Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Long Weekend Adventures

This past weekend marked the long weekend up at St. Mike's.  I didn't make it home but I had lots of plans going on in the Burlington area which kept me plenty busy (besides the school work I had to do!).  Anyways here is what I did:

Saturday was the annual VT Tech Jam.  The Tech Jam is an awesome event to go to and learn about what local companies are doing in the area.  It is also a great place to network if you're a computer science major.  I attended the past two years with the intent on an internship but this year I was looking at a full-time job come graduation in May.  (pause to scream)  I got some good pointers from people on how to go about looking for a job and getting my name out there along with handing out a few resumes for possible jobs.  We'll see what happens.

Sunday was a fun because I got to hang out with my family in faith!  I've mentioned them a few times before and they are AWESOME people.  I attended a wedding recently where their son got married and it was beautiful.  This weekend I got to hang out with Carol and Kaitlin for some Halloween fun.  One of Carol's friends is an arts and crafts person and she was hosting a party for some kids with edible arts and crafts.  My intention was to only help out if needed but otherwise to stay out of the way with my luck in the kitchen.  However, the first task was making mummy Oreo's and my task became painting them white at one point.  I'll say I made a bigger mess then the kids did.
Attempting to decorate (notice the frosting covered hands)
The finished product, they didn't turn out too bad.
 Anyways after this task I was given a reprieve and just took pictures of the kids decorating cupcakes and pretzels which was a bit safer for me.
Me and Kaitlin
The Gang
Kaitlin, Carol, Maria, Patti, Me, and Kristyn
Monday was a pretty uneventful day.  I dedicated this to work and cooking.  I had some school work to catch up on and get ahead on.  I will say I was pretty successful in that department.  I also attempted some cooking and was actually very successful.  I made Apple Fennel Stuffing, Broccoli, and Chicken all thanks to Betty Crocker.  I followed the directions and didn't ruin any dishes or fingers during this process.
The Meal
Keeping in classy with milk at the coffee table
Tuesday, the last day of break.  The morning was basically errands in Burlington I needed to accomplish that I didn't get to on Saturday.  I was successful in most but still have stragglers that I need to get to this weekend...hopefully!  I also patiently awaited arrival of some friends to come back and studied hard for a midterm I had this morning.

All in all it was a good break and I should plan more fun weekends in the near future because it sure made school more tolerable.

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