Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Plus, I bought new ringtones! What an awesome day. (Can you tell it doesn't take much to please me?)
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I always wear this dress the same way- with a tank underneath, and simple sandals. However, I knew I could make this dress transition into my fall wardrobe with a couple of added elements, so I decided to wear it. In addition to my traditional white tank, I added my absolute favorite pair of cognac leather boots, and a soft denim jacket. Overall, I'm feeling pretty country. Which, is almost always never my style. However, I think this look works. It's classy country chic (say that five times fast!) and still has a polished vibe. Plus, I think I'm feeling so good because I have gotten a lot of compliments today. Yay for confidence boosters!
Monday, August 23, 2010
The first day of the school year at Hood is always marked with Convocation. For all of those who don't go to Hood, Convocation is a welcoming ceremony for all of the new freshman (excuse me, first years-bleh!) to the academic school year, and a send-off ceremony for the seniors. I really don't know how to explain it better than that. Almost everyone wears a dink (imagine a beanie, or a yamaca,) in their appropriate class color, and it's a nice little ceremony to prepare for school again. Plus, we unveiled our new mascot- a horse wearing a tailored blazer, of course. In addition, the freshman broke out flash mob style at the end-which was highly entertaining to watch. However, it's not all butterfly's and roses- almost every year it's absolute scorching outside, and the speeches can be pretty verbose and boring. Whatever, if you're lucky enough (like I was my freshman year,) you get to miss all your classes for the day. Which I'm pretty sure everyone likes.
After the ceremony, everybody lounges around on the quad, enjoying spending time with friends again, and noshing on fun food. Above, is my boyfriend and I relaxing before the official beginning of the fall semester. It's really weird for me to wrap my finger around the fact that he is a senior this year. I know it's cliche, but time really does fly.
Finally, it was time for class. Today, I had the Impact of Computers on Society (core-wouldn't take it otherwise,) and Speech. Overall, not too bad. Neither seem like they will be very difficult, which is nice, but I'm not quite ready for the college workload again. I always love the idea of school, as I buy new clothes, and a fresh set of pens, but then I remember how much work college involves and I get stressed a bit. However, I have been trying to remember how I will miss every part of school once it's gone, and embrace everything around me.Pin It
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Okay, I think that is enough ruminating on clothes and the like. I thought I would use this post as a reflective piece. Actually, it most likely is not going to be very profound or anything like that. But, I thought it would be nice to write a little something before the beginning of the upcoming school year. (WOO-HOO!)
As of two days ago, I finished the last day of my summer internship! And as of yesterday, I worked my last day at Target for the summer! Both of these events for me are very exciting occasions, but yet again, I am stunned by how fast the summer flew by. Before I know it, I'll be back at Target again for winter break, and looking for my next internship. Actually, I have already started on the latter of the two, looking for something for the Spring 2011.
Anyways, I am thrilled to be done with both of my time-consuming summer jobs. I love school, and all summer I have been counting down the days until it starts again. I love everything about school-from fresh, exciting, new classes, new (cute!) classmates, school supply shopping, and new dorms-EVERYTHING! The feeling of having a clean slate;(well, not entirely) is one that I am constantly craving for. And although I know this semester might be a tough one, it's one I am ready to embrace. This summer, I learned there is nothing that I cannot learn how to do, and I really would like to apply that mentality while I am at school this semester and feel frustrated.
Other things I am looking forward too-freedom! Despite being in college for the past two years, coming home always welcomes new rules. Which, I frankly don't understand one bit. I'm not a baby, and I'm not stupid. Do my parents really think I go to bed at midnight every night at school? Because I don't. However, while I am home, they feel the need to enforce rules such as this one. UGH.
More pluses of being at school. For one, being with Derrick whenever. I got to see him this summer a hell of a lot more than I did last summer, but it was really only for a couple hours a week. I know I shouldn't complain, but I'll be happy to see him on weekends, and eat lunch with him frequently. Plus, seeing my friends again! I haven't seen my roommate for months (which is painful for us disgusting lovebirds,) and my other friends from school too! I have missed everyone so much this summer, seeing as I was living on campus. Sometimes, people say things like, "Wow, this campus is so dead." Now, I will be able to tell they do not even know what a dead campus is like.
Weirdly enough, I have missed the dining hall too. Not only for the never-ending conversations my friends and I have, but for available food. Living in a door this summer, I was responsible for all of my meals. My mom made me refrigerator meals to heat up for dinner most nights (thank god!), but packing my lunch and making breakfast every morning was a pain. I miss all the crappy food the dining hall serves. And the availability.
I think I have ranted long enough now. Plans for this week include a haircut and dye Monday (woohoo!) with possible pictures for my few readers, and a trip to Target on Tuesday for back to school shopping. (YAY!) Wednesday I'm back to Hood again for a short trip to see one of my friends and watch Eat, Pray, Love, and Friday I'm having a party for all of my friends at home. Saturday, it's back to school again! Hopefully, with my busy little week, the time until Saturday will fly by in no time!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Also, please excuse the mess. I just moved into my new room two days ago, and I am still not quite settled in yet. The background of these pictures is my roommates side...which is not set up yet because she's not here yet. So, it's basically all the junk I don't know what to do with now. I will possibly put up pictures when my room is all set up.
Here is a view of downtown Pittsburgh that I took on the way to the Pirate's Stadium. Isn't it pretty?
Here is the aforementioned skyline, yet again. This photo was taken at dusk, and I think the type of lighting really enhances this photograph.
This is one of the many bridges in downtown Pittsburgh. I love how all the twinkling lights gave such a beautiful nighttime quality to this shot.
This is another one of the bridges in downtown Pittsburgh with the fireworks in the background from the show. Neat!
Here is everyone who was at the family reunion this year- definitely a smaller crowd than usual!
We stopped at Eatin' Park on the way home for breakfast (and so I could pick-up my free smiley face cookie!) Yummy!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Also, you may notice that I am finally brace free! Or, maybe you didn't notice at all. Many people who I am very close too have not noticed that I am braceless. I am not going to point this out to them however, just because I want to see how long it takes for them to notice (teehee!) Anyways, I'm loving this straight teeth thing- it only took braces twice to achieve that look. Now only to maintain it this time...
Friday, August 6, 2010
Anyways, I'll be off the blog for the weekend for a family reunion in Pittsburgh. I'm very excited! It will be great to see family, of course, but just to get a way from Maryland for a bit will be nice as well. Another things I am quite thrilled about- you'll see in the pictures in my next post!
Have a good weekend! Pin It
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
We have THE BEST professors out there.
My academic advisor for my internship this summer is Professor Orloff, one of the professors from the communications department at Hood. Anyways, today she paid me a visit at work and brought Beth and I chocolates! I'm pretty sure no other professor would ever do that. Well, maybe. But none of them will ever be as cool as Orloff (as Beth and I usually call her.) She's written for Rolling Stone, the Chicago- Tribune, and helped produce Step-Up and Step-Up 2. Okay, I'll stop talking about how awesome she is now.
But don't these look so tasty? Well, they are.
Anyways- happy hump day! I am all about getting through this week as quickly as possible-so many exciting things are to come this weekend. Plus, school starts so soon! (Yes, I am that big of a dork.) Why can't time move faster? Le sigh.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
<>It's been another long day. Tennis for a good portion of the afternoon, and new episode of Pretty Little Liars (obviously very draining) Anyways, I'm off to bed I think.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Another long day at work today- they are so much harder after super action-packed weekends. It was just one of those 'Monday Monday' kind of days. Already working for the weekend!