Friday, March 16, 2012

BYOC - Bring Your Own Crazy!

Thank you Draz for providing this for us every week!!!!

1.  How do you feel about college?  If you have kids or siblings - will you encourage or require them to go?  How long did you go and what for? 

GO TO COLLEGE! Or any form of extended education. I was brought up in a family that all (or mostly all) went to Kansas State University and graduated. My aunts, uncles, mom, dad, brother, cousins, etc all have college degrees.  My grandfather didn't go there, but he did go to college to further his education. Not saying you have to go to a 4-year, but that it was just assumed since birth I'd end up a Wildcat.  Going to college isn't about the degree. It's about growing up and learning about life. Could I have just left high school and started a career, family, etc? Nope. Not at all. I barely knew how to balance my checkbook. In college, I learned the trial, tribulations and incredible life lessons of 25 Cent Draws on every Tuesday night at Fat's Bar. Or how to empty a Fish Bowl (it's pretty much a fish tank of kool-aid and LOADS of liquor) at 2pm in the afternoon without throwing up in the alley.  Or how to use a credit card to spent $1200 on a Bahamas spring break trip, then take 7 years to pay it off.  All classic examples why college is good.

However! If I had to do it all over again.......I should have gone to a tech school. Or at least gone there for the first 2 years to get all the basic courses out of the way (at a fraction of the cost), then finished up at a 4-year.  I spent a whopping 7.5 years in college. Yup. $25,000 dollars later......I am not a cardiac surgeon. I am a photographer. Geniusness.  Why did it take me so long? Well, in Manhattan, KS, where KSU is located, there is a wondrous little place called Aggieville:
 Aggieville on St. Patty's Day
Aggieville is 6 blocks of bars. 6 BLOCKS!! And a bookstore. And maybe other things too, but I was just more interested in the alcohol serving establishments. So, needless to say, I got a little distracted. OK, 3.5 years is A LOT distracted. It happens.
But it was ohhhhh sooooo much fun.

That's where I met the love of my life and soul mate (awwww) Ryan, in his last semester of college, and my last year. And YES! If you had any doubts about this by now I'll make it more blunt......OUR KIDS ARE GOING TO COLLEGE. They don't have to go to KSU (oh the horror), but as long as they go somewhere we'll be happy.

2.  Pink or purple?  Coke or Pepsi?  Pen or pencil?  Cursive or printing?  Ketchup or mustard?

-Neither. I gave up soda. *gasp* It's not good for you. Gives you cancer and shit. That being said.....I love me some Mt. Dew. But haven't had one in AGES!
-Pen to write with; pencil to draw with
-I print in all caps. Don't know why. I'm weird like that. But I sign my name in cursive. Again, weirdo.
-Both please!

3.  If you could live in any generation - which one would it be?

I liked the 2000s. There was internet, and ipods, and other distracting things that make life a little more enjoyable. I don't know. I had the most fun in the 2000s, so there.

4.  What do you sleep in?

Tank top and undies. Every once in a while I'll throw on a pair of old boxers. Dead sexy.

5.  Repeat question - summarize your week!

Well lets see.....I stepped on the scale this morning and nearly dropped dead on my new tile floor. Apparently eating ice cream, donuts, Long John Silvers (WTF LAURA?!?!), drinking beer 5 nights a week, and no exercise makes the scale flat chested bitch whore give out nasty numbers. Who'da thought?

So next week, I'm getting back in the game. Running, weights, not eating pure fried shit every day, etc. I really need to find better motivation. Mizfit did a guest post about this earlier this week and her motivation was living better, longer, and such and it was really interesting. I need a better outlook. Something to ponder.

Now I'm off to do.....something. Work maybe. Maybe.

Cheers y'all!!


  1. The flat chested whore will learn that you mean bidnezz this week. You'll be great?

    Aggieville looks like so much fun!

  2. Long John Silvers...yumm! I love those little crunchy crumbs from there!!

  3. Why do I get the idea that that's not actually St. Patty's day in the 'Ville...Oh yeah, the Last Chance sign says FAKE Patty's day (I did go back and look). :)

    You can blame the all caps writing on family...Dad will do that wouldn't surprise me if Grandpa did too.

    Get your butt working out, girl! If you don't, then no shoes!! You can do it!

    Finally, Walk Kansas starts the weekend, Mom and I are signed up on a work team, are you participating this year?

  4. Looks like it's gonna take me about 7 years to graduate, too. Why does it have to be such a bi-yatch?! :(

  5. I hear you on the college. KSU looks like it was a blast...
    Of course purple...I could have picked that for yOu!


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