I voted! And other weekend shenanigans.

Overall, I had an uneventful but fun and (mostly) relaxing weekend. Friday was spent watching golf and baseball, on Saturday I voted early in the Massachusetts senate election and went to work, and Sunday meant a grad party and errands with my madre. It was a great kick off to summer!

Friday afternoon, my mom and I watched day two of The Cities, Lowell’s annual golf tournament between the three local golf clubs. We hung out on the lawn at our local course and had a great time hanging out on the lawn, talking to friends, and watching the golfers come in for the 18th hole! Also…I had a drink with a movie star!

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Our view…isn’t it pretty?!

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It was fun watching the golfers come in!

Later that night, me and my dad went to the Spinners. It was the perfect night to watch a ball game and the Spinners ended up winning 4-0 while the pitchers combined for a 2-hitter. It was a great way to re-introduce myself to the ballpark as a fan!

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We’ve been enjoying driving with the top down and the doors off the Jeep!

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View from our seats at the game!

Then on Saturday, my family went to early voting for the MA senate race. It was my brother Tom’s first time voting in something that isn’t a primary, so that was a cool experience for him. I really love voting, I don’t care if it’s just a local election or for president, I just love getting out there and making sure my voice is heard.

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Tom after voting.

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Doing our civic duty!

After that, we went over to the Library so I can get cracking on that 100 books for my 30 before 30. I ended up getting Girls in White Dresses on the recommendation of Katie, a collection of funny little short stories called The Last Girlfriend on Earth, and a book on modern feminism called The End of Men: And the Rise of Women. The latter selection I think was heavily influenced on the feminist bent I took with my courses in my last semester at school. Just because I graduated doesn’t mean I have to leave the academic reading behind, right? If any of you have read these books yet, please don’t hesitate to let me know what you thought in the comments!

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Oh, and I also bought that really creepy awesome Brad Marchand head at Target, and I can’t wait to figure out fun things to do with it. Like scare people. And bring it to the bar to watch game six of The Cup. Or sneak it into group photos…stay tuned!

How did you spend your weekend?

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today I’m linking up with Weekend Shenanigans!

My Dog is the Worst Feminist Ever!

This past February, my family welcomed a two-year-old retired show dog, Madison, into our home. My mom, sister, and I were all excited–we were expecting a real girl’s girl, a dog who loved to be pampered and hang out with the women in her life. Oh, how we were wrong!

Cute, yes, but hopelessly sexist. © Chris Zacharer 2011

Turns out Maddy couldn’t care less about us girls. Honestly, if the three of us happened to magically dissappear overnight, I don’t think she’d care one bit. Madison has a distinct affection for the men of the house: my two brothers and my dad–but most of all my brother Tom. The two are practically attached. We call him her boyfriend.

I joked to my mom one day that I can’t wait till they breakup. I’ll swoop in and be her shoulder to cry on. But alas, I don’t think they ever will. It’s kinda sad. True story: I call her and she runs to him. So. Not. Fair.

A rare moment of female bonding. © Chris Zacharer 2011

It’s not that she doesn’t like me (she spends roughly 10 minutes with me every day), she just prefers the boys. She gives up whatever she’s doing–napping, playing with toys, generally being adorable, being petted by any member of the female sex–at the moment a boy/man comes into the room. It’s crazy.

Anyone have some tips on how I can convert my dog to my team?

Also, my crazy family and I started a twitter of Maddy’s “thoughts”. Give her a follow if you want :)

xoxo, Karoline

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