Dear World,

So today was the accepted students day at my college in Boston.  I just don’t want to announce it on the internet (you never know with the creeps out there) but it is indeed in Boston, so have fun trying to guess out of all the colleges there!

Anyway, it was a lot of fun, and I met two lovely girls I clicked with right away and a couple of guys too.  We started out sitting in a mini-class of our choice.  I chose a biology one and the professor was awesome.  We then had lunch and got a trolly tour of the city.  It’s definitely where my heart is, it’s on the small side and in the heart of Boston!  I know it’s for me.  I got a sweatshirt so now it’s official!  I am going to have an amazing four years there.  I’m so glad I found the college for me!

Now I REALLY want to get out of high school!  Two and a half more months, two and a half more months, two and a half more months…

Sincerely,

Shea

Dear World,

Thursday night was my school’s Mr.MHS competition.  I forgot how funny/talented the fine young men at my school can be!  I’m not sure it was worth 7 dollars… but still.

Last night was our Winterball dance.  I had a lot of fun, and didn’t really think about it being my last school dance(minus prom).  I had fun getting ready with my best friends, and dancing the night away (why do I always sound like a grandma?!).  I did however get extremely annoyed at times.  When drunken class mates wander over to you and try to use your body as a cheese grater while they serenade you with their perfume of alcohol, things get pretty lame.  It’s also great when you look around and the entire junior class is swapping make out partners and participating in sexual activities with their clothes on.  Call me old fashion, but class has all but died in my generation.

All in all it was a lot of fun, and besides having to run away from one guy that kept trying to get me to slow dance with him even though he is the last guy on earth I would even consider dancing to Goo Goo Dolls with, I really will miss these school events.  Oh wait- what?  I mean, BRING ON COLLEGE, PLEASE.  I know, I know, the drunken classiness will probably be no better in college, but I can hope, right?  At least I can surround myself with half-way decent people who have an opinion on more than ‘do uggs look good with booty shorts?’

Do I sound bitter?  I really don’t mean to.  I suppose I really am ready for bigger and better things…

Here’s a few shots of my friends and I pre-dance sweatiness!

I’m in the yellow get up, haha!

Sincerely,

Shea

Dear World,

I just finished watching ‘Brokeback Mountain’.  I don’t know why I hadn’t seen it years earlier, as Jake Gyllenhaal is not only my soul mate but my favorite actor.  I’m glad I watched it now though, I’m definitely more mature and emotionally ready for it than I would have been a few years ago.  Needless to say, it was a beautiful film, and like clock work, I cried at the end.  Seriously, 5 stars.

The scenery was breathtaking

and the story itself was beautiful.

Thursday and Friday my National Honor Society (that I am the president of)  and I went three hours north to the state convention.  Each year we stay overnight at a hotel and go to a dinner banquet/dance and then spend the next day going to workshops and listening to key note speakers.  This year was ‘Building the Future by Reusing the Past’ aka, ‘Going Green’!  Obviously I was quite happy with this!  I learned a lot and hope it sent a message to all of the youth.

In other unrelated news, I need to get back into yoga.  I’ve been working out and running a lot, getting ready for lacrosse, but nothing makes me feel as good as yoga.  I think I’ll do some tomorrow before I have to finish a dreaded 50 notecards for my author study.  Oh, and I’m also going to be an official french tutor for my friend’s younger brother.  How official am I, mwahaha!

Time to immerse myself in Edna St. Vincent Millay, a beautiful poet, but not so great to write about on hundreds on notecards.

Sincerely,

Shea

Dear World,

I just watched ‘The Edge of Love’  with Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Matthew Rhys and Cillian Murphy.  It was brilliant!  Bits and pieces of it reminded me of  ‘Atonement’ also starring Keira Knightley, but it definitely had it’s own uniqueness as well.  The story line is breath taking, and the actors were amazing.  I dare say I have found another favorite!

The clothes were absolutely stunning and vintage, and every single outfit was pure Irish/1940’s-esque that I can imagine my grandmother wearing when she came over from Ireland around that time!

This movie also proved something else; that guy- the guy who says all the right things, the one you’ve known all your life, is probably not the person you will, nor who you should end up with.  It was very refreshing to be reassured this.  Ugh, I always write as if these things are happening to me, but I assure you, I am purely observing the human species that invade my school.

Sincerely,

Shea

Dear World,

Today was a beautiful day!  In New England, as soon as it reaches 50 degrees, it’s considered summer time, and we embrace it with our shorts and birkenstocks!  Woohoo!

Um, yeah, that speaks summers full of mountain hiking and ocean days!  So needless to say, I am having hardcore spring fever, I even drove home with my windows down and my radio on full blast.  Here comes the sun.

On a totally unrelated note, I’ve been having more and more dreams about college, especially Boston.  I’m just really happy and excited to be going to a place where I’m surrounded by city and beauty and awesomeness!  I’m going on the 27th for an accepted students day at one of the colleges I applied to there and we are getting a trolly tour of the city!  I visited it this summer, but it will be nice to see it again.  You know what I’m most excited about?  Being able to walk around the city in cute outfits like this:

and this :


Oh and I can’t wait for a quality education as well… obviously, it’s more than cute outfits on sunny days… ahem!

Sincerely,

Shea

P.S. Before you wonder, yes, I watched the Oscars until 10:oo, yes I am sad Avatar didn’t win, yes Steve and Alec are HILARIOUS!

Dear World,

So today was actually a lot of fun!  My chamber singers group and I rode north two hours to our state’s capitol house and sang for the legislature which was a really cool experience.  We also got to get a tour of the state house, and learn about the history.

The BEST part of the entire bus ride (four hours total) was when this one obnoxious guy said, and I quote, “I AM DISGUSTED WITH YOU ALL!  YOU BETTER TAKE THE SACRED PIECE SERIOUSLY!  I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL I BECOME FAMOUS LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON AND LEAVE YOU ALL BEHIND IN THE DUST!”  It was quite perfect.  I guess we know not to have fun around him…

So all in all, it was a exhausting (I had to wake up at 5:00 a.m.), humorous, awesome experience, and I think field trips are needed more in my life!

Sincerely,

Shea