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October = breast cancer awareness month and lots of craziness.  Lots to do, lots to do.  I have a Spanish test Friday, a political philosophy paper due Friday, Spanish composition and French paper due Monday, and another French paper due next Wednesday.  Needless to say, I’ve got a LOT of work.  

In other areas, the Presidential/VP debates have been pretty interesting.  I try to keep myself up to date here and there.  If I have time to watch tv, it’s usually that or Grey’s Anatomy, haha.  Temple’s Breast Cancer Awareness game is on Tuesday, October 21st and it’s at night.  8pm.  Kinda weird, but it’s going to be live on ESPN, which I am VERY excited about!  

So this past weekend I went to University of Delaware to visit Denise, who is one of Ashley’s best friends from high school.  It was a lot of fun.  We also went to Six Flags Great Adventures in Jackson, NJ, and went on so many different rides.  For example, Nitro (2x), Medusa, Batman (2x), Skull Mountain, Great American Scream Machine, and The Dark Knight coaster.  My favorite one was DEFINITELY Kingda Ka.  We only waited an hour and a half, and sat in the FRONT row!!  In 3 second, you go from 0 to 128mph.  It was AWESOME!  By far, one of the most thrilling things I’ve done.  You feel your cheeks and skin being pulled back.  It’s the tallest and fastest rollercoaster in the world!!  And it lasts only about 20 seconds. Best 20 seconds ever though.  

Sunday was my Mom’s birthday, so I went home for that along with Ashley.  We also picked up one of my best friends from high school, Jayme, to join us.  I ordered everyone a cheesesteak from Jim’s and bought a Carvel ice cream cake.  Everything was delicious and turned out really well!!  A good amount of family showed up.  Plus, my Aunt Sheila and Uncle Peter were still staying with us from Greece so I got to hang out with them.  Afterward, a few of us saw Burn After Reading, the new Coen brothers film. Definitely very good.  It was very funny and interesting.  I liked it a lot.  

That’s about it for now – I need to go get started on my massive amount of homework. 

Later!

 

A picture of Kingda Ka that I found online. YES, it’s THAT tall.

 

Ashley, Denise, and Me in the FRONT row on Kingda Ka.  This is the one picture we all actually bought.  Can you take my face seriously??  It doesn’t look like me.  I’m pretty sure it looks like I’m about to die, haha.  That’s what 128mph does to me apparently! 

 

Denise, Ashley, and Me on Nitro

 

Denise, Ashley, and Me on The Great American Scream Machine

 

Mom’s Carvel ice cream cake! 

 

Me & Mom 🙂

 

Aunt Sheila and Uncle Peter (who speaks not one word of English..)

 

My cousin Brooke and her boyfriend Mike

 

Mom-Mom, Aunt Renée, Me, Mom.  Love them! 

 

Ashley, Me, Jayme celebrating my Mom’s bday! 

 

Aunt Sheila, Travis, Uncle Peter, Mom, Me in the living room 🙂 And no, my brother didn’t wet his pants.  He just did the dishes, haha.

 

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I apologize for the lack of updates recently!  I can’t even begin to tell you how busy I’ve been with school, work, band, football games, homework, and trying to have some fun!!

Last weekend was pretty rough losing to UCONN.  I’m over it now, but poor calls were definitely made and justice was definitely NOT served..not to mention Hurricane Hanna drenched everyone, haha.  But anyway, Ashley’s friend Denise, who goes to University of Delaware, came up for the weekend so that was a lot of fun.  We hung out all weekend with our friends and by Sunday the weather was much better.  Ashley, Denise, and I went down to Center City because my phone had water damage from the game, and Ash’s phone has just been acting up.  So we fixed that problem at the Verizon store and then walked around to Love Park, the new Comcast building (which is BEAUTIFUL btw), played with the dominoes and SORRY! pieces, and actually walked home all the way from City Hall to Temple.  We’ve never done that before.. and it only took about half an hour.. and it was such a nice day outside so we al enjoyed ourselves.  

This past weekend was a TON of fun since it was Ashley’s 20th Birthday, on September 11th.  A lot of us went out on Thursday night and had a great time!!  Friday night Erin, Ashley, and I went down to Wilmington to watch Ashley’s brother’s football game.  He goes to Salesianum School and they were playing William Penn.  Sallies won, even though they weren’t favored to.  It’s always a lot of fun to watch them and eat at the tailgate afterward.  Then Saturday Ashley’s mom was having a family party for her birthday at her house.  Ashley thought it was only family and family friends.. but Greg, Erin, Bryan, and I drove down to her house to surprise her, along with one of Ashley’s high school friends, Gina.  Ash was really surprised!!!  So overall, it was definitely a good weekend. 

Right now though I have to go do some homework.  Boo.  So more updates later on!!

 

-[Monica]

 

The new Comcast Center building! 

 

Inside the Comcast Center building.  Do you see how CLEAR that picture of the Philly skyline is?!  That is a screen!!  When it’s not showing pictures, it shows the image of the wall below it, so it looks like there is no screen there at all.  Coolest thing.

 

Love Park fountain with City Hall in the background.  I love Philly. 

 

Ashley, Denise, and Me in Love Park

 

Ashley and Me with the SORRY! pieces by City Hall 

 

View of the Comcast Center Building 

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