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Friday Fun! (Open Studios, Boston Symphony Orchestra)

November 12, 2010 2 comments

Hello my lovely readers!  I finally got an entire weeks’ worth of review posts up!  Yay for being back in the swing of things.

This has been a really busy week, but that is quickly becoming the norm for me.  Last Saturday I went to some artists’ open studios with Nina, her dad, and our friend E.  The studios were totally gorgeous.  Some of them were also the artists’ homes, and they were essentially loft style apartments.  I was insanely jealous.  At one of the studios I picked up a little piece of $10 found art.  I think it’s quite feminist as it features some empty birth control packs, etc…, and I plan on hanging it in my bedroom area.  Once I figure out how.  Nina’s dad took us all out for Thai food, and it was amazingly good!  Our waiter was this fabulous gay Asian guy, and he is now officially one of my favorite waiters ever.  That night I hung out with E.  We had a few drinks and watched a double-feature of The Last House on the Left–the original and the remake.  Be expecting a review comparing the two next week!

Also this week I went to the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Nina.  It was my first time ever at a symphony, and I really enjoyed it.  I discovered that classical music relaxes me.  I might have to acquire a cd of some to fall asleep to.  The conductor did two of the movements playing the piano and conducting simultaneously.  It was pretty amazing.  Plus, it’s always fun to have a night to get all dressed up for an actual reason.

Things are crazy busy right now with the final projects coming up in grad school, and my general refusal to slow down my socializing and taking in of the events in Boston.  It’ll be a busy weekend for me!  I hope you all are enjoying your falls.  🙂

Friday Fun! (Busy Week, Happy Halloween)

October 29, 2010 2 comments

Oh boy what a busy week it’s been!  It was great to get to see Team Unicorn last Saturday night, even though not all of us could be there.  The pizza was yummy, and Kristi’s apple cake was absolutely scrumptious!  We played Apples to Apples, and it was great to see how well (or not well) we all knew each other.  On Sunday E and I took our friend Nina out for her birthday to an excellent Thai restaurant.  All of the food was simply amazing.  My appetizer was this goat cheese, walnut, and grape pate.  It was to die for.  Then for my main course I had lemongrass tofu with jasmine rice.  And our drinks!  They were so fabulous.  My first one was a gin drink and came with this cucumber garnish.  Then after that we all had blackberry sours.  I think I may have found my new favorite girly drink, haha.

The beginning of my week was full of grad school.  I finally went to a full session of class healthy enough to participate.  That was good!  Then I had a big paper to write, which was what most of my time was spent on.  Last night, I went out for live music and karaoke with my friends.  Nina and I sang Poker Face, and it was awesome.  I have 1 paper, 2 projects, 2 handouts to design for my students, 1 cataloging assignment, and TAing online until the second week of December between me and graduation.  I can’t wait!  But I’ll definitely be busy in the meantime.

I hope you all have super happy Halloweens, no matter how you decide to celebrate. 🙂

Friday Fun! (Visit to VT, Gal Pals, Wii)

April 2, 2010 4 comments

Although the reason for my visit home last weekend was sad, I had a wonderful time getting to see my dad’s side of the family mostly together for a change.  My aunts, uncles, and cousins were all wonderful, although it’d been so many years that I did shock a few by having beer at the wake.  Hah!  Apparently, me being 23 snuck up on them.  I also got to see my nephew, who is now talking in complete sentences.  I was shocked at how well he remembers me, as well as at how much time he wanted to spend with me.  It was fun!  Apparently, I like toddlers.  Who knew.  I also got to meet my niece for the first time.  She’s got her daddy’s red hair, so she’s bound to be a bundle of trouble. 😉  Really, though, she’s looking quite good for all the time she had to spend in intensive care at first.

Back in Boston, I hung out with my ever-lovely gal pals, Nina and E.  I, shockingly, got to introduce them to the infamous Telephone music video, which they naturally fell in love with.  Bonding occurred over Thai food, and Nina sent me off with a bottle of vodka.  The gal knows me so well.  🙂  Meanwhile, all three of my herb plants came up and seem to be doing relatively well. *fingers crossed*  Also making an appearance is the seedlings from the mystery seeds I got from Old Navy.  I have no idea what flower it’s going to be.  We shall see.  I’ve been playing my way through wii’s Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess.  It’s the furthest I’ve ever made it in that type of game.  I will say, getting to swipe the wiimote in the air and having it kill troll things on the screen is AWESOME.  I think if I ever actually manage to defeat this, I’ll have to try another game where I get to wave my arms around and kill things.

Happy weekends, everyone!  Here’s hoping the gorgeous weather holds out!