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I love red velvet cake, glitter, music, car washes, and nail polish. I am a southern belle with a hint of cajun class. Starting this blog was a challenge to do something I WANTED to do not because I HAD to.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sweet Dreams

 This past year I did my best to remember to take a picture of where I slept.  Most people thought this job was oh so glamourous because I was flying across the country.  Well hate to break the news to ya, but it was not always 5 star, 4 star, well you get the drift.  Okay maybe the Dolce Peachtree was 5 star-certainly the breakfast.  I miss those grits already. :)

I remember sending a picture to my mom earlier and her saying, "oh gosh you stayed there?" and my reply was "omg yes mom.  I had my own bathroom there.  I was doing good!" One thing I will look forward to is sleeping in my own bed and sleeping on my amazing pillows that I spent $26 dollars a piece before I went off to college.  Since I have not bought new bedding in five years I am already in search for the perfect bedding for my new apartment in Hattiesburg.  I cannot wait to have my own space again.  It will be so nice.  
Enjoy the pics...

I could make a mess!!!!

after a little shopping was done!

What were your favorites!? :)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

41 down

It is crazy to think this year is already gone.  Today is my last official day with a chapter.  Bring on the tears! Tomorrow I fly to Atlanta then on to Peachtree City for a couple of days at Phi Mu Headquarters!  Wow!  What a year!!!! I am excited to see my fellow consultants...I haven't seen anyone since October.

I hope you have enjoyed the blog posts, I certainly have enjoyed posting them.  Don't worry my next adventure is graduate school and I want to keep the blogging up.  There have definitely been a few laughs, tears, struggles, and joys this past year.  Thank you everyone for reading my blog.  I sincerely appreciate it.  I thought since it was the last day I would post my google map for everyone to see where I have really been throughout this journey!  What an amazing country we have!  God Bless everyone.  Again thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers while I have traveled.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Airport Adventures: Memphis

Today has certainly been a LONG day of traveling.  I just got to Mizzou and sat down on the bed at 9:30 PM, but left my house at 11 AM to go to the airport!  Talk about crazy.  Well  most of the day was decently normal except the fact that I had to fly American to Dallas (not my favorite airline), didn't stop in Atlanta to get my usual cheese/cracker/apples tray and Caribbean way smoothie, and I sat on the aisle all three flights! When I got to Memphis I had plenty of time to actually sit down and have a meal.  There was a free spot at the bar of this Italian restaurant next to a guy wearing an LSU hat, so I thought I would be fine next to any Tiger fan.  WELL just wait till I tell you who I sat next to!

So the lady immediately asked me for my ID (I was thinking DANG I didn't even order a drink) but it was because I sat at the bar.  She was amazed by my LA id and the Canadian and NY ids that later showed up.  She told me I looked 16...great just what I want to hear.  Well maybe in 10 years that would be a compliment.  ha!  So the LSU fan next to me asked where I was going and I explained to him my job and what I did and also that I was from Louisiana.  Well he then asked me if I watched TV...that is a silly question if you know me!  I am a TV JUNKIE.  This is how the conversation went:

LSU fan: Do you watch a lot of TV?
Me: Actually yes!
LSU fan: Oh really what do you watch?
Me: You name it and I probably watch it!
LSU fan: Survivor?
Me: Nope I don't watch it.  why?
LSU fan: Do you watch A&E?
Me: No I'm not an A&E fan either.
LSU fan: Oh well I've been on survivor 3 times and I have a new show coming up on A&E where I flip houses.
(Well that is somewhat how things went)

Then some guy interrupts and says, "I'm sorry to bother you, but my wife would kill me if I told her I saw you and didn't take a picture.  Would you mind?"

I am thinking-who the heck is this guy? He must not be that big time if I don't know him. hahaha but someone is asking for his picture!

His name is Russell Hantz and his story was legit.  He showed me pictures and his new commercial promoting the new A&E show Flipped Off.  This was so weird.  We chatted about being from Louisiana and him coming to Bunkie before during the Corn Festival, attending the Crawfish Festival in Breaux Bridge, and also how gorgeous south Louisiana is with all of the cypress trees.  He also told me how he got on Survivor (all three times), how he is probably going to be on the 28th season of it, and how he got this new show on A&E.  He said survivor was the worst thing he's ever done! ( He said he caught a chicken with his bare hands once...hmmm.) And somewhat of the best, but the true best was this new show on A&E.

took this from google
but this was him
Let me just say it was a very entertaining dinner.  Then I get on the plane and the couple behind me asked about him.  They said they saw him walking around earlier.  He is evidently a big deal, I was just out of the loop.

Well good luck to ya Russell.  It was nice to meet you.

Friday, April 6, 2012

The wait is over!

Some of you may or may not know that I have been applying to Graduate Schools, which might I add is a crazy adventure in itself!  If you have ever applied you know exactly what I am talking about.  So many details to get together- resume, personal statement, extras essays (those are always fun), and recommendation letters, all on top of traveling Phi Mu America.  Good thing my business of theatre class prepared me for all of this!

Well it has been a waiting game lately, BUT the wait is over folks!.....next year I will be attending


I am beyond excited for this new adventure!  It will be interesting to go to a school much bigger than Northwestern State.  The program is also only a year which is just icing to the cake!  My mom has already looked up apartments in Hattiesburg.  

Seymour the school mascot

There were many signs why USM was the place for me but something really cool was that they paint a rock just like NSU does for particular events.  

Graduate school will certainly be challenging, but I am ready for it.  This past year has been amazing, but it will be nice to have some consistency again.  :) yay!  So happy right now.  

Monday, April 2, 2012

Phi Mu sisters & Rock and Roll

Recently I visited Baldwin Wallace College which is in Berea, OH.  Berea is a hop, skip, and a jump away from Cleveland.  So what do I get to do while there? SIGHTSEE! I think 'professional tourist' should be included in the job description for chapter consultants.  While in Cleveland, we walked downtown, learned a bit of history, saw the Indian's stadium, tasted some yummy food, and most importantly got to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!  It was awesome to see the origin of Rock and Roll and to see some amazing costumes for those talented artists!  I also learned a thing or two ;)

This was a restaurant that was started by firemen.  It was really neat and of course great food!
sweet sign made by my DI sisters!

Yummy lunch spot in Cleveland
The Winking Lizard-such a fun local and they also had live creatures there!
I jumped about 5 feet off the ground when I saw it.  ha

Indians Stadium

Hello Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

One of Elvis's cars-Mrs. Mary Pujol this is for you!...before I realized I was not suppose to be taking pictures

I did not know that this was Lake Erie-Glad I got to visit my first Great Lake!
Oh and that boat looks like a blast for a fun party or event!

MJ glove and guitar-this display was right as you walked into the building!
The original glove is in another display-it was in a glass case that rotated.

well hey there cool car...

gorgeous skyline

birth place of Rock and Roll
amazing artists have passed through this city!!!!

Phi Mu badge and letters on the side of the building at Baldwin Wallace College!