Study Abroad Questions

So, while I have been preparing for study abroad, I have found that many questions pop up. I decided that I would share these questions and ask that if you have any suggestions or answers please comment below! Later, when I come back from study abroad I will answer my opinions on these questions for all of you future study abroad participants to read and utilize!!

 

1. Should I buy a converter and a hair dryer to take?

2.  Should I take my iphone to use over wi-fi or just buy a international phone from verizon?

3. What do I do about bedding?

4. Will I have free time to hang out and explore?

5.How much money do I need?

6. How far in advance should I fly out?

7. What should I bring?

8. what should I do before I leave Europe?

9. Is a DSL camera worth it or will my digital work?

 

Let me know any comments or other questions I should answer for when I come back! 🙂

The Netflix Junkie

I feel as though an epidemic is surfacing around the nation. As I am getting sucked into the world of Netflix, I find that the thing I long to be doing most is watching the next episode of the series I am obsessed with. It all started with The Vampire Diaries. A friend of mine a few years back told me I absolutely HAD to watch this show and she was right. I become enthralled in the story of Elena and Stefan (TEAM STEFAN ALL THE WAY!) I used her account to finish the series, then as the series aired on television, I kept up on Hulu. Soon enough, Netflix was once again forgotten. Then a few months ago I tried a trial period of Hulu Plus. I hated it. Even though it has some tv series ( I bought it purely for the reason of watching season 9 of Grey’s Anatomy.) It does not have nearly enough content. 

Then I once again discovered Netflix. My initial attraction was not only the famous Netflix label with the red and white logo. It was the month free trial period, where I have since then watched some of my favorite movies (She’s All That, Maid in Manhattan…) and found new movies such as Thor and newly released today The Avengers. I also have become obsessed with How I Met Your Mother.  

I suppose the topic of this post is really about how much screen time the average college student gets a day. For myself, I find that I average about four hours a day, depending on how much Netflix I watch, and how much of my online classes I get done. 

Is there a such thing as too much Netflix? Is there a such thing as technology going too far? Now I love my blog. I love being able to communicate with the world and spread my thoughts to the far corners of the earth, but when does this skip over a hobby and become something bad? These are the questions I ponder tonight. If I calculate my use of something with a screen today I could break it down like this for you:

I watched about 15 episodes of How I Met Your Mother while studying/cleaning/sorting/ etc. at about 21 minutes each. That is about 5.5 hours of “tv time”. Then I spent about an hour doing homework for my online classes. I also saw Man Of Steel with my family tonight which was over two hours. I spent almost half of my day in front of a screen and that doesn’t even begin to include using my iphone. 

Now most nights are not like this at all. It is rare that I go to the theater. Most nights I come home from working all afternoon and not using a screen at all to using a screen for a few hours to do homework and watch some Netflix. I just can’t help but wonder if I could use all this screen time for something else and find another hobby instead of watching tv all the time…

 

 

P.S. Man of Steel: Superman is HOT.  

Thank You!

So today, I was nominated by one of my favorite bloggers and followers. This person is constantly reading my posts, giving me feedback and overall just showing my blog some love. I am a relatively new blogger to the world and this shows me I need to keep doing what I am doing! I was nominated by Audrey at http://foreverlyandalways.wordpress.com/

Go check her out, she is awesome and I adore reading her posts!

liebster award

The rules are very simple – The rules for the Liebster are to thank the person who nominated you, answer the 11 question they have asked you, nominate 11 other people and ask them 11 questions in return. According to the guidelines the Liebster award should be sent to bloggers with less than 200 followers so that new bloggers can see how awesome they are!

My Answers to My 11 Questions are :

  1. What’s your favorite number? My favorite number is 25, I used to beg for that number when I played Junior Pro Basketball!
  2. Do you play an instrument? I play some piano and sing, it’s a passion of mine.
  3. Have you ever been in love? Yes, I recently got out of a three year relationship that I believe I love the person.
  4. Do you believe in love at first sight? Yes Yes Yes!
  5. Are you a chocolate or vanilla person? Twist when available. other than that, chocolate!
  6. What’s the number one item on your bucket list? To be extraordinary
  7. If you could change your name, would you? No, I don’t think so. But if I were to do it, I would probably make it Amelia. Or Christina.
  8. What is your favorite book? My favorite book that I can name off the top of my head would have to be The Hunger Games. So Gripping and thrilling!
  9. What concert did you last attend? Besides my high schools choir concerts as an alum? Mayday Parade with the Maine!
  10. Why is blogging important to you? Blogging is important to me because it allows me to connect with people on a different level and to relay my experiences.
  11. What’s your favorite year been up until now? My junior year of high school was perfection in my mind. So, 2010-2011.

Now I get to tag 11 bloggers!

  1. http://confessionsofacommuterstudent.wordpress.com/
  2. http://writingandrecovering.wordpress.com/ 
  3. http://thebeardiaries.wordpress.com/
  4. http://thenshewroteit.wordpress.com/ inspirational!
  5. http://sashalynn.wordpress.com/ 
  6. http://annie-perry.com/ 
  7. http://dreamingisbelievingreally.blogspot.com/ 
  8. http://everydaybytay.com/ 
  9. http://teenrants.wordpress.com/
  10. http://mykindofhappiness.com/ 
  11. http://eatsweatwrite.wordpress.com/

They are all awesome in their own ways and I HIGHLY suggest you go check them out! Now here are my questions:

  1. What is your dream vacation?
  2. What TV character most describes you?
  3. What was your favorite class in high school and why?
  4. Imagine you could only take three things with you to an island for the rest of your life… what would they be?
  5. Would you prefer to meet Ursula (from the Little Mermaid), Jafar (from Aladin), or Cruella DeVille (from 101 dalmations)?
  6. Mac or PC?
  7. Would you rather travel to china for a year or go to france for a  month?
  8. Grey’s Anatomy or Scrubs?
  9. What is your favorite part of each season?
  10. Why do you blog?
  11. Would you rather go back in time or go to the future and why?