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Monthly Archives: March 2010

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– Seeing a squirrel scurry across a lawn carrying a walnut bigger than its own head in its mouth (wonder where he got it?)

– Unveiling of the lawns, and people playing frisbee/football on them, completely disregarding the red flag.

– Flowers on campus.

– Dressing in primary colors.

And noticing that the daffodils match the shade of my shoes exactly :)

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Budget was tight this year for Spring Break, so my boyfriend and I decided to take a short trip to Washington, DC instead of going somewhere more exotic. Despite the long bus ride there and back, a little drizzle on the first day, and lots and lots of walking, I had a really great time there. Photographic evidence below.

Washington Monument.

Lincoln Memorial.

Dinner at this Mediterranean restaurant near our hotel. Food was great but our waiter was hilarious. He was this old man who was very nice but kept forgetting our orders and other things, we had to repeat nearly everything we said to him at least twice.

White House! The second day was gorgeous.

Washington Monument again.

Me and Dumbo at the Smithsonian Museum of American History.

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Shark attack!

A Degas at the National Gallery of Art. There were so many museums and galleries though that we didn’t have enough time at all to go through them all, or do a very thorough tour of the ones we did see. A bit sad about that but that’s okay.

Capitol.

US Botanical Garden, so pretty.

Smithsonian Institution.

So there! I accomplished one of the things on my 100 in 10 list! (And I’ve decided that daily flossing and drinking water in the morning are pretty much part of my routine now, so I crossed them off the list too).

I’m feeling a bit blue about the end of Spring Break and wondering how I’m going to get through the next 2 months of school. Summer just can’t get here fast enough. Why do I just want to play all the time and not have to study? Sigh… I’m still a 5-year-old at heart.

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Robin’s tiered trench coat just will not go away. Here’s one from Anthropologie:

Oh my god I wish I could own it. But from some of the reviews it seems that it may not fit well for a petite like me… oh well it’s not like I have $200 to blow on a coat anyway. But maybe, just maybe, I’ll go to a store in NYC to try it on.

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Since we can’t paint the walls in or dorms here at Columbia, I have to get a little more creative to spice up those white walls. This year I did removable wall decals, but here’s an interesting idea to consider for next year: making designs on walls with Japanese masking tape. They’re tape made from Japanese washi paper and they come in all sorts of pretty colors and patterns.

Now check out this wicked idea from Little Green Book.

Isn’t it awesome? The diamond design looks like it requires a lot of measurements though, but stripes are always easy enough, right? I am totally doing this for my dorm next year, maybe just one accent wall. So excited!

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But I don’t have time to write about them now because not-so-exciting midterms are happening as well. So I’ll just write up a list for now and follow up with full details later:

– I’ve officially declared my major (and concentration)!
– My family bought a new house!
– I got a research internship and will be spending 2 months in Vienna this summer!

There is a hint of spring in the air. Things are looking up.

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