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    Ben on Ben's UVM Blog
    Things that are a mess: my room. my closet. my kitchen. my roommates’ rooms. Things that are not: my cat’s litter box. my refrigerator. my desk. my bed (I make it every day).   You see, college is all about priorities… can someone tell me what not-college is like(?), because I can’t remember.   This […]
    Posted February 13, 2012.
  • Someone Please Send me Some Snow!

    Ben on Ben's UVM Blog
    It’s my last Winter in Vermont (for a while, at least) and I’ve decided that mother nature is doing to me what I did to my parents just four years ago. As I withdrew from family life and grew anxious with excitement about my decision to attend UVM, I was really only trying to make […]
    Posted January 26, 2012.
  • Just Like That...

    Ben on Ben's UVM Blog
    I’m a second-semester Senior!!! Well, assuming I pass all of my classes – but it’s looking good! At 7:30am I made my final presentation of the business plan that has occupied at least an hour of every day of this semester. My little group of three produced over 50 pages of writing and 5 years […]
    Posted December 09, 2011.
  • Stay Healthy...

    Ben on Ben's UVM Blog
    Runny Nose, achy bones – that’s what happens in shoes with no toes. In Vermont. In October. Okay, so maybe I’ll never really be a poet… but it would be too mature for me to admit that maybe I should have retired the flip flops earlier! I got sick, thought I was better and then […]
    Posted October 31, 2011.
  • Only my favorite event ever...

    Cheating Pumpkin!
    Ben on Ben's UVM Blog
    This past weekend was easily one of the most beautiful that we’ve had in quite a while – the clouds parted way to bright sunshine and 70 – 80 degrees… and EVERYONE seemed to be taking advantage of it! I was especially thankful for the wonderful weather because yesterday was, what remains MY FAVORITE BURLINGTON EVENT! […]
    Posted October 10, 2011.
  • GOAL(s)!

    Ben on Ben's UVM Blog
    We had our first Broomball game of the season on Monday… and it was a win! I scored my third-ever goal, which is pretty impressive when you take in-to account that many Broomball games end tied at 0 – 0. For those who don’t know, Broomball is a game where each of the two teams […]
    Posted September 28, 2011.
  • Sunset 9.18.2011

    Sunset 9.18.2011
    Ben on Ben's UVM Blog
    Went for a sunset walk with my roommate last night – it was beautiful, and I wanted to share it with all of you! {Click, to make it big}
    Posted September 19, 2011.
  • Senioritis Aint in my Lexicon!

    Ben on Ben's UVM Blog
    I’m busy this semester… 18 credits-worth of busy. In the end, it’s probably better for me, because when you have so much work to do, it becomes pretty difficult to fall in to the grasps of senioritis – the enemy that destroys work ethic and attention spans of Seniors across the country, if-not the world! Returning from […]
    Posted September 14, 2011.
  • My Own March Madness!

    Spring at Mad River Glen!
    Ben on Ben's UVM Blog
    March has been CRAZY – and it shows no signs of calming down! Last week we were all walking around in T-Shirts (perhaps a little too soon), and basking in what we thought was the beginning of Spring! Today… I’m sitting in my bed looking out at a grey sky that is desperately trying to get […]
    Posted March 21, 2011.
  • NOT a Promotional Post for Theraflu...

    Ben on Ben's UVM Blog
    Well, it’s happened – the season has arrived where people spent too much time outside in the “white and fluffy” with not-quite enough layers on! I went to Rite Aid (just a few blocks down from my house) last night on a desperate search for Nyquil, only to find that they had sold out of […]
    Posted February 16, 2011.
  • But where is OUR snow?

    1/26 From the Green
    Ben on Ben's UVM Blog
    I got a call from home this morning – 12 inches in my coastal Mass. driveway… it’s 25 and sunny here! Vermont has been pulling out all the stops for us this semester: so far we’ve seen four consecutive days of snow – two days of sub-zero temperatures – and now our second day of bright […]
    Posted January 27, 2011.
  • And... you're done.

    Ben on Ben's UVM Blog
    I took my last final at 4:30pm on Thursday night (I consider it night if it’s already dark!). After I walked out of that classroom, I took a big sigh of relief, and fell asleep on my couch. While finals may feel like one of the worst things that reliably happen to college students every […]
    Posted December 20, 2010.
  • November... huh?

    Ben on Ben's UVM Blog
    Where have the days gone! We are through midterms… and now there are less than 6 weeks left in the semester! Ask my parents and they will happily tell you: their son has never worked harder in his(my) life! I’m taking 18 credits this semester, which is basically the maximum that a student here can take. […]
    Posted November 02, 2010.
  • Nature

    Ben on Ben's UVM Blog
    Last night, as I was leaving campus after a long day of classes, headed home for a night of homework, I was taken aback by not one, but two(!) nature sightings! First, a little white-tailed bunny hopped out of someone’s bushes! It stopped, looked me square in the face, and then sprinted across the street […]
    Posted October 06, 2010.
  • The Weekend has never felt SO Rewarding!

    Ben on Ben's UVM Blog
    I have been fortunate enough, for the 4th semester in a row, to not have classes on Fridays! I managed to fit all of my 18 credits (a full course load) in to 4 days, and so-far it’s going well. Sure, there was a point of slight high-stress on Wednesday, as I realized that I […]
    Posted September 24, 2010.
  • Welcome Home!

    Welcome Home!
    Ben on Ben's UVM Blog
    Okay, so I know that I’m not fooling anyone – that’s a sunset, and this is an entry about new beginnings. We’ll just use it as a metaphor for the end of summer: a summer that I will not soon forget. Once finals were over, my dad took me on a much-needed and very relaxing trip […]
    Posted September 04, 2010.
  • The Final Countdown!

    The Final Countdown!
    Ben on Ben's UVM Blog
    Seriously… 3 weeks left of classes… where does the time go? The next few weeks will be filled with papers, quizzes and lectures; all in preparation for 2 weeks of finals! EEK. My 10 page research paper on Sustainable Business is NOT as easy-breezy as I originally thought… but it’s coming together. And it’s so difficult […]
    Posted April 12, 2010.
  • Why am I inside?

    Ben on Ben's UVM Blog
    I just got back from the most amazing hike! Pictures to come! My friend’s parents are visitng for the weekend; so I told her, “there’s no way we are staying inside while it’s 80 DEGREES!!” To Mount Philo we went, and it was absolutely gorgeous. An hour up, 40 minutes down, and about an hour […]
    Posted April 03, 2010.
  • Is it Spring yet?

    Ben on Ben's UVM Blog
    It feels like we’ve been here for MONTHS. But I’m pretty sure this is week 4 of the new semester? That’s a common feeling around campus… it just seems as though this semester is moving at a faster pace than any other, and I love it. Quite frankly, I don’t know what I’d do with […]
    Posted February 09, 2010.
  • Fresh Start

    Fresh Start
    Ben on Ben's UVM Blog
    Happy New Year Everyone! The thing I love most about break… is when it ends. Don’t get me wrong, I love being home; but there’s something about that long drive up 89 that just does it for me. A new semester means a fresh start: new classes, new neighbors, weather. Of course, not everything changes, and […]
    Posted January 25, 2010.