Saturday, February 27, 2010

a college experience

No more monkeys, jumping on the bed. Oh, good morning my sweets ;) Happy Saturday! Not gonna lie, last night was fun: we had a circus-themed party with a fraternity on campus, and my friends and I were brass monkeys. With only about $4 per costume, we had the yellow vest, monkey ears, red hats (with tassels, of course), and gold cymbals. I will be sharing pictures very very soon! Trouble is, today I'm off again for the 'Nova game. Or shall I say, the Beat 'Nova game? :) I'm not sure how closely you follow college basketball, but it's going to be a big and exciting one for SU, and my day is filled with countless festivities to prepare for it all.
In the mean time, how 'bout we take a trip back to Arizona State University, the very probable southwestern college that my brother will attend next fall.
It was "Sun Devil Day" which meant information sessions and campus tours for prospective/accepted students and their four-membered families. Yes, they specified four ;).
I was expecting, and planning, on leaving half-way through to catch my flight back to Syracuse, but once it was cancelled, I was really able to get a feel for the university and it's campus.
It was absolutely beautiful, as I'm sure you can see. And if my brother does decide to go there, for this fact and many others, I will no be upset... I will simply make sure I visit often.
The remainder of our day was spent in the sun and by the pool. We had been so non-stop up until this point, we certainly deserved the hotel break.
Finally, later that evening, we went out to dinner for the best Arizonian meal of our entire lives. The swankified location? Wildfish Seafood Grill at the waterfront.
We ordered quite a few small plates since we were nearly sitting at the bar and everything sounded so beyond amazing. Not one of us were disappointed with what we got.
My main squeeze was that gorgeous seafood salad below, and with avocado, no less. Oh my gosh, even re-living it is so painfully wonderful :).
We wrapped things up in our usual vacationing fashion, with a treat and strong cup o' joe. But not just any old thing would do for my last night in Scottsdale, we went all out with a warm double chocolate Godiva cake alongside a scoop of vanilla ice-cream. I could have died happy right then and there; it was, out of this world! Of course, life did and does go on :) so early the next morning I hopped on my flight back, and now must continue to fulfill my college life duties. GO 'CUSE! Oh, and tomorrow, I'll be officially welcoming a new addition into my sorority fam. She is precious. Ah, what a life... be young and have fun this weekend!

P.S. Please keep Chile in your thoughts and prayers today. A terrible tornado struck the central area of the country early this morning, and although my host-family is more than fine (thank God), there are still many people who are not. Thank you.


  1. This post made me go "arrrrrrgh why did I go to college in horrible cold Massachusetts?!"

  2. I feel terrible for Chile, but it looks like they are going to come out of the earthquake a lot better off than Haiti. And I'm glad all of the tsunami warnings never amounted to anything major either! Enjoy your week!

  3. Really looking forward to some brass monkey pics!!

    I'm am very saddened for the people in Chile right now, Glad to hear your host family is doing okay.

  4. Haha, love your comment about the salad: "re-living it is so painfully wonderful."

  5. Lele: Me too...

    Anonymous: So very very true, same to you!

    jenngirl: You will be pleased then :) thank you so much sweetheart.

    BroccoliHut: Haha, it was really that awesome.


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