First beach day

It was hot hot hot in Manchester today, peaking at around 90.  I would assume worse in Boston, though. A great beach day, although the water hasn't warmed up enough to bare swimming in.  Swarms of people will be hitting up beaches all weekend and if I may recommend one, it would be Singing Beach, Manchester's finest.  It is already very popular for the Boston crowd, because they only have to hop off at the train station and walk a quarter of a mile with their chairs and coolers. Easy as pie. And on your way back to the train there is a tiny ice cream store en route that serves huge portions of home made delicious flavors, good ole Captain Dusty's.

(Side note: Please excuse that only half of this photo is shown, and the fact that it's focused on one lady's bikini bottom).


Spring Awakening

Racy and fun, plus who doesn't love some teen angst?
I went with two friends to see it in Boston at the Colonial Theater for only $25 each! Students can go an hour before the show and get really good seats in the Mezzanine section.  I wouldn't recommend it for a families or little children, but I do know people who love to see it with their families...anyway, a MUST SEE for a flashback to middle school.  You will want to buy the soundtrack, because it's nothing like a traditional musical with sing songs.  The songs led by females are generally poetic and lyrical, while the male led songs have a punk flare.

This is a music video of "Mama who bore me" with a recording of the performance I saw at the Colonial.  And this is "Don't do sadness" which gives a hint of how the guys rocked the show.

I am... Sasha Fierce

And I am... a big fan.  Beyonce's new album has been repeatedly selling and playing on the radio (lower on the radar, but still highly recommend is her single "Smash into you" which my friend MOLLY told me about).

Her website is black and white which is classy, yet it still represents her B-B-B Beyonce licious attitude.  It's very fan based, so fans can post pictures of themselves and think that Beyonce is going to stalk them and think "Oh yeah I want to be friends with her" or "He's so sexy, step aside Jay Z."  I mean you never know, she might be your new bf.

Also check out the duet version of the single "Smash into you" with Jon McLaughlin.

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End of Cape Week signifies the start of summer!

After finishing final exams many of the HC folks head to Cape Cod for an infamous week of fun in the not-so-sun (because it's still May in New England).  A great way to kickback and start the summer, yet a sad time when it's time to pack up and head home, because we either won't see our friends until school starts in the fall, or in a year from now because we are studying abroad (this is not the case for me, because all of my friends WILL visit me), or we are graduating (which no senior would like to admit or discuss while partying on the cape, but still toasts to the past four years with their classmates).  As a sophomore, I understand the process as being quite drawn out for the seniors.  They have a two week + period between their final exams and the day they suit up in gowns and shake Father McFarland's hand on stage.  For the duration of those two weeks, every member of the senior class (and those who associate with them closely) has a drink in their hand and a smile on their face.  I'm sure it gets to be rough when you notice the belly you have grown just in time for graduation and family parties to ensue.  And with each passing class in a small college such as HC, the juniors step up to plate to set the tone of the proceeding year.  
I am happy to have jumped ahead in the matriculation process at Holy Cross by studying abroad for a year.  As I see it I'm a senior, and I've heard that my experience abroad will be culturally and fun filled, so I'm expecting a very easy workload, contrasting with any junior year on the hill.  Hasta luego Holy Cross y buena suerte a todos los licensiados!