Sorry I haven't blogged in a few weeks. The office of admission has been pretty busy this month. I actually just got back from vacation. I went home for about ten days and it was so much fun and I thought I'd dedicate this post to talking about my vacation partly because I want to pretend I am still on vacation.
The first weekend I was back in Chicago was Lollapalooza weekend so that was A LOT of fun. I went to Lollapalooza with one of my very close friends, Grace. Grace is from Kenilworth, a suburb of Chicago, and she went to my rival high school and is now a rising junior at Amherst. I also went with Olivia who is also a rising junior here at Amherst and she was visiting Grace for the weekend before heading off to China. Unfortunately, I did not get back home until late Friday night because my flight was delayed so I was not able to go see Eminem or anyone that performed on Friday. But, I went on Sunday which included Kings of Leon, Skrillex, Sebastian Ingrosso, Childish Gambino, Chance the Rapper, Cage the Elephant, among many others.
At night I went to see Chance the Rapper perform and as I was walking out at the end of the concert my sister and I both saw MALIA OBAMA! How cool is that??? I didn't believe it at first. i thought it just happened to be a girl that looked like Malia. I also didn't see any secret service nearby so I brushed it off as being another girl and the next day when I checked the news I realized that it WAS her. I was kinda bummed I didn't go up to her to say hi. Oh well. Chance the Rapper was great and he surprised everyone by bringing R. Kelly to the show during his performance. It was a lot of fun.
The rest of the week I caught up with some friends from high school. My best friend Maritza is a student at Venderbilt. She will actually be studying abroad in the fall in Jordan! She leaves August 31st. I'm really excited for her and it makes me look forward to spring semester when I will be abroad. Anyway, we went to watch a movie at an outdoor theater in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. We watched the Hunt for Red October. There were a ton of people that brought lawn chairs and blankets to lay on and there was free popcorn! The movie was actually pretty good.
We also went out to eat at a Mexican restaurant and I had some of the best tacos I have ever had. They were only $1.25 each. It was sooo refreshing because it can be hard to find good, authentic tacos in Massachusetts. I find that most Mexican places are neither authentic nor well priced. Anyway I promised myself I would stop talking so much about food during my blog posts so that's all I will say but I had AMAZING food while I was home :)
The rest of the week I spent taking my dog to Pooch Park which is a dog park about two blocks away from my house and hanging out with my siblings. Roscoe (my dog) LOVES Pooch Park. He is still a puppy so he loves playing around. He will be one in November and I am really sad that I won't be there for his birthday but I can make it up to him with a bunch of snacks. He loves food. Probably more than I do! While I was home my brother took Roscoe to the dog park one day and they actually ran into Roscoe's brother! Unfortunately i wasn't there but Alex sent my siblings and I a picture and they look so similar! Here is a picture of both of them.
Roscoe is the one in the harness. How cute are they?
Anyway I think that's enough for today. I'll blog again soon :)