Went on my first 8.5 mile hike on Sunday. Some friends picked me up and we drove to Harriman State Park in New York. We did the Lemon Squeezer loop. I didn’t take any pictures of the actual “lemon squeezer” (it’s a rock formation).

Took about five and a half or six hours, not sure what time we got there. Saw a couple deer, three frogs, a snake, lots of millipedes.

At the beginning of May, it rained really hard for a couple days and there was a flood watch. Predictably, the Raritan flooded a park called Raritan Landing.

There is a tiny, sad, little zoo over in Raritan Landing, and I wanted to see if all the zoo animals were okay so I decided to walk to class. It’s usually 1.8 miles, but I took a detour to go to the zoo so it was a bit longer. Pictures of the flooding (and an excited peacock) here.

Walking to class I was texting one of my friends, and he said he was sitting in traffic on 18 South trying to get back to College Ave. When I got out of class I texted Marc, who told me that 18 was STILL backed up. So I trudged back to College Ave. At one point the walking path is right next to the highway, and I was actually passing Rutgers buses as I was walking. The tulip pictures are from the walk back.

When I got back to Demarest I used a website that measures distances and I ended up walking four miles.

The female Cardinal in the last picture made me look like an idiot. Heard her chirping, found her in a tree, went inside to grab the camera. Found her in a different tree, and stood there for five minutes trying to get a clear shot. Took one picture and then she flew off.

It took me almost two months, but I took some pictures in NYC when my mom visited me after her business trip in Philadelphia.

Pictures from the Guggenheim, Macy’s, and lots of architecture; see them here on flickr.

It took me almost two months, but I took some pictures in NYC when my mom visited me after her business trip in Philadelphia.

Pictures from the Guggenheim, Macy’s, and lots of architecture; see them here on flickr.

Pansies in a planter by the student center and nature around Passion Puddle on Sunday going to an exam review. And my professor brought her dog. :)

Last picture is from just now, walking to said exam. Always gotta stop and take a second to notice the world around you.

So I was hanging out in Rachelle’s room one day and she was going through submissions for The Imaginate and was saying how there weren’t any photos/art to put in with the writing people submitted.

So I submitted my picture and it got picked for the centerfold!

So I was hanging out in Rachelle’s room one day and she was going through submissions for The Imaginate and was saying how there weren’t any photos/art to put in with the writing people submitted.

So I submitted my picture and it got picked for the centerfold!

This is the art room. This is a room in the basement of Demarest (my dorm) where people can do whatever the heck they want. Walls, floor, ceiling, lights, outlets—all are fair game.

Wooooooooooohoooooooooooooo!

Spent most of yesterday writing a 4 page paper about Freudian theory in Boris Vian’s L’écume des jours (everyone who’s translated it to English has translated the title differently).

Just got an e-mail back from my professor that my paper was well written, got an A, and an A for the course. Sweet. :D

This semester’s tap dance. Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 (why we’re all wearing Rolling Stones t-shirts); choreographed by Emily Davis.

I was in this dance, but I’m not really in this video. Also from last spring.

Choreographed by Kelly Terez.

From last spring. 500 Miles by The Proclaimers, choreographed by Emily Davis.