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    Snow Day 2

    Happy snow day number two! Read about yesterday’s snow day here. This is one a bit sunnier and less dramatic but it’s still great to be home relaxing. Yesterday afternoon I finally organized my hard drives. I found a few old pictures from the beautiful morning light from my Mission Hill bedroom. I lived in Mission Hill for three of the four years of college – sophomore, junior, senior. It was a miracle that I stayed in one apartment for three years and because of that I have a nice small collection of the different light that came onto my bedroom wall. I love the idea of taking pictures in…

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    Snow Day

    Happy blizzard 2015! It’s incredible to see my street completely empty. There is usually parking on both sides of the road but yesterday Boston called for a snow emergency so all the cars had to move. Luckily, we were able to park in the visitor lot before it filled up. I am taking today as the perfect day to watch movies and catch up on various things I want to do: writing this post, making a layout for something, and updating my hard drives – all while watching Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. I am a slave to television and movies in that most of the time I…

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    Fargo vs. Fargo

    On this wonderful snowy day I got to do something I rarely get to do: be in bed all day. It’s 1:19pm and with the exception of going down stairs to make lunch, I have been curled up in my blankets. I am ashamed to say I am not hip enough to have watched Fargo (the movie) before Fargo (the TV show). I am happy to report that as of two hours ago, I have seen both. We had finished the TV show about a week ago and I saw this snowy day a perfect excuse for committing time during the day to watch. I have not watched a movie…

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    Good People

    Tonight, I hung out with my parents because they had invited me to see a play with them. Plays have never been my thing – used to be really into musicals when I was in high school but plays, not really. Having this opinion, I had zero expectations for the play. I vaguely had an idea of what it was about – my mom read me the plot but I half-listened., I hadn’t seen a play since I went to a performing arts camp back in the day, and I was skeptical of community theater. Well I was completely blown away at the quality and story of the play. Entitled…

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    Reflections on Road Trips

    The days following our journey back to Boston, I slept in more than I have in years. I was waking up between 10:00am and 11:00am (to me that is sleeping in). It has been wonderful but I do need to get back to normal sleep schedule. Thinking back on the road trip I decided to pull my thoughts for why road trips are awesome. Time Driving Perspective 2013 Time. Doing a road trip allows you to be on your own schedule. You aren’t at the mercy of the airport or anyone else. To be on your own schedule means you can cover the distance you are comfortable with and stay…

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    Day 3

    We made it home! Leaving from Greenfield, IN at 9:30am we got to Boston at about 3am. That’s 17.5 hours of driving, covering 923 miles. It was one of the longest days I have ever had but it was amazing. When we woke up, Indiana was covered in snow and had a winter storm warning. We waited for the morning traffic to clear and then slowly made our way out towards Columbus, OH, passing by tons of accidents. As we got ahead of the storm things cleared up and it wasn’t until Cleveland, OH that we began to run into weather problems The drive between Cleveland and a few miles…

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    Day 2

    13 hours of driving and 670 miles later we have made it to Greenfield, Indianapolis. It was a pretty good ride and I was able to add Oklahoma Kansas, Missouri, and Indianapolis to my “States I Have Been To” list. Highlights of the trip today included: watching cows run after a feed truck driving through the ghost town of Picher, Oklahoma where everyone evacuated because of toxic mining tailings driving through Joplin, Missouri where a 2011 tornado came through and left an entire area without trees and now new housing seeing St. Louis for the first time One of the scarier parts of the day was driving through the snowstorm…

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    Day (Night) 1

    Tonight marks the first night of our journey back to Boston. It is a new feeling being back at the exact same location as I was the previous year. I really like it but it did make it sadder to say bye. I don’t know if this makes sense but when I was leaving I felt the time going by – vacation felt so short and I was doing the same thing a year ago. Anyway, tonight we made it to Tulsa, OK. Some highlights of the drive so far: drove by burning grass next to the highway the interstate’s speed limit is 75mph the receptionist at the Holiday Inn…

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    Reflections on Vacation

    This is my second winter vacation in Texas and it’s just as nice as it was last year. These past two Falls have been insane – last Fall because it was the beginning of my senior year, this Fall because I picked up a mall-job and one word: Christmas. Here in Texas, I am fortunate enough to feel as comfortable as I do at my own parent’s house. For those of you who don’t know, my boyfriend’s (Nick) parents live in Denton, TX, which is about an hour north of Dallas. I have provided a map for the more visually driven people, like myself. In Nick’s parents house, everything is…

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    States I’ve Been To

    Just for fun, I put together a list of state’s I’ve been to. It’s on-going (of course) and one of my bucket list items is to visit every state.  NORTHEAST Maine Vermont New Hampshire Massachusetts (Duh) Connecticut Rhode Island New York New Jersey Pennsylvania   SOUTH Delaware Maryland Virginia  North Carolina South Carolina Georgia Alabama  Florida Mississippi Arkansas Louisiana Oklahoma Texas   MIDWEST Missouri  Illinois Indianapolis  Kansas   SOUTHWEST New Mexico Arizona Utah Nevada   WEST California Colorado Wyoming Montana  Idaho