Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

This weekend (Halloweekend) at SMC was the best Halloween I've ever had, there were two nights to get all dressed up and hang out with friends...and I love Halloween so this was double the fun!

A little recap of my weekend:
Friday afternoon, my friend Galya and I spent 3 hours running all over Church Street to get everything we needed to complete our grecian goddess costumes. We knew exactly what we wanted to get, but the problem was finding where they sold everything; jewelry, white t-shirts, gold ribbon, and gold glitter. After running up and down Church street and going in close to 10 different stores, we had everything we needed and headed back here to put it all together! Oh, and instead of buying fake ivy to put in our hair, we just cut some from the side of our building...(resourceful, right?)

So since the Halloween dance wasn't until the next night, we all got dressed up and danced in the dorm rooms...definitely a successful first night of Halloween.

Most of us in our costumes...grecian goddesses, pirate,
flapper, woody, ballerina, and "ceiling fan!"

On Saturday evening, some of us decided to order chinese food..yum! (And I still have leftovers). This was a great way to start off the second night of Halloween...

After eating way more than I should have, it was time to get ready! I had a last minute change in plans and decided to be a cat for this night- classic and fun! We headed over to the dance a little late but ended up staying until the very end...Halloween round 2: complete!

Twins again! 

Also, check out some of the other posts about Halloween weekend here at SMC!
Kayley's blog- part 1, part 2, part 3

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Parents, Planes, and Pizza

Hey everyone!

Let me just start off my saying that it's so great to be back at St. Mike's after the long weekend! Don't get me wrong, it was nice to go home for the weekend and bring my friend Clare along, but being back on campus feels more like home now than ever. Heading back to the 518 did have a few perks though...

#1- Seeing my family! I wouldn't say I was homesick, but I was definitely excited to see them all again! 

Vegan pesto pizza!

#2- Home cooked meals. I can't even begin to tell you how anxious I was to go home and have my Mom's vegan pesto pizza (I talked about it for weeks)'s just the greatest!! 

One of my dogs (Lola)

#3- My puppies! I couldn't wait to see them again...I just wish I could bring them back to SMC with me! :)

#4- Jumping out of a plane. Yes, you read that correctly...I jumped out of a plane!! Ed and I went skydiving on Tuesday morning right before heading back to SMC...most amazing thing I've ever done! It was almost an all-weekend event...Sunday was the original date to go but it was too windy, and then Monday ended up being too cloudy, so I suggested that we just go jump on Tuesday morning and then drive back to St. Mike's! I definitely plan to go many more times in the future, but for now, here are a few pictures of my first jump...

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Friday, October 7, 2011

5 Little Things I've Learned This Week

Hi everyone!

We all know that we go to college to learn...obviously, this is the main reason we're here! However, there are some things that your professors can't teach you...these are things you just have to learn as you go along. So, I thought I'd share a few, (some of both), with you!

5 things I've learned this week...

#1- Dishes will pile up if you don't clean them. 
This is college, it's both stressful and fun, but sometimes there just isn't an opportunity to clean up. So, I'm currently staring at a pile of dishes on my floor. Yes, my floor. I'll definitely be cleaning that up as soon as I'm done writing..

#2- Product placement is present in all types of media.
In my Media Revolutions class, (I'm a journalism major!), Professor Griffith spent last class going over the importance of film as a mass medium. Inevitably, the topic of product placement came, we watched Lady Gaga's music video for Telephone and counted how many branded goods were shown. We came up with 16, and the number is believed to be much higher. Think about it: how many times do you watch a movie and see a Coca-Cola can or a certain brand of car, like in Transformers? I found this so interesting that now I feel as though I'm keeping an extra eye out for it...try counting how many brands you see in the next film you watch! (p.s. product placement = the integration, for a fee, of specific branded products into media content)

#3- Don't forget to put water in your Easy Mac...or any microwavable food for that matter.
Personally, I don't even eat Easy Mac (I'm vegan), but my friend Clare from down the hall somehow forgot to add the water to the container before putting it in the microwave. What happened? Well, the alarms went off and the whole hallway filled with smoke...lesson learned!

#4- Sickness spreads! 
This week basically my entire floor had a cold, even my roommate did for about 3 did I avoid getting it? That I'll never know, but now it's obvious that as soon as one person gets it, almost all of us are going to! Two words- health services.

#5- Coffee is awesome.
This is probably the greatest thing ever created (well not really, but it's still great). Coffee is really one of the only things that keeps me awake and focused for those early 8:40, I like the taste :) If you absolutely can't stand coffee and can't wake up even if someone rolls you out of bed, I suggest afternoon classes.

So, that's all for now! Have any questions or just feel like chatting? Twitter/Formspring
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Sunday, October 2, 2011

On a Sunday at SMC...

Hey everyone!

Just a super quick update...I'll be posting again probably on Wednesday or Thursday..
It's been a pretty crazy week, from classes to homework and exams, there's only so much time to get everything done! So, that's what Sunday is for..besides lounging around for the majority of the morning, I decided to do something productive with my time and tackle all of the tasks I didn't seem to have time for during the week...

                                                                                                        my list of things to do...

If you're feeling even the slightest bit disorganized or stressed, it helps a lot to make a list of things to do and check them off as you can be quite a handful so it's good to stay on top of things!

Anyways, I'm super excited for this week! Tomorrow I'm (finally) going to buy a pair of rain boots which I've been putting off for the longest time, which wasn't the greatest idea since it's rained a lot since we've been here...I want to be able to jump in the puddles! :)

Also, we're thinking about adding a strobe light to the inside of the us crazy, but I'm excited!

I'll be posting again soon, but in the meantime..
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