Last Sunday on my way to the lab I spotted this, and had to go back to take a photo:
In memory of a beautiful life is one of my favorite statues on campus, and I think someone found her corset to be a bit outdated.
This is the boathouse, where last week's kayaking took place:
Ingrid's 21st birthday was on Monday, and we went out for Thai food.
In this photo: Ludmila (Moldova), myself, Ingrid (Norway) and Becca (MA)
In this photo: Xi "Doris" (China), Katie (CT), Anastasia (Ukraine), Ludmila, and Veselina (Bulgaria - she was my roomate during international orientation).
Ludmila is my closest friend at Smith. I sat down beside her to have dinner one night during orientation, because I didn't know anyone in the room and she was wearing our group's T-shirt. After dinner we went for a walk, discovered that we were going to live in the same residence, and the rest was history. She is an incredibly strong woman - sarcastic, generous, smart, and sensitive. She has worked hard to get here, and I've learned a lot from her (sadly, I had never heard of Moldova before I met her). Getting to spend time with international students has been a great experience that I'll definitely miss next year!