I’ve had a whirlwind couple of weeks, which is why it’s been so long since I was last able to blog. I’ve taken some incredibly difficult midterms, gone to a festival devoted entirely to mac and cheese, seen some of my favorite artists at Voodoo Music and Arts Festival, and got a job at PJ’s Coffee! The festivals have been a great opportunity to bond with my suite, and have been great for combating my homesickness. Mac and cheese fest taught me just how many different ways you can eat the classic dish, and also taught me to hold onto your tickets, especially when standing by a lake. My suitemate, Didi, let go of a strip of seven tickets, and they fell into the little pond we were sitting by. Not surprisingly, no one was willing to jump in to get them.
This past weekend, I was able to experience my first ever music festival, which was somehow even more amazing than I imagined it would be. I was able to see Kendrick Lamar, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Live, Cold War Kids, The Head and the Heart, and The Killers, just to name a few of the artists. And, since it was Halloween weekend, we got to dress up in crazy costumes for the whole thing. After being a Spice Girl, wearing pajama onesies, and dressing as Khaleesi, I’m still picking glitter out of my hair. Probably the best part of all of this, though, was The Killer’s concert. They were the last people to perform on Sunday night, and I can’t think of a better way to have ended the experience. My friend Lauren and I camped out near the front of the pit (maybe six rows from the stage) for a couple of hours before they went on. This may have been marginally crazy, but it was worth it when, at the end of the concert, she and I caught a drumstick that the drummer threw to the crowd. Unfortunately, two girls near us also got their hands on the drumstick. After a bit of a struggle, we realized no one would give in, so we broke the drumstick in half and went our separate ways; the perfect ending to this amazing weekend.
And now, I’m preparing for my first training shift at my new job! I’ve worked in coffee shops for quite some time, so the training shouldn’t be too difficult, but I’m super excited nonetheless! But, before I start my training, I get to finally see my older sister, after almost 3 months being apart. I can’t wait to show my sister around my new favorite city and see what she thinks of life at Tulane.
Stay tuned for more updates,
xoxo, second sister suzie