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Before I get into detail about the thanksgiving break, I promised I'd let you all know what I thought of Taco Bell. Well, I bought a few soft shell tacos on Monday, and they were gone within 5 minutes. This place is absolutely delicious. It was clean, the workers were friendly, and the food is very cheap. I suggest eating there if you are ever on east campus.

Back to my original topic.

The University Closed early on Wednesday. I packed up my stuff, and went home after work. It was the best small break ever.

Along with the delicious turkey and side dishes, the Patriots absolutely destroyed the Lions. (I pretty much saw that coming.) I relaxed with my family, and eventually fell asleep later on. (Pretty eventful, huh?)

So after the thanksgiving tradition, I'm sure you all know about Black Friday. Well after a quick self-debate, I decided to NOT wake up at 3 AM just to go shopping.  I've learned to outsmart the competition, and use a little website known as Amazon.com. They were holding a lot of good sales on pretty much anything you can think of.

So that's pretty much my vacation. I continued to meet up with friends from other schools, but we never did anything too big. (Well.. not big enough to write about)


I hope you all took time to give thanks this vacation, and I hope you all enjoyed the time with your family and friends.



-Matt

Yo quiero Taco Bell

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Days never get boring at Umass. I mean, yea, maybe you'll be bored on weekends, but during the week, there is always something new lurking around.

So what's new this week? BUSSES! Yes. We have new busses. At first, I was extremely excited. The old busses were pretty small and uncomfortable. If you were one of the last to get on a bus, you would have to stand in the small isles. Well, with these new busses, the isles are big enough for people to stand. That leads to the problem. The seating is awkward. Instead of having rows, the seats are lined up around the perimeter of the inside of the bus. This means that if you're sitting down, you'll have no choice but to look at someone. (Or you could look at the ground) It's very awkward, because even if you wanted to look out the windows across from your seat, someone will probably be in the way. This makes it seem like you're looking at them.

Okay now on to my next surprise. Yo quiero taco bell y Subway. For those who don't understand what I just said.... There used to be an old Taco Bell commercial with the Chihuahua. It would say "Yo quiero taco bell!" (I want taco bell) In Fox hall, there is now a Taco bell! I know it's unhealthy, but the food is just too good to stop eating. In fox, there is also a convenience store, and a Sals Pizza. On south campus, there is also a Subway.

(Notice how they put the unhealthy foods on East campus along with the freshman dorms? Freshman 15 is now in full effect.) In all seriousness, I wonder what they were thinking when deciding where to place these restaurants.

I have yet to buy anything from Taco Bell or Subway, but when I do, I'll tell you all how it was.


Adios for now!



So I decided to stay at the dorms this weekend. (I usually stay friday night and go home saturday)

 Let me ask something...

Is this place a ghost town? I know it's cold out, but east campus looked totally deserted Friday and Saturday night. I saw like... two people walking around, and that was it.

That being said, the  best part about college is the friendships that are made. If you can make a good amount of friends, chances are, everyone will be bored at some point. That means you call all use your educated minds to figure something out!  For example, my roommate and I were extremely bored this weekend. We were in our dorm until 9 or 10 PM, and we STILL had nothing to do. We put our minds together and thought. An hour later, we drove to Boston along with two other guys. We had a blast.

Of course we were lucky because I currently have my car on campus. If you don't have a car, you can still find something to do.Here are some of the ideas I've had.

 Grab a bunch of people, and play poker for money.
Have some sort of video game sports tournament. (Madden, FIFA, etc.)
Hang out in the rec center. (Assuming it's open)
Walk around campus and meet new people
Watch a movie

Of course, my ideas aren't THAT great, but I'm assuming you can find something better!


Well I'm writing this blog a bit late. Last week was uneventful, so I don't have much to write about. You'll be seeing a new entry in a few days. Adios, and sorry for the lack of creativity!



I promise I'm not a huge zombie fanatic. I just felt the need to express the awesomeness of my Halloween.

For Halloween, I went to Salem with my girlfriend and her family. Her grandfather owns a large house on the Salem Common. His house used to be an old hospital. It has 4 or 5 floors, each of them with numerous rooms, each room having a sink.

Here's a day-photo of his house:
halloween house.jpgSo about the title of this blog... As the trick or treaters arrived following the Patriots win, Grace (My girlfriend) and I decided to walk down to the common. As we got there, we were engulfed in the enormous crowds of goblins, ghosts, cartoon characters, and movie characters. Nothing I saw surprised me... For example... When Homer Simpson was hangin' out with a bunch of evil warriors, I didn't even look twice. So we walked around, and decided to head back to the house. It was below 45 degrees, and we were freezing.
 
On our way back, we saw something that made our nights. A pirate-priest was marrying a zombified bride, and a wealthy looking man with a large hat. The priest was ACTUALLY marrying them, the couple ACTUALLY had rings, and the best man and maid of honor were present.  Real or fake? I can't tell... here is a picture of a Salem street, and the marriage.

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So the rest of my week was fairly stressful. My girlfriend Grace, and one of my close friends Johanna both had surgery on Wednesday. It hit me pretty hard, because they're both incredible people, and it's tough to see loved one in the hospital. Johanna actually works in Southwick. She is one of the sweetest women I've ever met. I know her because her husband was my track and cross country coach throughout high school.

Grace is also a very sweet girl. She's transferring here next fall, and I can see it in her eyes... She wants to be a Umass student!

Well I'm gonna start on some homework. Have a great weekend everyone!



GET WELL GRACE AND JOHANNA! I can't wait to see the both of you.


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