Have a fun weekend, lovelies!!
Have a fun weekend, lovelies!!
Last week I signed the lease for my summer apartment in the city (Meow! Manhattan!) I will be living in midtown (noisy, but close to work) with my beautiful twin sister, Julia. I haven’t seen the place in person yet (let’s just say that in my world a picture isn’t worth a thousand words, but a trip to the Big Apple…), but I’m hoping that it won’t disappoint! I’ve already been cooking up some pinspiration in terms of how I want to decorate the place… what do you think??
Last Friday was Union’s annual Lobster Fest. Every year in May the school treats the students to an afternoon of free lobsters and other lobster-bake-related-goodies. As if Union didn’t already rock enough during the spring, this event just pushes the term over the edge. Friday’s weather was absolutely perfect and it was so much fun to see literally hundreds of Union students all sitting out behind our Reamer Campus Center sharing lobsters and laughs. We received beautiful free t-shirts, were served by some of our newly elected student government leaders, and got to unwind after a long week; it was the perfect way to start the weekend!
(p.s. “YOLO” or “You Only Lobster Once” credit to my beautiful bestie )
Tomorrow is a very special day for my home town and Schenectady’s neighboring town, Niskayuna: it’s NISKADAY! Niskaday is an annual celebration of the town of Niskayuna held for the purpose of entertaining and bringing together its residents and the surrounding community. The day begins with a parade through town at 10am (and lots of candy to catch!!), followed by loads of entertainment, games, crafts, and, of course, lots of delicious food! Finally, the day is capped by the most incredible fireworks show that has seriously spoiled fireworks for me forever. Nisky is a hop, skip, and a jump away from Union and you’d be crazy not to check it out tomorrow!
Last week I saw “The Great Gatsby.” It was, well, great! The film was extravagant and outrageous and romantic and glamorous and dramatic and beautiful and mesmerizing and funny and tragic. I really enjoyed it so so much. Other than the sets and the music, my favorite parts were when Nick Carraway (played by Toby Maquire) was narrating; as an avid fan of the original novel, I have a certain attachment to the exact words used by Fitzgerald, and it was during those moments of narration rather than dialogue that his words could be fully appreciated. However, my favorite Gatsby quote (if not my favorite quote of all time…) was abridged in the movie! Nonetheless, I would definitely recommend seeing the film in theaters. It promises to be enjoyable to those who have read the book and those “West Egg” Gatsby-newcomers alike! If I could watch it every single day, I sincerely would. “I wasn’t actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.”
Most students at Union fear week 5 — it marks the halfway point of our term and, more notoriously, midterms. But it usually isn’t week 5 that gets me, it’s the few following weeks; by about week 7 (i.e. NOW) I really start to burn out. The work is finally well under way in all of my classes, we’re way beyond any review periods, and end-of-term projects begin to loom ominously in the not-too-far distance. It’s weeks like these that I have to remind myself why things are the way they are. As irrational and as pointless as the hectic schedule of college appears sometimes, at its heart there is a method to its madness; crazy future work schedules obviously come to mind most immediately, but what about future life in general? Whether we decide to get married, or embrace single life forever, or live with our parents, or avoid our extended families completely, or have children, or just have a lot of cats, we will inevitably be faced with many more all-nighters in our futures that don’t involve midterms or finals (technically speaking). It is important to remember that, “a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” So pull up those anchors and push on forward!