2011 in review… My personal reflection post coming at my “one year departure anniversary”

January 2, 2012

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many […]

Last day in Aotearoa….

June 26, 2011

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There’s still a blog to come about my trip to the Coromandel and the last events of the semester, but amidst the bustle of the last days, that has been a bit delayed. ‘Til then, when I can update from the states, let my facebook status suffice: “And when all’s been said and done It’s […]

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Someone please throw little drummer boy into the scrum, and…ENGAGE!

June 17, 2011

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The whirlwind of last-minute activities soldiers on! As of tonight, we’ve made a house rule for the apartment: no countdowns and no saying “the end” at anytime until we realistically have to address said matter. I can’t exactly carry that forth in this blog, but I can at least let you all know what’s up […]

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Oh Rainbow’s End, you definitely are the pot of gold.

June 15, 2011

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Thanks to mi madre, Virginia Scarola, and her 21st birthday gift to me here in NZ – Jaclynn, Allie, Mark and myself had an amazing day full of childhood delight and merriment at NZ’s premier theme park – Rainbow’s End. *(Lauren we missed you – we’re sorry the world’s natural occurrences hate New Zealand and […]

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Te Papa? Whose Papa!?

June 14, 2011

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Since I’ve been on a roll lately, I figured I’d catch ALL THE WAY up and hit you with an update on Wellington (where I will be moving to with my seasonal home in Queenstown) and the rest of the tiny things going on in my life. We (Me, Jaclynn, Claire, and Kelli) hopped on […]

Still going back in time, just not QUITE as far…

June 14, 2011

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Part Two: I’m Going South.  Saturday April 16, 2011 Talk about traveling! As soon as we got back I had one night (more like a few hours) to repack and then it was off in a taxi at 5am to pick up Dad and Leesa at their hotel near campus and head to the airport. […]