Hey y’all!

November 27, 2011

Greetings from Texas where fall break feels a little bit like a cool summer day.

Things accomplished over Thanksgiving break:

  • Sleep
  • Daydreaming about Detroit (so much to look forward to!)
  • Baking 
  • Baking dog treats
  • Catching up on Food Network with the pets and family
  • Taking my bunny to the park (she has a leash)
  • Multiple dosages of homemade ice cream (thanks Pops)
  • Watching television with my bunny 

Things not accomplished over Thanksgiving break:

  • Homework

My brother’s frenchie watched her doggie biscuits bake! She knew they were for her.


Pets + Biscuits = friends forever

A few things I am looking forward to about Detroit:

I hope y’alls break was as productive and relaxing as mine. Try to stay positive over these next few weeks. There is so much to look forward to like Detroit. Like Crystal said (pause, isn’t she the greatest?!) the two volunteering sites and housing sound fantastic. We are really going to be able to make a difference. Last year’s Detroit Co Bridget is crashing some office hours as well and is continuously vamping about this food cart that we must go to.  And current ASB CO Jack (Atlanta POH) went on the trip last year and loved it. All this positivity is inspiring. I can’t wait  to make our own memories and our own ASB experience. Sorta like being a family over grilled cheese and people watching and road tripping. 

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Greetings from New Jersey!

November 27, 2011

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So I told you guys I’m a cat person right? This is my kitty Syrita!! She looks super unhappy, but she’s actually really awesome 🙂

Anyway, Cristie and I CANNOT WAIT to be back on campus and start up our office hours again this week. Remember, we’re at the CSC on Thursday, 11am to noon, so you should come visit us!

We’ve been in contact with both our sites AND our wonderful housing contact. Everything is going great! Alternatives for Girls has already sent us a tentative schedule. A few things they have in mind for us: working with a project that provides training and resources for women exiting the sex industry, watching the residents’ kids while they do some chores (remember: AFG provides temporary housing for girls and women), cooking with the residents, some maintenance projects, and other activities. Sounds great right??? Ruth Ellis also gave us a few updates: they have “Drop-In” days, when we will actually talk to, interact with, and learn from the youth that comes in. The other days, we will be helping with various projects around the center. We’ll be getting more info from them soon!

And don’t get me started on our housing! Brother Paul Domin, our contact at the church we will be staying at for the week, has given me a great summary of where we’ll be staying. The church has a specific area for guests, meant to house 28 people (but we’re the only group staying there that week WOOHOO!), and we will have access to all the guest rooms and bathrooms. We will be separated by sex for our sleeping arrangements. We also have access to a kitchen, dining room, and living room. WE’LL BE LIKE A FAMILY! And guys, I make a mean grilled cheese 🙂

So I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and a nice break overall. Please please email us at buasbdetroit@gmail.com with questions, or stop by our office hours! Cristie and I are looking forward to hearing from you 😀 GOBBLE GOBBLE.