Today I Saw Halloween Oreos

Or: Summer is Ending.

As of approximately 1.5 hours ago, I am done with my summer internship at IBM. Tomorrow I move into Olin to being R2 training (see you soon, freshmen!). How did things fly by so quickly? I have no idea. Let's have a fun picture recap!

It started out pretty boring. I didn't have a job, I was living at home, and most of my friends were not around. To combat the inevitable creep of despair, I baked cookies and went to the movies.

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I ran away to California eventually, visiting my boyfriend and his family. One of the loudest members of the family is his cockatiel, Dr. Zaius.

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Soon after, I had a dilemma. It ended well, though- I was employed and living in the city. Other people had also moved into Boston for the summer by this time, and it meant potlucks, poker nights, and more.

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This was actually the image we used to advertise the potluck at my house. Here's a real photo:

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I also spent time (when it wasn't raining) just wandering around taking pictures.

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Once in a while, I would do something epic, like Project Best Idea Ever. (I've been too lazy to get the pictures I took with a waterproof throwaway camera developed yet, so here are some fireworks:)

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Or Foo Fest. I've gone to the last three Foo Fests, this time joined by David ('11) and John ('11). It's basically a block party with art and music going on for a solid 12 hours. We wandered around Providence after, up onto RISD and Brown's campuses. I got excited because, like Maia, I am probably taking the Product Design and Development course, co-taught with RISD and Babson on RISD's campus. I also got excited because, back in the day, RISD was my dream school.

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I also got down to the South Shore, where my grandparents live. My older brother and I took the commuter boat (part of the T system here) back up to Boston.

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Eventually, summer was swinging to an end. My IBM team had a goodbye lunch for me on Tuesday, and yesterday happened to be the company picnic. Here is George and another intern playing giant chess in the lounge area:

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It was mostly outside, though. The location is usually a ski area (or, at least in winter), so we actually got to ride up and down the ski lift, getting an amazing view.

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And now it's today. I am avoiding packing to some degree. Pretty soon I'm going to start my senior year. It's bizarre how fast it went. But maybe not as bizarre as seeing Halloween-themed items in August.

-Jessi

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