Thursday, August 5, 2010

Stumbling

I figured it has been way to long since I updated my blog. I have been working at my school news studio lately. I am learning so much and having a great time being involved in the production of many shows as well as being able to shoot my own stuff.
The past couple days at work have been very slow so I have been using Stumbleupon. I love this website you find the most interesting stuff on here.
Today it brought me to this website with old pictures of America from way back when. Thought I would share it because old photographs are so interesting to me they seem to tell a lot.
Check it out

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1zUtC1/blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2010/07/26/captured-america-in-color-from-1939-1943

Saturday, June 26, 2010

A Much Needed Catch Up

So it has been way to long since I have last posted on here. I have been so busy and I have only been carrying my paper journal around to document my trips.
Two weeks ago I went to Paris to visit Paul and Jenny which was a great time. We packing in so much stuff in such a short amount of time, which was great! I was exhausted however when I returned to Prague, but it was worth it.
The first full day I was in Paris we wandered around the city during the day and at night Jenny and I climbed the Eiffel tower to watch the sunset. What a surreal feeling to be in such a beautiful city, watching an amazing sunset from one of the most famous monuments in the world.
The next day we went to the Pantheon and wondered through gardens and of course ate MANY pastries. The consumption of bread in europe is disgusting. I think when I return to the states I will not touch a carb till October.
The rest of the weekend I spent doing more walking and lots of stair climbing. We went up the Arc d'Trium and the Notre Dame cathedral, both having their own unique beautiful view of the city.
I returned to Prague late Monday night, which was not on purpose my flight was delayed 2 hours on the runway because of air traffic communication problems.
Last week I just spent enjoying Prague and trying to enjoy my classed. On Friday I went to Krakow for the weekend with one of the girls in my group Kirstie. The fact the I survived that weekend is a miracle. It was one of my most stressful trips I have been on by far. This trip was also the first and last time I will ever stay in a hostel. I am not a huge fan of the community potion of the hostels and they just scare me in general. Luckily I was tired so I was able to fall asleep right away, but I dont think I could have stayed there for more then one night.
The first day in Krakow I took a train to Auschwitz. I can't even put Auschwitz into words. The feeling I got as I walked through the camp was the feeling like someone had punched me in the stomach. It is so sickening to see a community made just to mass murder. I was however so glad I went it was such an experience that I will never forget, as well as a huge learning experience about the holocaust.
The next day Kirstie and I got out of the rain and went to lower grounds to stay dry; in the Krakow salt mines. We went down a total of 130 meters and walked stairs the entire way. It was a beautiful mine and I learned a lot about the kinds of salt and how it is mined. Which was really fascinating.
The rest of the day was spent strolling around Krakow and then we took another over night train into Prague.

Jenny and I watching the sunset from the eiffel tower

eiffel tower at night

wine cheese and baguette in Paris

sleeper car to Krakow

entrance to Auschwitz "work is freedom"

the hostel

Stairs down to the salt mine

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ballet Mania

Music from swan lake, followed by Nelly and then men dancing in skirts was not what I expected when I purchased my tickets to Ballet Mania. The performance was held at the Estates theater which is an old roman style theater right off of Prague's old town square. Its setup is like no theater I have ever seen in the states. Old tapestries still hang on the walls from the time of one of the King Louis', and the seating is set up in boxes rather then rows.
The seats I purchased were definitely where the commoners would have sat in the time when this theater was first opened. I was eye level with the chandelier, and it was hot. Hundreds of years later and they still have yet to put in air conditioning.
The ballet was a fun time. It was a modern ballet with short skits in between dance performances, but it was hard for only english speakers to understand the story line because only half was ever translated. So I didn't get any of the jokes but I knew when there was one because the crowd would roar with laughter. It was like being left out on an inside joke; its not fun.
Now I am an hour and a half away from leaving for the airport and fly to Paris. I am so excited to be going there for the weekend, and leave central Europe for a couple days. I am sure I will update a couple times while I am there.
au revior!
Britt

Kirstie, Carolyn and I at the ballet

Eye level with the chandelier

The Estates Theater

Monday, June 7, 2010

class cancelled! TO THE ZOO!

So class was cancelled today. Always amazing news, especially when the day is young and the weather is beautiful. Which is exactly what happened to me today. My teacher is still sick with what she believes to be a virus. Right after hearing this wonderful news I made the immediate plan to visit the Prague zoo. Prague's zoo was flooded in 2003(I believe) and had to be completely torn down and reconstructed, it is now the 7th best zoo in the world, and I believe it after my visit today. The zoo is never ending and the exhibits are huge.
I am not sure how many differents kinds of animals are inhabited at this zoo, but I would guess thousands. From reptiles, to birds, to rain forrest animals, Safari animals, North american animals, it went on and on. Although I am not a huge fan of the concept of zoos because the fact that these wild animals are caged for my enjoyment makes me sad, but I do enjoy being educated by seeing and reading about all the animals. This zoo actually had a lot of open air exhibits and huge spaces for each animal, which I found more comforting. However it was still sad to see some in rooms and cages.
Al in all It was a great day off from school.

lions

monkey. It looked like he had a black eye though.

Safari Zone

View of Prague from the zoo.

Cesky Krumlov

This weekend we took an overnight to Cezky Krumlov, I never thought I would visit such a surreal place. Cesky is a small medieval town tucked away in the hills of southern Czech Republic. It is an well known tourist destination in the Czech Republic, and is definitely tourist friendly. The town has not changed much since its once residence of well known royalty in the Republic, which is why I believe it is so beautiful.
I stayed at an adorable bed and breakfast which was literally a hole in the wall, but had such a homey feel. The breakfast in the morning was to die for. It was by far the best breakfast I have eaten since I have been in the Czech Republic.
On Saturday(the first day I was there) we went to the Cesky Krumlov castle and took a tour around the gardens and through the building. Two interesting facts I learned while in the castle is:
1) Women slept in tiny beds because the slept sitting up in fear of ruining their expensive hair and of looking dead and
2) Children were always painted with old faces because they feared if they painted them with children's faces they would never get old.
The castle was beautiful but by far not the most amazing I have seen. However it did have one intriguing feature which was live grizzy bears that lived in the moat even to this day to fend off intruders. The rest of the day I spent wandering and went to bed early because my group and I had a long hike ahead of us.
On Sunday we woke up and our teacher who was supposed to be our tour guide was sick. So the group and I decided to try and walk the 7 miles on our own. We should have known it wasn't as simple as it sounded. We ended up finding all the places in which we were supposed to see on the hike, just not exactly how it was planned. We may have even walked more then expected 7 miles, however a lot of it was in circles. It was a very long and hot day, but I saw some of the most beautiful country side, castle ruins and old monasteries.
In the beginning I didn't think it would turn out that way. We had to take a train to where we were starting our hike and when we reached our stop we all went to the door of the train where we struggled to open it to get off. When we finally opened the door I was the only one unfortunately to get off and the doors slammed behind me. The train with everyone else in my group started leaving. Luckily one of the station workers realized my dilemma when she saw me holding a ticket for 5 people and the 4 others on the train and she flagged down the conductor and let the rest of my group off. Had she not understood I may not be writing this to you now, because I would be stuck in the middle of nowhere in the countryside of central europe.
The day was filled with many incidents such as these however every time we luckily got out of them. We even missed our bus home for example but were able to take a train home 40 minutes later. Although it was a day full of "incidents" it was definitely one of the most memorable and most fun days I have had so far on this trip. It was a great vacation from my vacation and definitely a trip I wont forget!

Carolyn, Kirstie and I upon our arrival at Cesky Krumlov

Cinnamon Twist with nutella center. Amazing dessert!

My bed at the bed and breakfast. So cute!

Castle ruins

Thursday, June 3, 2010

2

So Sam and I celebrated our two year anniversary today, thousands of miles away of course. We had a skype date although nothing via computer is as good as the real thing it was nice to feel together today. Thank god for technology. I am just amazed at how fast time flies. I mean wasn't it only a couple of months ago I went to my senior prom and started college? because that is how it feels. This year has felt nonstop and even this summer I am constantly on the move. It makes me wonder is life always this fast pace from here on out?
I think for me it may be. I have to many things on my life to do list and I plan to accomplish them all. I set high goals and pray to one day reach them, even if they don't turn out to be the way I expected. Lucille Ball once said, " I'd rather regret things I've done than regret things I haven't done."

Rain Rain go away come again another day...

So classes have officially started. It was truly a reality check when I actually sat in that classroom chair on Tuesday; I really am taking classes in the summer. The only good side is I do not feel like I am missing out on much because the weather here is far from great. It is cloudy, wet and everything seems gray. It reminds me somewhat of June last year when it rained for a month straight.
So today in hopes of brightening my mood from the grim appearance outside I went to the movie theater with Carolyn and saw Sex in the City 2. It was my first time seeing a movie in a foreign theater. The movie was in english and had czech subtitles. You could always tell when a joke was coming because the audience would finish reading the subtitle before the joke was said and start laughing before anything funny happened.
This weekend the group and I are taking a trip to Cresky Krumlov(I believe that is how you spell it.) We will be visiting castles and doing lots of hiking which I am excited about because it is supposed to warm up and I want to be outside as much as possible.
I cant believe I am already almost half way through this trip wow how time flies.
Can not wait to see Paul and Jenny next weekend in Paris!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Vienna

So just wanted to write something quick on the blog. I have had very little time to write because we have been so busy venturing around Prague and having lectures and language classes.
Today I got up at 6:30 and left the dorm around 7:15 so we could be at the train station by 8:20 to catch a train to Vienna. We had to change trains about 10 minutes outside of Austria but the trip only took about 6 hours which was good considering how far we traveled. I slept almost the entire way it was great!
When we got to Vienna we checked into our hotel which is nice because we actually get to sleep in real beds instead of couch cousins which is what we sleep on at our school dorms. We had a tour around part of the old city and then walked around for a while after looking for a restaurant to eat dinner. It is so difficult to go out to eat in other countries because you can not read the menu. I ended up getting great tortellini. It was nice to have a good meal after snacking all day on the train.
Now I am at the hotel about to get some sleep because we have to get up early again tomorrow for a tour at 9:30!
Goodnight.
Pics will not upload because i have horrible internet at the hotel... will post soon!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Quick Update

So I just finished eating another homemade meal in my ghetto excuse of a kitchen. It was actually very good and I am surprised anything has been able to be cooked in this kitchen. However we do not have a table or any place to eat other then our desks so it kind of stinks.
Anyway yesterday was my first day czech class. It was very fun and interesting. It is hard for me because of all of the accents and the words which are 6 letters long yet contain no vowels. But the little phrases I have been able to pick up have helped me out around the city.
After class we walked into Old Town Square which is right down the street from where our classes are and it was packing with thousands of people screaming and waving czech flags. The czech hockey team the night before had won the hockey game against Russia which they didnt think could happen, and the czechs won the world cup. I was at a Japanese restaurant eating dinner during the game and screaming could be heard in and around the restaurant from all the czech fans watching the game. In old town square yesterday they put up a huge stage and the president of the Czech Republic was on it with the Czech hockey team. I wished I was into it so I could have been more excited.
Once we got out of the crowd we went to a eiffel tower replica on top of a hill which overlooked the whole city. Carolyn didnt want to go up because she is scared of heights. So Kirstie and I paid 2 dollars and walked thousands of stairs to the top, and even though my legs are in pain the climb was definitely worth it because I saw the entire city and everything that surrounds it. It was beautiful, but a little scary because there was a thunder and lighting storm coming in and it started pouring while we were up there so we went down, and went back to the dorms for cover.
Today we had our second day of Czech class and after Carolyn, Kirstie and I went to some shops around the old town. I went into a store called Mango which is owned by Penelope Cruz and her sister. There was amazing stuff in there, however I didnt get anything. I think I will go back though and get a bag. :)
Tomorrow is my third and final day of czech class and then we are going to a Jewish cemetery and holocaust museum, which I heard is beautiful.
Also since I have been here I have eaten some sort of bread and chocolate everyday.
Ugh ... not good.

revolving all you can eat Japanese.

Some of the people celebrating in the square.

View of Prague from the top of the tower

Where I eat dinner...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

SUN!

So I am back from a wonderful and SUNNY day exploring Prague. First day of sun all day since I have gotten here. It was really nice and made it for once feel not so depressing here. It amazing how crowded the streets get when it is a nice day.
Today started again with another boring lecture about the castle and then we sent to the Prague castle and had a tour. The views from the castle are amazing. However I do not find the history of these kings and queens very interesting... Next we went down and walked through a beautiful garden. There were peacocks everywhere. Apparently many castles have them because it is considered a nobel bird.
After Kirstie, Carolyn and I went off on our own and ate crepes for lunch, at a cute cafe near the dorms where we stay. Carolyn went back to the dorms to rest and Kirstie and I explored the city some. It was a beautiful day and walking around Prague is so cool there is so much crazy artwork and structures as well as interesting places.
Now I am back at my dorm and I am about to get ready for dinner... maybe dinner on the water? :)
Tour of the Old and Lesser towns tomorrow.

Ovens that used to heat the castle

The garden- look at the back at the black wall there are faces hidden throughout it

My group... there are only 5 of us.

Statue of baby along the river... I dont get them but I would love to know the story behind it.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Day 3

So this alarm thing on my phone/ the time change is not helping me wake up on time. Today I was woken up to Carolyn(my roommate here) knocking on my door because she had just woken up and it was 9:30 the time we were supposed to be catching the train to school. Luckily we both got ready in 10 minutes and were out the door.
Last night we went to our first bar/club. It is the club from Rihanna's "please dont stop the music" music video. Prague nightlife is so weird to me.
Today we had our first pre tour lecture. The women who teaches them has the softest most monotone voice, it almost puts me to sleep every time. Next we got our monthly subway/train/bus passes, ONLY 13 dollars!!! It is insane how cheap everything is here. After lunch we found out our Prague tour was cancelled because our teacher who was supposed to take us had to meet a Suffolk girl at the emergency room so she could translate for her. However Carolyn, Kirstie and I decided to check out around the castle and the cathedral for ourselves. It was beautiful! The stained glass windows were amazing and the building was huge. There is a long path that follows around the castle and cathedral and when you get to the end you have the most amazing view of Prague. There is also a vineyard. So we stopped there to have some house wine, I don't usually like wine but it was tasty.
Now I am back at the apartment we just went to the market because it is almost 7pm and I think we are going to cook some dinner.
Wish me luck on my cooking and on waking up on time tomorrow.

dance club

Prague Cathedral

One of the stained glass windows

Looking over Prague

Wine from the Vineyard

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bye Bye Blow Dryer...

So I thought today may be a bad day because it did not start off great... I woke up later then I wanted because I set my alarm for 8am eastern time rather then Prague time... ugh, first wrong. Then I got into the shower, got out and started to blow dry my hair this went on for about 10 seconds until my blowdryer started shooting sparks and smoking. So that was done. Now after realizing that my straightener would do that same I started freaking. Because anyone who knows me knows that being without my straightener is like being without air. But today was great we had orientation, went into Prague and saw the school and I got to shop around. We has crepes in the old town sqaure which were amazing! I definitely wont loose weight here if I eat those everyday. I did have to sick through a horrible lecture about the history of Western Europe. I am still getting use to the time change so I almost feel asleep due to boredom and lack of sleep. To bad there are only 5 of us and it would be very noticeable.
I ate dinner in an adorable pub right of the main road. It is a tiny restaurant in an alley between buildings with no ceiling. It is beautiful. The food was amazing and everything is so cheap!
Prague is beautiful and I am now excited about being here!!!

amazing crepe

Prague Old Village Square

Dinner-amazing gnogi with spinach, tomato and cucumber

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I made it to Prague

So after a long day of traveling I am finally in Prague. It is raining today and nothing is planned other then settling into our dorms and searching around the streets where are dorms are. They dorms are considered "suites" but it is like no suite I have ever stayed in. It is kind of a weird feeling knowing that I am living in this foreign place for a month in a half and I got a little anxiety thinking about it when I got here, but after talking about it and settling in I am excited to see what the Czech Republic has to offer. There is no doubt in my mind that I will be home sick, but I think this will be an amazing experience.
Here is so pics of my dorm. Please notice the string hanging from the ceiling in the bathroom with the toilet that is how you flush it... hmm....

my bedroom

kitchen

toilet bathroom

shower bathroom

Friday, April 23, 2010

been way to long...

So if I remember correctly the last time I posted anything on here was before my spring break, and after skipping for a while I thought about giving up. But my goal was to make this blog so I could keep updates while I am in Prague, maybe through video maybe just talking... I am not sure yet. There is officially one week left of my sophmore year of college and I start classes for my junior year in 26 days!!! So crazy!
I have started to plan some trips while I am abroad, Paris and Dublin, Ireland will be the big trips and then I will have some smaller ones which I will tell you about later on.
Glad to be getting back into this. It has been to long.
until next time... au revior!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Earthquakes


If you click on this link it will show you a map of the latest earthquakes that have been happening around the world. Kind of interesting how our world is always moving. It is also kind of scary!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

school


The school I will be attending!!! Charles University here I come!!!

PLANE TICKET TO PRAGUE!!!

I bought my plane ticket to Prague tonight I fly out of Boston May 18th and come back to the states on July 4th! It is almost real! I can not believe this! I am soooo excited!
Just got to get through this semester first and then its off to Europe for the beginning of the summer! wooooo!!!!

Bipolar New England I love when you are happy

So it has been beautiful these past couple of days. Weird how the weather changes when you live in New England. Last Tuesday I wore my huge North Face jacket to class and it was freezing. This week I wore tights and a sweater. I am trying to make the most out of the weather when I can. The other day I ran down the Charles River. It was an amazing run! I have not run outside in a long time, and it felt amazing. I felt that runners high that I haven't felt since probably freshman year of high school. I am hoping it just gets warmer and nicer! I want a good summer this year!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

16!

So Cara turned 16 on Tuesday! It is so weird how fast people are growing up. She came to visit last night. I made her dinner and we shared a chocolate mousse pie. It was delicious! Both being exhausted we ended up watching a movie on the couch in my apartment. It was a nice relaxing night!
It also made me think how weird it is to be at that point in my life where my sister comes to visit me. Will I ever live at home again? or was last summer the last time I fully live at home? As weird as it is to say and think about, it could be true.
It is crazy how fast we grow up... even though I will be a kid at heart forever!

SLEEP!!!

So this week has been crazy!!! So much work school and projects! It is crazy! I feel like I have gotten absolutly no sleep. Especially Thursday night a friend from Florida came up with 2 of her friends and we went out with them. I ended up going to a club called Rumor and not getting home until 4:30 am. Then got up at 11 the next morning to get ready to go to class. Totally forgetting that I had a midterm in that class... So I was a stressful mess before that class. Luckily it was a one on one oral exam and I got a 96!!!! Does not get much luckier then that.
Can not wait to get some sleep tonight!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Spring

Today I woke up got ready for class as I always to with a bowl of special K and the Ellen Degenerous show(love her.) Got my book bag walked out the front door into what I believe to be the start of spring weather! Although not overly excited as I am most years(due to the lack of snow in Boston this year) I can not wait for the warm weather to come. It also means that school is soon to be coming to an end and summer is soon to begin which means my trip to Prague!!! Amazing things to come! I can not wait!
Sun keep shining I have some cute new sun dresses I have been dying to wear!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Everybody's Fine


After a very long Friday night, neither Keri and I wanted to get out of our beds, so we rented the movie Everybody's Fine. It was a good movie, nothing special. It was definitely a movie I could have gone without watching. 1. because it just was an ok movie and 2. because it was depressing, almost everything horrible that could have happened to the main character did.

12 days until Captiva

Ok, so my life has been more stressful then ever lately. I feel like one day I have no work and the next it is just piled on. I had my first media law exam today. I was so stressed about it because my teacher and many people who have taken this class before have said that everyone fails the first test. But when I finished the test I felt really good about it. We will see what happens...
I just can not wait for spring break, I need to get away from all of this work. I want a tan and to not have anything to worry about! So excited!
I am also going to Tahoe again in 4 weeks, for Sam's 21st birthday! I think it will be so much fun and a great weekend getaway!
Ok thats all I can manage to write right now. To exhausted to write more on this.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Owning fish is not for me...

So Sam got me a gold fish for Christmas, which I named Stanley. I was so excited to have a pet and a happy something that I could see everyday and it would remind me of him... Unfortunately Stan died. So when Sam came out to the east coast for the Dew tour we celebrated Valentines day and Sam got me my second fish this was a betta his name was Shark. He lasted almost 3 hours and then died. So I decided one last time to get another betta and I named him Prince because he was a crown tail betta. He lasted 2 days and today was pronouned dead. I decided I will never again try to be a fish owner... and when I have children they will not be allowed to own them either. Apparnetly its just bad luck or gross Boston water... either way I have dealt with enough death for 2 months and I can not take anymore pain... lol

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

quick update

My life is so much more stressful then usual lately and I am not sure why? I am trying so hard to get it back on track and I hope it happens soon. Yesterday I had my first day at the Suffolk news station. It was so fun! I never realized how much I wanted to really be a news broadcaster until yesterday when I got to play the anchor of a program called the Freedom Trail. I am so happy that I go to Suffolk and able to get this experience. I feel ahead of the game and I am happy.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

73 Tremont( Suffolk News)


I got a job at Suffolk University's 73 Tremont television station! I work every Monday morning on a program called the Freedom Trail! I start this Monday(the 22nd of February.) I will update after my first day. I am really excited to see what working on a news station is all about!

Valentines Day(the movie)


This week has been a crazy week. I have not slept later then 9:30 this entire week. Which I know may not be that early to some people but I am used to at least sleeping in until 11 at least once or twice a week. My week has been jam packed with with meetings and projects and homework and classes. Now it is onto a weekend filled with work... ugh!
Thursday night was the most relaxing night I have had all week. I saw Valentines Day with Keri. We went to NY Pizza after class and had some dinner and from there we went to lowes theater on the Boston common. I was a little unsure of Valentines Day just because after watching the previews so many times and hearing from people that it was not as great as it was supposed to be... but i LOVED IT! I loved how every story in the movie came together and the ending was just amazing. It is definetly one of those movies I could watch a million times and not be bored!
Friday morning I met with a man about Prague and got all the information about my trip! I am sooo excited to go! After I went to my miserable 4 hour long class and then went out to dinner with keri's aunt and cousin in the North End.
Today I have just been at work all day and now I am home watching Pretty Women and going to bed shortly and start my long day of work all over again!
Can not wait to have Sam back in the US I do not like this not being able to communicate whenever we want. Sam being so far away(in Japan) is not fun! This should be a long 2 weeks.
well I am going to finish watching Pretty Women and then curl up in my amazing bed and fall asleep.
Goodnight all!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The week so far...

So Monday morning I woke up around 7:30 to go to the mall of New Hampshire to do some spring break shopping with my mom, and then catch a 12 o'clock train home from Nashua to make it back to Boston in time to meet up with my aunt Debbie who was dropping Chris and Stacey off at the airport for their trip to Arizona(I think.)
On the bus I saw a girl from from my high school names Kelsey Foster, who also goes to school in Boston. I caught up with her which was nice and gave me something to do on the bus.
When I got into the city t's were delayed due to cop activity, which is not what I wanted considering I packed some of my stuff in a trash bag like an idiot and it was slowly breaking and getting heavy. I made it to my apartment without my bag ripping but I was later then expected. Debbie and her friend Karen met me and we went to dinner at the Fours, it was amazing. We had spinach and artichoke dip to start, I had a chicken wrap for a meal and then we each ended with a brownie sundae. It was amazing! However it is making it even more necessary for me to get back into my gym routine.
Yesterday(Tuesday) was a blizzard. We unfortunately had school even though it was crazy weather and my morning and my night classes ended up happening. When I got home from my night class I successfully made a good meal. It was a broccoli casserole. Keri, Mary and I finished the entire thing. Again another reason why I must hit the gym soon.
Today I will be hitting the gym, but after I finish everything I have to do. I was supposed to have a meeting with a man named Dr. Robbins (the head of the Prague program) about Prague and ask him some questions I have, but he cancelled. :( Hopefully Friday he can make it work. Now it is pretty much just homework, workout, dinner, american idol and then bed.
Sorry if this post is not so interesting, if anyone even reads this... I just wanted to update on my uneventful life.
until next time... au revior.
P.S. my Media Law teacher brought girl scout cookies for the whole class to have today! It was amazing!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines Day Weekend


So Friday after my 4 hour long class my dad drove into the city to pick me up and bring me home to New Hampshire. There was tons of traffic on the way home so the drive took longer then expected and we didn't get home until about 9.
Saturday the family and I went up to Maine to spend the day as a family celebrating Valentines Day. We started off driving with no real destination in mind just knew we wanted to go somewhere along the sea coast. We ended up in ogunquit, ME. We ate lunch at a great restaurant right on the water, and then shopped around town.
Mom and Dad got cara and I matching Pandora charm bracelets! I have been wanting one for a while, so I was very excited. Coincidentally the charm my mom picked out for us is the same one I told my dad to get for her.

We spent the rest of the day shopping in kittery. We bought sooo many sweets, but I think that is what you are supposed to do on Valentines day.
Sunday(actual Valentines Day) was spent just hanging out at home. I did make it out of the house once to go visit Lindsey and run some errands after with mom, but other then that I just relaxed at home. It was a good Valentines Day. I just wish Sam was here to celebrate with. It is hard to be away from the one you love on Valentines Day. Hopefully next year!
I go back to Boston tomorrow and back to school, work and being exhausted all the time. I guess that is the life of a college student though.
Overall I had a great weekend at home! I love being here, it is such a nice getaway.
Until next time.. au revior!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentines Day



After the Dew Tour weekend, Sam came to Boston to hang in my apartment for the last night before he went back to Tahoe. Since Sam and I will not be able to be together for Valentines Day we decided to celebrate Monday night. We got a little dressed up and went to cheesecake factory. I had an amazing meal of chicken in a white wine sauce, broccoli and my favorite mashed potatoes. It was a great change from my typical order of orange chicken (which is amazing and I recommend it to anyone.) For dessert Sam and I split cookie dough cheesecake (it is my favorite!) It was an amazing night with Sam.
After dinner Sam and I decided to make a quick stop before returning to my apartment and went to Cambridge to get me a new fish. I bought a beautiful new beta fish which I named Shark, unfortunately Shark did not make it through the night. I am going to try one more time to have a fish and if it doesn't work out, I guess being a fish owner is just not for me.
Sam is back in Tahoe now, and I am back to missing him in Boston and trying to keep up with all my school work. It is hard to focus on school when I am just so excited for all my adventures to come. I have so much I want to accomplish in life and I am constantly planning for it. It makes it always hard to concentrate for me. lol But I have big dreams that I would love to accomplish and NEED to accomplish them!
well off to watch the housewives of Orange Country. Love this show.
until next time... au revior!