Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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On Sunday, he stopped by my weekly gig at the Arts Factory. After that, we went out for pizza at the Four Queens hotel on Fremont Street. Let me tell you something about this pizza...It was freaking amazing. It cost about $18 for a 16 inch pizza that we demolished...The coolest thing about our little pizza excursion, is that the place is really quite unsuspecting. You wouldn't even really think to order pizza at the restaurant. Luckily, we know a pizza connoisseur that sent us to the right place.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Thursday, October 16, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014
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Monday, October 6, 2014
Gilmore Girls is on Netflix. Don't panic. Just go to the nearest smart TV, computer, laptop, tablet, etc...and watch until you feel like you can't take any more quick-witted humor and Emily Gilmore.
Okay so maybe that isn't the most important thing ever, however, my life is about to get very hermit-like because of that fact, so it's at least a little important.
Also this weekend Trav and I went out to First Friday. It's on Fremont street. Basically they hold this thing on the first Friday of each month. We honestly weren't all that impressed. It was basically normal Fremont Street except you had to be 21 to enjoy. You also had to wait in line to get in. They do have bands and such playing on the street, but they do that every weekend...so we didn't really get it.
Instead of spending a lot of time out there at "First Friday" we decided to go grab some food and listen to an awesome little one man band. I even brought my real camera. There is a noticeable difference in the pictures we took...
You don't even know how hard it is for us to make normal faces, but somehow, we pulled it off. Honestly, Container Park might be my favorite part of downtown. It might be totally new, but it's such a great addition to the area. We at the barbecue place and listened to the music while little kids (and adults) played with giant Legos and ran all over the play area.
The next morning a few of us from ROTC did some volunteering at Shade Tree. It's a homeless/domestic violence shelter for Women. Some of us helped organize their supply room with their clothing and toiletries, other served lunch, some did laundry...It was an overall, very rewarding day that I'm really glad I got to be a part of. But I think we need to talk to the guy on the end about looking like he's having a good time...
Well, I've got to get over to Travis's to go make some pumpkin cookies. I've been craving them for a week, and although I'm not much of a baker, I think I can pull this off.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
I scheduled this post and forgot to finish writing it...smart, but now it's all fixed and actually ready for the public's eyes. That's a little embarrassing...Oh well. Hopefully I'll be back in the groove next week getting all my posts knocked out like normal. Sorry...I suck. I'll be better, I swear. It's time for some more of these babies.
Let's be honest, college is scary. Last year, my first day was terrifying. I knew where my classes were, but I was still about to have a coronary the whole day. I hadn't bought my parking permit, I didn't have my books, I was a couple years older than all of the "kids" around me...It was scarier than my worst day in basic training.
I feel like that first day of college set the pace for my entire year. It started it off on the wrong foot. This year though, I got back to my dorm at the end of my first day and I felt so great. I got in a work out, I had some lunch, found my classes without a problem, chatted with some people around me, and get this, I even had all the required text books. Again, I feel like that first day set the pace. Lucky for me, that pace was a good one. I learned a lot from my last year of college and I'm so excited for the year to continue.
As I've had both good and bad experience, I thought I'd share a bit about it and continue on in the college chronicles!
1. Find your classes before the first day! My school has an app that has a satellite view of the campus. I would be lying if I said I didn't consult it today! It was a big help and I'm glad I used it.
2. Make conversation! I promise, it doesn't hurt to talk to strangers in college. In fact, it's a good idea.
3. Don't freak out if you don't have you books yet. Chances are, half you class hasn't even considered looking at the syllabus let alone getting the required text.
4. Figure out your parking situation well before your first day of school! There is nothing like a ticket to ruin your bright and shiny attitude on the first day!
5. Get notebooks and folder that are designated for each class...I mad the mistake at first of taking all my notes in one notebook for all my classes. Now I have all these notes that are out of place and I'm having to re-write them all and it's stupid.
6. Don't goof off! You get a syllabus in all of your classes that probably has all the important dates and big papers due. Get ready with those awesome time management skills and make it so you don't get overwhelmed right off the bat.