Monday, November 26, 2012

So I've Been A Little Busy

Hello world! I would just like to take the time now to apologize for the lack of posts recently. We had championships (which I will tell you all about), my computer has been on the fritz and it was Thanksgiving break, so I had little time to actually sit down and write something. So now, as I sit in my dorm waiting for the rest of the hall to slowly trickle in, I will fill you in on everything!
    So last weekend we had championships for rugby. Let's just say it was a massive deal. The weekend before we had beaten Holy Cross to secure a spot in the championship game against Stonehill. A few weeks prior to the Holy Cross game, we had acquired our first loss of the season to Stonehill. Needless to say, we were out for blood (not literally I promise, we just really wanted to win.) So down we went the night before and stayed in a swanky hotel (but really it was a Holiday Inn Express, but it was very nice). This was the first time our team has been able to stay in a hotel for a long time so it was really special. The next morning we woke up, ate some food and loaded up on the bus to the field. Everyone was so nervous but so excited to just get out there and play. It was game time and I swear I have never seen a more intense game in my life. Just knowing what was on the line made it that much more intense. But in the end, we came out victorious. Everyone rushed the field crying and yelling and jumping up and down; we were all just so excited. It is something I most certainly will not forget. So, in the spring we will be traveling to
(get excited everyone)
well basically that happened.
     After that whole amazing time Thanksgiving break crept up right quick. I was SO happy to go home to see my family and friends and my puppy. I missed everyone so much so being back was awesome. I got a ride home with my friend Emma, who I am sure I have mentioned once or twice. It was a great ride and her family is so sweet. Then my dad, brother and uncle picked me up at our "meeting spot" and drove me the rest of the way home. Home was so nice. We ordered Tuesday Night special (chicken parm, pasta, pizza, salad and rolls... yummmm) and then I went out for froyo with my 3 best friends. It was so nice to see them because I haven't seen them since August. That is WAY too long. So we ate some froyo and talked and it was just great to see them again. Wednesday I basically did nothing. Lounging around the house basically with a little homework scattered in here and there. Thursday- Thanksgiving. This year it was just the four of us. Normally we go to Pennsylvania but this year with all the traveling already going on, we decided to stay home. My dad fried a turkey, yes, you read that right, he fried a turkey and there we no explosions. We ate a ton of good food and even put up our Christmas tree. Friday my mom and I woke up at 4:30 A.M. to go shopping. This is kind of like a tradition for us. We got a lot of great deals and a lot of nice presents for people on our lists. Saturday was my dad's birthday so we had a little party for him. Annnnnddddd I also got new snowboard boots, a helmet and goggles. So Excited! Sunday was an all day ordeal driving home (and by home I mean here, to SMC). When we got back, I unpacked, sort of,  and decorated our door for the holidays! I finished some last minute homework and caught up with everyone. And with that were are here, on Monday morning. And its snow. And Mar and I are listening to Christmas music. But for now, that's about all that has been going on.
(my little nugget in her favorite spot)

(the padre and Bob celebrating their birthdays!)

(happy holidays from 465!)
(dad frying our lovely turkey)
Want to see more rugby pics? Look at the SMC Women's Rugby Facebook Page! HERE
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Monday, November 12, 2012

I'm Not Really Supposed to be Doing This....

    Just like the title says, I'm not really supposed to be doing this. In my world, Saturday is rugby day. This weekend was playoff and the winner advances to championships. It was a hard fought game and I am sorry to say that Stonehill will be meeting us once again the the CHAMPIONSHIPS! That's right, we are going to Championships next weekend!!! How exciting is that?! The game was amazing and everyone played so well. It will be one of those moments that I never forget. After the game there was a B-side against Green Mountain College and Champlain. I had a blast playing and had a few great runs. I just wanted a try sooooooo bad, but I know that my time will come to get one. But, now to answer the lingering question that probably sits in your mind. "Susanna, why shouldn't you be doing this?" Well, I have a concussion. But let me tell you, sitting in your room, in the pitch dark with nothing to look at but a blank wall gets old pretty fast. So I figured I would fill you in on a few things that happened this week.
My amazing team. Championships here we come!
     There honestly was not anything that exciting (besides play-offs of course). On Friday, I had to register for classes for the spring. Crazy how fast time here has flown by. I got 3 out of the 4 classes I wanted. I am taking Intro to Philosophy, Catholic Christianity and Financial Accounting. I really wanted to get into BU-113 seeing as I am a business major and I need that class, but I could not get into it. So, I started looking at my other options, and that got me thinking of "do I really want to be a business major?" Well, I really like the thought of being a business major, but recently I haven't been so sure. I have been looking into other majors and I have really been liking everything I have heard about the media studies, digital arts journalism major, or MJD for short. So for my 4th class next semester I am taking a 100 level media studies class and I am super excited about it. So who knows, maybe next year this time I will be a MJD major.
     Also on Saturday, after my game, I went to the international festival. It was really cool and I recommend going at least once during your time at SMC. There were many acts and tons of food. It was also really cool to meet some of the international students on campus.
     Well, this blog post has taken me about 3 days to write. I guess that is what I get when I have a concussion and cannot stare at a computer screen for more than 10 minutes at a time without getting a really bad headache. At last now this blog post is finally complete. I promise, when my concussion gets better there will be more blog posts that are more interesting.
Love and headaches,
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Monday, November 5, 2012




                           IT'S SNOWING!
So make a tour appointment now to come visit!
(I guess that is all I really wanted to say.)
Love and snow,
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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Club Clip: Rugby!

Hello! I know, I know, it has been about a week or so since I have blogged. It literally feels like an eternity to me and it probably feels like double that to you. So in my last blog I mentioned how I wanted to do little (or big, whatever) blogs once in a while about clubs and organizations on campus. So today, I am going to start off with one that I am really passionate about and that I am actively a member of. That my friends is RUGBY! Yeah, I know, you are probably thinking, "Susanna, what the heck are you thinking?! Isn't that dangerous?" Yeah, it can be, but I promise, it is so worth it in the end.
     On campus we have a women's and a men's rugby team. I am one of the many members of the women's team. I absolutely love it. In high school, I played many sports, including soccer, swimming and tennis. I needed something to occupy me while I had downtime in college. A few other girls on my floor wanted to play rugby, I was hesitant, but I thought, hmmmmmm why not?! So I joined and I have to say it is one of the best decisions that I have ever made. The team is amazing, both personality wise and skill wise. Everyone is so nice and welcoming and it really feels like it has become my second family. Everyone watches out for each other and we all genuinely care about each other. We are a large team (39 girls strong, I think?), but we always have a ton of fun together. We have practice during the week and have a games every Saturday. We are in a Division 2 bracket in Rugby Northeast. We play teams like Bryant, Providence, Stone Hill and Holy Cross. We do a lot of team bonding like team dinner and going to a Hunted House (I was so freaking scared that I pretty much cried.) But what is really nice to know is that there is a massive support system of 38 girls behind me at all times that want to see my succeed. I am so grateful for everything this team has given me. It has not only given me something to occupy my time or learn a new skill, but it has given me many new friends that I am happy to have in my life.
     If you choose to attend SMC (which you will) I highly recommend either joining the rugby team or just coming out to support these awesome people!
 Never seen rugby before? Well here are some pictures!
(love theses girls!)

(l to r: Kelsey, Emily, Me, Emily, Lauren, Monica)

(our awesome team during our first preseason game vs Sienna)
(scrum downs!)
(awesome line-out buy the A side during the Bryant game)
(Candice, Kiki and I just sliding in some mud.)
(Candice and I love mud!)
(half of us ruggers getting ready to go through Nightmare Vermont!)

(Me, Abby, Kallie, Candice and Emily before going to the haunted house. Don't let these faces fool you, we were all really scared!)
Have I convinced you yet to play rugby? Yes? Awesome, that was my goal!
Love and rugby,
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