Sunday, November 30, 2008
My school has a villa there that I will live in with 29 other communication students and 3 faculty members. The program is 2 weeks of in-person study, and 4 weeks of online coursework that allow us to travel as groups, by ourselves, or with family or friends.
10 days of the travel weeks are going to spent with E, my favorite boyfriend ever, and we are going to Italy and France. 10 days will be spent with Twin, who is actually 10 years older than me, but is my lookalike sister nonetheless. We are going to go to Greece or Croatia, as well as Switzerland. The last week will be spent with Daddy, and him and I are going to Germany to the place where him and Mom met and fell in love (such a beautiful story...remind me to tell you sometime!)
I just found out during Thanksgiving, and that is what I am thankful for! The ability to further my horizons and spend time in Europe, learning other business practices, other cultures, and, perhaps most importantly, other foods. YUMMY italian food, I am so excited. I'm a little weary of French food, but hey, whilest in Rome/Paris...
Any suggestions for international travel? Hostels? Transportation? Food? Museums? Culture? I want to know all of it! I don't want to be one of those people who travels to Italy and eats in an Olive Garden, or goes to Paris and JUST sees the majestic Eiffel, and misses out on great, lesser known, experiences.
I'm off to the library to check out travel books on these glorious places!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Regardless of who you believe should have won this election, Barack Obama is going to be our president. It's important to be supportive of him in these trying times.
Last night, I got two incredible opportunities.
First, I got to hang out at a LGBT community event with some friends, and let me tell you- that group? Is so happy. This means so many changes for their community, and all changes for the good!
Second, I went to a friend's house for President Elect Barack Obama's celebratory speech. This friend happens to be Black, as is his roommate. The other girl there was Hispanic. D says, through tears, "I never thought I would live to see this day. I have never been so hopeful". I know that this election was not about race (it definitely wasn't a factor in my vote), but it is still historic, and it is still a huge, huge step forward in our country for tolerance and love for everyone regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, and background.
God Bless America!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Also, when all of the dogs come home for Christmas, we are taking a picture with the women of our family. To mark this occasion, Lily will get a teeny-tiny stocking to cuddle into, Emily will get an elf hat (she's a tiny little scottie), Carrie will get reindeer antlers (another scottie, the family doggie), and Twix will get a santa hat (she's a mutt, the biggest of the lot, and my own personal cuddle-bug!)
Aren't these just so precious? I can't wait. I will need to, of course, find the perfectly preppy stocking for Lily. I guess a stocking is fitting, seeing as she is a present and too tiny to wrap in a box (c:
Oh, hey everyone! In case you haven't left the hole you've been living in for the past few weeks, the election is tomorrow! Get out and vote!