Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Pre-Thanksgiving Trip

Song of the Day: "Come Away With Me" - Norah Jones

So I'm down to six hours until I need to call a cab to take me to the airport for my trip down to Georgia! And how is my suitcase looking you might ask?

Oops... Haha. I'll get started on that packing thing here pretty quick. Don't worry, I made myself a list so I don't leave anything out. Just wanted to come mention how excited I am to head down there! I checked out the weather... low 70's! And to think that it snowed here yesterday. I'm definitely ready to put away the pea coat and wool mittens for a week! I made myself a very relaxing playlist on my iPod for this trip which I always say I'm going to do and never actually find time for. I'm pretty excited to have it in my repertoire. I'm also super excited to go see the Nutcracker while I'm down in Georgia with Andrea. I found an old picture of me from when I danced alongside the Alberta Ballet Company in Alaska for the Nutcracker!

Haha, just thought that was fun and wanted to share. I really need to go get ready for this trip now! Oh, how I wish I could just snap my fingers and have my things packed up for me... this is my least favorite part of traveling so much!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

This Past Week

Song of the day: "Bubbly" - Colbie Caillat

So last Sunday after brunch Elizabeth, Rayleen and I decided that we really wanted to go on a big adventure. We thought about driving down to Santa Land, but realized it was too close to the CT border and was a bigger adventure than we were prepared to undertake. We also contemplated driving to Manchester (Rayleen's hometown), but that too was out. We went back to Rayleen's room and looked up Weird USA and tried to find things in Vermont that we could go see, but nothing was really enticing.



So since we wasted about two hours trying to figure out what to do, we decided to just drive out to Essex and go to Big Lots. Some big adventure huh? We found really cheap toilet paper.


We also found a Disney princess mirror that told us we had magical eyes and beautiful hair. We really felt good about ourselves after that.

I spent a lot of time this week in the studio working on the choreography for this dance competition. Blair finally came down with me to learn everything new that I had made up. Jess has decided that she wants to compete with us so we probably need to get signed up here pretty soon. Last night I hung out with my friend Andrew because we were both bored and everyone had ditched us for this huge party on Main Street that I'm always pretty sure is going to get busted by the cops because about 400 kids (I'm exaggerating, but you get it) show up every time they have a party about about half of those kids are outside the house ON Main Street. I avoid that house like the plague. So anyway, Andrew and I decided to hang out, play board games or cards, watch TV and eat chips. It was raining out, so I got his address and just decided to tough out the rain and walk over. I got all the way down to his street and to the house that I thought was his, and it turned out like eight girls live there, but no Andrew. So I came all the way home and IMed him about his address, come to find out he lives at 36 and not 86. By the time I actually made it to his house I was soaked to the bone but determined to not be a loser and sit at home by myself on a big party night in town. Go us!

At some point during the week Blair and I decided to be all arts and craftsy... grade school style. We made construction paper turkeys by tracing our hands. I also made a magazine collage and put them both up on my door because it was looking a little bare.


That's all for now and I really need to get to bed. I went out with Elizabeth tonight and offered to be the DD because it's freezing out and I didn't want to walk anywhere. I had a grand time making fun of drunk kids and randomly driving around places in Burlington before I got too tired to deal with them anymore and took them all home. Goodnight!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Typical Saturday Afternoon

Song of the Day: "Do It Well" - Jennifer Lopez ft. Ludacris

So today feels like a pretty typical Saturday here at good ole' Camp Champ. I didn't go out last night but still managed to sleep in until brunch at 11:
15. I wore my Orientation Leader shirt and felt fully aware of it with the masses of campus tours and potential incoming students around. Also fully aware of my bum status in sweatpants that I have probably worn five days in a row.


I have an explanation for that though. There's this dance competition coming up called "So You Think You Can Dance?", clearly modeled after the popular television show (which I think I've seen about once). I've spent nearly everyday in the studio this week choreographing, which is something completely new to me. I love it! It's such a gratifying feeling to teach your moves to someone else and hear "Wow! That was fun!" afterwards. I'm so excited for this competition, even if I don't walk away with the $400 prize, it'll be neat to see who comes out of the woodwork and can actually break it down.

Thanksgiving is coming up and I'm headed down to Georgia to see family I haven't seen in a couple of years now, I c
an't wait! I miss home a lot though. I haven't been to my house since May and I miss it a lot.

Anyway, I'm excited for a new blog space! I used to keep these spiral notebook journals growing up, and then we all went through that whole Xanga phase, we moved onto myspace and facebook and all the while I've randomly blogged online but still held true to those spiral notebooks. I love starting somewhere fresh though. It's like I've got all this space to fill up with the future, and who knows what's going to come of it. Life's little challenges, and all those things that make it worthwhile. I think I'm gonna head to the gym and try to maintain this new body I've come into recently. I enjoy taking off some poundage! Possibly more to come... we'll see!

JL

P.S. I've posted some pictures of my dorm room to get me started!

My room in all it's miniature glory.


View out the window from the bed and assorted junk.
Middlesex = GREAT book! Seriously... pick it up.