Thursday, January 26, 2012


So I've been in Madison for a solid 2 weeks now, and moving from Menomonie was rather hard. Not just emotionally but physically. Last summer I had been basically living in three places at once; Madison, Menomonie, and Green Bay. Needless to say I've accumulated what can only be called 'the biggest pile of shit'.  Not only has my shoe collection gotten completely out of control (I stand by each pair of shoes though, this is Wisconsin people, we need to be prepared for anything) but it seems like I have basically doubled everything that I own!

My first task, when I got back to Green Bay was to sort through everything, and I mean everything. There was no box left untouched, no folder left un-opened, and no notebook page left un-turned. And while I managed to also go through each and every one of my shirts, I still managed to have an absurd amount of shit! Maybe it's because I'm emotionally attached, maybe it's because "it still fits and one day I might need to wear it" (right, because my "wanna join our three-some" handmade golf team t-shirt is destined to be worn one of these days even though I haven't touched it in a solid 4 years), whatever it is, I know it's not because I'm uber trendy. My reason for having so many clothes/shoes could probably be the same reason I have an addiction to pens. Yes, that's right. An addiction to pens.  The first step is admitting you have a problem.

Luckily I have friends that love me anyway, so much so that they came to visit me here in Madison.

Happy would be an understatement :-)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Graduation & Senior Show

Senior Show now seems like a blur to me. The few hours that we all stood at our "booths" literally flew by, and then it was time to clean up, pack everything into cars, and get ready for commencement the next morning. I talked to so many people that my throat hurt, and smiled SO much that my cheeks were sore by the end of the night.

I was talking about afterwords how when I was a freshman I remember looking through the senior shows thinking, "OMG I'm going to do something so like fun and cutesy..." Gross. Don't.

The most important things I learned were:
1.  Leave time for errors, because it's GOING to happen.
2.  Design something you give a damn about; so that when you are standing there explaining your shit you can back it up, with facts, personal consideration, and passion.
3.  Find some friends in Senior Show who also give a damn. Without the girls that I was consistently sitting in the senior show room with I probably would have lost my marbles. (of course that might happen once anyway, but at least then you have people to talk to; sorry mom and just don't get it ;-))

To see the extension of the show click HERE. And be sure to hit the "appreciate button" on the bottom.

Now that graduation is done and over with, I have spent my time reading, learning the basics of knitting, and packing/repacking my stuff for my move to Madison!