Friday, September 26, 2008


Hello All!
I have been enjoying reading your posts and emails. :) Promise to respond soon to get a more in depth look of what you are up to and to catch you up on life here at Davidson. Until then though, I just wanted to let those of you who read my blog and wanted it updated ***MORIAH*** to know that I have just updated it! ;) So go check it out. I love you all!
Allie :)

Thursday, September 25, 2008


So there's more news on the home front than just this, but I promise to do some bloggy blogging in the near future.

I just bought a plane ticket!
to Milan!

I also demand to know what's going on in your lives.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Adventures with Caroline & Caroline

Greetings dear friends! I hope you are all well in your far-flung corners of the globe.

Paris is brilliant, not least because I was able to meet up with Ms. Caroline Wood yesterday! I have blogged about it and there are lots of pictures, so you should check it out.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Caroline you need to respond to my wall post

Caroline-- did I see you and other davidson kids at motte picquet or another stop on 10 or 6 on Friday night-- or am I crazy? It's ok if I am; I already knew that. It's bizarre how many people I've run into randomly, like I got an email from my former big brother saying that he works in Paris now and he saw me as he was walking by a cafe in passy. wtf.
Also, Claire, bon courage! you have nothing to fear.

outta here

Leaving tomorrow afternoon. eeeeep. jealous of all y'all who are already settled. love.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I don't exist at Davidson.

Just got back from a weekend visiting campus, since I am *still* here, whoo hoo for late-starting programs!
It was good to see people (Allie, I WISH I HAD SEEN YOU! I AM SO SORRY!!! xoxoxo) but I felt like I was going in 100 different directions trying to find people and fit into their schedules since they also had homework to do. Watched a bit of When Harry Met Sally with Dev/Rieti/Amanda on base belk. My catcard doesn't work which is completely disorienting and it was very very weird to have to ask people to let me into buildings. Lots of unfamiliar faces aka freshmen... also very familiar faces who kept doing double takes when I walked by like "I know you... but I haven't seen you for the past 2 weeks... what are you doing here???" Haha. I sat out in front of the union talking to people and my face got sunburned, it was so freaking hot outside. They had a dodgeball tournament in the union on Fri. night. And there is a full-page Charlotte Observer ad with a picture of #30 along with "30 reasons to get Davidson basketball season tickets". Woot!
Also, Watts and Rich have new lounges and holy CRAP they are gorgeous. They are getting freakin flat-screen tvs!!! and they have really comfy couches... *jealousy!*
So now I am back home and there is nothing else to do except take out insane amounts of money and get ready to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a week. And figure out how to pack tons of warm, thick, take-up-space clothes in two suitcases for 3 months. Hmmm.
Being on campus made me remember how much MORE awesome it is when everyone is there. So even though I am so psyched for abroad, I am so looking forward to seeing everyone, whenever that may be!
Love and positive thoughts (Moriah especially :D) to you all.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

oh. my. god.

Hey kiddos, I hope everyone's doing better than I am. I really hate to play the Davidson game and compare who's worse off, but I have a few things that have gone horribly wrong.

My host family is great. I love them dearly. They're marvelous.
They didn't realize I was planning on staying for a year. Which is okay. It could've been an error, but only one such error is really acceptable.

I talked to our program director. He basically said, "huh, that's strange. I could've sworn they were on for the whole year."
Then there's an extremely long pause, as if the discussion had ended there. I'm basically steaming and he's not all there.
"WHAT am I supposed to DO?"
"Well, you can tell me in a week if you still like them and if you want to stay with them, and if so, then I'll talk to them. If not, we'll find another family."

Alright, alright.

We've also lost people and left them behind more than once. We don't do headcounts. We don't do anything. I suggested it, and the director said "everyone look around and see if anyone's missing."
Sure, that works for small groups. But come on, there are 30 of us. And we've only known each other for a few hours at this point.
Charlotte was gone for hours. I don't know how she caught up, but she was left on her own for a long time. We were offered a bathroom break, but I guess we didn't look very well to see that anyone had taken advantage of it.

I also have just as much work as, if not more than, a regular Davidson semester. I have no problem with work, but I've really struggled the past 4 semesters and I thought maybe I would finally do alright this time. But guess what? It doesn't even f'n matter, because it's all pass/fail anyway. That's more than frustrating.