Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tree Picking.

     First full day back in PA and the first thing we do this morning is to cut down our Christmas tree. Yes, it is somewhat late to be getting a tree, but it is always better late than never. Besides being late, we, more like my mother, brought the canine along. Don't get me wrong about him. I love the dog to death but it limits us to two people instead of three.
     We were able to load the tree atop our Santa Fe and was on the road in no time. About a mile down the road we took a turn a bit to sharp, and yes, the tree came off. Fortunately it did not come all the way off, but was holding on by one of the lines we used to fasten it to the luggage rack. Within minutes we were back at it again and home before we knew it.
     By mid morning we were back at home, all tuckered out and in need of a break. Now it is time for decorating.. but that is another task in itself.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Buh-Bye Campus | Hello Home.

     I'm using the last ounce of battery that my laptop currently resides in order to make this post. Reason being is that I have already packed away the charger and have no clue as to where it may be.
     But finals went well; nothing to complain about. I'm ready to have a nice break, but then again there is a part of me that wants to keep going and start next semester already. I need this break though. Throughout the last couple weeks a lot has come up and a lot of unanswered questions have been floating around. I think this month long of a break will do me some good, and help clear this chaotic mess of thoughts.
     My mother should be here in an hours time, and then we will have to wait until I the check out office is open (which they say will be open at noon but probably won't be). From there we will load up the car and begin the route back home to PA and then unload everything. Meaning, today will most likely be a long, tiring, but good day. So with that, Buh-bye campus and hello home.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


The reason I have not posted anything is the fact that my first college finals are coming up and I plan to ace them all. I have dedicated my time to my studies, eating, and select socializing. I will start blogging again once time has past. Thank you for your patients.
- KG

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Decorating the Dorm

Since it is that time of year I decided to decorate my dorm. Now grant it, I am limited on space but I feel that I made due with what I had. Hung some lights as well as my stocking above my bed. I even found a small light up tree that is sitting atop my desk. I also found some small ornaments to had on it. I recently purchased a red scarf and I only got to wear it once because it is now wrapped around the bottom of the tree for a realistic Christmas tree feel. Lastly I found some cute snowflakes and put them across the top of my desk to give it some winter wonderland teasing (because that last time it snowed was October, and I have yet to see another flake.)
     I also decorated the boys dorms. They chose colored lights and some garland. The lights are still up but unfortunately the garland was to have and fell in the midst of them sleeping. Needless to say it was quite upsetting when they awoken. Okay, maybe they didn't say those exact words, but I know that's how they felt deep deep down.
    As much decorating as I did nothing can actually compare to decorating a real home. But I guess for this year and the next three years I will have to make due with the substitution of decorating a dorm.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Portfolio Post.

Alright so there is a new addition to the blog. If you look on the right side, under pages, you will noticed that there is a new page named Portfolio. This is where my college portfolio will be uploaded. At the moment I have a majority of my fall semester items up. Comments are appreciated as well as constructive criticism.  

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December First | My favorite time of the year.

     This is my absolute favorite time of the year, by far. For most it is the actual day of a holiday such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years but for me I'm all about the in between part. Now, here on campus this in between part can become a bit stressful due to final exams and wondering whether or not we're going to pass the class but that is a horse of a different color.
     At this time, I feel as if everyone forgets about their sorrows and just starts to enjoy the company of others. Maybe I'm completely wrong and it is the total opposite, either way it does not affect how I feel. I love all the joyful music and smiles that I see when I'm out and about. I love being able to say happy holidays to any person that happens to pass by, and then they get this slight smile. Being able to donate my loose change to the Salvation Army member wringing their bell non-stop. The warm rich smell filling my nose as I walk into my house. Crisp white falling snow. Being able to fall asleep by the wood burning fireplace at my father's house while having the cats curl up next to me. Sipping hot chocolate and almost burning my tongue, waiting impatiently for the lighting of the tree. Streaming popcorn and dried fruit for the outdoor tree that we put up for the birds. I love it. It's my favorite time of the year.

French vanilla hot cocoa <3

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Holiday break to remember.

     Waking up Thanksgiving morning and not being able to breath or swallow well could very much scare a person, and so it did. I've had a cough the past few weeks but thought nothing of it and blamed it on the season change. Boy, was I wrong. It now turns out that I am fighting viruses and my immune system is not doing so hot. Fantastic, not. I am now refined to the walls of my dorm and allowed an occasional break from the barriers only when class is in session. Any other time I must remain in my quarters as a prisoner.
     Even though I missed the big dinner, I was able to capture a few shots while I was home. For when I am fully 100% myself again and off all of the medications, I may be able to recall bit by triggering my sense of imagery.

It seems as if there was a lot of cookie making with a dash of firetruck? Who knows.

Monday, November 21, 2011

This isn't high school anymore.

     This is college, not high school. The fact that people are still belittling others to make them feel superior is a straight shame. You do not need to be going around picking out the flaws of every human being, say how much better you are of them, and you should not be judging people before you meet them. This, college, is where we begin our lives for the real world. 
     In the real world the way someones nose is structured is not going to matter. In the real world it will not matter if a woman has some peach fuzz on her face or upper lip. In the real world it is not going to matter if you partied and was with the in-crowd at college. 
     What is going to matter is a persons' personality, grades, profession skills, workmanship, social interaction skills, etc. So, these people that are trying to make themselves feel better by putting others down need to be careful. Because one day, that girl you made fun of for the most random of reasons, she may end up being the one to hire you, and let's just say she may have forgave you but she never forgot.

scale of 1-10 : 2.5?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

NYC | Spur of the moment.

     I honestly do not know where to begin but how about I start from yesterday evening at dinner. I was in the dinning hall and several friends were around. I was not having a great day because of other things that came up earlier in the day. Next thing I know they asked, do you want to go to New York City, right now? I was taken back at first and thought they were joking. They were not, and before I knew it I was on a train to Time Square.
     While we were getting ready to get on the train we were checking departure schedules to see what train time we needed to get back home. The next train coming back on to campus was not until 7:15... the next morning. We all were baffled and did not know what to say, so we just laughed, continuously. There was no turning back now, we were off to the big apple.
     On arrival we had no plan except to head to Times Square, and that's how most of the night went, unplanned and on a whim. We made it to the heart of the city and then decided to go see the tree. Grant it, it was not lit but it was nice just seeing it. Then we needed some grub.
     We hit up Applebee's in TS and apparently it is the worlds largest Applebee's. Our waitress, Sarah, was freaking amazing; she's our girl. The best part of the dinner was when my friend Will and myself decided to make it someones birthday. The lucky contestant was Nick. He had no idea it was coming. The waiting staff came and was singing and clapping the whole third floor was watching. He was in shock and face turned a cherry red. It was great. Will and I died laughing.
     After dinning out we hit up the movies,. I'm not entirely sure what we watched, I fell asleep after the previews and they woke me up as they were walking out. It was a nice nap though.
     Then after the movies we were just walking around seeing all NYC had to offer. There was a balloon artist that made Philicia and myself an object. He was quite the flirt and tried to get me to kiss him. I passed on the offer and told him maybe when I'm older. Jokingly of course.
     The rest of the evening we chilled at random places until it came time to head to the train station and then back home. I'm sure there are other events that happened that I could talk about but I feel that I have shared enough. Either way, the adventure got my mind off things and an experience I will never forget.

     P.S. Thank you guys for taking me. If I do end up going to Oklahoma, there is no way in hell that I will ever forget you.