I can’t believe that we only have three weeks of school left! After this week we have one week off for Thanksgiving and then we have two weeks left of school and then finals! It is crazy to think how fast this semester has gone by, and I am really happy that I have all of my blogs to look back on. I think everyone is getting to the point where they need a break. I am definitely having trouble staying focused, and I feel lucky that I am studying something I really love, because that definitely helps when fighting the lure of procrastination. Thanksgiving feels really late this week. When we return from break it will already be December!
In this blog I am going to talk about one of my favorite places to go in Boulder. I love going to coffee shops and trying out new restaurants, and I love Pearl Street in general, but one place I love near Pearl Street is Smooch. On Friday night, my friends Megan and Clara and I went to the Left Right Tim show (see previous blog!) and afterward we decided to go to Pearl Street. I have a friend who works at the Laughing Goat on Pearl, and we were going to go visit her, but we decided to take a stop at Smooch first. Smooch is one of the places that really shows how diverse the options are in Boulder because it sells mochi. Mochi is chewy Japanese rice paste that can be flavored. At Smooch, they have a ton of flavors of Mochi ice cream, which are little balls of ice cream wrapped in the rice paste. My friends and I went a couple times last year, but this was the first time we have been this year. My favorite flavor is raspberry white chocolate, which is white chocolate ice cream with raspberry mochi. Strawberry is also really good, and I tried the tiramisu flavor for the first time on Friday. They also sell frozen yogurt there, but we have always just gotten mochi. It is a little different and really fun!
After Smooch, we did go by the Goat to see my friend who works there. Overall it was a really great Friday night, before the crazy week before Thanksgiving. I have recently been thinking about this time in my life when I was a senior in high school and this was when I was finishing up all of my applications because I was determined to get them all done by Thanksgiving. So if anyone out there is working on their applications, good luck! All of your hard work will pay off soon. Have a good week everyone!