Archive | March, 2010

SQUEE: New Twilight Book!

30 Mar

Allow me to be a 12-year-old girl for a minute.  It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with Twilight so when I got an e-mail today from Barnes & Noble today telling me there is a new book hitting stores June 5th I was like….

Please pardon the lack of makeup and messy hair. I'm still getting over the food poisoning/virus. But that doesn't change the fact that I'm hella excited.

I did not know this was going to happen.  I’d heard no Internet rumors or anything regarding another book.  Here’s a link: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

Granted, it’s under two hundred pages and probably has nothing in about my darling Edward or his close runner-up Jacob, but still, I’m very excited that Stephanie Meyer has put the pen to the paper again.  I love the cover and how it keeps with the tradition of her previous Twilight covers.  The hour-glass with red sand is very much a metaphor for the plot of the novella.

I’m still eagerly awaiting Midnight Sun, though I’m sure she won’t finish that for years.  I’m one of those die-hard fans who refused to read it when it hit the Internet.  I’m waiting for the copy she wanted us all to read.  Although I will admit that I’ve been more tempted recently…

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Recipe Sunday…

28 Mar

… will be delayed due to a bad, bad case of food poisoning, which is completely unrelated to the recipe I was going to post.

Photo Friday: Easter Edition

26 Mar

Remember when I said there was nothing I could do about Easter?  Well, today Sarah and I went out for lunch and afterwards we stopped by a little store in the Ross plaza.  It’s called The Strawberry Patch and, oh man, if I had known that store existed when we got here I would have been able to decorate the apartment!  Everything there is great and only about $2 each, which is all I paid for this sign!  They’ve got party supplies, frames, melamine place settings, bamboo place mats (adorable!) and a ton, ton, ton of candles.  I really wish I had known.

We’re Going To Miami

23 Mar

(Insert Will Smith song here)

So we knew all along we were going to Miami but this week everyone is getting their assignments so I thought I would share pictures of our apartment.  They call it a condo but it looks like an apartment to me.  We move the last week in April.

When you’re moving on to Fifth Semester you have three choices:

  1. Stay in/move back to Dominica.  Um, no.  Just no.  Their hospital there isn’t good enough to give you the education you need.
  2. Saginaw, Michigan.  A great place if you want to get into geriatrics because the “hospital” you spend you time in is actually an old people’s home.  You’re assigned a patient, which reminds me of Grandparents Club I did in fifth grade.  I’ve heard a lot of people talk about why they want to go there but I still don’t get it.  You’ll save a bit of money, but is it worth it in the long run?  In my opinion, no.  You’re better off in…
  3. Miami, Florida.  You get to study medicine in a real American hospital!  Sounds kind of ideal, doesn’t it?  It’s not the cheapest place to live but in the end it pays off.

Like I said, people have been slowly getting their assignments.  You have to apply to do your time in Saginaw and so far 3 or 4 people who I know applied didn’t get it.  I don’t know anyone who did, so I’m kind of wondering what’s going on with that.  Maybe a lot of 4th semesters from Dominica got in?

I think so far there are going to be three other wives/girlfriends in Miami.  Miami living is spread out considerably, unlike here in the Bahamas where we all pretty much live in one complex.  Nevertheless, I think I’m going to try to organize a luncheon for us girls at the apartment.  Maybe the first week of classes.  Hopefully I’ll have the apartment put together nicely by then.

And without further ado, here are the pictures of our condo apartment:

Viewing the kitchen from the living room

I hate fake plants!  What am I going to do with that thing!?  And everything is tan.  I hate when everything is tan/brown.  I have to find a way to make this place more cheerful.  But look at the garbage can.  It has a big rounded lid!  This should keep Mittens out and maybe I can stop storing the garbage can in the closet.

The living room and the front door

A futon as furniture.  I hate that.  We’re not 18 in college.  There’s nothing I can do about that though, except maybe add some colorful throw pillows (here I come, Target!).

The bedroom with en suite bathroom.

A couple things about this room: the bed is a full not a queen, so that’s going to suck a little bit because I like to sleep in the shape of a starfish.  But the en suite bathroom is awesome!  Not for guests, but awesome for me.  More tan everywhere.  I need to find colorful bedding.

The Thinking Chamber, a.k.a. The Bathroom.

This bathroom has two plusses and one minus.  Plus: It looks really clean, but I don’t know when this picture was taken.  Plus: There are no obnoxious wallpaper patterns that will make you feel worse when you’re sick.  Minus: Glass sliding shower doors?  My grandmother has those and I would scrape my legs on the sliders on the tub every time I got in or out.

So overall it’s tan, but I will deal because it looks like a really, really nice place which is hard to find in our budget.  This is a tiny bit over our budget but we’re making it work.  I think I can really get into this place and make it work for us.

See you in Miami!

Who Doesn’t Love A Parade?

21 Mar

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, there was a rowdy youth parade on the Island.  Here’s the video of it as promised: