Wednesday, September 28, 2011

some recent adventures.

I'm gonna try to keep this short for two reasons: a) I have been low on sleep all week and b) I am currently watching the Cardinal's game on It's funny how I probably wouldn't have bothered to watch it if I had still been in STL, but being in the midst of so many Red Sox fans has made me more passionate about the Card's than ever before. But that's another story.

Here's a quick rundown of why I've been low on sleep for the past week and half...
The weekend before last was somewhat low key, but it did involve an epic day where I went to a Greek festival, saw a free concert (Sara Bareilles was fantastic! and who would have thought that Grace Potter wasn't a folk singer judging off of her song with Kenny Chesney?), and ate some ice cream at JP Lick's. I also met with my spiritual director for this year for the first time last Sunday, which was wonderful, but that is probably another topic I will delve into at a later date.

 greek festival

Then, on Tuesday, three members of my community and I were able to go to the Red Sox game at Fenway Park. For free! One of my housemates got tickets through her job, and we turned into an impromptu community night. The game itself was a lot of fun, and we had great weather. Also, despite my Red Sox bashing earlier, I have to admit that Fenway Park, while tiny compared to Busch Stadium, has a lot of character/history.

fenway park

Thursday night, we headed to the Green Briar Pub for Theology on Tap. We had a bit of an adventure getting there (it involved an hour waiting for one bus), but once we arrived, I really enjoyed the night! (For those of you unfamiliar with the model, you can read a bit about it here.)

This past weekend was also memorable for a variety of reasons. JVC hosted this big, fancy fundraiser at Fenway Park (again!) on Saturday night that our community was invited to, as well as the JV communities in Portland, Maine and Hartford, Connecticut. Portland also stayed with us on Saturday night. It was wonderful to be reunited with other JVs for the first time since orientation and to catch up with some of them.  Saturday was also my housemate Cristina's birthday, so our house, as well as Portland, and a few FJVs headed to Foley's after the fundraiser to celebrate. (I just realized that I have never explained Foley's and am horrified, but it deserves it's own post.)
one of our community photos. i'm the short one.

Then, it was back to work on Monday, and it's been a busy, busy week at Casserly House, as always, where I've been staying up too late for no reason. And then you know, today I got run into by a bike. I am fine, just already starting to show bruises. Typical, right?

As exciting as all of these recent events have been, I have to admit that I'm far more excited about what's on the agenda for this weekend: my parents are coming to Boston! They arrive Friday morning for a long weekend, and I am so excited to see them and spend the weekend together.

P.S. I am not capable of writing anything short, as evidenced by this post.

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