Dear World,

Today, we had no school.  For the first time in my life, it was not because of a snow day, it was because of flooding.  I have officially experienced my first RAIN DAY!  I can assure you my school has never been so excited, facebook is going crazy with witty statuses about precipitation, etc.!  Got to love it!

So what have I been spending my day doing?  Yoga, watching 16 and pregnant, eating frosted mini wheats and falling in love with Mr. Darcy again and again watching Pride and Prejudice (2005, Kiera Knightley, Matthew Mcfayden)!  Life is just too good!

Tonight I’m pulling an all-nighter with some friends as we frantically prepare our speeches and study for our academic decathlon competition tomorrow.  Oh joy.

Sincerely,

Shea

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Dear World,

Today consists of yoga and spring cleaning.  My windows are open, the fresh air is wafting in, and my closet is clean.  This is the kind of perfection I yearn for.

Sincerely,

Shea

P.S.  I saw Valentine’s Day with a friend, and it was so much better than I thought it was going to be!  We also snuck Dunkin Donuts iced teas and munchkins into the theatre, so we are pretty much pros now.

Where’s the proof in you?

February 17, 2010

Dear World,

Today after an intense workout sesh I went on an out of state shopping day with my best friend and our moms.  Along with snagging some new yoga gear and a new purse and cardigan I also got Ingrid Michaelson’s new album ‘Everybody’.  She really has some of the deepest lyrics.  I feel as though I view the world in a very similar way as she.  Though she is coming to the city near me to perform, you have to be 21, and sadly, that I am not.

I think tomorrow I might be going to see Valentine’s Day with a friend.  I heard it got some great reviews, and I am a sucker for hollywood rom-coms!

Sincerely,

Shea

P.S.  So today is ash Wednesday.  For those of you who aren’t Catholic it is basically the start of Lent where we ‘give up’ something for 40 days and nights to celebrate Jesus’ survival in the desert for that period of time.  Though I am not super religious, I always seem to participate in Lent.  This year, instead of giving up something, I am going to start doing yoga daily again.  I was on a kick this summer, and it felt so good.  Maybe this, along with my lacrosse work outs will get my body in tip top shape!

Dear World,

So my Valentine’s day went a little something like this:

I woke up at a beautiful time of 10:00 am and took my time showering and getting ready.  I hit up Famous Footwear with my mom and got a kick a** new pair of NIKE running shoes, that I swear make me faster.  We lunched at Panera Bread and I got a delicious chipotle chicken sandwich and broccoli soup.  I came home and promptly went to my best friends house where we watched ‘I love you, Beth Cooper, and snacked on those mini watermelon sugar candies.

It was bliss!

Today after showing up at the school only to find out our trainer is as sick as a dog, I went home and went on a nice mile and a half run before I realized my fingers were frozen and needed to be thawed.  Then my dad and I hit up the Old Port and enjoyed an afternoon of walking around the city in the sunshine and eating organic pizza at Flat Bread.  Oh oh oh!  I also got the SICKEST pair of sperry’s boat shoes from the L.L. Bean outlet.  They are plaid.  They are wonderful.

Overall, vacation has been VETTTY NIIICE!

Sincerely,

Shea

Dear World,

My February vacation has officially kicked off as of Friday afternoon.  After a school day full of winter carnival festivities (including but not limited to sumo wrestling, jousting and dodgeball) I walked out of those MHS double doors and into the life of a thrilled teen enjoying nine days of school off.  I’d like to title today as a R&R day that was filled with tea, Greys Anatomy and old Sheryl Crowe songs.  Life really doesn’t get any better than this, kids.

Tomorrow is Valentines day.  It’s funny, you either love or hate this ‘Holiday’ but for me, it’s really just a nice day.  I’ve never had ‘someone’ for Valentines day, but it’s cool.  I usually spend the day going to the movies with friends or going out to dinner with my parents.  I suppose it should be a day of dread, a sudden realization that as a seventeen year old senior in high school I have never been in a serious relationship, nor been on a date for that matter.  Yet, I’m really not too worked up about it, never have.  To be completely honest, good old MHS lacks any sort of male who catches my eye, or any guy that can keep up with me intelligently.  I don’t mean to sound like a snob, it’s just that when you are one in a few who realizes there is a whole other world out there besides this small town, it’s hard to find anyone with parallel interests.  But, I digress.  This V-day I’ll be buying running shoes for lacrosse and possibly hitting up the Old Port for some Cold Stone.  A dinner with my parents is in the works for tomorrow night as well.  Yes, kids, I am the definition of cool, please, no photos.

Sincerely,

Shea

P.S. I am hesitant to see the new ‘Valentine’s Day’ movie as it seem a bit too cliche to see by oneself on a holiday that celebrates ‘two hearts are better than one’, but it may not stop me…

Dear World,

If you haven’t been able to notice, I’m on a John Mayer kick right now (his new album is so sad and so beautiful).

Today my AP Literature and Composition class went and saw ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep” a murder-mystery comedy, and the most entertaining play I have ever seen.  I think this might even top Hairspray!  It was just so hilarious, and the two men who played all of the roles were perfect.  They had amazing chemistry and had only met a few weeks prior!  I had such a great time!

Maybe, included in my resolution of seeing more bands this year, I should also add ‘seeing more plays’ because I’ve already seen two in the last month.  There is a theatre in the city, about 45 minutes from my house, that has great shows all year round, and for reasonable ticket prices.  I think I’ll expand my cultural horizens!

Sincerely,

Shea

P.S. Go to http://www.rainymood.com

It’s a heartbreak warfare

February 2, 2010

Dear World,

I’m at the point in my senior year where I am not quite nostalgic and yet not quite homecoming-ish giddy either.  Recently I have been relaxing after school (minus academic decathalon and NHS things) and honestly, I don’t mind.  I think I’m enjoying my last fews months at home before college.  I suppose this is natural.  Everything is going to be different when lacrosse starts.  I’ll be super busy, but it will be a good distraction.  I can tell my fellow peers are as anxious as I am to go off into ‘the real world’.

Sincerely,

Shea

P.S. LOST STARTS TOMORROW!