Monday, December 7, 2009

Favorites along the way

So I know I'll never catch up on my favorites and I am not going to try. I'll probably start over when I go to France. We'll see. Anyway, I just have some pictures that I have been taking that I thought I would share. Not that interesting, but it's what I have :)

A little gross, but I was up for half the night coughing and blowing my nose. This picture, and a sympathetic French teacher during my oral exam, is what I have to show for it :)

Mom brought me some jello when I had the stomach flu a week or so ago so she could make some blender jello for me. She left two packages and I made them up today. I made 4 cups and I consumed all 4 cups! It is so good! (And this was my first time making blender jello).

I put up Christmas lights a couple weeks ago. I didn't put very much tape on them so they ended up falling down. So I put more tape on them and they fell down again. I tried putting more tape on and they just ended up falling down again. Then I just put big strips of tape along the entire strand of lights. They haven't fallen down since :)

Not a very good picture, but this is the snow that we have received pretty much just yesterday and today! There is so much snow :]
I got these boots for over 75% off at Aeropostale because of my discount. They are working well in the snow so far, though they do not have the best traction!

This is an old picture. When I was doing snowies probably back in september, I was given this as a tip (by a drunk guy actually haha). I am thinking it was some sort of game.

This is the gorgeous tree that stands outside my kitchen window. It obviously does not looks like that anymore.

So I'm pretty sure I've mentioned before how much I love to wear things out :) Here are more examples. Above: I literally used all of the eyeliner in that stick (it didn't go all the way to the bottom). Below: The scrubber I used for my dishes definitely needed to be replaced.And the last two pictures. This is a habit that I have picked up since I've moved into my apartment. It reminds me of my mom and my Grandma Beardall :)Hope you enjoyed my pictures :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

European Art History Study Abroad

Since many have already found out, I thought I talk about it here :)

A few weeks ago, I had an interview for an Art History specific study abroad in Europe. Honestly, I did not think I would get accepted into the program. I was told that at that point, over 60 people had applied and more were still applying. They only have room for 24. Well a week or so ago, I heard back from them and they said I was accepted! It just seems so perfect. Even though I am only a freshman, I was picked! So it is pretty exciting.

I will leave around the 26th of April (I get back from France on the 17th of April) to Greece. Then we will go to Italy, Austria, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Belgium. Classes will finish in France. Then I will be back home around the 17th of June! Really crazy, but I am SO excited! I just can't believe it's real. In case you are interested, we will be going to Athens, Rome, Florence, Ravenna, Venice, Vienna, Melk, London, Amsterdam, the Hague, Ghent, Haarlem, Brussels, Bruges, Chartres, Versailles, and Paris. Wow. In those cities, we will be going to the new Acropolis Museum in Athens, the Vatican Museum in Rome, the Uffizi in Florence, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Mauritshuis in the Hague, the Louvre, the MuseƩ d'Orsay, the Pompidou (the last three are in Paris), the National Gallery, the British Museum, and the Tate Galleries (the last three are in London). I'm not sure I can say wow enough!!

Anyway, so I hope that I can see as many of you as possible before I go! I will be living in Europe for 5 months! Did I say wow?