Sunday, November 6, 2011

Awesome Week

Best week of the year thus far.  Brief summary:
Monday -- Halloween, dressing up as a witch.  Lots of people in costume.  Lunch with Jamie Lynn; we had a great talk
Tuesday -- Open November letter from Aunt Caity.  HP Alliance meeting -- I found my people.
Wednesday -- Visit cows.  HP #8 showing at SciLec Hall.  Sit with HP Alliance and Lounge Lizards (lots of shouting and HP trivia).
Thursday -- See a guy on a unicycle.  Change to a Comparative Literature major.  Lounge Lizards in the evening.
Friday -- Class, meet with design group, eat sushi, talk to music TA, fill up bike tires, back to dorm, do homework.  visit Occupy Davis people.  See Cinematic Titanic at Mondavi Center with Alex and Nicole (night bike ride!)
Saturday -- get work done.  CASTLE BINGE!!!

College living. This is it.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Week Four

So, I've been in college for a month.  Thus far it's pretty awesome.  I feel like I'm learning a lot, being exposed to all these new ideas that change my conceptions on how I view history, art, and my own potential.  I've been drawing a lot more -- I have four sketch books of various sizes with me here, and I always have at least one of them with me so whenever I have some down time when I'm biking around campus I have a vessel for creativity.
I really like the cows.
There are some really awesome girls on my floor too who I've become friends with.  Last night we were going to watch a movie, but we ended up just staying up until 1 in the morning talking and drinking tea.

Pictures courtesy of Valentina, my Bosnian-descended friend.  I'm wearing a dress with POCKETS (!!!) that I got with Nicole (pictured below), Melissa, and girl Alex (there's a boy Alex on our floor, which makes things confusing). And yes, I am wearing ruby slippers.  Dream come true. :D

Monday, September 26, 2011

Week One

One week since I moved in.  It feels like so much longer.  I've met a lot of new people, and hung out with some old friends.  I've gone bowling, square dancing, zumba dancing, and bike riding after midnight.  I've read textbooks and written letters and attended lectures.  And through it all, I've worn dresses.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Dress Challenge

So, I've decided to wear dresses for an entire year.  Why?  Because I want to.  So there.  Yes, I have enough dresses to do that (not a new one every day, but nearly (except not really)).  Skirts count. Today, Sept. 18 2011, marks the beginning of the challenge. This photo documents my first outfit (I don't know why I'm wearing a hat inside... because it's awesome?  Reaction to college madness?  Huzzah!!!)


September 18, 2011
So, college has begun.  Sort of.  I've moved into my dorm, put clothes in the drawers, hung up all my dresses, pinned my pictures on the wall.  Getting to know my new roommates, Angelica and Regina.  They're very cool.  Angelica and I are both Hufflepuffs, hence the drawing (Regina is a Gryffindor). Pictures!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Day Nine of Vacation 2011: Stanley Park and Home

August 8 continued
   After visiting the Vancouver art museum we took a stroll through Stanley Park along the seawall.  There were a lot of people walking or riding bikes, and the seawall had a lovely view of the ocean, and a stretch of green with yellow flowers on the other side.  My family hopped down onto the sand beside the sea wall for a bit.  There was a man throwing a ball for his dog to receive from the water, and bits of broken shell all along the beach.
   We left the park to go for lunch at Aphrodite's, one of Ginny's favorite restaurants, then Gin and I walked down 4th street to look in shops.  I didn't find anything I wanted, but Ginny got a cool jar and some plates. When we returned to the B&B, we put swimsuits on and the four of us walked to the Kitsilano saltwater pool.  It was a pleasant temperature out (though all the Vancouverites think this is a heat wave!)  There's an amazing view of the mountains from the pool, and swimming was quite refreshing.
   Mom, Dad, and I went to Indian food for dinner at the same place that we had dinner the night before, and the staff recognized us.  They laughed :)

   I said goodbye to Marmalade, the friendly cat who adopted us.  He's sweet but I really miss our kitties.  I'm glad to be going home.
This concludes the "Vacation 2011" portion of my blog.  I'm not sure how the blog will evolve from here, but I hope to continue postings.  Thank you.