Sunday, November 1, 2009

She's Back!!

So it’s been a YEAR since I’ve been abroad! I can hardly believe it! I know this Blog is titled “Kali France” but I miss being able to rant and rave about everything going on in my life! So I’m back (by popular demand). Like I said, it’s been a year! So I am in my first semester of my senior year in college. Holy cow. It feels like just yesterday I was driving the Caddy to Notre Dame. Now… oh wait… I’m still driving the Caddy. Cash for Clunkers didn’t work out. I don’t want to talk about it. I just see it as a sign from God that I should hold out for my Mustang, and so I shall.

The past year was full of readjusting to the amazing-ness that is the United States, school, and interning at Ohio National again in the summer. I was so glad to get back to macaroni and cheese, face-paced society, the English language, big cars, fat people, and real sports! On a sadder note, one of my dear Irish friends from abroad unexpectedly passed away early this year and we all miss him very much. RIP Joey.

I’m trying to think of major events that took place in the last year but I am drawing somewhat of a blank. I did switch boyfriends, so that’s pretty significant. I am sure you all know who I am currently dating so we’ll just call him J. OMG... DUH... I turned TWENTY ONE!!!! How did I forget that?? I am now an adult and can legally consume alcoholic beverages! Woot! It’s totally as awesome as I thought it would be! Other things… our Global Scholar advisor quit suddenly. That was a shocker. We have some new guy now but I haven’t met him yet.
I did go on a family vacation to New York (for our Italian family reunion), Atlantic City (first time I could gamble!), and Washington D.C. (got to see my favorite cousin). After losing a ton of money on slots right away, I realized gambling is not for me. Why blow 60 dollars in a machine when I could just go buy a new pair of shoes? While we were on the beach in Atlantic City, though, the Blue Angels or whatever those fighter jets are called were practicing. So we were swimming in the ocean and they were flying right over our heads! It was amazing!

Now back to the present. I am in my first semester of senior year, taking 12 hours. I am currently interning at the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for college credit, so I don’t get paid. But I really like it so far. We deal with things that I’m interested in, like sports, marketing, event planning, sponsorships, etc. I am currently working on planning our big Convention in December in Tampa, Fl. I get to go to it for free, but I’ll be working the whole time. I am mainly in charge of planning the silent auction and golf tournament. I had my review today and I went very well. My boss offered my to come back next semester! Because the AVCA is an IMG Association, my doing well here could help me land an IMG job. IMG College is the largest sports marketing company.

But besides work, I am living in Newtown apartments again, but with my friend, Derek. He’s chill so it works out. I do the dishes and he takes out the trash. My room is HUGE (aka more clothes on the floor) but my closet is TINY (aka more clothes on the floor). I’m taking an educational psychology class (for an elective) that requires me to observe a classroom for 10 hours. So I’m been observing six graders for a while. Pretty boring. I definitely would never want to be a teacher.

I’m sure there are a million more things to catch up on since it’s been so long but that’s what I get for procrastinating! So I’ll just say tonight is the AKPsi Halloween Party so that should be fun! The homecoming football game is tomorrow but I won’t be attending because I don’t really do cold weather. I guess I should get back to work now but I will be writing often so come back soon!

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