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.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Glorious Laundry Days.

front shattered out.

     I swear, every time I do my laundry there is a tour going on and they bring the tourist to the residence hall that I live in. It is the same person that is giving the tour too. It may be a strange coincidence but it is still creepy none the less. All the parents and prospective students just look at you like you're on display. I feel like a fish at the pet store, floating around from washer to dryer with the people staring through the glass. Then they wave and chuckle as if I cannot comprehend them. Oh, when you're done with your laundry and try to get out the door, forget it. There's no use trying.
     Now another little dilemma is that only eight out of twelve washer work. They post signs on them say "Machine out of order -do not use," but what do people do? they use them and then end up breaking even more. All this meaning, instead of it not working for, let's say, three days it will not be out of use for about two weeks. In the meantime the other machines will hardly get any break from their jobs causing them to become out of order. By the time it's all said and done, there may be two machines working. Gotta love laundry days.


Friday, November 18, 2011

My Starbucks Addiction.

     Thank you college, for getting my Starbucks addiction to reach a new height. Living back in Pa I was lucky to get to Starbucks once a year. Now, it is about once a day. The barristers knew my order on the spot by the third week of college; tall caramel macchiato with a toasted plain bagel. I do take breaks every so often and replace it with cocoa packets that I microwave in my dorm, but nothing can compare. With the holidays coming around the corner, I am unsure of what I am going to do while I am at home because the closest Starbucks is about a 15-20min drive, maybe even more. Guess I'll have to get my fill before I leave. What a shame (sarcasm).


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Contest: TOMS Book: Start Something That Matters

     Alright ladies and gentlemen, here it is! This is one of many contest I hope to be hosting. I recently gained ownership of Blake Mycoskie's book "Start Something that Matters" thanks TOMS shoes blog competition. The catch is they sent me two, one for myself and one for me to give away.
In order to win the second copy of this wonderful book you must meet the requirements listed below.

1- Post a link for this blog on any type of social networking site.
2- In a comment below, explain to me if you could fix one problem in the world what would it be and why?
3- Create an image or take a photo, relating to the issue you chose in number two and post it on the internet ( you would then need to list the link in the comment) or send it to me via email ( )
In all honesty it could be a stick figure, I'm not that picky. 
4- in the comment post an email that I can contact you with, for if you win, it will be easy to exchange info to send the book.

It's pretty simple. 
As of now the contest will run up until Wednesday, November 30; Two weeks. At that time I will sit down and choose a winner. 

Best of luck!
- KG

Time for Change.

     Alright, here's the deal. I'm not happy with how my blog is turning out, and I'm not going to sit back and just accept it. I'm changing it and going to make it better. I will be blogging about anything and everything that comes to my mind. So, you'll pretty much be reading up on my life. I will be adding anything from my design portfolio to what I wear. You will now be reading the life of a College Girl.

Long Time.

     Terribly sorry about not posting in a while. It's just that I didn't expect to become socially involved with others. I've been trying to keep my distance from most since I'll be transferring to Oklahoma here shortly and I didn't want to start anything I couldn't finish.
    But things changed. I now am hanging around this one group and we always goof off. It's making me second guess if I even want to leave.
     Anyways, I'll try and post as often as I can, but unfortunately it will not be "Everyday." It still, however, will be talking about "Everyday" actions and scenes of life. It just may take a longer amount of time before I post again.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Good Talks.

     So tonight I sat down with a friend and just talked. They're a relatively new friend of mine so we had a lot to talk about. Anyways, it was a good talk. Not the casual awkward talks that know one knows what to say next, but a good solid talk. We were talking about ourselves, explaining our backgrounds and history. Some of it went to a heartfelt level, but not the mushy gushy stage. It was more along the lines of personal happenings that affected us in a non-positive way.
     Overall, it was nice to sit down and just talk. No sarcasm, no interruptions, nothing of the scandalous sort. A lot of times people have these talks with siblings or relatives, even a best friend. Unfortunately for me I don't have any of them around me at the moment. This new friend of mine was a good substitute, and not to mention easy on the eyes. Anyways, we had a good talk.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Second Chances.

     So today something amazing happened. A person was given a second chance, at life. I don't plan to go into details, but someone I know was in a recent car accident and has been in the hospital ever since. This morning they were thought to have past away. Word spread and friends and family were in an upset from the news, like most would. However, a few hours later it was said that he started breathing. Crazy, right?! My thoughts exactly!
     He was very fortunate to have a second chance at life. Yet it showed me how fortunate we are to even get a second chance. Most of the time we're only given one chance to prove ourselves, and that's it. It's rare that we ever are given a second or third. The whole situation just made me think how fortunate I am and that I am given many chances in life. I don't know about you but from here on out I'm taking every chance I get. 

Otter: We adopted him and gave him as second chance.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

My Confusion.

     So, at this moment in time I am very confused at what I want. I'm catching myself contradicting things I say on a regular basis and it doesn't feel good when I do. It is as if I am lying to myself. 
     I keep thinking it all through, and by the time I'm halfway through thinking about whatever it is  I am thinking of I either become aggravated or my mind and thoughts become mush. Either way, I do not feel well. 
     Why do we have to be confused. Can we just not know the answer immediately? Most of the time I do know the right answer, but then when emotions are added into the mix things become sketchy and questionable, leading into the confusion of it. 
     Now did any of that make sense? Or did I confuse you as well?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Drawing Challenge.

I will be partaking in the 30 Day Drawing challenge starting tomorrow, November 4, 2011.
I would like to invite all those who visit my blog to join me, in the hopes of expanding art and creativity into the world around us. 
Let the creativity begin! 

Life Alteration.

July 21, 2007 - The day that changed my life. 
      The people that know what this date means to me understand, and those that don't know shall never need to know. 
     What happened on this day I sometimes speak of, but the effect it had to me I rarely speak of. It was life changing and I always wonder what my life would be life if the actions that happened on that day never took place. Would I be who I am today? How would I be different, for surely I would have never learned the lessons that I did, if it were not for that day. My morals would be dramatically different, I feel. I would have never been as successful. Then again maybe I would be even more successful. 
     Many questions come to mind when I revisit the date of July 21, 2007, but there is one question that will forever be unanswered; Why?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Mountain.

Just sit back and watch and listen. It's simply breathtaking. 

This one is my favorite out of Terje Sørgjerd four landscape videos. 

October Snow.

     Oh, sorry about not blogging 'Everyday'. I've realized it's hard to do being a full time design college student as well as balancing social time. I try my best though. 

     I have news! For the first time (that I can recall) it snowed in October. Not a few flurries, but a substantial amount of snow; enough to create a blanket over my campus. It was quite remarkable because the leaves are still turning colors and have yet to fall. There was a nice contrast between the vibrant leaves and the sparkling white snow. It was certainly a first for me. 
     Also during the day of the storm we had our last home college football game. It was ridiculous! Hardly any students went. I ended up forcing one of my friends to come with me to the game, for you see, I love the snow and do not allow it from stopping me to do what I want. Besides "amazing things happen when it snows", quoted by Lorelei Gilmore. 

Sorry for the mediocre photos, I didn't want to take my good camera out in the snow.