LDOC=last day of classes. Last semester I celebrated by going to a Rihanna concert. This year I went as my friend’s date to her holiday party, held at the City Tavern Club on M Street, which has old wood paneling, little rooms with bookcases and fireplaces, and was decorated perfectly for Christmas. Technically our event was only 7-9 pm, but afterwards we went up a staircase and snuck into another holiday party that had just started. A great last day of classes indeed!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, with Christmas trees and bows everywhere you look-
It’s almost impossible to feel dreary even though finals are around the corner, when campus is looking so merry. One of the perks of going to a Catholic school where we don’t have to worry about being politically correct - there are Christmas trees and garlands in every building!
Some belated pictures from El Centro, where I went to celebrate my friend’s 22nd birthday. Not minding that it was a Sunday night, we enjoyed “Sangria Sunday” (half off) along with our tacos, chips and salsa.
My avocado salad topped with spicy slaw
A tequila flight for the birthday girl…
Setting up the tree and decorating the house, all while listening to Christmas music, is always one of my favorite parts of the holiday season…
Ugly Christmas sweater time (am I the only one that thinks they’re actually really cute??)
I forget who gave us this ornament but we’ve had it almost as long as I can remember!
Really, all that was missing was a roaring fire in the fireplace!
My mom, sisters and I went to New York the day after Thanksgiving, having already done some holiday shopping earlier in the week. Trying to stay out of the cold, we headed to the Metropolitan Museum and then to Pierre Loti, a Turkish tapas bar.
The Met during late afternoon/early evening is really different than the Met during the day time, especially now that it’s winter and it gets dark so early. The Temple of Dendur is usually flooded with light, but today it was dark and mysterious, and the pool of water looked almost black. In the European sculpture hall, I loved the long shadows cast on the figures.
My drawing professor said never to forget the importance of hands and feet in figures because they can be incredibly expressive, and looking at this sculpture I definitely think he’s right!
Another Thanksgiving came and passed, and it was full of family, food and fun. I ended up making pumpkin bread to bring to my cousins’ house - relatively easy although I made things unnecessarily, infinitely more complicated when I accidentally made enough batter for 4 loaves (I doubled the recipe, not realizing it was already for 2 loaves). It turned out tasty though which is all that matters, right?