Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Years, 2010!

Hey guys! I am going to be posting from my own username because I just like things better like that :D

Anyway, I would like to be the first one to officially wish everyone on Team LEx an exceedingly happy 2010.

And I shall give you my latest life update while I'm at it.... starting from yesterday.

Yesterday, I took a train into NYC. As I was standing in line in Penn Station, some random girl came up behind me and grabbed my shoulders. I turned around and saw Chana. (Alright, I suppose I must mention the fact that this was planned.)

Anyway Chana's (amazing) mother took us to a diner for lunch, where I voraciously consumed a wrap and we shared a dulce de leche cheesecake. And then Chana and I went wandering around the city and Macy's men's store talking about... various topics. Like boys...

And then Chana had to leave, so I decided to go shopping. Which basically entailed me wandering in and out of about a dozen stores and trying on some things and then looking at the price tags and giving up. At one point I was determined to buy some really cute boots, but they didn't make them in my size. (Yay small feet?) Although I did buy some converses, which DO come in size 6, thank you.

Then I got on another train, where the huge guy sitting next to me saw my UChicago sweatshirt and asked if I was returning from college at Chicago. This one brought me to Philadelphia and my grandparents' house!

Today, we visited a museum, went out for Chinese food, watched Rent (my first time seeing it), saw the ball drop on TV, and drank champagne. Happy New Year, everyone!!

Love to all of you,
whoa! actual postage this time! sweet. well, i just wanted to figure out how to do this.

The book as blog

Hello, everyone.

This is a blog. It is a reincarnation of the dead notion of a communal book. It was a lovely idea, thought up by none other than our own Madeline, but it unfortunately met an untimely demise somewhere in some post office or in the deep recesses of our minds where we forget about the ambitious projects upon which we embarked. So this is the new format. We all have the password and access to the blog. We talk about whatever we like, with pictures, videos and anything else we want to add. We can keep it as just the RIBS girls, although I personally vote that Maura James, whom many of you have spoken to, and even perhaps a member of that foul male gender, Khristian Erich, be allowed to add as well. Though, to be honest, he probably won't do it anyway what with the time commitment of *MIT* (asterisks in this case denote a snotty, supercilious tone). This could be a really fun way to keep everyone updated on our lives, and what's great about this particular method is that there's no pressure to post, and what's written can be any genre. I'd love to see what you've been up to, what you've been thinking about, a rant after you see an obnoxious advertisement or a difficult movie, pictures of people you've been crushing on, whatever. We might even need code names if very personal things come up! Also, it would be great if we commented on each others' posts.
So, tell me what you think!

Also, some explanations. This blog is called Team Laser Explosion, but this is a new form, with new people and new ideas, so don't feel like it's just a continuation of that specific brand of amazingness. Also, sign blog posts with your name so that we know who's posting. There's an automatic signature that I had to choose because that's how this works, so I just picked Marie Curie because she's a famous female scientist etc. etc. Any questions?