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Giving Thanks

Over my Thanksgiving break I was in South Carolina, and had no Internet. That is why I have been absent my darling followers! Anyway, even though it is way late, I am still going to make a thankful list. As you write your Christmas lists and get ready for the holiday, I think it is important to remember what you said you were thankful for not even a week ago. So, in no particular order, here is what I’m thankful for:

My mom and dad (in balloon form… he couldn’t make it to Thanksgiving) who let me do crazy things like live in England and travel to France and New Zealand:

My crazy family because they make life interesting:

My brother because he is one of my best friends:

My sister because she is so funny:

My grandparents because they are so amazingly awesome it is unreal:

Making silly faces:

Christmas lights in my dorm room:

Fall festivals:

The beautiful nature that surrounds me:

The wonderful opportunities I have had traveling:

And my AMAZING camera that let me take so many beautiful picture of my beautiful family:

I thankful for so, so, so much more than what is listed above, but these are what I am especially thankful for at this moment in time. I hope everyone had a fantastic thanksgiving!

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To my sister: I know it is too early. I don’t want to hear it.

Soooo my roommate was a very bad Jew and hung Christmas lights with me. Now, if you are the type of person my sister is, you may say that hanging Christmas lights this early is sacrilege. However, I am here to tell you that 1) we hung them this early because they are so pretty! and 2) we want to keep them up for the rest of the year, which goes way past Christmas. So technically, they are aren’t Christmas lights. Even more technically, they are. But let’s not get into the fine print.

Anyway, I was in a photography mood tonight, so I snapped a few pics. Here they are! Enjoy.

Lights 1

Lights 2

Lights 3

Lights 4

Lights 5 or is it 6? Can't be bothered to look.

Mmmk this is Lights 6


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“Life is nothing but the echo of joy disappearing into the great chasm of misery.”

Lauren: “So what do you think you will be doing for Thanksgiving?”

Jessica: “I don’t know, I might go to Elizabeth’s. But they are thinking of celebrating it on the actual day of Thanksgiving, not that weekend, and I can’t miss class.”

Lauren: “Well Macie and I are going to Hard Rock Cafe because they do a traditional American Thanksgiving meal for 22 pounds. Three courses. You are welcome to come.”

Jessica: “Well Whole Foods is doing a three course meal for 17 pounds.”

Lauren: “Yes but have you seen their menu?”

Jessica: “… No”

Lauren: “Nothing I would eat on Thanksgiving. Plus its ‘Whole Foods’ which means it is organic and there is nothing wrong with people who like organic food but it just means it will be bland.”

Jessica: “So?”

Lauren: “Jessica. None of that healthy stuff. I plan on putting toxins in my body on Thanksgiving and enjoying every last minute of it.”


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I wish I could be watching ‘Eloise At Christmastime’ right now.

Because if you don’t already know, it is my favorite holiday movie. And I watch it more than five times. Sometimes more than ten. Yes, I am 20 years old.

I need to go to the post office.

This sums up my contribution to the travel writing class discussion today:

“I read about fifteen pages of the book and realized there are no actual chapters in it. Are you kidding me? That is ridiculous. A book with no chapters is like a life with no ice cream. I could survive, but what would be the point?”


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