What else does a new 1L at Marquette Law have do to with their life than daydream of exciting places to go visit? Apparently not much because that is literally all I do between case briefs and lectures (you know, in my copious amount of free time). Travelzoo is my husband, Orbitz my lover, and travelocity yet another man on the side. I find vacation deals, pretend I can afford them, fantasize about the joy of the trip, and then curl into fetal position and cry to myself when I realize it was but a dream in some far off land and I'm actually just sitting in the cramped law library procrastinating. Yes such is life for me, but then on a glorious twitter diversion from work, I saw this fabulous opportunity to win a trip to Boston and realized my prayers could be answered with an abfab trip to Boston, Mass 02134 (you have to say it like in Zoom).
I am going to be completely honest with you, and you may not believe me since it is incredibly coincidental that the trip up for the taking is to Boston, BUT!! Boston is one of the two major U.S. cities I have always wanted to visit (San Fran being the other but not immediately important for the sake of this blog). My lovely older brother, who shall not be named, has had the chance on more than one occasion to visit both of these amazing cities and not only show me his photos but divulge every amazing detail about the places he went and things he saw. Heck, he even got to hold a HUGE lobster!!! Tell me that does not create sibling rivalry?
So I thought to myself, here is my chance. I want to see the history that I am so deeply enthralled by on the many History Channel documentaries I've been sucked into (Cities of the Underworld episode on Boston underground and Masons, awesome, check it out). I want to drink at a Bell in Hand the "oldest tavern in America" and show Boston that a midwestern girl can hold her beer and that not only pubs in Ireland can be old and amazing. I want to see Harvard, the home of the law school my "idol" Elle Woods attended (maybe do an honorary bend and snap on Hahvad Yahd). And for gosh sake's I WANT TO HOLD A GIANT LOBSTER IN NEW ENGLAND!!! (and have the picture to reminisce and gloat with).