Posted by Lauren
FIRST OF ALL!
Huge congratulations to my smart, talented, beautiful sister for finishing her undergrad at USC!!! It wasn’t too long ago we sat on our parents’ staircase with a big whiteboard “playing school”. I’d selfishly teach her what I learned in school, knowing she’d be able to understand – we’re talking the quadratic formula at age 8! Nicole is a remarkably fast learner and she is efficient with homework and study time, getting things accomplished well before their due. I admire her for not only graduating a semester early, but also doing that and transferring schools. It’s not an easy feat — transferring typically makes your college days longer due to mismatched unit requirements. Not for her!
Aaaand, she most definitely made the most of her time at USC! (DG, TDF, football games galore, spontaneous Vegas trips, close friends in her department, ETC!) Her passion for dance has reached a new level; it’s obvious how much love she has for the TDF team and it’s been awesome to watch her shake it on the court. I can’t wait for what lies ahead for Nicole — she’s so darn talented, thoughtful, and helpful! Honestly I don’t know what I’d do without her….. I can’t wait for her to officially move back to the Bay Area and start her next chapter (plus, I’ll get to see her all the time yay!). So proud of you, sis!
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Back to your regularly scheduled programming….
As of Thursday night, my little vacation officially started! The week went by pretty fast and I’m proud to say I made it to The Bar Method Monday through Thursday! On Mon/Wed I went to 7 am class, Tues I opted for a 5:30 pm class, and Thursday I (somehow) got up on time for the 6 am class. Shocking, I know.
After (a particularly challenging) Bar class, I drove down beautiful University Ave for one very important thing…
(What else at 7:10 am??)
I went back home, blasted Pandora’s Xmas station, and started packing for Denver. We leave tomorrow at the crack of dawn! I also started a load of laundry and cleverly hung a few delicate items on our
drying rack tandem bicycle.
After work, I quickly got ready for Kyle’s office holiday party in Burlingame.
We stayed til about 10 pm and then went home to finish packing. The 4:30 am wake up call was apparently not early enough and our blue shuttle took off without us. Totally my fault. (I feel SOOOO bad about this!!!!!)
Don’t worry, we made it to the airport …it was just a series of unfortunate events (that are now semi-comical). Think: Home Alone meets Christmas Vacation.
Next stop — Denver!!
Question: Where are you headed for the holidays?