Welcome back to winter term! After successfully surviving my fall term and finals, I had headed into fall break with high hopes. I did some pretty awesome stuff over break despite the fact that I had stayed until Sunday (!?) since I had worked over sixteen (!?) hours for the ILMEA District two contest. Over the first weekend of break, I had the opportunity to break out of the Augie bubble and experience some of the Quad Cities. Some of the locations I went to were South Park Mall, The Sky Bridge, Blue Cat Brewery in the District and had my first Hy-vee chinese food experience. I had a ton of fun taking pictures with my friends on the sky bridge especially (or the rainbow bridge as I commonly call it…)
The rest of the weekend was spent working. My break was pretty boring, I saw my orthodontist. applied for my passport and spent some much needed time with my family. I actually had the opportunity to visit my aunt who works at the field museum where I was able to see the Worlds Fair exhibit (which I highly recommend the next time youre in Chicago) and I also had the opportunity to meet youtube personalities Emily Graslie of Brain Scoop and Michael Aranda
To wrap up break, I made some pumpkin bread and headed back to campus, well rested and ready to take on a new term. Winter term brings new classes and band literature as we prepare for the upcoming Japan Tour (!!!) A lot of new things are on the way and I can’t wait to share them with you. Good luck starting off Winter Term and hope you all had a good break! Talk to you again next week. Feel free to tell me something awesome you did over break in the comments.
This is Barrie, Signing off.
Posted on November 18th, 2013 by Barrie Chileen
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