Sunday, September 20, 2009

Last day of summer :(

Hi again everyone!

It's Sunday night and I'm procrastinating on my work...good thing I have a blog to distract me :) This weekend was absolutley amazing. Yesterday, I spent the day going to the rugby game and then downtown with my roommate and her sisters who were here to visit. It was family and alumni weekend so there was a bunch to do on campus and tons of familiar faces downtown.

Today was the last day of summer...sadly.... so a few friends and I went down to North Beach on Lake Champlain and I took a few pictures for my photojournalism class and the weather was absolutley gorgeous. It was such an awesome day and surprisingly warm after the past few nights being verryyy chilly. Here a few artsy pics to enjoy :)

The past week has been busy as usual for classes and such. I actually love my classes this semester. My photojournalism class has been a lot of work but definitely one of my favorites so far at SMC. I went down to Battery Park around the waterfront last week to take 7 pictures of 10 total strangers. I was first really intimidated and nervous but I actually did pretty well with the assignment and met some really nice people. I felt kind of creepy but everything worked out in the end haha.

Last Monday I went downtown with some of my friends to Nectars to see Tom Cadrin and Fink, two really popular SMC musicians. We're really lucky to have so many talented bands and artists here on campus and they are able to play at Turtle Underground, a live concert or night of music in Purtill Hall's basement on saturday nights. A few bands also play at Townhouses some nights and give concerts at Higherground, Nectars and other fun places in the area. You should check them out if you haven't already!

Tomorrow starts the first day of swimming...eeeek. I'm really nervous but excited for this year. We have some really good first years and a few transfers as well. Our captains are also really awesome this year so I'm looking forward to see how well our season will turn out.
I'm also starting to get things all ready for going abroad next semester. I'm having so much fun here this semester already I think I'm going to be a little sad to leave come December. But, I know it will be an amazing experience that will be worth it all. Alot of my friends are abroad this semester including my blogger/teammate/friend Christine and my roommate from last year Catie. Christine has an awesome blog going on right now, if you haven't checked it out you should! She's studying in Italy and Catie is in Denmark. I miss them very much :( I've been having so much fun looking at their pictures and talking to them about all their exciting stories and I can't wait to have my own in Ireland next spring!

So ack to homework.... but lots to look forward to in the next few posts! Hope everyone has a great week and talk to you soon! :)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Aaaand we're back...

Hi everyone!

After quite the blogging hiatus I'm back and in full swing of my junior year at SMC. I moved in last Saturday into my apartment and started classes last Monday. I must say I was so sad to see this summer end but this year has already started nothing short of amazing.

In my last post I was just starting my summer on Martha's Vineyard. I had the time of my life working at The Boathouse in Edgartown as a swimming instructor and met some awesome people. The Vineyard was definitely crazy packed at times but I actually do love everything about the island. I was super lucky to score such an awesome job and I definitely think I made friends over there for a lifetime. I was very anxious though for move in day to arrive and its been absolutely crazy trying to get everything settled in my apartment :) and I've also been super busy with classes, meetings and getting everything ready for this crazy semester ahead of me.

So as I've probably mentioned about 3,000 times, I live on North Campus (best place on earth) in the Ethan Allen apartments. It's been so funny/scary trying to grocery shop, cook my own food, and do other grown up things. We've been decorating like crazy and I think our place is coming along quite nicely to say the least. Here's a picture of our living room, its kinda bad quality because I took it off my phone but I'll definitely be posting way more of these as the year goes on...
In other news, I've been meeting a lot with the Founders Society and the Admissions staff in trying to make our blogs, Facebook page, and Youtube even better for the prospective students this year. If you have a chance check out our new YouTube page there are some awesome videos from move in day, orientation, and some pretty funny ones as well.
So that's just an update on how things are going so far. I'm so excited to be able to blog again this year and share all of my experiences. It;s definitely going to be an interesting semester with classes getting harder, preparing to go abroad in the spring, living up north and everything else that just comes with being a SMC student so I'll be sure to keep everyone posted. Hope you all have a great week and talk to you soon!