Day 43: October 6, 2014
I had the weirdest dream that my roommates took a picture of me while I was on the toilet haha. I researched what butt means and it said laziness. I think that is pretty relevant to me. Anyways, I woke up early because the window repairers came in to take the measurements. After they left I spent a good chunk of time researching places to go for our Reading Week that is coming up next week.
Day 44: October 7, 2014
We booked our flight to…. *drum roll please*… GREECE! Thessaloniki, Greece to be exact. I’m so excited to be going to Greece. It is on my bucketlist and I and hoping that we will be able to go to Athens and Santorini. They are far away from Thessaloniki so I am not sure if we will be able to. I had never even heard of Thessaloniki until Jen told Alesha and I. She told us that it is nice and that she has family over there. Maybe we will get to see them.
Day 45: October 8, 2014
We all had our one-on-one meetings with Jennie. I had a lot of things written down and nothing made. She suggested that I start making things because time is running out. I need to stop thinking and looking into things so deeply haha. It is time for me to get back into the groove of things! In the evening I went to an art dinner co-hosted by my assigned artist, Marisa Garreffa. The studio space was so beautiful! It over looks a garden and it’s a greenhouse. We ate dinner outside under the stars and it was just perfect. I had the chance to meet different people and actually became close to these two ladies who are actually long-time friends. Their names were Sue and Gina and boy, were they ever so down to earth and easy to talk to. They told me to keep in contact with them and I definitely will! Going to this event only made me realize how much more I want to meet new people and get to know them on a more personal level. Another amazing thing from that night was that Marisa gave each of the guest and hand-written letter. She wrote 32 of them! Each letter had a different story in them and I love that! I love how she just put herself out there! I admire that she told us each something personal and she doesn’t know all of us personally. So vulnerable… I love it!! I felt more intimate and connected to her after reading her letter and we barely spoke.
Day 46: October 9, 2014
I can always count on art history to be an early morning to visit another church. We went to the Santa Maria Novella Church. I have to be honest with you and tell you that I am getting a little bored of seeing these churches. Don’t get me wrong, they are beautiful and so is the history behind them. It’s just that I feel that they are all starting to look the same. I need a change. I think after reading week I’ll be able to enjoy them again or so I hope. At the end of Italian class our teacher, Susana, put on a famous Italian song and had us sing along. It was quite fun! It relieved some of my stress and put me in a better mood. :) Susana is a great teacher. I love how enthusiastic she is!
Day 47: October 10, 2014
Siena on a Friday? Sure, why not? As a class for Art History we went to Siena. It is a bit different from Florence in a sense that it felt less “touristy.” I do prefer Florence over Siena. We went to this massive church! I’m am terrible at names so I couldn’t tell you which one specially. We also checked out artwork as well. I guess I do not have much to say about Siena because I was more fascinated by the environment and architecture, but that is just typical of me. I find that I am in my own world and not paying attention to what Katherina is saying… that will probably bite me in the butt later when it comes to exam time.
Day 48: October 11, 2014
Since all of us are away from our families Jennie decided to host a Thanksgiving dinner pot luck at her place. It was so nice of her and much needed bonding time. I made bruschetta, which people did not eat as bruschetta but that is only because I couldn’t cut up the bread and place the toppings on. Oh well! It was pouring rain when we were walking home! We were drenched!! I wish I had my GoPro on me to capture it!
Day 49: October 12, 2014
Jen woke me up because she thought there was a bird in her room. When I went to help her there was nothing there! I bet she was just dreaming haha. I spent the entire day working on my artist interview paper! I want to get it done before we leave for Greece.
Day 50: October 13, 2014
Interview paper: check.
See you tomorrow Greece!