Saturday, December 13, 2008


I am finally home, the last time I was in Fredericksburg was in May. The trip home wasn't bad at all, there is something about driving 500 miles and being on the road for seven hours - knowing the entire time your coming home to your family, your friends, and it's christmas time. But at the same time I was leaving friends, a house that I lived in for 3 years, and the town of Clemson which I won't see for a while. It was bittersweet. As I sit here and write, it amazes me that I am almost finished with college. The beauty of it is that I'm stepping into the real world for a semester, and then I get to come back to college for two more semesters. 

The progressive Christmas party was tonight, always a pleasure to come back to each year. A few streets in our neighborhood join together and host a progressive party, going from house to house, hence the name. Each house has a time slot and everyone comes to enjoy drinks and food, and usually by the third house, the volume starts to rise, the more alcohol people are tipping back, and the more boring jokes that are told but somehow they are seemingly funny at the time. Regardless, nothing beats a good ol' progressive christmas party with the old folks.  

Tomorrow my family and I are heading to Dulles to pick Chey up from the airport and then were off to New York city for two days. I get to see where I'm gonna be living, and we'll walk the streets of the city that never sleeps. I've actually never been to "the city." So I'm sure i'll be overwhelmed. I can't wait to have a piece of pizza or "pie." 

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