These Disney stars never quit! How much money and fame can they earn? It's probably a good thing that my parents didn't sign me up for the Mickey Mouse club at age 6 so that I would waste my childhood learning how to do synchronized dances. But Zac Efron and Miley Cyrus are teenage millionaires, not bad. At least I can say that I didn't start highlighting my hair, fake tanning or watching what I ate when I was 12. And I'm normal, enough. Here's my HC glamour shot for the Women's golf website. I may not make U.S. Weekly, but at least I have friends. Sorry Zac and Miley.
Last night I went to the Brice Springsteen concert at the Boston Garden, compliments of an HC friend and her family. We had a blast grooving to his new stuff and old hits. No only did he swing around the microphone pole, but he did a few pushups on stage. We had super fly seats, but were jealous of the middle aged women in the standing section reaching for him along the edges of the stage. He had a great set list, which included "Glory Days" and "Thunder Road". The locally acclaimed band, Dropkick Murphy's, came out on stage for a song as well, which really got the audience riled up! Maybe he's trying to relive his glory days by going on tour, but Bruce definitely still knows how to rock.
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Batteries recharged after a 5 day weekend at home and for me and many others the stakes are set high and we are grinding out work in full gear to the finish. Exams end May 9th, just in time for warm weather and graduation parties. Last Friday with a high of 70 in the Woo not too many people were cramming in the stacks. As the year closes the senior class gets in the habit of drinking daily (to forget about their soon to be jobs or failed attempt of finding one) and they post photo albums of pictures from freshman year. Meanwhile, the rest of us keep studying and preparing for the future hoping that our efforts will reap rewarding job opportunities or prestigious grad school admission. Hopefully the economy will pick up and there will be jobs by the time I need one in 2011.
Side note: I feel like the Rev Run from Run DMC who has his own tv show, Run's House, because I wrote this from my BlackBerry. He posts prayers and reflections to his fans through his BlackBerry every morning while relaxing in the bathtub of his multi-million dollar home. I mean I write it from school where we don't even have baths, so I guess our situations can't really be compared, but hey I got a new BlackBerry so SHIZZAMMM. (Yeah, Julia, I said it. I love having this addictive phone and I don't care who knows it!)
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Sitting on the couch with the rentals on Easter's eve watching The Ten Commandments. My posts are all from the couch, because that's where I set up my computer and charger, but I promise I have moved from the couch since coming home on Wednesday. WHen I was a wee woman, I always loved dressing up for Easter Sunday in whatever pastel floral dress my mom had picked out for me. We would go to mass and then brunch with friends and family. A few years ago, my dad and I discovered the sunrise service held at our town's beach. It is pretty painful to wake up in the dark and drive down (if you really are ambitious you will hit up Dunkin Donuts on the way) but it is fun to watch the sunrise and start the day off with a very abridged version of mass. I'm sure a lot of you are looking forward to breaking Lent and hopefully have learned a lot from your sacrifices, but I didn't give anything up so I've been indulging in soda and sweets and will continue to do so tomorrow.
I hope the Easter Bunny comes tonight!I don't know the little guy in this photo, but I have many pics with the same bunny. Maybe I'll get the chance for another tomorrow?
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Beautiful weather, a 6 day Easter Break (gotta love the Jesuit school calendar), and access to the golf course and beach.
Last night I ate with friends at The Wild Horse Cafe in Beverly, which was a first for me and an oldie but goodie for my friends. I've always heard they have good food, but boy do they have good food! Comfortable environment, felt like I was up in Vermont with the funky mismatching couches and fabrics, the bead board rustic green walls, and the warm lighting. There is a dining room and a bar with lots of seating and two menus. There are lighter fare options, and comfort food for the soul for all seasons. Try the desserts, too.
Today I went to Newbury St. in Boston to get lunch and shop with my madre. We ran into a friend from HC and enjoyed walking around in the Boston sun. We stopped in at the Nespresso store, which if you haven't heard is all the rage for you coffee drinking feigns. A subsidiary of Nestle, this is the fastest growing company in the country. My mom has installed her own machine in our newly redone kitchen and renamed it "Cafe Cathy". Not only will she save on her home brewed lattes, she doesn't have to leave the comfort of our home each blisteringly freezing winter morning or show her unmade face and
sweat pants to every resident of our town. Now that's a DEAL! I'm not a coffee drinker, but this machine has changed my mind- from lattes to cappuccinos to coffee and any kind of flavor from around the world, I feel like a queen when I taste one.
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Along with the Red Sox hat, Molly and I got a huge cake from the local Sweet dessert shop in Worcester. Our friends love the sweets!
Very representative of our favorite sports.
On a separate note, the Red Sox opening day was postponed due to rain and will be held tomorrow at Fenway. I hope my parents enjoy it, as I do homework and sit in the library on another rainy day.
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Today was my birthday, April 5th is always epic, also known as National "Go Broke" day where we are all supposed to go out and take a risk on gambling or love or whatever. Unfortunately, I have no money to go broke with and love is light-years away.
My parents and I celebrated at a Worcester restaurant, the Sole Proprietor and I got an enormous birthday cake in the shape of a Red Sox hat! You can tell how much my dad and I enjoyed it.
Then the real party began. My room mate, Molly, and I celebrated our day apart birthdays by throwing a Jock Jams theme party. An Annie Brown wannabe even showed up!
Everyone looked quite jocked out as we jammed to the 90's classics such as "Whoomp there it is" and "I like to move it move it" and "Tootsie Roll". Not sure how, but each birthday seems to top the last! Cheers to my parents for having no children left in their teens!
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I am one of the new Belltower Books representatives on campus, which means we are taking down the school's book store monopoly and buying back any and all books from students for a higher price. Go to the website during exam week to make an appointment with me and I will come to your door with cash. It sounds like a scam but it's NOT! I bring a tote bag and a price scanner to your door and exchange cash for your books. And it's not even just the books you used for this semester or in school at all, we will most likely buy any book from you. The more I sell the higher my commission, or a percentage of my sales.
About the company: Belltower Books was founded by two Cornell students roughly 10 years ago and has been ever expanding to hundreds of schools. They came to our campus 2 years ago and are still going strong.
It's a recession and I'm a starving college student, support the cause and sell to me!
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This afternoon I enjoyed a strong afternoon tea and delicious late lunch with a friend and her mom at EVO Dining on Park Ave. A great spot for casual dining with healthy, organic options and a gluten free menu. They have great apps, entrees and desserts. I just took out the leftovers from my apple pie pizza that I didn't finish this afternoon and ate it for dinner, fine dining for a college kid.
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This could be the next best thing for me:
1.) I get out of class at 3:15 and head to the car already dressed for golf, which doubles as a tennis outfit.
2.) Play a few holes from 4 to 5:45. Walk in to the club house from the 7th or 8th tee. Quench my thirst at the snack shack.
3.) Head back to campus with my Prince (not Charming, but rather my tennis racquet), take off my windbreaker and get ready to sweat it in a doubles match.
4.) Get a nice dinner for free at the dining hall (similar to signing the bill for your parents to receive at the ned of the month)
5.) Successful day of playing social sports for 4 hours! Hit the showers and finish my homework.
My very talented mixed doubles partner from the summer, Henrik, and I playing on the grass!!! (check out his blog for his ski updates out in Colorado and extremely cool videos of him and friends skiing)
Hitting up the links with my family out in Cali at Clint Eastwood's course, Tehama.
I can't think of a better way to enjoy the spring by staying outdoors and managing my time. This better become my Thursday routine.
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This was the party highlight of last weekend. Lindsay Lohan and Sam Rohnson popped in holding hands, Richard Simmons did some jumping jacks, Chris Brown and Rihanna had some issues, and I dressed up as Bernie Madoff (probably the least favorite American on most peoples' lists).
This was a great party idea and was open to lots of creative options. It also wasn't a theme where girls use it as an excuse to dress like hookers, which made it more fun and unique. People came dressed as a range of icons from current pop and political figures back to the 80's and even back to Amelia Earheart's time (pretty sure she had a hand sewn leather helmet on if I remember correctly).
So hats off to a successful night full of surprises and laughter. Keep 'em coming. I hope I still throw costume parties when I'm older.
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wasn't too productive. I'm typically frustrated and always sore 5 hours later. Especially when it's an astroturf range and your degree of error shrink because no matter how much you mess up your swing, the ball is still going to go pretty far.
So today the season began!! Although it was 40 degrees and windy this afternoon, it should warm up soon. I'm headed out to play Blackstone National golf course tomorrow after classes, a true start to the season.
Here is the link to Blackstone.
They even have a birthday club, good thing I checked it now seeing as my birthday is coming up in 4 days!
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