#3 Thought of the day - WORST DATE IN THE HISTORY OF DATES

Today I went on a date.... What a date that was...

We met during Carnival, 2 weeks ago. He seemed nice so we exchanged instagrams (oh these millennials) and kept speaking for the next two weeks.

After 2 weeks of speaking on a daily level, I Metro-ed my way to the mall to meet up with him. We watched a movie that was ay-ok, nothing special to be honest.

He was really tall and handsome, and he definitely knew that... too much!

Then, the real part of the date began... Ready?

The mall we went to, was nearby the river here in Lisbon so the area is full of benches, trees and definitely perfect for a simple walk. That we did *insert yoda's voice here*

Well, to reach the outdoor area, we were forced to go though the entire mall. From the moment we left the movies, I noticed the guy was checking himself out on the reflection of every single front display of all stores. And I mean, every single one. And he occasionally stopped to fix his hair.

After the 4th stop, I called him out on it. And his answer was "I can't help myself".

He then stopped, reached his hand in his pocket and took out a small mirror.
"My hair looks like shit today!". I told him it looked fine but my attempt to reach the fresh air outside and run away from any type of reflection, failed. He then reached into his other pocket and took out a travel hair brush. Yes, a travel hair brush.

I might enhance that I'm not very good at controlling my facial expressions and obviously seeing that didn't help. My mouth dropped and all that came out my mouth seemed to be an audiobook of my thoughts,
"No way...", "are you serious?". To my surprise, the audiobook for my thoughts came across in a totally different way to him. His response was always "You're too cute", "you're too funny"... *insert crickets here*

I kept saying that his hair was fine. The brush did nothing. Absolutely nothing. Because of this nothing-ness, during the entire date, he repeated this mirror and brush ritual 3 times..... 3 fucking times!

We were finally outside - Can we get an AMEN? - and I became paranoid about any reflection that came our way. Reflections were definitely his version of Medusa.

We did talk though. A little about everything, previous relationships, future goals, movies, food... 0 in common and I was already praying for an OUT.

We reached this little garden and I suggested we sat for a little while on the grass.

"NO WAY!"....
"Why not?"
"I'm not getting my clothes dirty! No way"
... again
"You're kidding right?". I took a jacket with me so I spread it on the grass so that the little lord could sit without getting his jeans dirty with grass.......... what a fucking gentleman gentlewoman I am, I know.

Sitting on the grass/jacket, we talked for a while until the cutest puppy came up to us and started licking my hands. ADORABLE I KNOW.

"Don't even think you're touching me after that!"
"Excuse you?"
"Yeah that was disgusting! You don't even know if it was sick... You know there are many diseases that can be passed from dogs to humans"............................................................................ I know whoever-is-reading this, I know.
I did ask him if he was aware I am studying Veterinary medicine. He was fully aware.

I felt like my eyes were in the back of my head from rolling my eyes so much.

Even though I kept saying things like "that's ridiculous", "is this actually happening right now?", his response didn't change, "you're too funny!" while laughing and winking at me.

Did I also mention that at one point, he did grab my hand (an attempt to be romantic? ha ha think again), "You're hands are a little dry, you should use hand cream"... Boys, that's how you talk to girls...

With the help of the Old gods and New (haha if you got this joke), he went to get food and a friend messaged me, I told him the date was going horribly wrong, and he then asked if I wanted him to call me so I had an excuse to leave. So I did. How could I refuse such a generous offer? It would be rude not to.

I told the tool I had an emergency and had to leave.

His response, "I'm heading to the casino to get back the money I spent today"... Can we get an eye roll!?

I left and had the biggest laugh.

I didn't even know people like these existed other than in movies. Was I in a movie and no one bothered to tell me? *gasp*

Have you ever had a terrible date before?

Xoxo <3


#2 Thought of the day - Losing flavor by how you eat food

So, I was having this discussion with a friend of mine today... about... well, food losing flavor by how you eat it

The conversation began because we were drooling about italian cuisine and how great, delicious, perfect, cheesy... I'm wandering off, aren't I?

As I was saying, we were talking about italian food and started talking about spaghetti bolognese (disclaimer: had to google its spelling), and one thing led to another and we started discussing about cutting or rolling the pasta. Are you shouting out the "right" answer yet?

Well the discussion began because my friend started saying that you should roll the past with the fork and that cutting the past isn't the same. NOT IN THE SLIGHTEST.

Isn't it the same though? I get sooo many mixed opinions about this. Personally, when I boil the pasta - Masterchef here I come - I snap the pasta in half. So it's the same right? No?

I mean, when you talk about eating a burger with silverware... That's totally different. It's not the same experience. You don't get the meat's juice dripping down your wrists... ok not the most appealing choice of words or even image that I just created in your head. You're welcome. But you know what I mean.

When it comes to spaghetti, it tastes the same and the experience is the same without having bolognese sauce splattered all over your white walls. No crime scene created.

I'd love to know your opinion.

Xoxo <3



Carnival is quite a big holiday here in Portugal.

I think it might have the same importance as Halloween, but it just lasts longer. While Halloween lasts only for one day, Carnival lasts for four days. Yes, FOUR DAYS!

People celebrate though out the country, with the most creative outfits, and children take their carnival celebrations to their schools, their school bags filled with silly strings and confetti.

Personally, I LOVE dressing up!! Absolutely love it. Being silly, having fun... My first outfit choice this year was a chick onesie buuuut because we were heading to a club, I thought maybe a portable sauna wasn't a good idea.

Nothing to wear as a costume? Just stuff your face with glitter and hope for the best...

My gorgeous friends and I.

Lust in rio - Lisbon.

Carnaval de Torres Vedras.

Obviously, the day after a night out called for... 

Do you celebrate carnival where you live?
Xoxo <3


#1 Thought of the day - Update Veterinary Medicine

**CHEESY AF THOUGHTS AHEAD!** You have been warned.

Have you ever just taken a moment to appreciate all the good things you have? Like seriously appreciate them?

I admit I'm an anxious person and sometimes (who am i kidding? most times), I tend to stress out about little things that I know don't even deserve all the attention... it just happens.

Lately I've been trying to get a grip and one of the things I do is just think about the good things going on and focusing on to them...

Have yourself a great Sunday!
Xoxo <3 


Vet-ing has been rough AF

Hey guys!

If you guys aren't aware, I've been studying Veterinary Medicine for the past 4 years now. Only 2 more to go *crowd goes wild*.

I'm going to be 100% real with you. It has not been easy in the slightest. Specially this past semester. OMG. Just thinking about it makes me start sweating...

Don't get me wrong. I absolutely love what I'm studying and I am well aware how rare that is, these days. Studying something for what you are so fucking passionate about.

Although I absolutely love almost-being-a-vet, this past semester was rough. When I say rough, i mean rough. Almost having a nervous breakdown rough. No exaggeration whatsoever.

Why you wonder.

Well, whoever is reading, having classes com 8am to 6/8pm most days, and then getting home and having to do a gazillion reports and projects every single week. Exam week starts, and I'm already falling asleep in every single corner I can find.

That overwhelming feeling of having so much to do in so little time for months on end... Being tired 24/7. How does that not break your spirit though? Even if not in the slightest.

I decided to find small escape routes to make sure I kept myself sane and had a few moments of the day where I didn't have to think about what I had to do or even STRESS about what I hadn't done.

Conclusion: I am so happy this semester ended! You don't even know.

Feel comfortable to share your own experiences in the comments.

Xoxo <3

Back At It Again

Hey guys!

I know I've been gone for FOREVER. Please don't hit hate me.

I'm back and planning on starting to post posts (did that even make sense?), on a more regular basis!

Love you guys,
Xoxo <3


Photo diary: Girls go North (of Portugal)

Hey guys!

Last week, there was a Veterinary Congress at one of my friends' (Ju) hometown, Santa Maria da Feira so we decided to make a trip out of it.

On Friday, we spent the entire day in Porto and since this was the first time I had ever been, Ju turned out to be an excellent tour guide!! hehe

On Saturday and Sunday, we spent most of our time at the Congress and sight-seeing though Santa Maria da Feira.

Needless to say we had the best time.

Yes my friends are pretty darn cute

 This is called a Francesinha - it's a sandwich with steak, sausage, ham. mildly spicy sauce and a shit load of cheese*drooling* 

That awkward posing though

Even the train station was gorgeous!

Torre dos Clérigos 

#nofilter #photoshopfree 

Castle of Santa Maria da Feira  


Storyline: Bea (the one on the right) slipped and almost fell so, as friends do, we laughed for a good half an hour. It was great.

It was a lovely weekend with the best company!

Hope you enjoyed this post! :)

Xoxo Jessy ♥