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Changes March 2, 2014

Filed under: Work — sarahinpvd @ 9:26 pm

The soundtrack to Disney’s movie “Frozen” has been stuck in my head for WEEKS. I would be more embarrassed but it’s just SO catchy. I’ve firmly convinced myself that if this movie/soundtrack doesn’t make you go “awwwww” at least once, you have a heart of stone. Who doesn’t love Idina Menzel’s amazing girl power ballads?

Although this blog is really supposed to be about cooking or crafting, as a colleague put it: “Sometimes, life just creeps in.” Well, life is about to creep into this blog big time right now!

So, life:

  1. I took an introductory acting class! It met once a week for 5 weeks, 2.5 hours each time. And, it was hard! The improv exercises were the hardest – it’s difficult to think quickly on your feet. My final assignment for the class was to do the opening scene from the social network – the one where Mark Zuckerberg gets dumped by his girlfriend. It was great fun and I have no idea if I’m any good but I’m hoping to get involved in some short play festivals!
  2. New job – longer commute but this one pays more and is a step up in terms of position/management so I think that’s a fair trade-0ff. I only started 3 weeks ago and so far, it’s been great! I do love the people I work with which is so important.
  3. I’m taking an archaeology class through Coursera. The class is taught by Susan Alcock of the Joukowsky Institute at Brown and I’m already behind but the first unit has been awesome. My favorite professor at Brown (Laurel Bestock) gave a short guest lecture for the first class. And there’s a city archaeology lab in Boston that you can go visit and get involved on a volunteer basis. An activity when the weather is warmer perhaps?
  4. BAHAMAS – I just returned from an amazing 1 week trip to San Salvador Island in the Bahamas and it was fantastic. It was with Club Med (like my trip to Cancun last winter) and it was great. No complaints besides the sand fleas (which I didn’t even know existed until this week). Ahhhh if only I could go back… the weather was so beautiful, the food fantastic, and the people so friendly.

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