Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Some Wednesday Afternoon Thoughts

Hey guys!

Hope you're all having a wonderful last day of November! (Why is time going by so quickly?) It's a shocking 51 degrees here at SMC, which makes it all that more strange to think that tomorrow is already December...

Anyways, as I'm sitting here watching the very last Harry Potter movie (insert sad face here) with Devan, it occurred to me that I have so many wonderfully random things to say, so why not blog about them!

Devan, Galya, me, Sara, and Clare!

#1- Google+ is fantastic!
Video chatting over break with a bunch of us at the same time? Love it! Also, St. Mike's is on Google+!
Yes, they do have the option to "put on"
mustaches. I basically died, it's just the greatest.

#2- I love love love the Christmas trees in the Quad! Tall trees might I add. 
It's starting to feel like the all we need is a little snow :)

#3- MOE'S DELIVERS!!! Oh my goodness this made my week, on Sunday night we realized that the Moe's in South Burlington can deliver to campus, so I was quick to act on that! Joey bag of donuts with tofu, yum...(to those of you who don't know, a joey bag of donuts is a burrito). Devan had never even heard of Moe's before, I was absolutely horrified by's just so good!

#4- I'm super excited that I decided to apply to be an O-leader for next fall! 
Interviews are next week, wish me luck!!! 

#5- Being back at SMC after break makes me feel incredibly lucky to be able to go to school at such a wonderful place with so many amazing people...coming back to campus feels like coming home :) ...which brings me to the best part of this of my favorite songs/what some of us like to think of as the theme song of POW3...

Don't forget- Twitter/Formspring


Monday, November 28, 2011

Family & Food

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! Mine was perfect, just enough time home to unwind and spend time with my family before coming back here to study hard for finals...ahhhh!

I'll admit, one of the biggest perks of being home is the food. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining about Alliot..but there's really nothing like home-cooked meals..and of course some favorite local restaurants thrown in there. I ended up taking quite a few pictures while I was home this break, so here's a little glimpse into what I was up to at home...

Dad carving the turkey on Thanksgiving...
I obviously couldn't eat it, but it looked pretty good!

Roasted vegetable cous cous from the Chocolate Mill
restaurant in downtown Glens so so good

& my other cousin Abbey
My cousin Alyssa at the Chocolate Mill... 

Some pumpkin cranberry dessert
(they have absolutely amazing desserts)

My mom's homemade black bean soup and bread! 

Minestrone soup from Mama Riso's restaurant in Lake George.
Awesome Italian food...everything is homemade!

These were just some of my you can see, I was probably a little too excited about food this break. Time to hit the gym :)

...Some other things I did this past week? 
Nikki and I at the game!

Attended a Queensbury hockey game with Nikki, my lovely friend from home...

Oh, and went to see Breaking Dawn with her and her friend from work on Saturday night...SO GOOD! Fan of the books/movies? Check out Alex's blog!

So that's all for now! Fully scheduled day ahead- classes, homework/studying, shopping, and my weekly Panera date with Galya and Sara!

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Just A Little Look Back

Hey everyone!

So I was just thinking...

How is tomorrow our last day before break already?! This year is flying by! As I've started studying for finals and after signing up for second semester classes, I thought about a few of my favorite times from this first semester at SMC (even though I've loved every minute of it)...

*Well this technically doesn't count as first semester, but it's what started my experience here at St. Mikes...

*This one might be pretty obvious, but orientation weekend has to be one does orientation like St. Mike's! You feel at home as soon as you get to campus...from the o-leaders carrying everything for you to all of the events they planned for us, I wouldn't have changed a second of it! 
Read about my first day at SMC here.

*First time doing laundry...ever! Ok, I know this doesn't sound very memorable, but hey, I was pretty impressed with myself...I didn't even ruin any clothes! Plus, Mary decided to make carrying clothes down to the basement a little more interesting...
She's going to hate me for
putting this on here, but I love it!

*My 18th birthday! A few of us went to The Three Tomatoes for dinner, which is now one of my favorite restaurants!

*The day we built the tunnel. Self-explanatory, nothing will ever top the tunnel!

Our lovely neighbors with the tunnel!
 Kristen was obviously very proud to be the inspiration :)
*The day we decided to take out 26 children's books from the library. Yes, 26...even in college, it's nice to read something other than books for our classes. Admit it, sounds fun..right?

story time!

*The time we decided to pull an all-nighter for absolutely no reason what-so-ever...tonight. (p.s. I do not recommend this at all, sleep is definitely necessary) Music, ordering chinese food, friends...we had to just once!

Me, Galya, & Clare...who was too lazy to get in the picture

So, those are just a few of many..I could continue but then we'd be here all day! The point is, I've loved every minute of my time here at SMC this first semester, and it can only get better! What's in store for next semester? We'll have to wait and see...

For now, two more days of classes and then it's back to the 518 for a week! What's on the schedule for tomorrow today? Classes until 12 and then packing so I won't have to do everything last minute on Tuesday...planning ahead, always a good thing! 

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Registration Day!

Hey everyone!

Sorry I haven't blogged in a while, I feel like I keep getting more and more busy!

So, this morning at 7am was registration for the second group of freshmen (yes, we were the very last to register). That's ok though, because luckily...I got into all of my first choices!!!

Just like our first registration that we had over the summer, the members of the class of 2015 that were notified to register today had to wake up early, choose all of their classes on KnightVision, and click "submit" at exactly 7am!! (SO nerve-racking!) Also, while registering on KnightVision, you have to stay active on the site, otherwise it logs you out and you have to waste time by logging back in and choosing all of your classes again...and by then, you're probably closed out of your first choices.

Even in the midst of frantically choosing the classes I wanted to take, and waiting anxiously for the clock to hit 7, I managed to take a few pictures...

My wonderful roommate getting ready to register!

Galya...nervous? Or just tired...

Well, I was excited!
Just clicked submit! Waiting...

My second semester schedule!!

The picture is pretty small, so here's a closer look at my schedule-

Catholic Christianity 8:40-9:40
Literary Studies: American Family 12:10-1:10

History of Rome 8:10-9:40
Digital Media 1:10-2:40

On a completely different note, I'm about to go make some awesome posters for my lovely neighbor Kristen who as a hockey game tonight! Go Knights!! 

Well, thats all for now...don't forget Twitter & Formspring

*Also, there is a KnightChat coming up on November 16th from 7:30-9pm...I'll be there, will you? :)