Thursday, January 28, 2010

I will try to fix you.

If you want to check out the blog I created for the sleep out for the Haiti event tonight at my school, go to I will be the main blogger, providing updates periodically every hour or so. It should be pretty interesting. I got the idea to make it after you all loved my own blog oh so much. :)

So read it, spread the word, and enjoy!

Monday, January 25, 2010

It can only start with you.

After some pushing by Mama Kelly, I've finally come back to blogland. Sorry for the hiatus, I just haven't really had anything exciting about and I've been pretty busy with school. I also was pretty sick for a little while so I was dealing with that. BUT, I've returned with some updates for everyone! We'll go with the numbering system on this one.

1) I got a job! Hurrah! My money has been seeeriously depleting since I came back from Thanksgiving break. I had to buy lots of Christmas gifts, so that lowered my account significantly. I'm currently working at Victoria's Secret PINK. Not food related I know, but it's simple and easy, something I can do a lot during the week and still be awake enough to focus on school. I basically greet people and fold clothes. Everyone I work with is really nice and I'm enjoying it, so I'm happy. :D

2) I was sick for a weekend. Reeeeally sick. Right after I got my job I came down with something. I never made it to the nurse so I'm not exactly sure what I had, but I have a feeling it may have been strepth since my friend had it. It was not fun. I had to leave my first day of work early which was embarassing. I just slept a lot. I wish I was home so Mom would've made me my nest! She always takes good care of me. :) I'm all better now though! It passed.

3) I worked at the open house for my school this weekend. My favorite chef asked me and my friend to help him out. It was SO nice being back in the kitchen for a day. I missed it so much. We cooked up crab cakes to give to the guests to sample and talked to them about school and answered questions. It was a lot of fun and pretty weird because I was in their position exactly a year ago. It was so strange to be on the other side. Things have really changed since then.

4) I spent a lot of time in South Beach this weekend with my friends Siobhan and Jess. We sat on the beach, walked around, and made some new friends who go to school in Orlando. It's always cool meeting new people. They seem like they'll be good friends for a while. We got along with them really well.

5) This disaster in Haiti is a reeeally big deal down here. My little sister in the Big Brother Big Sister program is from Haiti and there are a lot of people down here connected to the island so the school is doing a lot to raise money. My leadership class has actually designed an event that will happen on Thursday where we will sleep out for Haiti on cardboard boxes with only blankets, water, and little food. We're trying to display the homelessness and people are going to sponsor us. If any of you are interested in sponsoring me let me know! You can't donate online, but there are ways. It should be a really cool event.

Anyways, sorry for disappearing for a while. I'll really try to be more regular about posting, it just isn't as exciting right now because I'm not in labs. If you want to know anything more, feel free to ask me anything via comments. I LOVE comments, so please, if you're reading, leave a comment and let me know.

Thanks to my faithful followers.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

This must be it, welcome to the new year.

Alright, so first post in a while. I know a lot of you guys have been waiting on me, so here you go!

I headed home for Christmas break on the 18th, and go back to Miami tomorrow. I absolutely loved being home, and did just about everything I wanted to do. It was so good to see my family and friends, a lot of whom I'm not going to see again until May. Isn't that weird? I'm not going to be home again for five whole months! Thankfully I'll be able to see Peggy and Bonnie as well as Gram and Pa in Florida whenever I want for a while, and my parents and brother are coming down in February, but I'm really going to miss my friends and good old Massachusetts.

Christmas was lovely as always. We didn't have a huge crowd, but the company was fantastic. :) I liked the smaller group anyways. Thanks everyone who gave me a gift for being so generous. I felt so lucky and loved this Christmas, and I really appreciate it. You were all so thoughtful. I would also say that Christmas dinner came out perfectly thanks to Mama Kelly and myself. The mashed potatoes were quite possibly the best I ever made, and the roast beef was perfectly cooked! Delicious. (Wasn't the gravy a good idea mom??) I gorged myself on Christmas dinner and cookies and felt quite wonderful.

Another highlight of the break was going to New York City to meet up with some friends from school. We had a fantastic time. We went out to lunch, to Dylan's candy bar, Serendipity for frozen hot chocolate, Rockefeller Center to see the tree, etc. It was strange seeing them all bundled up in New York as opposed to in Miami, though! I also was able to see a lot of my friends from home. I'm going to miss them a ton, so it was great to see them. We did all the usual things, nothing extremely special, but had a great time nonetheless.

So, I head back to Miami tomorrow, and classes start up again Monday, so I'll be thrown back into the swing of things immediately. I'm doing boring academics till the end of February, then will be starting up on labs again! Should be interesting. Love you all, and I'll update soon!