To anyone who knows me, it shouldn’t be surprising that the series finale of The Vampire Diaries (TVD) this Friday has me somewhat emotional. The final episode is, of course, titled “I Was Feeling Epic,” and I’m experiencing some pretty epic feelings. I am a fangirl, through and through, but this show holds a special place in my soul for many reasons. So, instead of curating a list of my favorite episodes or quotes, I thought I would do this show a better justice by sharing the things I have learned and expressing my sincerest thanks. Something “Wicca” This Way Comes My …Keep Reading
Libraries v. Publishing Houses: The future of e-book lending
For this Throwback Thursday (TBT) I wanted to share with you something I wrote in grad school in 2016. I know, I know. Why on earth would anyone want to read a boring grad school paper? Well, it’s about libraries and books, so it’s kind of relevant to what this blog is all about, i.e. “Coffee.Books.TV.Wanderlust.” I got great feedback on the paper, and my professor even turned it into an article that she shared on her own blog about cyberethics. To entice you further, here’s a short excerpt: I got great feedback on the paper, and my professor even turned it into …Keep Reading
Making the leap to bullet journaling
I have officially taken the leap into the bullet journaling community! After doing extensive Internet and YouTube research, I finally decided to add a purple dotted Leuchtturm1917 to my Christmas list last December. I, of course, spent the first few weeks just flipping through and admiring the 249 gorgeous unmarked pages, as I was afraid to mar it in some unfixable way. Does anyone else share this anxiety? Finally, I found a workaround that allowed me to plan out my pages before marking them up – STICKY NOTES. This method let me plan out the first several pages until I grew confident enough to …Keep Reading
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Love Songs That Don’t Suck
Happy Valentine’s Day, my lovely friends! As a single girl in a big city, I’m not the biggest fan of this holiday. To be honest, the fictional love found in my favorite books is plenty to get me by. Besides, Leslie Knope’s Galentine’s Day is much more my style if you ask me! However, I do love music — so instead of a sappy post about love, I curated a little playlist for you all. One that includes songs for all types of love: Love songs that don’t suck…For lovers and friends..For both love found and love lost. I tried to put …Keep Reading
QOTD: Alternate universes and my desire to relax
Hooray – it’s finally Saturday! Well, I’m sure most of you feel this way. For me, I’m torn between my previous routine of allowing myself to relax on the weekends after working like crazy all week and my new life in limbo of job hunting in a new city where the only person I actually know is my roommate. The last four months of 2016 had me running around like crazy between work and grad school and caused me to become so emotionally exhausted that I had no idea how I was still functioning, let alone putting together full sentences. Needless to …Keep Reading
Popcorn & Wine & TV, Oh My!
Skinny Pop Popcorn recently shared an awesome infographic with me that pairs wines with different flavors of their popcorn in an effort to make our television binge-watching sessions just that much more enjoyable! As a long-time lover of any kind of popcorn and a novice wine drinker, I’m excited to try some of these combinations — especially the Dusted Dark Chocolate and Pinot Noir.
What was that noise? – New apartment adjustments
“What was that noise?!” I exclaim to my new roommate Desi from the living room of our new apartment on the third (basically fourth) floor in Chicagoland. “I have no idea,” she says looking at me with wide eyes. “Maybe it’s a ghost!” I exclaim excitedly. Settling In Moving into a new apartment always comes with its fair share of drama and struggles. For awhile we had Amazon packages arriving at our door almost every day. Boxes littered our spare bedroom, and artwork rested against the wall on the floor. Trash Day was dreaded, as we had to take down stacks and …Keep Reading
Eight fun things my friends should know about me
Welcome to the new site for my blog – danikate.com! I’m so excited to bring you along on this journey with me. Blogging is something I have been wanting to do for years, but I’ve never been able to find my niche. I’d like to take danikate.com and write about things I’m truly passionate about – books, television, coffee, introversion, and life as I’ve experienced it. I read a quote by Natalie Goldberg recently that I hope to use as motivation for this blog once I get my feet wet, so to speak: Write what disturbs you, what you fear, …Keep Reading
Out with the old, in with the new
So many things have changed in my life over the last two months as that busy semester came to a close. And now, I’m excited to finally announce that I’m ready to pick this blog back up on a regular basis.