Sunday, February 13, 2011

Welcome to the Caribbean, love.

Happy Valentines day everyone! Well, Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow. I've had an excellent V-day. My dad sent me a package of yummy cookies; my mom sent me a nice Valentine's day card, and my sister Marla and her family sent me a card and some yummy candy. I feel very happy about my Valentine's day, even though it technically hasn't happened yet.Pretty cheery, don't you think? I love my family!

In other news, school marches on. I'm trying hard not to get run over. I have a summary judgment memo due at the end of the month, and it is causing me... some stress. I'm also trying not to fall behind in my other classes, and now my car is sick. That is, perhaps, what is causing me the most stress. I feel so isolated and vulnerable without my car. I'm planning on taking it to the mechanic tomorrow. Hopefully it'll be an easy (not very expensive) fix, and me and Ol' Bessie will be back on the road again! Sigh. I really don't want to take the bus.

Well, I think that's all for today. I have mucho research and reading to get done before tomorrow. I hope you all have an excellent Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

We shall have a magnificent garden party, and you're not invited (just kidding, you can come if you want)

I'm going to Spain. So there.

This summer is going to be incredible, and I wish the snow would just melt already so I could get started! I went to the grocery store today and had to dig my car out. Bleh. I should've taken a picture of that because it's something I hope to never do again, though I will probably have to do it again next week. I briefly considered using an extension cord to get my blow dryer out there to melt the snow, and then I remembered I don't have an extension cord. So I just dug my car out instead. Thanks to my new snow shovel, some rock salt, some clever driving (if I do say so myself) and, I'm certain, a little push from my guardian angel, I managed to make it out of my driveway and to the store. It was quite the adventure. I didn't enjoy it. But, I have food now. And thanks to all of my family freaking me out about ice storms, I bought a bunch of bottled water, so you can all stop worrying about that.

Anyway, my package from FIU (Florida International University, that's the school I'm going through to study abroad) came today. I'm pretty damn excited. I even did a little victory dance. I have my school schedule, complete with field trips, and some general information from the US embassy in Spain. Yeah! and Yeah! I'm so excited. I will be taking a Women and the Law: Comparative and Global Considerations class and a European Legal History class. I have class four days a week, with long weekends to study, of course, and explore Spain. Ms. Trujillo, the lady in charge of the program, told me there are some other students in the program who have opted to stay in the dorms I'm staying in, so that will be a lot of fun. I'm so excited to experience a new culture, meet new people, try new food, try a new language (though, honestly, I don't have a lot of hope in that area). It's going to be incredible.

So that'll be five weeks of my summer, and the rest of my summer will be spent in sunny SG where I have an internship lined up that will also be incredible. I'm pretty excited about that as well. Seriously, this summer is going to be totally jam-packed with nary an inch to breath, but it's going to be awesome, and I can't wait. Alas, it's only the fifth of February. Sigh. At least it's not January anymore.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Look, my first snowball. I love snow so much, my fingers are numb with joy

There is so much snow. I've been taking pictures to share with all of you fine folk, but I'm just not sure they do justice to the ridiculous amount of cold white stuff on the ground. Ah well, here they are anyway. Enjoy.This is a picture of the courtyard at the law school. I was trying to take a picture of the ridiculous amount of snow falling from the sky, but I was largely unsuccessful in that area as the snowflakes didn't show up very well. You can see how much snow is out there, kind of. The school hasn't shoveled the courtyard at all since the snow started at the beginning of January, so there is a lot of snow out there.
This is a picture of some of the icicles on the ACPH's gym building. Some of the sidewalks are actually roped off because of the giant icicles dripping from the roofs. Apparently they don't want any icicle/human contact, and I totally concur with that. Too bad they don't also strive to avoid snow/human contact. Oh well. Can't have everything I guess.These are just some random pictures of the snow. And I have no idea why my blog has suddenly decided to type in blue and underlined, but it's not a link, so don't click on it.This is a picture of the park by my house. Another place that never gets shoveled.I just thought it was funny that they only cleared one side of the stairs.That is a picture of my front door. The stairs leading up to my front door are under there somewhere.I thought I should end this snowy post with a picture of my school. Kinda pretty, don't you think? It'd be prettier if it wasn't so damn cold. Still, I do go to school in a really cool building (and yes, there is another wing, but I couldn't go back any farther due to the giant snowbank behind me.) Hope you're all staying warm. Happy trails!