Thursday, June 23, 2011

So Oregon,

The trip to Oregon was quite uneventful until my flight to Medford which was on a pretty tiny plane.

Since my arrival in Ashland Oregon I have found myself pleasantly at home. I keep saying that Ashland is like a Lawrence that was picked up, dusted off a bit, dissected from KU, tucked into the mountains. Just take away the KU apparel stores and replace them with "ladies who lunch" kindof tourist shops and there you go!

There are deer that roam around down town snacking on the landscaping of the numerous bed and breakfasts.

I have gone to two farmers markets since being here. There is a "small" one on Saturday and a much larger one on tuesdays. So far my purchases have included loganberry jam, roasted almond organic pesto, some spinach, and a cheese spinach and tomato crepe.

In the evenings there are free Green shows before the Shakespeare Festival performances. My summer Co's and I went and took one in.

So this is the beginning of my Oregon adventure. Pretty tame, but there are already summer shenanigans in the works.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Its time to go, leave, plunge, set sail, go forth, head out, or in other words, embark.

Tomorrow I embark on my journey to Oregon! And yes, I am to excited to sleep which is why I am up putting this together.

In preparation for my journey I purchased some things,

1. A Red Hawaiian Air carry-on bag

2. A Kansas pride t-shirt

3. Sunglasses. Ok they weren't really a necessary purchase, but I've been driving my brother's gold 1978 Thunderbird around this week, and I needed some new shades to fit the T-bird persona that I take on when I drive it.

4. Bangles. Mostly an impulse purchase, but again to go with the T-bird persona.

I purchased the carry-on bag and bangles at the Antique store on Massachusetts St. For a grand total of $15.00. Not to shabby.

The Kansas pride t-shirt was $20.00 at ACME, also on Mass. They had quite a few other shirts to choose from, so if you are looking to express your love for kansas by wearing a t-shirt, do check it out.

The past few weeks have been glorious. I've slept more that I should have, enjoyed long afternoons drinking coffee or iced tea while reading for fun not just because I had to, and spent my evenings enjoying the company of good friends.

Thanks friends for a lovely start of the summer.

Kansas, I know I'll miss you dearly, but not the sticky hot part of summer. You know I've always hated that.

Oh, and Oregon, I'll see you tomorrow.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Breaking the Silence

First for your ears,

During my long silence I am proud to say that I completed my first year of graduate school. I have learned enough that I can hardly help spouting information about student affairs, and enjoyed numerous adventures with friends close enough they might as well be family.

I am also proud to say that for the next week or so I will have all the free time in the world to craft, drink coffee, and generally get into mischief. After that I will be venturing to Oregon to start an internship at Souther Oregon University in Ashland. This will be my first adventure to the north west and I couldn't be more excited!

Before I start documenting my Oregon adventures, I wanted to finally share some photos that I took over a year ago. Enjoy!