Hey everyone! Can you believe it’s almost time to head back to the Hill? (I definitely can’t). Break went flying by this year. It was about, I believe, a week and a half shorter than last year’s winter break, as finals were significantly later (although not as bad as some other schools, ie my friend Maura’s finals ended on the 23rd, can you believe that?) Either way, it’s time to start packing up again (I did finally manage to unpack everything…or at least get it out of the suitcases).
Next semester, my roommate Michaela will be studying abroad in Argentina! It’s really exciting, and kind of sad at the same time, because she’ll have a great time and get to experience so much, I’m sure, but we got along really well as roommates (and of course, as friends) so it will be sad to see her go. It’s only for a semester, at least, so she’ll be back for senior fun. No, I don’t get the whole room to myself, as nice as that might be, but another girl I am familiar with will be moving in, and it will be nice to get to know someone new, too.
Matt and I went to Broadway this past Sunday, to see “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time”, which was also a popular book, although I didn’t read it. I’d only seen Phantom of the Opera (twice) and Billy Elliot, which were both heavily musical, so it was really interesting to see a play that had no singing at all. It was very modern- there weren’t really set pieces in the form of furniture or backdrop, but rather the whole stage was a grid, with the walls being interactive screens hiding occasional storage blocks, and a set of white boxes on the floor being used as seats, as luggage, etc. I thought it was performed really well, and I enjoyed it a lot. We also made a quick stop into Toys ‘R Us, always a good time.
I’ve started the summer job/internship hunt, and it’s predictably stressful. There’s so much to do and look at, so many places to see and so many opportunities. I’m hoping to get an internship in publishing this summer, since it’s been something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, but wasn’t quite the right age until now. Junior year of college is, it turns out, quite a bit like junior year of high school- big, generalized tests, resume building, and pending future-determining decisions.
So, it’s time to get back to those. See you back on campus!
LiAnn Butterfield '16