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Happy Weekend!

Hello all!

I hope everyone’s holiday, whether it was Thanksgiving or Hanukkah, was absolutely top. Funnily enough, my birthday was actually on Thanksgiving this year so that was a plus! Lots of pictures to ensue. It was a long weekend and I had a six page paper due today so sorry for the long wait time in between posts.

Last week was pretty busy. We had the dance team Christmas party which was really fun. We took pictures in our ugly sweaters that we are going to send out to our families for the holidays!

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Have any of you thrown a Christmas Sweater Party? They’re pretty fun!

I also finished my final project for my art class, Art-113 for any prospective students who are interested. Hopefully you can tell who it is (that is part of the grade), but for those unfamiliar with the Hunger Games, it is Jennifer Lawrence who plays Katniss.

 

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This took about 15 hours of work, give or take, to complete, all done on Adobe Illustrator without a tablet, so a lot of the pen tool and mouse-clicking.

Wednesday I got out about 10:30am, and my awesome friend Aubrey came to pick me up. Here’s a picture of us from our prom.

 

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We have been friends since we were six years old in first grade. Fun fact: we used to sit on the phone and read. No, not to each other, we would both start reading chapters of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at the same time, read to ourselves in silence, and then discuss the chapters after we finished reading. Let’s just say my mom was not too happy using up the phone time sitting in silence. Anyways, Aubrey, who goes to St. Louis University, was also home for Thanksgiving weekend and picked me up. We saw Catching Fire here in Elmhurst at the York Theater  for only $6.25 for the matinee. I suggest a) going to the cinema here because it is very reasonably priced for matinees, and b) going to see Catching Fire because it was a great movie.

Have any of you seen Catching Fire already? And if you have, how did you like it?

 

Thanksgiving, also my birthday, was also a fun time too. My family and I went to my mom’s brother’s house where we had turkey and ham and mashed potatoes and rolls (the best). I learned how to play Texas Hold ‘Em from my cousins, and we had chocolate-heath ice cream cake. My cousin’s birthday is the day before mine so we always celebrate together on Thanksgiving. My uncle bought trick candles that kept relighting. Everyone thought it was funny we spent about five minutes blowing out the candles over and over until I reminded them that there’s gonna be spit all over it. They shut up after that.

 

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Then we went to my dad’s side of the family which was also fun. The only problem was that my little cousins weren’t there, which was kind of a bummer. They’re cute and fun to be around, but they were all either on vacation or at the other side of the family.

How did you all spend your holiday? I hope it was fun!

The Saturday after Thanksgiving, my dad’s family has a tradition of going to a place in Braidwood where you can chop down your own Christmas tree. We bring food and hot chocolate and it’s always a lot of fun. This year, we were celebrating my older cousin’s engagement, so even more cause for celebration! We always have a ton of food, so if the food coma from Thursday wasn’t enough, this would do it. The place is gorgeous and great for taking pictures.

 

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Do you have an holiday traditions that you try to do every year?

So with that readers, if you are still with me, is the end of my anecdote for the weekend. If you have answers to any of the questions and would like them to be in the next blog, please send them my way! samantha.korsak@net.elmhurst.edu

So in answer to last blog’s question, If you had the ability to see into the future any time you want, but whatever you saw would come true no matter what you did, would you still do it?

Emily, an Elmhurst College first year, (who may or may not be my roommate) answered:

 

I’d like to start my response with something that I have taken notice to as of late.  I’d like to point out that you have an awesome roommate.  In response to your question, I would 100% not look into the future.I believe that you control your own fate, and you have the power to change your future.  The decisions that you make today dictate what happens to you in the future, not luck or chance.

Truly Yours,

You Know Who

P.S. I’m not Voldemort…

So, yeah. The only response I have gotten is from my roommate and that’s probably because I asked her to. So send me stuff, or else this is just really, really sad.

Question of the week: If you could be really great at any skill you desire, but to gain that skill you have to give up something else you are good at, would you do it? And if so, what skill would you pick and what would you give up?

I would probably give up a minor skill like my ability to talk really fast with an ability to fold clothes properly. If you ask my mom, she would tell you how bad I am at that, so that might be a good minor skill to have. On a deeper note, I would give up my ability to read quickly. Not saying that I would give up reading, because I love to read. I would actually rather I read slower because often times read through a book so fast, I don’t really get to enjoy it, if you know what I mean. And the trade off would be that I would be better in minor social situations like small talk and talking on the phone. I don’t know about you, but talking on the phone for simple things like ordering a pizza or making a doctor’s appointment are terrifying. Or even small talk like walking down the hall with an acquaintance is frightening. What would you do?

 

Seriously though, send me responses and I will put them in the next blog!

 

Thanks for reading!