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I know the facts.

Fact #1: You can go back to college and 24 hours is just the right amount of time to do so.
Our college house! Elizabeth, Alaina, and I ventured back to Oswego for Harborfest and it was a success! It was great to see old friends and enjoy each other’s company–the way we did in college! We were there for just about 24 hours and this really was the perfect amount of time, long enough to see everyone and remember why we love that place SO much but not too long to feel sick of it. We all decided that going back once a year is the best idea, but we are DEFINITELY not cut out for that lifestyle anymore.
We stayed in the dorms!

Fact #2: Sometimes you just have to let go.

I have a special place in my heart for my Nikon camera. I have had it for almost three years and I have captured some very special moments with it.

What is that, you say?

Scotch Tape. Yes, my lovely camera was being held together by scotch tape so it was time to put her to rest.
This sassy lady just arrived today!
14 Megapixels…isn’t she pretty? I do want to get a DSLR at some point, but it just isn’t in the budget right now, so this is what I chose.

Fact #3: The only way to cook eggplant is to let it sit, sliced, with salt. This removes the bitterness and makes it oh so tender.
With this yummy eggplant, I made grilled eggplant parm. I lightly grilled four slices of eggplant after I let it sit for about 15 minutes, salted.
Then, after about 3 minutes on each side, I topped the eggplant with a scoop of sauce (Ragu from the jar!) and part skim mozz cheese. Then I popped them under the broiler for about 5 minutes and voila!
I paired this with cranberry slaw—my favorite summer side dish—and it was a great, light meal. I only ate two of the rounds, but that means I will have two for tomorrow.

Right now I’m off to bed so I can get up early and get in a good workout, I didn’t fit one in today!


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Back to School.

Hello Bloggies. My life is hectic right now, so please excuse the absence.

So, I’m going back to college tomorrow. No really, right back to undergrad in the Oneida dorm room on my alma mater campus, SUNY Oswego in Oswego, NY.
Well, my two roommates and I are going back for Harborfest, a summer festival with vendors, food, music, fireworks, and plenty of FUN. We are leaving tomorrow morning and I am so excited I can hardly stand it. Alaina, Elizabeth, and I are meeting a bunch of friends up there, some of whom I haven’t seen in 2 years. It will surely be a love fest and I won’t want to come home on Sunday.

I thought, for fun, as I was going through college pictures on my computer, I would give you a glimpse of the life I lead way back when…my glory days, if you will.

I loved college….

I MISS college…

When the most pressing decision that needs to be made is what to wear out this weekend and $10 was more than enough to suffice for the whole week, really, what isn’t to love?

The truth is, I made the greatest friends….and had the greatest time…

We did things like sit outside…on a couch from 1973…

We dined on gourmet appetizers…

We never smudged our lipgloss….

Family photos were taken….

We prayed for things to come…

Even the Yankees and Red Sox loved each other….

We loved…

And we laughed…all the time..

We can try to go back….

And trust me, it is still great….

…except my liver and sleeping cycle are so much happier now, but a piece of my heart is always there.

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