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How I Spent My Summer Vacation

8 Jul

This was pretty much my mantra during my week-long vacation-extravaganza. I had more fun and did more things than I thought I could handle.

I watched two friends start their lives together.

Congrats, you crazy kids!

I said goodbye to both the amazing and terrible times I’ve had in my Philadelphia apartment.

I saw the Rocky Statue, the Liberty Bell, the Art Museum, Betsy Ross’s house.

I drove a multi-ton death torpedo (or a rental truck, depending on how you look at it) with all of my earthly belongings strategically placed inside.

I collected a ton of bruises from cramming said earthly belongings into the multi-ton death torpedo.

I saw more shapes and colors of glass than I knew existed.

I drank lemonade and watched fireworks with someone fantastic.

Thanks for the .gif, Mashable 🙂

I got a sunburn from not paying attention to the time I was outside talking with my sister on the phone.

I made iced tea from scratch.

I watched some great movies.

Most importantly, I laughed. I laughed until my face hurt. I laughed until I thought my sides were going to tear apart from the sheer joy I felt.

I’ll probably post more detail about my Summer Shutdown adventures later, but for now, I’m going to revel in the last few hours I have until vacation is officially over…


Oh, hi Ohio!

28 May

As I mentioned before, I’m gypsying around the Northeast / Midwest this summer. My journey has officially begun.

I started in Philly, packed up my essentials, and headed home. Then, drove with my mom to my sister’s graduation (Congrats Eezy!) and back home. I got in to Dublin, Ohio last night at 2:30 am and moved into the nicest apartment I will ever live in, thanks to the bangin’ internship I have this summer. It’s nice working for a global company.

I don’t feel stuck – I actually freakin’ love it here!

My odometer when I left Philly: 73,338

My odometer when I got to the coffee shop I’m currently in because my apartment doesn’t have internet yet: 74, 895

To put it in perspective, I’ve traveled far enough in a week for 1/2 of an oil change. Thank goodness my car is in tip-top shape.

So far, I love Ohio. Everyone is so nice, I’m so close to OSU – which is currently bustling with young people my age, and it seems as though you need to be lovely to live here. I’ve not seen one unattractive person here yet. Looking out this coffee shop window is like looking at a moving catalog of happy models.

My first day of work is tomorrow – more stories of my adventures to come 🙂