Monday, December 21, 2009 much for the blog.

Soooo, I got a little side tracked it seems. I am not going to do a huge enormous update because I am too lazy. And that's the honest truth. Overall, first semester freshman year went well. I love all the friends I have made so far, and I am continuing to make new ones every day. Classes were very hard and it was a big transition for me to make. But I passed all of them, with minor bumps here and there. I withdrew from my hardest class, chemistry, and I plan to take it this summer..wahoo. Luckily, my mom knows a professor at UConn, and she says she is really great. But other than that minor detail, my year has been so successful. I know at times I may feel homesick, but honestly, I have made so many great friends in college and I miss them all so much. I am extremely involved in Hillel, the Jewish student group on campus, and I actually work for the group too. Hillel is a sort of family that I love to turn to when I am feeling homesick or down in general. I mean, what beats delicious home cooked meals every Friday for Shabbat? I really can't complain about anything related to UVM thus far. I am so fortunate to be attending such a great university in such a beautiful location with so many friendly, happy people! The work is hard, but it is all part of figuring out my life and eventually there will be a wonderful outcome!
Being home has given me some perspective on how much I love school. I love my home of course, and I love my family, and my friends, but this town is so small and I just feel the need to get out. Today, I went in to Canton High School to visit some old teachers. I did not get a warm welcome at all in the main office, more just faces puzzled as to why I was there. As soon as I walked in I realized how much I despised most of the teachers in the school, besides a select few, and how close- minded most of the students were. It frustrates me sometimes to see people who are so caught up in the high school life that they can't realize there is a larger world out there with larger problems. I guess that is what college is for, but being back in high school made me sooo glad to realize that I had another life outside of this tiny little town. One of the questions I was asked a lot by my former teachers was "Did high school prepare you for college?" My immediate answer was yes, as to not make them feel bad, but the more I think about it, the more my answer becomes no. Sure, high school helped me learn important things about classes and the format of tests, but nothing in this tiny little high school prepared me for the social skills needed at college. All of those came from traveling, and making new friends outside of school, and testing my limits doing risky things I normally would never allow myself to do. I guess what this whole rant is about is just me being thankful for being in college, and having a separate life outside of this tiny little town in Connecticut. On that note, thanks so much to everyone for helping me get where I am today, because I really do love my life, and I feel so fortunate to be where I am right now. Peace and Love,

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009

The College Life!

So currently I am sitting at my desk in my amazing dorm room (I know, you don't hear that very often!) and I am loving the college life! Last Friday I set of on an amazing backpacking adventure, and as a result I feel prepared and confident enough to begin my classes tomorrow!

Friday was an extremely hectic day. We set off from the sheraton and checked into the Davis Center. I then got my backpacking gear checked, and met my group leaders, and set off to drop of my supplies in my dorm. Mom helped me make my bed, and we went back to the student center to say goodbye. Amazingly, I refrained from crying...probably because everything happened so quickly that I had no time to think about it! I can't say the same for mom though, she couldn't stop crying...the car ride up, in the dorm room, at the student center. It was heartbreaking to say the least. Anyways, as soon as mom left, I met my group and we got driven up to the trail head. This first day of hiking was unexpectedly difficult, and set the tone for the rest of the adventure. We has some amazing views and great times with the group, but this was undoubtedly some of the hardest hiking I had experienced in my life. My group bonded well, and it is really great to know some faces around campus, but we aren't best friends like some of the other groups. Anyways, moving on...

The first night back in civilization was difficult. I was alone in my dorm, tired and homesick, missing all my friends. I heard people in the hall happily conversing while I sat unpacking I room. The night got worse when I realized that no dining halls were open at all, and I was left to order food randomly to satisfy my hunger. The rest of the night consisted of me sitting in my room eating a salad and cinni-stix from dominos, and basically just crying and unloading all my belongings. It was not one of my best nights. But now, I am glad to say, that I am having SUCH a great time! Meeting my room mate went so well, and we have had so many activities planned out for us that there is no time to think about anything else! As a floor, we have all gone to breakfast and dinner together, and we have participated in game shows and safety presentations. Last night, we did an activity as a building called "open doors and smores." Everyone in the GreenHouse building opened up their doors and everyone mingled and conversed in eachothers rooms. This was so great to meet people in our building, and I am so glad that we are all so friendly and chill! After the open doors we went out to the "green roof" of our building and had smores! We also played some games and had tons of fun! Afterwards I went to a dance party in a friend's room, and then came back to my dorm and had a great time just hangin out....had some of my first vermont double bag beer! Yumm. Also, just as a side note, my floor usually has the lingering scent of weed...gotta love UVM!! Haha anyways, classes start tomorrow, and I have successfully found the location of all of them, and I am actually really excited! Haha who would have thought! Okay well I am going to try to upload a video of my dorm room and show you guys how awesome it I will leave all the college babble at that..

Favorite Ice Cream: Ben and Jerry's Phish Food...(It only seems fitting!!)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Nerves and Excitement

Okay, so there isn't a lot of time to update my blog, but I haven't for a while so I will. I am currently finishing up packing for college, which is pretty scary. I am excited, nervous, sad, happy. All at once. It is extremely tiring and I have to assure myself that everything will be fine. I got back fmor my relaxing few days in the vineyard and went into full college mode. I have already said some goodbyes, which were extremely sad, but I'll be coming home in that's not too long. I guess I am just scared of change. Mom is freaking out, she's anxious and sad. Mason refuses to come with us up to Burlington because he thinks it's a waste of a day...haha gotta love the brother.

So I leave tomorrow, hopefully before 11am. I need to open a bank account and go over some things before I leave on my 6 day long backpacking trip! I am sooo excited for it! I am in some major need of some nature time. Okay this is really all I can write for now, I have so much more to do! I'll post more after TREK!

Ice Cream: Rita's frozen custard (soooooooo good!)

Sunday, August 9, 2009


So after a few weeks of extremely slow handy work such as painting and mudding and sanding, my room is finished! I will post some pictures in this entry. It is "spring meadow green" with "wild orchid purple" colored trim. It seems so plain without all my magazine pages all over the wall, but eventually it will start to look like my room again (messy, with random shit all over place..yeah.) So anyways, updates with my life...

I had a huge fight with mom about how I have no job and how I am lazy etc...I don't want to go into detail, because it was quite alarming. I was talking to L about this and she said that she read a statistic about college children and that a huge amount of fights in families break out before the child leaves for college, in this case it is easier for the parent to part with the child. Such a lame reason for a fight to break out....If anyone is going through this phase right now, good luck. haha. Anyways, I have been sorting through financial aid crap so I can go to college, and I do not understand anything besides "sign here" and "loan." It's all a bit stressful...

Today I went to the strangest flea market I have ever been to. It was at the drive-in theater in Mansfield, CT. Usually, I am a huge fan of flea markets. This was not the case today. There were probably close to 130 vendors first of all. Half of which were the crappiest, stupidest items I have ever seen in my life. Like vendors selling old McDonalds toys from happy meals. I saw the largest concentration of white trash, trailer living people I have ever seen before in my life. I felt extremely uncomfortable and grimey...but I came out with an almost famous poster for my dorm room! Win! hahah oy. We ended up at the Coventry Farmer's market, my favorite farmer's market of all time! We were greeted by a drum circle, I got an amazing bracelet to add to my collection on my arm..and I got really pretty giant sunflowers! Win again!

Anywaysss in the next few days M and I are going on a little adventure to J's house in the vineyard. We'll take the ferry over early hopefully, and then hang out down island for a little, and eventually trek up island via hitchhiking or island bus...mostly hitch hiking though..haha. This will be the perfect end to my randomly uneventful summer. It is my favorite thing in the world to veg out on the beach, retire to the house at about 5 oclock, and watch the sun set over the atlantic ocean. I absolutely can't wait!

Tomorrow I find out who my room mate is...SO NERVOUS. I'm partly excited, but more nervous that it will be someone totally weird, like a recovering klepto or something. Or even worse...a psycho. Oh that would be the worst situation in the world, but everything works out in a way. And everything happens for a reason. So if a psycho is indeed my room mate, it would be because I need to learn how to tolerate crazy people, or learn self defense...hahaha. Okay, I have run out of stuff to talk about, because I know the college ramble is I guess I will leave it at that!


Favorite Ice Cream: Blue Bunny Malted Milk Ball Cone (so so sooo good...vanilla and chocolate swirl with malted milk balls on top...delicious...)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Changes, Oh Changes.

Since I last posted, nothing special has really happened. And that is the brutal truth.

Today, I weeded through my closet picking out the items of clothing that I have needed to get rid of since 4th grade, but needed to hold on to for some reason or another. Ultimately, I was trying to "pack for college." I put that phrase in quotations because I am not really packing, just folding and strewing across my bedroom floor. Also, packing seems so final. And still have a month left! A month actually isn't a lot at all. Talking about packing and buying dorm supplies etc. is all hectic and confusing until you actually think about. Which is what I did a few minutes ago. It's simple. I'm going to college in a month. I am packing for my life there, which is going to be new, exciting, and scary. Anyone who knows me well, or maybe not well at all, but knows me in general will tell you that I am an emotional person. It doesn't take a lot to make me cry, and whenever I think of moving away to college I have to hold back tears. I know, majorly lame.

Just an example of how emotional I I was randomly watching the Iron Man Triathalon repeats on TV and when they showed the finish line, and the strong emotion exuded by each person that finally finished, I began to cry. I don't really know why, maybe because I know what it feels like to accomplish something that significant after hard work. (not saying in ANY way that I have done anything close to an Iron Man Triathalon...) But the faces of relief, happiness, and pure excitement of the racers was something that couldn't be captured in a picture. It was a little overwhelming to say the least.

As for an update on my room, it looks pretty plain right now. I need Greg (mom's boyfriend) to plaster over some parts of the wall, and then we can get to priming. I will post pictures soon...maybe. haha.

So besides what I have already told you, and some unmentionable personal dilemmas (nothing too dramatic, a few skirmishes involving the opposite sex) that is the update for now.

ps. Props to Chloe for being the first (only) follower of my blog! Woohoo, at least one person reads this!

and I almost forgot!
Favorite Ice Cream as of late: Turkey Hill, Colombian Coffee (the best/strongest coffee ice cream ever!)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Nothing Entirely Special


I decided to create a blog for family and friends all over the world to keep in touch with me while I make the significant transformation into a college student. Honestly, I can't promise that I will write every day, or even every week...but I will try to keep everyone posted. Also, I am unsure as to how much this blog will relate to ice cream at all, but I will include a little tidbit about favorite flavors etc. in each post. Yeah, it's kind of lame, but I am kind of an ice cream devotee.

So let's see. The reason for my boredom lately, which has been immense, is probably the fact that jobs are nowhere to be found, and I haven't spent an entire summer home in around 5 years. It's often difficult for me to feel bored, because I am easily amused. So lately, I have decided to paint my room light green. It would seem like an easy task in my small room, if there weren't 19 year old wallpaper attached to the walls. It'll get done...eventually...In between the endless games of tetris I seem to fit into my schedule every day.

Anyways, I don't know who is actually going to read this, but if you are reading this, I hope you enjoyed my first blog post ever!

Current Favorite Ice Cream: Berry Line frozen yogurt
Most Recent Ice Cream: Dairy Queen Cone (so good.)