the time but the other students are in a similar situation so we all help each other out.
I’ve also been taking some drawing classes which I’ve really enjoyed. Granted, my artistic skills aren’t the best but I really enjoy the class. Thursday was a little bit shocking because we had to draw and paint a live nude model and that was definitely not something I was expecting. It was also slightly overwhelming because the other people in the class are advanced and I’m just a beginner. Luckily, my friend Jackie is taking the same class as me and having a friend is very comforting. Here are my paintings from the first two classes!
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During ARTDES 176 this evening I created a doodle of the Golden Gate Bridge using a photograph and threshold editing techniques in photoshop.
By applying threshold then filling each solid area accordingly I was able to achieve the basic result. Then I chose a dotted brush and a darker shade of the background color to create textures.
The text was achieved by experimenting with different settings until I achieved the desired effect.
michiblogs is excited to welcome a new blog, “Daily BM”, by Ben Mirsky. You can check out “Daily BM” here!
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Some times, sugar hides itself as apparently more “healthy” ingredients, such as honey, rice syrup, or even “organic dehydrated cane juice”. Here is a list of some of the possible code words for “sugar” which may appear on a label. The ones listed below are health imposters. Meaning they are supposed to be the healthier version of sugar, but in the end there is no real getting away from the disadvantages of spikes in insulin and rise in blood sugar levels from these ingredients. There are better options than others, but for the most part try to stay clear of these ingredients. Hint: the words “syrup”, “sweetener”, and anything ending in “ose” can usually be assumed to be “sugar” Continue reading
2 Food Shopping Tips:
1) Buy produce in season
One of the main reasons I like buying produce (veggies, and fruits), is because it almost guarantees that what I am buying is fresh. This means it doesn’t need to be stored and shipped in refrigerators and freezers. This means that when the fruit or vegetable is harvested, it is being sit is packed, zipped and shipped to our supermarkets. Continue reading
Since Mallory and I can’t go more than a few days without eating brunch, we decided to meet up over our Spring Break for a bite to eat in Birmingham and some shopping.
She recommended Toast, a small restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a retro setting.