Friday, December 10, 2010

TGIF and Christmas Break!

So my Christmas break officially started this week and I couldn't be more excited.  My mom and I spent the entire day yesterday doing a ton of Christmas shopping (literally 93am-8pm, crazy I know), and today I am off to Clarion for the night to visit my best friends.  It's been snowing a lot this morning but hopefully the roads won't be too bad.

Tomorrow I am going with my best friends at home to the Improv.  It's a comedy club in Pittsburgh and from what I hear lots of fun!  They've went before when I was on the road and so have my parents and I've heard nothing but great things.  Tomorrow John Oliver will be performing, so we are going to the show at 9pm, then out for more fun and drinks after : )  It's nice being home and not having to worry about a job for an entire month---gives me lots of time to do whatever I want!

I'll be sure to give you an update on how the show went!  Have a fantastic weekend : )

Monday, December 6, 2010

A short while back,
The door flung wide.

We all saw good luck
on the other side

The door blew shut
But here's the deal:

Dreams are lies, it's the
dreaming that's real . . .

Friday, December 3, 2010

Everybody's Working For the Weekend...

... or at least some people are.  As of now my weekend is filled up with lots of work, such as chaperoning 120+ people at a sorority semi-formal from 7 to midnight, flying from Greenville to Charlotte, NC, finishing two 10 page reports, hopefully getting my resume together, start looking for jobs, and whatever else comes my way.

So in my case (and for all the other TLCs), I am working for December 8th (also the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death).  That's right my month long Christmas break starts December 8th.  We are lucky because they tend to not send us anywhere the week of finals, then obviously we are off for the rest of December and into January because we work with the same schedule as the universities.

I thought about getting a part time job, maybe go back to Express for a month or so, but after thinking about it I decided that was a ridiculous idea.  A lot of people think I have "the life" and get paid to still be a sorority girl in college, but I promise you that's not the case.  Unlike the people who work 9-5 with the occasional weekend paperwork, I am literally on the clock 24/7.  Yes most of my days is filled with free time, but you have to remember I have no car, no real home, I live out of a suitcase, and I'm surrounded by people I've know for maybe a week.  So even when I have "free time" it really isn't free.  So because of that, I decided to spend my Christmas break jobless, probably moneyless, but I will have plenty of time to catch up with friends and family--which is good enough for me!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I have loved the stars too fondly 
to be fearful of the night

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thumbin' My Way Into North Caroline...

As of Monday night I've been spending my time in Greenville, North Carolina at East Carolina University.  I haven't really left the house since I've been here so I don't know much about the area.  The house is beautiful though!  And so is the weather... much nicer than the snow that is coming down in Pittsburgh : )

Thanksgiving break was amazing and much needed.  I got to spend time with my family and friends, relax, and actually be off the clock!  In exactly one week from today I will be back home for Christmas break!  It's nice getting two more visits in this semester (I leave Saturday for Lenoir Rhyne University in NC), but the days are moving sooo slow because I'm so anxious for Christmas.

I made my butternut squash that I wrote about a few posts ago!  It was a big hit (kind of).  I didn't like it as much as I thought, but a lot of my family members LOVED IT!  I was so happy  : )

So if you're looking for a new recipe, I definitely recommend trying it out!  Let me know if you do!