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December 2, 2013

Happy Hanukkah & Merry Thanksgiving

For the first time in a long time, I spent the majority of this past week in New Jersey as opposed to Worcester. My Thanksgiving break began on Tuesday after finishing up my last chemistry lab of the semester. My aunt picked me up around five and we began the trek through Connecticut into New York where my Dad was waiting to take me the rest of the way home. To my dismay the traffic was absolutely brutal. We barely went 50 mph and were stuck trudging along the interstate in a sea of stop-and-go. But enough road rage – I imagine everyone was just as eager to get home as I was. After all, Happy Hanukkah and Merry Thanksgiving!

My Thanksgiving break truly began on Wednesday. I arose at 7:30, earlier than I have yet to get up at in college, to get ready for a ceremonial breakfast at my high school. The breakfast honored those in my class who had received their IB diploma. It was fantastically delicious, fun to see a lot of the people in my graduating class, great to catch-up with my old teachers, and overall a wonderful time. After the breakfast I spent the afternoon with some of my best friends. I loved hearing the different college experiences everyone is having. I enjoyed hearing stories of eccentric professors, interesting roommates, and dining hall “food.” We all could not believe that our first semester in college was coming to a close.

Next in my break was IMG_1620Thanksgiving! This year my family decided to celebrate Thanksgiving on Friday so my Thursday was dedicated to some much needed rest & relaxation with a pinch of cleaning mixed in. As Friday rolled around my break was more than halfway over. We feasted in the company of friends and family. My favorites were the turkey, baked brie, and dessert. I was even lucky enough to bring some leftovers back home to Clark :)

Saturday was probably my second favorite day of the break. I got a much needed haircut and basked in the leftover Black Friday sales. I definitely miss shopping. It’s just not the same online. But who knows? Maybe Cyber Monday will become trendier than Black Friday.

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Yesterday I took the Clark shuttle from NYC back to Worcester. I got the chance to see the  tree at IMG_8566 copyRockefeller Center and stopped by Magnolia Bakery to get some of their famous banana pudding. Now I sit here on my bed back home at Clark. The atmosphere is noticeably different. There is an eerie shadow of finals looming just overhead – the only thing standing in our way from Christmas break. There seems to be a desire to go home, but also a longing of wanting to spend more time with our friends here. For now I plan on enjoying the last couple of days of my first semester of college. Well, I better get back to studying ;)

 

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