Sunday, October 28, 2007

unofficial fall break and picture updates

This past week was my unofficial fall break (conveniently the same week as Oberlin's fall break). I say unofficial because classes are not officially cancelled, but most professors choose to cancel class in order to give students a break, or time to prepare for a midterm, or they actually schedule the midterm for that week. Luckily, all but one of my classes all week were cancelled and I only had one paper due. I made sure to finish my paper by Tuesday and I skipped my one class on Thursday in order to ensure that I could spend as much time as possible with Rachel for the 5 days that she was here. It was a very nice week and I took advantage of Rachel being here to actually force myself to visit some of the museums that I've been meaning to get to for a few weeks now.

Over the course of the week we played lots of scrabble and set and also managed to visit The Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art which is currently home to an extensive Andy Warhol exhibit. We also went to Foam, which is a photography museum in Amsterdam that currently has an exhibit dedicated to Amsterdam photographers and portraits. Both exhibits were really awesome and both were also extremely well done and laid out extremely well, etc.

The rest of the week was spent relaxing, visiting markets, watching movies, eating pancakes, and riding bikes, some of my favorite activities in Amsterdam and the world. But in now for some pictures that I've been meaning to put up for a while.

This is a picture of the carnival that was set up in The Dam for some time. Unfortunately I wasn't organized to get myself over there and actually go on any of the rides, but I heard they were ridiculously overpriced anyway... The next picture is from the Albert Cuyp market as are the few following it. Next is a picture of some awesome graffiti that I bike past pretty frequently. Then there are some pictures are of an amazing sunset from last weekend. Natalie took this picture from my window and I really love it. I took the second one on the way home from the market. There's also one from Scott and my romantic candlelit dinner last Monday night. Then some pictures from my week with Rachel, scrabble and many failed attempts to take a good picture of ourselves together. And finally, here are Alanna and Kellan all dressed up for the Halloween party that my dorm threw last night. (Much to Rachel and my dismay given that we had to wake up at 6:30am this morning and the party didn't end until 3am). It's too complicated to try and get the captions to go next to all the pictures, but I'm sure you can all figure out what's what.

I just realized looking out my window that it's raining. Luckily this is the first time it's rained in at least a week.


Mom said...

some of the photos aren't coming up, strange....

Rachel said...

We only played Set once! Plus I think you left out the part where I vommed in the Van Gogh museum.