I hope you are all having a wonderful week!! At the moment, I'm actually still in bed watching reruns of my new favorite show, Roswell, on Hulu and snuggling with my cat, Whitey, before I go down for breakfast :) I'm back at home, having finished my fall semester on Friday, flying back to New York around 9pm.
To tell you the truth, it has been a stressful couple of weeks. As anyone who has ever taken finals knows, it's a bunch of studying, worrying, feeling like your head is going to explode, and for me, eating a lot of Goldfish (my favorite study snack- hey, everyone need one :) I think what has been wonderful is the amount of support each student receives, not only from their friends, but from their professors, directors of programs, and hey, even the lovely SMC custodians!!
|Kate, KK, and Mike at MikeCheck!!|
Before finals start, however, there is a lot of stress relief offered by SMC, which for a worrywart like me, is truly a dream. The weekend before finals, SMC Res Life put on Stress Free night, where students can get massages, delicious food, henna tattoos, and receive little study bags full of highlighters, flash cards, and even a cute little stress relief quote :) That Friday, my friends, Kate, KK, Mike, and I went to see the annual Mike Check Christmas concert. Mike Check is our male acapella group on campus and literally one of the biggest acts on campus- a must for any SMC student is to go to one of their performances, they're amazing!!
|Me, Kate, and KK at Mikecheck!! Adore these girls so much :)|
|Kate and I, being our silly selves, while waiting for KK!!|
Anna and her family lived in an actual log house. Totally like Abraham Lincoln, but a lot more high tech and with plumbing. Aka: coolest moment ever!!!!! I've always wanted to visit a log house!!!!
|VITA Team 2011-2012 :) Kate, Po, Me, Tracy, and Maura Mouse!!|
|Po, Me, and Andrew getting ready to sled!!|
Alex: grumble grumble Po, if I get killed, I'm never talking to you again!!
Po: Alex, if you're dead... you won't be able to talk.
Alex: Oh tomato toemato. Let's just do this already.
Andrew: Alex you can do it!! I'll hold on to you.
Alex: Awwwwwww :)
Po and Andrew: Weeeeeeeeeeeee!!
Looking back, I have to admit, it was really so much fun and I'm glad my friends made me do it. We said goodbye to Anna and her family, heading back to SMC to get ready for the comedian. The wonderful Student Association presents a comedian, free for students, each year, because hey, everyone needs a good laugh before finals!! Last year, we had Nick Cannon, and this year we had the Office's David Koechner. He was absolutely hysterical- a perfect way to end a great day :)
Even though I was so stressed during finals week (I'll talk about that in my next blogpost) I am just so lucky to go to a school which offers these amazing experiences to me. These little things meant so much to me and helped me relieve a lot of my stress before finals :)
I was going to end with a stress song that I absolutely adore, but I think I'm going to save that for my next blogpost. I'm actually going to leave you with my new favorite Foster the People song. My suitemates and I are absolutely obsessed with them, always having sing a longs to their songs in the car :)
If you have any questions, always feel free to get in contact with me via Formspring, Twitter, or email- I'm always happy to help and hear from my wonderful readers!!
Until next time, I send you my very best wishes,