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Sunday, October 30, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
This past Sunday through Wednesday I was given the opportunity to take a trip to New York city with my honors intermediate economics class. The honors department has awesome trips like this every semester and this time I was able to go! The main reason for going is to see Wall Street, learn about the economic goings on there, see the NY stock exchange and learn about how it works. In our free time on the trip we got to explore the city and do whatever we wanted! I was so pumped for this trip!!
FUN FACT: I'm actually from New York (hurray Long Island)
Lady Liberty herself and also Ellis Island to learn about how most of our families immigrated to the
lovely land that is: America!
On the epic journey to the bridge we passed some of the occupy Wall Street protesters and it was so insane! There were SO MANY people crammed onto this one city block and they all had signs and were shouting things. In the middle of the block there were blankets couches and tents set up for people to sleep and even a makeshift kitchen
There was a drum circle at the end of the block where people were dancing and hula hooping and streets were lined with a mix of news vans and NYPD officers.
The intense smell of patchouli oil made me feel like I was witnessing a revolution.
Here are some more of the pictures I took of the protesters, there were some crazy things going on!
Finally after our crazy occupy Wall Street experience, my group and I headed to the Brooklyn bridge. The weather was so perfect and we made it to the half way point just as the sun was going down. By the time we made it to the other side we were all starving so we found a pizza place in Brooklyn to get out nom on!
Such an amazing night☼
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Last weekend I went home and my dad gave me a new circuit board to make jewelry with. I always get really excited when I have cool things to tear apart and create from; it's sort of the little 12 year old boy inside me. I spent all day yesterday cutting, sanding and drilling some computer board charms and I think they came out looking pretty cool! I cut and shaped 6 pieces and made 2 necklaces. My hands were so scratched up by the time I was done making the pieces but I didn't want to do all that work and not have anything to show off to my roommates when I was done.
|Copper circuit board necklace ($15)|
|Silver circuit board necklace ($15)|
|When I was little I used to think circuit boards looked like tiny|
maps of towns. I still think they do ☼