Picture perfect


Hey guys! As you can see I’m obsesse with Instagram (even if it did sell out to Facebook). The past few weeks have been pretty good. I got out of work early last Friday because I helped pot some plants for the office. It was a beautiful day out, so I got a pretty good deal on that.


I swear, doesn’t my dog look like a model? I was watching Mets/Phillies (I think the Mets eventually lost this game, and my least favorite pitcher of all time Cole Hamels was on the mound for the Phils. Blech).



My little brother was visiting colleges last week. It doesn’t seem like he could be that old already! He went with my parents on a tour of a bunch of New England schools (including my alma mater Holy Cross), and I was home alone with my dog for a few days.


The best part of having oral surgery is MILKSHAKES.  McDonalds makes fab milkshakes even though the rest of their menu is kind of lacking.


And finally I got the coolest new case for my iPod! I have a Nano and it’s really small so I kept losing it, and I bought a slap bracelet case! It’s great for the gym or just keeping the iPod in my purse. LOVE.

everybody’s working for the weekend


After I graduated from Holy Cross, I started working full time right off the bat at my summer internship from the year before. I’m grateful that I had at least a source of income besides my Kimball bonus so soon after graduation: however, I wish I had taken some time to catch my breath and enjoy being done.

I spent the summer working/saving money and applying for service positions. After completing many applications and enduring 4 interviews, I finally landed an AmeriCorps VISTA position at a youth development agency in Hartford. I only had a week between finishing my internship and VISTA Pre-Service Orientation.

Since then I’ve been working full time without any real time to take a break. With the end of my service term looming ever closer, I’m starting the job hunt once again. And I am completely scared about it. I worked hard in school and at my internship and at my VISTA placement, but I’m just afraid that those things won’t matter.

I went to a training for life after AmeriCorps next week that kick started me into the job search.. Let me tell you, re-starting the job hunt is stressful!

Much props to the Career Planning Department at Holy Cross for reviewing my resume for me so quickly! I didn’t realize how much my resume sucked until I talked to Career Planning. Now I’m tweaking it and making it look classy, and I feel so much better moving forward. I’d be crazy excited if I got a position so soon, but I’m trying to be more realistic about the job hunt this time. Submitting an application or getting an interview doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve got the job (I learned this the hard way last summer).

Anyway, so that’s what’s up with me on the post VISTA thang. Let’s hope it all works out!



In other news, I finally got my wisdom teeth taken out yesterday at the ripe old age of 23. I was super nervous in the days before the surgery (thanks to my fellow VISTAs Jacqui and JoJo for listening to me complain about the wisdom teeth stuff even though I’m sure they were dying to smack me every time I mentioned it). Mostly, I’m afraid of needles, and I got intravenous sedation, so that was probably the worst part of it for me. I was partially  conscious during the procedure, but it was more cool than scary. I didn’t feel anything, but the doctor let me know when he was done extracting a tooth.

So far the pain has been pretty manageable, mostly because I’ve been taking the prescription painkillers the doctor recommended. I figure I’d rather take the painkillers and be a little nauseous than feel the pain.

That’s about it with me.  I’ll be back tomorrow or Sunday with some Instagrams (I know, I’m a little obsessed!)

Photo post- aka I love Instagram


Baked eggs with salsa and cheese! I am obsessed with baked eggs right now! You can check out the recipe I used here. Baked eggs are super simple to make and taste delicious. Plus, you can change them up very easily, which gives them an A+ in my book!


I just love my dog! We have become BFFs since I moved back home.


I visited my friend Sarah last weekend. She works at Dismas, a transitional program for men who have been in prison. The farm has tons of animals. Luckily for me, the sheep had recently had little baby lambs. I had no idea that sheep could have little cow spots! One of the lambs was a little baby black sheep.


I’m making this post from my iPhone so I apologize if the formatting is weird! Ok, back to watching ANTM reruns and working on my resume!

thanksgiving eve

Oh blog, it has been far too long since I’ve last posted. In the interim I have made two trips up to Holy Cross (two football games, two wins, and one major traffic jam) and have spent most of my time working, sleeping, going to Zumba classes (!!!), and reading (read: pretending I’m in college still by reading books about Russian history).

Since my last post, I finally ditched my decrepit BlackBerry and joined the iPhone world. I got an iPhone 4 (I’m too broke for the 4S), and I absolutely love it (all the pictures in this post are courtesy of my iPhone). Plus it has come in handy since my laptop is on its deathbed once more–more about that later.

Two weekends ago my former roommate and good friend Rebecca made a road trip up to HC for the band senior day game. We met up with some other fabulous 2011 alums (Sarah, and my fellow band alums Michelle, Lindsey, and Meghan).


Holy Cross won, the band sounded great, and I got to hang with some of my best friends. Honestly, I didn’t really pay much attention to the game because I was so excited to see my friends again. At homecoming, I didn’t really get to talk to them as much because I was reliving my glory days playing with the band.

My laptop also met its tragic end yesterday. Well, technically it is only the screen that is broken.  I can use it with an external monitor. I could pay to have it fixed, but I don’t see the point in fixing something up just to have it break down on me again. The computer is four years old–I’d rather spend like 300 bucks on a netbook that has just as much functionality instead of paying just as much in repairs.

Anyway, I am pumped for the next couple days off work. I could use a breather. Unfortunately I missed the powderpuff game today (probably the ONLY thing I miss about high school) because I had to work, but I also got out of work early today which was a total plus.  I may or may not be going on the Wallingford bar crawl tonight, depending on whether or not  I want to see the jerks I went to high school with.

Have a great Thanksgiving, ya’ll!