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My hometown is Cleveland, Ohio, but I came to Chicago in hopes of increasing my knowledge of the culinary industry. Most importantly, I hope to find myself as I grow and mature. My biggest goal in life is to use my talents and gain knowledge to produce the best life I can for myself and my family, and to be happy and healthy.
This quarter is going by so fast!!
The BEST weekend in Chicago!
Week 7 at RMU
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The BEST weekend in Chicago!
This week was one of my best weekends I have had out here in Chicago!
School is still going by faster than ever. It was week 8 and I already had to take a final. The only perk to taking my Service Marketing final though, is that we do not have to come to class on week 10. I will be there anyway however, trying to get some extra credit to maintain a high grade in the class. I also have a presentation in my Advanced Beverage Sommelier class this upcoming Thursday of week 9.
OMG! This weekend was awesome on so many levels. On Saturday after my I-Center class, my roommate, friend and I decided to go up north to where they were having this free concert. The person to perform was the singer/songstress Mya!! She was there to perform for the Pride Celebration that was going on the entire weekend. She was awesome, coming out looking hot and fine as ever. She performed all of her classic songs and even announced and then performed a new track off her upcoming album Kiss, due out this fall. I'm so excited and have fell in love with the song "Love is the Answer" by her. (Check it out!!) The concert was only a tease of what was to come, because after she was done performing she did a little meet and greet with the fans and I was one of them. I was able to meet and snap a picture with her, and might I reiterate that she is a beautiful, beautiful woman!
The next day was the annual Chicago Pride Parade. IT WAS SOOO PACKED AND CROWDED! There were hundreds of thousands of people who came out to support the cause of gay rights and equality. I was stuck in one spot for almost a half hour because people were not moving, causing a massive pile-up. It was beautiful sunny day as well; you could not have asked for any better weather. The parade lasted for hours and so did the celebrations. One of my favorite parties of Sunday's festivities was this huge dance party in a Dunkin Donuts parking lot just off of Belmont. It was pure insanity- hundreds of people dancing and having a good, safe, fun time with one another. By the end of the day I was burnt from the sun and so tired I came home and passed out.
And OMG again, Transformers 3 just came out and it was AWESOME! It's a must see. So much action I couldn't even take it. It was amazing seeing Chicago turned into rubble by huge auto bots. I even saw my dorms in a couple of scenes. I saw it in 3-D also, making the effects that much more real. These summer movies have been great so far. Can't wait for Harry Potter Part 2!
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Yay! Let me start off by saying that it was finally SUMMER BREAK!! We finally got the week we had all been waiting for. Throughout week 10 I had been hearing that most students would be taking advantage of the weeklong break and traveling. As I have stated I went back home to Cleveland! Let me tell you one thing; bus rides are always hell and the bus drivers are always so rude. Half the time they are late when they tell you to arrive early! That is also one of my biggest pet peeves, when people are unhappy at where they work and only work at an establishment for a paycheck. Let me also say, that during my ride/trip I was constantly freezing. The a/c was on full blast which in turn made it that much more difficult to fall asleep.
This past week flew by and I was internally grateful for that. I wanted it to be Thursday because I was throwing an early surprise birthday for my best friend Desiria Holloway for her 21st birthday. Everything went according to plan. We had all the usual party accessories: crepe paper, balloons, steamers, cupcakes, pizza and snacks and much more. I wish someone would throw me a surprise party (hint hint lol).
Side note: Next month my cohort is taking a trip up to Wisconsin to learn how to "farm fresh". I do not know all the details about the trip other than we will have a chance to see one of our old chefs/teacher at RMU Chef John Hudoc. I am very excited for that. It was such a sad day when he had to leave. He was in tears and so were all of my classmates.
KevinProgram: Culinary Arts Hometown: Cleveland, OH Campus: Chicago
Although it has already passed, let me start this blog off with saying Happy 4th of July!! And what a 4th it was. This past week has gone by quick, quicker than I would of liked it to. Another week full of finals and presentations, some went smooth and others..... I, like many other students, are counting down the days till our summer break. I leave to go home this Friday, for the whole week. I was able to do this by switching my Saturday class time to Wednesday's class- thanks Chef Mark (Who is my new I-Center restaurant class teacher)! The only regret that I have is that I will once again be missing my good friends 21st birthday. Although I will not be here with her, I will be with her in spirit.
Side note: It is already July. That's crazy. School and life is just flying by. I can remember the days when I was younger and wished I was older and 21, and now that it is approaching, it amazes me how time has passed and how I've changed over the years. It gives me hope for the future and the hope I have for it.
This weekend I sat at home most of the time working on my flowers for my cake, which is due Wednesday of this week. I am still unfinished but I know I will pull it together and make it look awesome/beautiful for tomorrow's deadline. As soon as I am done I will post it up so stay tuned for my cake picture next week. Yesterday was a perfect day for the holiday to fall on. It was warm, breezy and there was not a cloud in the sky. I was at the beach all day, soaking up the rays and splashing in the water. Due to lack of sunscreen I now have sunburn, which is not pleasant as we all know-although my friends find it amusing to hit and slap my body. Oh well, guess that's my fault. I stayed until after the fireworks ended. They were good but I've seen better firework displays.
Side note: Why can't the culinary students have color printers? We need color printers/ink just as much as a graphic design student would. We are required to have a culinary binder with color photos inside of it. Ink is expensive but so is our tuition.
Till next time.