Awesome & Awkward


  1. Five days in Austria, five days in London.
  2. Installing a light in my entryway so I don’t have to fumble around in the dark.
  3. The fact that my dad reunited with his college band to perform at their reunion and homecoming football game this weekend. But I still need video proof…
  4. Making a new friend in my city!
  5. Picking up my university student ID, which allows me to travel on most trains in the region for free (or at least very discounted).


  1. Booking a flight that left London Stansted at 7:30am to save a little money. Why Micah, why?
  2. Forgetting to push the button on the bus that lets the driver know you want to get off at the stop, and therefore riding the bus an extra ten minutes and walking back twenty.
  3. Failing miserably at pronouncing certain words in German, no matter how hard I practice.
  4. Leaving my bike out in the rain for five days straight…
  5. Arriving to pick something important up at 1:05 only to realize the office closes at 1:00.

P.s. Photo from here

Lists of Note

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Crawling into fresh sheets

Violin music

Texting my brother

That satisfied feeling you get when you finally break through the ice with someone

Taking polaroids



Things I won’t miss when I die

The insane amount of paper work required in Germany

German pronouns

Uncomfortable bras


Dirty dishes



Lists of Note

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Memories from the last four years

  1. When my brother and I found out we were both going to be RA’s for the coming year at the same time.
  2. The night Sarah and I drove down the coast and watched the sunset from the trunk of my car.
  3. When Jake and I rode bikes back from a party in Heidelberg and made a late night pit stop for crepes.
  4. All the times Sean and I wrote together at Cafecito Organico.
  5. That one night under the old bridge drinking Starbucks hot chocolate with Conner.
  6. Star gazing with Aaron at Gemünden.
  7. Finding out I got the Fulbright.
  8. Eating a traditional Syrian brunch with Omer in his apartment.
  9. Sipping German beer on Adele and Helea’s roof in Frankfurt.
  10. Griffith Observatory with Isaac.
  11. Lazy mornings with my little munchkin Winnie.
  12. Playing soccer with Aerick.
  13. Goofing around in Sue’s garden for hours.
  14. When I had my first dream in German (!).
  15. Hanging with Mike and the RealityLA crew.

Lists of Note

Ten Pieces of Advice to My Former Self

  1. Drink more water, alright?
  2. Get an old fashioned alarm clock. A phone is just not the same.
  3. Bangs are a big life commitment. Think long and hard before taking the leap.
  4. Sometimes it’s okay to spend money on yourself. As Tommy Haverford would say, “Treat yourself!”
  5. Stop checking Instagram ten times an hour. Definitely not productive.
  6. Apply for things you think are ‘above you.’ You never know– why not you?
  7. Call your family members often.
  8. Read voraciously. The world belongs to those who read.
  9. Write, even when you think it’s crap, just keep writing.
  10. You have a nice laugh. Use it often.