I am actually ready for my final and have a few hours to kill. So......
16 December 2008
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24 November 2008
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14 October 2008
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05 October 2008
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25 September 2008
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14 September 2008
I decided that it was about time to end my "month of silence." It wasn't an intentional silence...I am just a slacker and haven't posted for a while. So what have I done in this past month you ask?
- I finished my internship with Deloitte in NYC. I had a fantastic time and was so sad to leave!! The good news: I got an offer and will be returning in either June or August (keeping my fingers crossed for August) of 2009!!
- I traveled the east coast! I spent a week and a half on a great east coast road trip with some friends. We went to Rhode Island, Cape Cod, Boston and Maine!! I had no idea the east coast was so green and beautiful. I think the trip confirmed that I am an east coast girl!!
- I went to the wedding of my dear, dear friend Allison. We have been best friends since we were 10 years old and she's like a sister to me!! It was so great to share her special day with her and to see her to happy and in love!!
- I spent some quality relaxation time at home. I got a manicure and pedicure, caught up on all my fave TV shows, and reconnected with my domestic diva. Thankfully after not cooking most of the summer, I still remember how to do it! I made an amazing lemon merangue pie and also tried a new recipe: mango sticky rice!
- I returned to Provo for my last year at BYU!! My last first day of school...
- I have become a hard-core BYU football fan. Ok. No not really. But I did decide that since it's my last year here, maybe I should try to have some school spirit and actually go to the football games. I'm making good progress...I saw at least 30 min of the first game and stayed for 2 quarters of this weekend's game!! Perhaps by the end of the season I'll have actually seen an entire game...but then again, probably not.
- I went to the Utah State Fair. Quite the experience...large farm animals, more fried food than you can imagine, and great people watching...what more could you ask for?
Posted by Erin Masi at 11:36 PM
06 August 2008
So I haven't been the best at keeping up on my blog! I will try to post some pictures from the summer soon!! I have only 5 more days here in the city. Sad.
Posted by Erin Masi at 10:58 PM
13 July 2008
Tomorrow should be an interesting day. I have been assigned to a new client at work! Hooray for hopefully actually doing some work, rather than sitting around all day!! But that's not the interesting part. The client I have been assigned to is located in Middlebury, CT. I am in New York City and lucky me-I get to drive to Connecticut tomorrow!!! Middlebury is in the middle of nowhere Connecticut. According to Google maps it's only 90 miles away, but it can take up to 2.5 hours to get there, depending on traffic. It has been about two months since I have driven. But that's driving in Utah. I have never driven in any big city before...and lets be honest, I really am not the best driver out there. This being said...getting to work tomorrow should be interesting...wish me luck!
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09 July 2008
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30 June 2008
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15 June 2008
My Friday started out with me getting lost on the subway trying to find the bank. Normally I have a very good sense of direction. I never get lost at home (like seriously never). I cannot find anything in this city without a map and explicit directions on how to get there. And every corner, every street looks exactly the same-large office buildings with a Duane Reede somewhere nearby. So I hopstopped the bank and got directions on how to get there. I figured if I was the first one in the door at nine I could still make it to work and not be super late. I went to the station to find the right train. Turns out hopstop is wrong and the train I need doesn't come to that station. I look at the map and find another train that is going to the same place and hop on that train.
Lucky me-the train I get on is an express train and I need the local stop. Unfortunately, I realize this as we are speeding past the station I needed to get off at! I get off at the next stop and by this time, there is no way I can get to the bank and get to work ontime-so I just gave up on the bank. I look at a map and find a train that goes somewhat close to where I work so I go to wait for the B train. Several D trains pass by and 20 minutes later the B train is nowhere to be seen. I was hating the dumb subways by then and missing the days when I could get in my car and drive myself to work in 10 minutes. I finally decided to take a different train (which actually had a stop closer to where I work) and of course as soon as I decide to take that one, like 3 B trains come by. Finally, after I had been waiting for a total of about 30 minutes, the train I needed came and I managed to make it to work...
I had grand plans for Friday night. It was my cousin Leon's birthday and my aunt was doing a dinner for him with all of our family that I still haven't seen since I've been here. I was excited to see the fam and just relax for a bit. Around 2 pm our manager comes in with an enormous project that has to be done by tonight, and oh yeah, we have to go downtown to the office down there to finish it. I figured we'd finish by 7ish and I would still be able to make it out to Queens for the dinner. Oh wait. No. I was at work-babysitting the copy machine-until 10:30! By the time I got home I was so exhausted that I didn't want to do anything. So I called it a night and went to bed. Happy Friday the 13th.
On a good note, Friday was payday!!! Hooray for a well-paying internship, even if they are paying me to babysit the copier.
Posted by Erin Masi at 3:48 PM
08 June 2008
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07 June 2008
How To Play This Game of Tag: Post these rules on your blog. Answer these 15 questions about yourself on your blog.List: 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 goals, 3 current obsessions/collections, 3 random surprising facts.Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names.Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Here it is...
02. Being with my friends and family
03. Naps in the sun!!
01. Birds-they terrify me
01. Live overseas at some point in life
02. Better my half-marathon time
03. Finish the quilt I started sewing last year
01. Planning fantastic trips
02. Reading the Phillipa Gregory series about Henry VIII
03. Taking pictures
RANDOM SURPRISING FACTS:
01. Mint brownies are my weakness
02. I am a fantastic golfer...
03. I love dogs and want a little purse dog!
I tag Laura, Morgan, Melissa, Kerry, and Steph!
Posted by Erin Masi at 11:12 AM
28 May 2008
These are just a few pictures from the many I've taken...
Boats on the Cam (the river at Cambridge). We took an hour long boat ride down the river, it was such a fun ride!
Jason and I in the famous red London phone booths in Cambridge.
Me, Jeff, and Ben experiencing the traditional english fish and chips at a pub in downtown London.
View of Big Ben and the Parliament building from the London Eye.
Posted by Erin Masi at 5:06 PM
So obviously I'm not so good at updating this thing...I am still in London and absolutely loving it!! There is so much to see and do here I feel like I need 2 more months instead of only 2 more days! This past week and a half has been fantastic. We have seen and done so much!!! I have seen 5 shows (Sound of Music, Blood Brothers, Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, and Wicked), gone to two fantastic museums, shopped (of course), and walked all over London.
Today a group of us decided to take a break from the busy city and go out to the castle at Dover and the great white cliffs near the English Channel. We took a two hour train ride south of London and walked through a cute little city up to the castle. The view from the castle was incredible!! The English countryside is so pretty and green. It's just like you see in pictures-huge, rolling green hills dotted with sheet and cute little English towns. We walked around the castle for a bit and then headed out to the cliffs. When we first got to Dover the weather was terrible. It was misting rain and super windy (and of course I had neither a jacket nor an umbrella...). But luckily by the time we were ready to go explore the cliffs it had cleared up and turned out to be a really nice day. We explored the cliffs for a few hours, hiking and climbing, and sliding around. They were amazing...it looked like a scene from the Sound of Music or Heidi. After we had had our fill of the cliffs, we went back to the town, had dinner, and got back on the train to get back to London. It was a great day trip!!
We only have 2 full days left and so much still do to....visit the cousins, go to tea time, more shopping of course, visit the Tate Modern, see the city lights at night...and countless other things. Two more days to go...
Posted by Erin Masi at 4:50 PM
22 May 2008
I am in London!!! So far it has been fantastic!! The first day I was here I went on the London Eye, went to an amazing Egyptian exhibit, and went and saw The Sound of Music which was wonderful!!! I have never seen the movie all the way through so it was fun to see a live production and see what happens!! I will post pictures soon when I have more time on the internet!
Posted by Erin Masi at 4:31 AM
17 May 2008
So all my attemps at packing light have failed. I planned on taking only one suitcase to London, the lighter the better. Today while packing, it became painfully obvious that everything I wanted to bring, everything I needed, was not going to fit into just one suitcase. Alas, I caved and am taking two suitcases to London. With the help of my wonderful mother, I managed to pack everything (more like she managed to pack everything, I was "supervising") and am pretty much ready to leave!! I can't believe it's time to go already!! I am super excited for all of the adventures awaiting me in LONDON!!!!
Posted by Erin Masi at 10:29 PM
16 May 2008
I hate packing. Hate it! How on earth are you supposed to fit everything you need for 2 weeks (or 2.5 months) in one small 50 pound suitcase?!? I'm strongly considering taking only a carry-on and buying a two week wardrobe when I get there...
Posted by Erin Masi at 4:09 PM
09 May 2008
So I have decided to start blogging so I can keep in touch with everyone!! We'll see how this whole blogging thing works out...I'm not exactly the most computer literate person in the world so hopefully I can figure out how to use this. More exciting posts to follow!
Posted by Erin Masi at 11:22 AM