A Memorable (miserable) Mardi Gras

Well folks, yesterday was one of the highlights of Louisiana culture, and I for one, am certainly glad its over.

This Mardi Gras was one of the coldest, dreariest days in my memory.

It also didn't help that I was at home having a Cold War with my parents.

The details:
Over the last few years, I've developed this idea that I would absolutely love to live and work in New York City. My NYC pin-board on Pinterest gets me through some of my worst days.

I was talking with my roommate last week and she asked why I didn't see about interning in the city over the summer. Ding ding ding! What a great idea! So I spent the weekend writing my resume and cover letter and searching for the perfect internship.

I believe that I've found said perfect internship. It's a 10-week program and I'd be taking a class and have an internship, while staying in one of the dorms in Manhattan.

Sounds too good to be true? Well the major drawback is the hefty price tag that goes along with it. I haven't done all the math, but a rough estimate including tuition, housing, grocery money, airfare, and spending money is around a whopping $10,000 for the two-month journey that may very well change my life. My new job at the newspaper won't even put a dent in that.

And I have to decide by the end of the week since they're extending the deadline for me.

Would you please say a prayer that everything works out for the best? 
(and by best, I mean, that I can go ;)

My dad said "no" and refuses to listen to the voice of reason. Now everything New York related is a jab to the heart. :'(

My parents haven't agreed to let me go, but did let me submit the application and agreed to have an answer two weeks from now! There is hope! :)

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