Hello lucky blog readers! Welcome to my Holy Cross blog, where I will write about all my exciting adventures as I embark on the trip of my dreams. My name is Harry Crimi, a proud member of the Class of 2015, and a double major in Classics and Psychology. This year, I will be studying in Athens, Greece during my fall semester, and Rome, Italy for my spring semester. I officially leave in one week! By going to Athens and Rome, I am truly making the most of Holy Cross’s Classics department. For those who don’t know, a Classics major means studying Latin and Ancient Greek language, literature, and history. I have a huge passion for the ancient world and their intricate languages. Going to these places has been my dream for as long as I could remember, and spending a year there studying is an opportunity of a lifetime. My goal for now is to spend this year focusing on my classics major, and spend next year completing my Psychology major at Holy Cross.
In order for you to get the most out of reading this, I want to share some information about myself. Since it’s impossible to sum up my life in one post, the majority of things will come up during my future entries. But here are some good things for starters:
I am 100% Italian, which means, naturally, my life revolves around family, family dinners, food, and even more food. In fact, I love food so much that if you are someone who doesn’t truly value it, you might not get a lot out of reading this blog! All kidding aside though, I come from a very loving family. I have the best parents I could ever ask for. My sister, Diana, is absolutely my best friend, and my brother-in-law, Will, makes me proud every day by serving in the army. He actually just got back from Afghanistan this past week…he better be reading this! I also recently became an uncle and god-father to my baby nephew, Anthony, whom I talk about so much people must think he is mine.
I hail from Havertown, Pennsylvania, a small suburb minutes away from Philadelphia. To me, Philly is the greatest city in the world. I love it so much and have so much pride to live here. This often leads to many arguments with my Boston friends at school over which city is historically more important…I’ll let you decide that on our own. My strong ties from the city are also due to my family’s own business in South Philadelphia, called Cappuccio’s Meats. Yes – my family owns a butcher shop, and has owned it since 1920! We specialize in homemade and gourmet Italian sausage. So this means whenever I am not studying in Europe, babysitting my nephew, taking notes in class, or hanging out at a toga party, I am in the butcher shop making sausage! Naturally the first thing I am going to be looking for in Greece will be Greek butcher shops. Maybe they can give me some pointers about how to sell lamb! But for now, go like Cappuccios’ page on facebook!
As for schooling, I went to an all guy high school and made some of the best friends I could ask for, shout out to my Devon bros! I’m now at Holy Cross and LOVE it. I really like getting involved and I have made great friends these past two years. I’ve always been a fan of the arts, so I decided to continue with them in college. Every week I relax by singing with the Chapel Choir, a small choir that sings for the Sunday 7pm mass. I work on my dancing skills by ballroom dancing every Monday and Thursday night with Holy Cross’s Ballroom Dance Team, a team that I adore for how goofy and fun the teammates are. I mingle with theatre by being apart of ACT, the school’s student theatre program, where I actually co-produced our spring musical last year, Spring Awakening! I also have been a part of the Holy Cross Orientation program. Being an orientation leader made me fall in love with this school even more, and helped me realize my true passion of working with and for others. However, the greatest decision I have ever made at college was joining the all male, amazingly talented, well sought after, and of course best looking A-Capella group, Sons of Pitches! Ever since joining this group in my second year, I have laughed and sang my heart out every Wednesday and Sunday with these guys. They made some of the best memories I’ve had here at HC, and I’m really gonna miss singing with them this year. So after two years of great activities, I am very curious to see what I might venture into this year!
So that’s enough about me for now. I promise not all my posts will be this long. I really hope you follow my blog and keep posted on my travels. If you ever want to contact me for any reason, feel free to comment on the blog or to email me at email@example.com! Now I have to figure out how I’m going to spend my last week at home…I guess packing (which I haven’t even started yet)!
Thanks for reading and stay tuned…It’s gonna be one hell of a ride!
I cannot believe how happy I am for you! It’s wonderful to see someone so enthusiastic about the world. Your parents must be so proud.
I can’t wait to see all your pictures and for you to visit all the great places our friend Aristotle talked about! Keep writing – this is wonderful!
What a great first post! Congratulations! Best wishes with your studies on Ancient Greece and Rome! As you know, I too am a Classics major who studied in Greece and Rome. Classics is a truly awesome field, rich in content and endlessly fascinating. Maybe the Classics gene runs in our family!
Cura ut valeas!
Your Cousin Rudy
Interesting! Finally I read something about you.
BTW, are you sure ‘I am 100% Italian’? (I am an Italian teacher: I let you guess …)