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Don’t Want no Paper Gangstah

So, I haven’t blogged in a very long time, and I still haven’t seen any movies in far too long of a time so that won’t be the subject of my most recent post. Instead of movies, I’ll talk about me! Which I know is what really interests you guys the most, because I’m actually fascinating. So let’s take a look at what has been going on in the life of me lately…

The Promise of Winter Break: Only a few more finals and I’m done! I have only three finals, despite my four classes and I’m so excited. Although it will require a lot of studying, as well as a lot of time dedicated to writing papers which will accompany these finals it will be worth it to get to winter break and get hang out in my house enjoying hot chocolate, my friend and my city. Boston, I love and miss ya. Can’t wait to peruse the Garden, walk around with tourists in Faneuil Hall, get hot chocolate after falling over ice skating in the Frog Pond, tromping through the Theater District and gazing around at Harvard Square.

Christmas!: And on that note… I can not wait for Christmas! Of course I love the day, but the month of December is one of my favorites. I love all of the decorations, the music on the radio, the Starbucks Christmas cups, the lights gleaming in the snow (when it finally snows…), and the general good feeling of the whole time. I can’t wait to decorate the tree with my family and listen to a Charlie Brown Christmas Soundtrack on repeat for hours.

Dirty Chais: I had never heard of this phenomenon before heading to NYC to hang with my good friend Hannah. I encountered them at The Bean, a fantastic little coffee shop near her dorm, and was quickly hooked. Fortunately, or, possibly unfortunately (at least for my bank account) I have figured out that they in fact make these delectable drinks at my own school! The “dirty” part of the chai is a shot of espresso. It’s absolutely delicious and the perfect fall drink!

Gummies: Influenced originally by my friend Cora I have fallen into the gummy craze. This craze, I am almost positive, is only within the three of us that feel the need to eat them all the time, but it’s a craze all the same. Whether they’re fruit gummies or lifesaver gummies, I am there and ready to go! I only wish they have gummi bears… that would really make my day.

Soccer: My school is in the process of building a new gym which will be open in January. It’s going to be pristine–beautiful and top of the line. But for now the gym is disgusting. It’s cramped and old and smelly. To avoid this dreadful place, my friend Francesca and I have taken to playing soccer outside! It’s great exercise, and despite the fact that it was 40 degrees outside today, it’s a blast, as long as you bundle up!

New Classes: Although I have thoroughly enjoyed my classes this semester, it’s time to move on. Next semester I’m taking some really interesting classes which include History of Ancient Medicine, Gender in 20th Century Art, Intro to Art History (which I kind of skipped and took a 200 level art history class this semester anyway…) and an English class entitled Post Colonization Literature and Film. Can’t wait!

Ukelele Anthem: I am SO obsessed with Amanda Palmer and have been for years. Recently she put out a song called Ukelele Anthem that I absolutely love . I can not wait for her next solo album. Although I love the Dresden Dolls, Palmer’s solo songs always hit home a little more, were always a little more emotional, and overall I think a little more emotional overall, though both will always have a place in my heart. My sister recently put a version of this on youtube that has gotten a lot of traffic, especially after being noticed by Amanda Palmer herself on twitter! Go check it out, my sister is uber talented and the song is fantastic! Click here to join in on the craze!

11/22/63: This new Stephen King novel is killer. It’s a historical fiction about a man who travels back in time to save the life of John F. Kennedy. It’s almost 1,000 pages long which may seem a little intimidating but it flies by. Last night I read 150 pages before I was able to put it down and go to bed. And as much as I love King I have to admit that it’s not exactly heavy reading, so no worries, you won’t need your dictionaries while flipping through it. But the story is riveting, and it’s the first King novel in a while I’ve been able to dig into and not compare to his former stuff. Set in Maine, as you read the story becomes more and more Stephen King as he references his own works (including Shawshank Redemption, It and a few others). It’s a great story that moves extremely quickly despite the length.

Well, I’m sure there’s more going on in my life than that… what do you want me to talk about in my blog? I know I’m slacking but in order for me to not I need inspiration!! Let me know readers!

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City Life

Although I love my college, I essentially live in a cow field. For my fall break I took a very long bus ride to New York City to visit my best friend Hannah. I didn’t even realize how much I missed city life until I got here. Forget the shopping and the abundance of varieties of coffee shops (which I don’t mind at all) I miss the energy and hustle and bustle of people, the ability to meet random strangers who aren’t fellow college students, and the immersion of one’s self into a sea of complete strangers. Growing up in Boston I feed off of this energy. While I adore Wooster, it is seriously lacking in almost all of these qualities. So what have we been doing for the past three days? Hmm… let’s recap.

Coffee at The Bean: If I lived here, this would be my go to coffee place (and it already is Hannah’s). The atmosphere is terrific and lends itself perfectly to getting work done. It’s small enough that we ended up having a lengthy conversation with the guys sitting next to us, but not so tiny as to necessitate eaves dropping on your neighbors (although it’s always a fun thing to do). My personal favorite? The Dirty Chai: a chai latte with a shot of espresso. Maybe it’s a good thing I don’t live here… who knows how many of these I would consume a day…

Insomnia Cookies: It’s one am in New York City on a Sunday. You go to try to see Rocky Horror Picture Show but the guy at the box office lied to you and it’s actually not showing. What do you do? Obviously you get cookies.

Hipsters: We’re in New York. Hannah goes to NYU. They’re unavoidable.

Shopping: Okay, so I lied when I said I didn’t really miss shopping. I’m a fiend for sales, and I had the best time rifling through sale racks and poking through street vendors for the past few days. I did have to make up for the past three months of the only store being Kohl’s…

The Strand: I have never been in this bookstore before this trip but it is a reader’s heaven. I’m sure many of you have been to this glorious place, but I’m pretty sure it’s an English major’s mecca. Hannah bought be a shirt with The Great Gatsby on it and I will probably wear it every single day of my life.

Sequins and Sushi: If you add in leopard print, this statement kind of defines my life. We headed out to a Japanese restaurant, and had some delicious food while fabulously dress (my skirt may or may not have been entirely covered in silver sequins…). Despite the fact that my toes hurt the entire night following, it was such a great way to spend a Saturday night catching up with my best friend!

Even though I love New York, I do love having a campus, but there are positives and negatives of every college campus. I wish I lived closer to a city, but I will always be able to take the bus to visit Hannah or scoot into Boston during my breaks at home. While I have not quite exhausted my desire to be in a city for now, it was an incredible break from the fields of Wooster. I can’t wait to get home to Boston to walk around Newbury with complete strangers, sit on a park bench in the common and people watch and sit in coffee shops around the city with my laptop switching between Facebook and a paper. I will always be a city girl, and although I love my college I can’t wait to move back into a city environment.

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Bissman 219

Hello, and welcome to my dorm room!

Although I moved in about a month ago, I haven’t gotten around to really putting up the final touches until recently, and even then I’m not sure I’m exactly happy with the way I have it. Of course, it’s tough when you live in Bissman Hall. Here is a dialogue that is typical for someone who lives in this dorm:

Student: where do you live?

Me: Bissman.

Student: oh… I’m sorry!

(or)

Student: *wince* Ohhhh that’s rough.

(or)

Student: *giggles* oh.

So you can see that it’s not exactly the most fabulous of dorms. Yes, it’s tiny. Yes, it retains heat. YES it is annoying that it used to be the Greek dorm and so there are random holes in the walls from where they got drunk and probably ran into the walls with a pole form who knows where or just punched it with their arms, thereby breaking both the wall and their hands. But it’s still my home for this year so I have tried to make the best of it.

My bed and posters. I have a plethora of Marilyn Monroe pictures (one of which I acquired in Prague and absolutely adore). I also have quite a few Alfons Mucha prints, which also are from Prague. I ADORE his work, in it’s art nouveaus style.

My desk. Another Mucha, some Celtics pride, the usual. I’ve got some pretty bitchin’ milk cartons for my book shelves…

Just a few of the many pictures I decided to bring with me. Of course one of me and my fabulous best friend Hannah looking classy at prom, as well as one of my sister in scuba gear (because let’s face it, she’s always in scuba gear in some form or another) and my mom when I was a baby (wasn’t she a HOTTY?!).

Some of my hallmates and I before heading out to a RAVEEEEEE. We be gettin’ crazy.

A C.O.W. (student –me) with a cow!! We went to the Wayne County Fair and got to hang with all of the farm animals… I love cows. I think they’re beautiful, with their enormous, peaceful eyes. They seem so relaxes and insightful…

 

I had another picture of my closet but of course it turned out upside down for some strange reason…

What are your dorm rooms like? Are they as horribly small as mine is? What farm animals have you been hanging out with lately?

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Bad, Bad, Blogger

I’ve been possibly the worst blogger in the world for the past few weeks. …. or months.

I would like to be able to tell you I’ve been busy, or that I’ve had some really threatening illness, but… really I can’t. I got–wait for it–LAZY. So here’s a little catch up on my life… that has nothing to do with movies whatsoever.

So… I GRADUATED from that horrible institution that we call High School. See?? We threw the hats and everything:

(Yes, that is actually my high school, not some random picture I pulled from the internet… I’m one in from the left… You can kind of see my hair, it being very blonde and all).

Other than that, I’ve been reading, shopping, sleeping (I may or may not have slept until two in the afternoon today) and prepping for my upcoming fabulous (and rather hectic) summer.

Tomorrow I leave to drop my sister off at camp, which will be the worst experience of my life because I wont’ see her again until October so I will probably break down in tears and embarrass the absolute bejeezus out of her. I think that’s my job though, right?

THEN on Saturday, we drive to Ohio to not only visit my grandparents, but so that I can choose my classes at the institution of higher education that I will attending next year named the College of Wooster. I will be picking classes, staying in dorm rooms and taking my placement tests (which will me a menagerie of humor if I do say so myself, because the language of Spanish has quite escaped my grasp and that test will produce mostly hysterical results, I’m quite sure of it). THEN we return on Wednesday… I think.

On Thursday, my mother and I leave for the country of GERMANY. We shall be landing in Berlin, the world’s techno capital. Oh yeah, and home to other stuff like the Berlin wall, but what’s an old Cold War era wall when compared to the thrilling promise of clubbing in a foreign country??

After a few crazy nights we head off, on a train, to Nuremberg. Where those pesky trials were.

And then to round off our trip we head to Munich, the home of the beer garden! And the BMW museum! And a few other things, but hey, I’ll be drinking beer. Just kidding. Not. But I am.

I’ll be visiting some family in Germany that I’ve never met before and I’m uber excited (see what I did there?)!! Some aunts and uncles and cousins (one of whom I was named after). Yes, my blog readers (which probably is none of you now that I haven’t blogged in so long), I am German! I look German to the core so I’ll probably be able to confuse some German citizens pretty well by NOT SPEAKING GERMAN!

But before I leave you, let me teach you the most important word in the German language: Einhorn. What does it mean you ask?

Unicorn, of course.

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Mama, I’m a big girl now

Drum roll, PLEASE! I would like to announce the blogsphere that I am officially…….. a college girl! Well, to be honest I’ve been a college girl for a few months but now it’s definitive.

Next fall I will be attending a small, liberal arts college in Ohio called College of Wooster. Just in case you haven’t heard of it and you think that’s not a good school, I would like to direct your attention towards the article here (which ranks Wooster as one of the top five liberal arts colleges in the nation, above Williams! Take that, those who haven’t heard of it).

In addition, I am receiving a LARGEEE sum of money based on merit for my education there so, overall, I think a win-win, yes?

Pretty, no?

Their mascot is a fighting Scot–and, quite appropriately, bagpipes are a huge tradition. Not to mention, 10% of their student body is in the marching band, and as a current drum major and aspiring marching band member, I’m pretty friggin’ pumped.

What can I say, my school spirit abounds.

Well, that’s all for right now 🙂

 

 

 

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