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Amazing Fireworks Pictures!

“Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh!” As you shoot across the sky-y-y” (Katy Perry lyrics seemed appropriate here)

As I promised: tonight is picture night! Last night, I had the honor of sharing my prime spot on the Charles River Esplande during the 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, with a very talented photographer, (check out Jemuel Stephenson Photography ) who kindly agreed to have his pictures featured on my blog. Above is a video of the finale that I took 🙂
The vocals are Sandi Patti singing The Star Spangled Banner (but mostly crowds of people screaming 🙂 ). I apologize on behalf of the police men who’s flashing lights insisted on photo-bombing my video. I think they were talking to a kayaker who had fallen in the river and lost his paddle while watching the show.

Enjoy!

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Also, today Ambition. Among Other Things topped 50 views. Thanks so much guys!! 🙂

Ambitionz
Day 7
83 Dayz to go

It smells like Amsterdam

And so the fireworks continue. The July 4th, Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular was indeed just that – spectacular. Exponentially more so from right up on the river, conveniently located between the barge and the hatch-shell, several yards away from speaker number 5. Albeit we were sitting on rocks, wedged in the precious little space created by the “V” of a tree and it’s resident nest of bees, among some very displeased and unpleasant rushes, just in front of the family who had camped out on the river since 9AM to get a good view. Every time the helicopter or the speedboats came by, my toes got wet, and whenever the search lights shined, they introduced me to more tiny, winged creatures than I had remembered meeting in my entire life previous to that moment. But, it was all about the fireworks. The speakers were weak when compared with the space that they were to service, and the anticipation factor maybe just a bit abused. When the fireworks did come, however, we were all awed, elated and more patriotic then ever before.
Mission accomplished?
Mission accomplished.

I took some video and pictures so I’ll upload tomorrow (nods off to sleep)…

Today I got up early, spent a few hours working on my college budget (which I completed), played tennis for a while, came back, prepared, cooked and ate delicious cook-out food (the theory that everything tastes better when cooked over open fire is true 🙂 ).

In true American fashion, in spite of my exhaustion, tomorrow I hit the ground running with early classes and doctor’s
appointments to make. My battery is blinking red – I’m going to turn in before I fall asleep here and now.

More tomorrow!

(Btw, I back dated this post so that it would correspond to July 4th. Not cheating. 🙂 )

Ambitionz
Day 6
84 Dayz to go

Happy Birthday USA – Now can you help me pay for school?

Happy birthday USA. In celebration, we will acclimate ourselves to the sounds of war. At least that’s what my area seems to be doing. I once heard a story of a woman who came over to the US from a conflict – torn area. When her hosts took her to the Independence day fireworks, she covered her head and fled in terror. To me, loud explosions constantly going off means folks are having a good time – it means something good happened. One day, I’d like to think, loud explosions will mean happy times – to everybody.

Check out this awesome up-and-coming artist:
Marvin
Good stuff.

Also, My brother thinks Seven Come Eleven by Charlie Christian sounds like a good soundtrack for someones life. Listen and tell me who’s soundtrack you think it would be.

Last week I received good news and bad news.
Good news: I was accepted into Wentworth.
Bad news: I was accepted into Wentworth.
Yes, I’m thrilled to be accepted into Biomedical Engineering for this fall. No, I do not have $43,000 to pay for it.
And so the saga continues. Every rose must have it’s thorns. These just happen to cut particularly deep.

I’m trying to figure out where I can save money, where I can get money (Financial Aid…I am counting on you). To start with, I’m writing out an exhaustive budget in which I compare the cost of things like commuting (which may require me to purchase a car and insurance) vs not commuting (which means I get to pay room and board). I then must weigh the pros and cons of each and choose the lesser of the two evils.

However, while looking up used cars to get price quotes, I saw, and (almost) fell in love with this incredibly attractive 2001 Toyota Celica. Yes, yes, I know. (Almost) in love is the worst place to start. It does get 28/34 MPGs.

Distractions aside, I’m searching the internet for grants and scholarships and am about to begin an incredible amount of letter/essay writing.

I have classes in the morning – early so I need to get some study rest (these are conquer the SAT classes). And I must thank my neighbor for being so generous as to share his smoke with me – even if it is second hand. Last week it was the skunk. At least skunks are not carcinogenic.

Ambitionz
Day 5
85 Dayz to go

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