|Sunburned and saying bye...but only for about two weeks!|
Monday, April 30, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
1. When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is, turn off my alarm, put on my glasses and turn on the TV (already set to channel 6) to hear the weather .
2. I can hardly wait for next week at this exact time. I will be DONE with this semester...and I'll be a senior .
3. The quickest way to my heart is taking me to The Cheesecake Factory because they have yummy yum yum cheesecake and we don't have one around here so I don't get it that often .
4. A little known fact about me is that my Dad was overseas when I was born and he didn't get to meet me until I was about 5 months old - he got a nice little telegram sort of note telling him I had been born .
5. The best part about my job is getting to giggle about things that only a 6-year-old could think is funny. their laughs make me laugh .
6. Something I just couldn't live without is my big comfy bed .
7. Something useful that I wish I knew how to do is needlepoint! I could make some killer gifts if I knew how to .
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
When I have stuff to be doing, pretty much EVERYTHING else
becomes ten times more interesting.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Red Bull on Red Bull on Red Bull
My favorite way to see the drillfield!
We start the night with the steps reading HOPE and end the night with them reading CURE.
Hokie Bird doing a little dancing
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
|These prints are AWESOME and are for sale at the event! I have one!|
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
|waiting to start|
|after the names had been called|
I know it's late, but I wanted to post my Ten on Tuesday with Roots and Rings!
Steven surprise visit was a gift in itself. It would have been a long, boring weekend without him.
2.What is the last gift you gave someone for no reason at all?
Hmm. Probably cadbury mini eggs for my mom. Her/our favorite.
3.What is your favorite thing you like to do alone?
Go shopping. Is that weird? I just think I'm the only one who has enough patience for shopping with myself...I take for-ev-er.
4.What is your favorite thing to with a group of friends?
Eat, go to Walmart, go downtown...typical Southwest Va activities
5.What is on your agenda for tomorrow?
A LOT...an 8 am, giving a tour at 9:30, class at 11, getting ready for Relay 1-3, work at 3 and handing out Relay shirts at the Team captains meeting at 7! I better get to bed pronto...
6.What would you do tomorrow if you didn’t have any responsibilities?
Sleep...sleep...sleep...watch Say Yes to the Dress...sleep...sleep...sleep
7.What is something you miss from your childhood?
Being able to wear whatever I felt like and it was always cute! Oh, and 90s boy bands.
8.What is something you don’t miss at all from your childhood?
Hoodrats in Virginia Beach. Just kiddinggg. I don't miss my HUGE glasses that I had. They weren't that big, but on a second grader...they look like bug eyes.
9.What is your favorite word?
10. What is your least favorite word?
Monday, April 16, 2012
I took some time this morning to visit the April 16 memorial which is located in front of Burruss Hall.
Today marks the 5th anniversary of the shooting on Virginia Tech's campus.
Five years ago, today, I sat in my English class in Blacksburg High School. It was a normal, cold, April day. In high school you aren't supposed to have your cell phones in class, but no one listens to that rule. A girl, Emma, in my class received a text from one of her friends that there was a shooting at Virginia Tech. Cue the panic. Text after text started flowing in with the number of people dead. Everyone's worst nightmare was unfolding just a mile down the road. We all sat in shock as we were put on lockdown for the remainder of the day. No one knew what to do or say. There was fear for our friends, parents and siblings who were on campus that day.
School was cancelled for the rest of the week as our community tried to comprehend what had just happened and begin to pick up the pieces.
A former Blacksburg High School student, Austin Cloyd, was among the victims. That hit me hard. Her younger brother was in my class and my heart broke for him and his family.
I'll never forget going to the convocation on campus where President Bush came to talk. We didn't make it into Cassell Colesium, but instead sat on the turf in Lane Stadium watching the speeches on the jumbo tron.
There were hugs, tears, and hands to hold wherever you looked.
I'll never forget going to The Concert for Virginia Tech. I am a big Dave Matthews Band fan and I would never in a million years have thought my first time seeing them in concert would be in Lane Stadium or under circumstances such as those influencing the concert.
During that concert, Dave said something that still gives me chills today:
""I must tell you, there is no place I'd rather be in the world than right here with y'all, right now."
It was an extremely emotional concert, from the artists wearing VT shirts, to hearing the "Let's Go" chant as we waited for performers to take the stage. I have the DMB performance on my iPod and I listen to it every once in a while.
I will be forever thankful for the love and support the nation showed us that year, and each year after as we face each anniversary. From the students to the faculty to the community members to the alumni to the families to the Hokie fans everywhere...this day will never be easy, but we will prevail.
We truly are a Hokie Nation. And today, we are ALL Hokies.