Photo A Day III

Hi all!

Here are the next 6 photos in my “Photo A Day” series!

April 14th,2013 – April 19th, 2013

IMG_0051On April 14th, 2013 I spent most of the afternoon in the Unity Room doing work. These pins are always on display (and available for any student to take) and so I decided to snap a photo of them. They’re always a nice reminder!

tumblr_mlazho9c4L1qc5bm6o2_1280On April 15th, 2013 I admired this beautiful tapestry (it covers the table in the Unity Room). I’ve been looking for the perfect tapestry for my own dorm room for awhile but have yet to find one.

tumblr_mldrdx0u3k1qc5bm6o1_r1_500On April 16th, 2013 I wore my most colorful accessories in hopes that dressing brightly would bring the warm Spring weather out. (Spoiler alert: It didn’t!)

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tumblr_mlfbtfFdOT1qc5bm6o1_1280On April 17th, 2013 Kadiatou, Andrew and I went thrifting after class! Thrifting is one of my absolutely favorite activities and on Wednesday (the day we went) everything was half off!  I love spending time with Kadiatou and Andrew and it was a much needed afternoon of relaxation and fun.

IMG_0245 (1)On April 18th, 2013, I swung by the supermarket and drooled over the delicious looking avocados. (Yum!)

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Screen Shot 2013-04-21 at 7.49.14 PMOn April 19th, 2013, I performed in the African Student Association’s 2nd Annual show! Winnie, Kendall, Kadiatou and I performed the poem, “I Am An African” by Wayne Visser. We did a great job! There were lots of other really amazing performances (African drumming, belly dancing, skits!) and it was a really enjoyable time! (*These photos were taken with my iPhone rather than my camera).

Until next time!

x

Details:
Photos taken with: Canon EOS Rebel T3i (Yup – I upgraded!)
Lens used: 50 mm f/1.4

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Photo A Day II

Hi everyone!

To remind you – For the month of April I’ve taken on a new challenge: I will take at least one photo each day! In order to avoid spamming you all, I’ve decided to upload them in sets of six.

April 8th, 2013 – April 13th, 2013

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tumblr_mkywazl4RB1qc5bm6o2_500On April 8th, it was beautiful outside – the first warm spring day of the trimester! So of course my good friend, Andrew, and I headed out to The Gardens to soak up the sun. As you can see, we were all smiles! It always surprises me how much a little bit of sunshine can cheer  you up!

tumblr_ml22q074mX1qc5bm6o1_500On, April 9th, I didn’t take too many pictures while I was out and about on campus, so instead, I photographed the lamp that I have in my dorm room. As my friend Sarah so accurately put it, “I’m pretty sure almost every college student has that exact same lamp in his/her dorm,” haha.

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tumblr_ml4bxjwuUc1qc5bm6o1_500On April 10th, I gave my hair some TLC! There’s a common misconception that when your hair is braided you do not need to put as much effort into taking care of it – very wrong! I probably pay more attention to my hair when it’s in braids – I want to make sure that it stays moisturized, healthy, and smelling good! I tend to use all organic and natural oils in my hair. My hair reacts to them much better than it does to store-bought products. :-)

IMG_7600On April 11th, I drove the 3 hours home and surprised my Mom for her birthday (which was on the 12th). I bought her a very beautiful bouquet of flowers.

IMG_7651On April 12th, I went out to my favorite breakfast restaurant (Nick’s On Broadway) with my Mama. (It was her birthday!) I, of course, ordered pancakes. (I’m much more of a sweet breakfast person than a savory breakfast person). Either way, the tables at Nick’s On Broadway always have a fresh flower in the middle of them. I’m not sure what type of flower this was, but I thought it was very interesting looking and beautiful!

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On April 13th, before heading out to my Mama’s birthday dinner, I spent ample times snuggling with my overweight, fluffy, old (he’s sixteen!) cat, Taffy. I love, love, love this kitty!

That’s all for now. Hope you enjoy(ed). x

Details:
Photos taken with: Canon Rebel XSi
Lens used: 50 mm f/1.4

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Pray For Boston.

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Please keep the citizens of Boston and all those affected by yesterday’s incidents in your prayers…. x

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A Wonderful Weekend!

This Thursday I packed a duffel bag, hopped into my car, and headed home for the weekend.

But this wasn’t just any ol’ trip home – this weekend was my Mama’s birthday! (Happy Birthday, again, Mom!) – and I came home specifically to surprise her!

And boy was she surprised when I emerged from the living room with a bouquet of fresh flowers!*

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On her birthday morning (Friday, April 12th) we went out to our favorite breakfast place: Nick’s On Broadway. I had the best pancakes I’ve EVER tasted and my Mom ordered her usual of scrambled eggs and mixed veggies. Yum!

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On Saturday evening we decided to indulge again and we headed to Boston to eat at Penang – the best Malaysian restaurant in America! (A slight exaggeration? Not really…) Penang is incredible. It’s drive-an-hour-out-to-Boston good. It’s eat-waaaaaaay-past-full good. The idea of eating there literally sends me into bouts of excitement! And, I mean, I broke my Pescetarianism just to eat there (whoops!) – so you know its delicious!

Anyway, our meal is pictured below:

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We relaxed for the rest of the weekend (minus when I had to go to the doctor’s office and get a shot – ouch!)

It was a great weekend home and just what I needed. While I may have procrastinated on my homework just a teeny, tiny, bit – I think that getting to spend time with my Mom and Stepdad was well-worth the stress-induced maniac homework completing spree that I just went on. ;-)

How was your weekend? x

* Pro Tip: Whole Foods Market is the best place to have a fresh bouquet arranged! They have a really great flower selection and if you ask the florist to make you a bouquet (make sure you tell him/her what the occasion is, how much you’re willing to spend, and a specific color and/or flower that you want in it) he/she will work his/her magic and make you a beautiful bouquet – guaranteed.

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Photo A Day Challenge!

Hi Everyone!

For the month of April I’ve taken on a new challenge – I will take at least one photo each dayI’m hoping that this will help me to utilize my camera more and really figure out the ins and outs of photography! In order to avoid spamming you all, I’ll post the photos that I’ve taken in sets of 6. (So every 6 days, look out for a post!) **

tumblr_mkph6ojMQP1qc5bm6o1_500At lunch on Wednesday, April 3rd, Upperclass Dining served “Japanese Burgers” as a special. I didn’t eat one because I’m a pescatarian, but my good friend did and said that they were really delicious!

tumblr_mkra1bk31o1qc5bm6o2_500On Thursday, April 4th, I went to The Gardens and climbed the Gingko tree! The Gingko tree is my favorite tree in The Gardens, and on warm days I love to climb and play around in it’s branches! (I’m still a child at heart).

tumblr_mksymt1WKU1qc5bm6o2_1280One of my best friends, Kadiatou, always has a million vitamins on her at all times. On FridayApril 5th, she couldn’t find the vitamin that she was looking for and had to dump her entire bottle of mixed vitamins into her hand. I thought it was a cool photo opportunity!

tumblr_mksyrzZ8nw1qc5bm6o1_500Also on FridayApril 5th, my friend Winnie began braiding my hair. She was putting my hair into “yarn braids.” Yarn braids essentially look like regular braids, except that instead of hair, you use yarn! Pretty hard to explain, but if you’re interested in seeing how it’s done, watch this video!

tumblr_mkv465cKNV1qc5bm6o1_r1_500On SaturdayApril 6th, I, like the crazy teenager that I am, stayed in for the night, and ate York peppermint patties, dried mango, lollipops, and oranges (….healthy?) while watching lots of movies. It was good to have some “me” time!

tumblr_mkx3is9YDW1qc5bm6o1_500On SundayApril 7th, it was my old roommate Meg’s birthday! Her friends made her the cutest cupcakes and I had to take a picture of them. Look at their little googly-eyes!

That’s all for now! Hope you enjoy(ed)! x

Details:
Photos taken with: Canon Rebel XSi
Lens used: 50 mm f/1.4

* Also, for the record I started the challenge two days late (on April 3rd) – so by the end of the challenge I will have taken 28 photos instead of 30.

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Spring Break

Hi all!

After a wonderful two weeks of Spring Break (I somehow wrote all of my final papers early and, in turn, got an extra week off) I’m finally back on campus and ready for a wonderful and warm Spring Term!

BUT, before I start updating you on how Spring Term is going, I thought I would give you all a re-cap of what I’ve been doing for the past two weeks!

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March 16th – March 23rd – For the first week of Spring Break, I visited my Dad and boyfriend in Atlanta, Georgia! Some of my favorite parts were visiting the Georgia Aquarium, listening to my Dad play saxophone on Sunday morning, and hanging out/exploring the city of Atlanta!

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March 23rd – March 31st – For the second week of Spring Break, I came back to Rhode Island, relaxed, visited a really cool botanical garden/green house, spent time with a few good friends, and ate lots of food for Easter.

How was your Spring Break? xx

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