I have made it known in the past that I don't like the beach. Specifically, I don't like sand, hot weather, or the blaring sun. I don't swim in the ocean (or go in it past my knees) and I don't even really swim in pools. I am a temperate, sensible ~70 degree type girl. … Continue reading Tides
Worth 1000 Words #13: Ol’ Reliable
On the first day of college, I was nervously approaching my first ever class - Health and Wellness - wondering who I would sit with, if I'd make any friends, and why on earth said class needed to be so freakin' far away from the parking lot, when my backpack strap broke. Now, superstitious folk … Continue reading Worth 1000 Words #13: Ol’ Reliable
Viva Las Vegas!
When my sister and her fiance announced that they planned to hold their wedding in Las Vegas, I was... apprehensive. My image of Vegas has always leaned in the "den of debauchery" direction, where I would be a fish out of water. I barely drink, I've never gambled, and I have no interest in strip … Continue reading Viva Las Vegas!
When I Left
When I left England, part of me stayed behind. Part of me still rides the train into the city through the early morning haze, and sits at a table by the thatch-roof cottage, sipping tea and admiring the serenity of Richmond Park. Some of me still frolics through the fields of Kew Gardens, the air … Continue reading When I Left
Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience: From Westeros to Boston
Contains spoilers for major moments of HBO's Game of Thrones s1-6 and the Live Concert Experience. Last August, the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience was announced, and, as a diehard fan of both the books and the show, I eagerly scanned the list of dates/venues to see if it was coming to my area. … Continue reading Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience: From Westeros to Boston
Worth 1000 Words #5: Our Little Life
In the late spring of 2014, I got to visit every English major's dream locale; Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. I have actually been lucky enough to visit a few literature-based landmarks on my ventures across the pond, including the Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens (Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie is one of … Continue reading Worth 1000 Words #5: Our Little Life
Worth 1000 Words #4: The Limping Duck
Allow me to tell you a story about The Limping Duck. It actually sounds like a name for a pub or a tavern of some sort. A cozy, if eccentric hole in the wall known for attracting curious passersby while managing to land few regulars. I'm sensing a semi-nautical theme, perhaps antique style with a floral … Continue reading Worth 1000 Words #4: The Limping Duck
Worth 1000 Words #1: Frolicking
In the spring/summer of 2011, I spent two months traversing England with a group of about 20 other students and a rotating cast of four professors. I had my inhibitions about going at first - I had only just finished a rough first year of college, wasn't sure I would be able to make friends … Continue reading Worth 1000 Words #1: Frolicking