“Sun is shining. Weather is sweet. Make you wanna move your dancing feet.”

Hi everyone! As I adjust to not being entirely busy all the time, I figured I’d write a blog post to brainstorm what I’ll be up to this summer! Here are some of the main things I want to do this summer, and would love to hear what my readers are doing too!

Dairy Kastle – Yelp.com

1.) Make routine Dairy Kastle trips: I just went there for the first time a couple days ago and I’m hooked! This cute little store is only open for the late spring and summer months and can be found off Eastern Parkway, close to University of Louisville. None of their items are under $6.00 and you definitely get your money’s worth. I got their Cookie Dough “Flurry” the first time I went and I’m anxious to try anything else because it was absolutely delicious! An 18 oz. serving was considered a small, and could have easily replaced a meal!

Joe Creason Park – by Louisville Images

2.) Check out the Louisville Metro Parks. I definitely plan on taking a couple of runs through the Joe Creason park across from Bellarmine’s campus, but I also want to see the rest of the parks around our city! I’m trying to get into a better exercise plan now that I have some more free time, and being able to run through pretty and scenic parks would motivate me to stick to it!

3.) Get in some summer reads. One of my coworkers from CFL is letting me borrow her copy of The Hunger Games so I can finally see what the hype is all about! Yes, I know, I’m late to join the bandwagon, but better late than never, right? I also plan on reading 50 Shades of Grey, The Help, and more! Feel free to toss around some suggestions!

Dance Louisville

4.) Take dance classes. Yes, I said it. Dance classes. I may be trying to take a couple group ballroom dance classes, just for the fun of it. From one of my friend’s recommendations, I think I might try some at Dance Louisville with Michael. After we danced at Phi Mu’s Formal, we always thought it would be fun to actually know what we’re doing with hopes that we can use our skills at someone’s wedding or something in the future! You never know when these skills could come in handy! If I don’t make it to any classes this summer, I’m sure I’ll be hitting up some of the salsa dance classes that Bellarmine offers during the school year.

5. RELAX! I spend most of my hours during the school year busy with something, whether it’s time spent in class, doing homework, going to meetings, going to my internship, or simply hanging out with friends, so I’m really excited to have some free time to do absolutely nothing. I have already started to see what it’s like having unconsumed hours and it makes me feel anxious, like I have something to do and I’m not doing it. I’m looking forward to adjusting and learning how to relax, settle down, and turn my brain off for a while, and I hope I can do this by doing the other four things I wanted to do this summer. I plan on making a short weekend trip to Pennsylvania to visit my family and I’ll also be making a trip to Hilton Head Island, SC in July with some of the family as well.

What are you all doing this summer? I’d love to hear!

Song of the day: Call Me Maybe by Carly Jepsen. Yes, I know that this song is slightly overplayed by now, but I absolutely adore this music video. Some of the baseball boys from Harvard decided to sing along to this song while also helping out a charity called Friends of Jaclyn. Too cute! Enjoy!

March?

I cannot believe it is March 30th of 2012. Where did the month go. I feel like it was Spring Break 2012 just yesterday. So much has happened in such a little amount of time. From Basketball, school, activities, to movies.

We had played in this years Elite 8 for Division II. We won that game. The crowd was so intense. Many people started calling the Bank of Kentucky Center, Knight Hall North. Well that is what it really felt like. The Knights advanced to the Final 4. The next night we played at Knights Hall North again. Though we weren’t able to advance to the National Championship this year, we still had a fantastic round, and our guys did such a great job. One of my favorite things about Bellarmine is that, they guys on the Basketball team aren’t just that. Some of them are my friends, and it was great seeing them play and go far in the tournament. Everyone on campus is very proud to say that we love them and are very proud of them.

ImageSome of us drove up to “Knights’ Hall North,” some of us took buses up in huge caravans.

ImageThe place was packed with maroon, it really did feel like Knights Hall.

With March being so close to over. We are in the home stretch. There is only about a month left of classes so final tests, papers, and projects are all coming up before exams. Only problem with this is there is only a month left of school. I can see summer just around the corner. Which is a blessing and a curse. A blessing because, everyone could use a small break from classes. A curse because, I now have the attention span of a four-year old boy sometimes. So getting homework and these papers done doesn’t seem like it will every happen.

With school almost being over there is so much stuff going on at the moment. There are events going on around campus left and right I feel like. Right now, there are Easter Eggs hidden all over campus and for each egg found a student receives a gift card to an establishment around Louisville. There is a Late Knight Bingo coming up. As well as Summer Send Off. One of my favorite events on campus. It is like the last big event before school is over. With everyone able to have some fun as well as just get a chance to see all your friends and say goodbye for the summer before exams start and everyone starts stressing.

Something I just can’t forget to mention would have to be the premier of the Hunger Games. Who would have thought what an impact it would have on college students. I feel like almost all of my friends have seen it or are saying they still want to go see it. I know I saw it last week and loved every bit of it. I cried, laughed, screamed and got the chills. It has everything from a small love story to such action. I would recommend it to anyone no matter what age you are. It was such a good movie, I will probably go see it again over Easter Break with my family.

With March over there is so much to look forward to. Next week is only a three-day week, for Easter Break. Which means I get to go home and see my family! I am so excited to see them and spend some time relaxing. As well as the weather is getting great. Now, I am able to study in the Quad again, one of my favorite places to do any sort of work. It is so nice to be out in the fresh air while working, and you can take as many study breaks as you need to say hey to the people passing by. And with it being basically April, that means DERBY FESTIVAL! Probably the most important thing in Louisville. I am so excited for Thunder, the concerts, Oaks, and of course the Kentucky Derby. I feel like Louisville becomes a different city when Derby time arrives. Lastly April mean, that I only have about one more month at Bellarmine before I study abroad in the fall. I am looking forward to this more and more every day. I cannot contain my excitement.

Sorry I had so much to say about. I will be better about that next time!

Peace, “and May the odds be ever in your favor!”