Kansas, Life at Random

Mason Jars, Indie Records and Bleeding Purple

It seems to be that we tend to mark our miles or associate different times in our lives with the things that we obssesed over during that time. Whatever the fad was that we were addicted to or spent what later seemed like a ridiculous amount of time talking about. And they are not always big obviously things, but items, anecdotes, inside jokes and trends that serve as the placeholder for the memories and experiences that stuck with us the most. So in this case, I just finished my senior fall semester, and what does that make me think of?

Mason jars, indie records and bleeding purple.

I’m sure I could give a much more thorough explanation, but I also believe that obsessions are never quite supposed to be understood, so I will give you this. Everything tastes better and looks better in a mason jar; the weirder name, the better the band…and my indie record will always be much cooler; and this semester will always be remembered for its football season that gave me chills because of the moments as a fan and not because of the weather. I think I actually lost Twitter followers because I used the hashtag #EMAW one too many times for some people’s taste.

This semester was a rockstar one, marked with lots of things, mostly good that make me extremely thankful to be where I am at and surrounded by wonderful people both near and from a far. Looking forward, if my last semester as a student is anything close to my one this fall, I think I will do just fine.

These are just a snapshot of some of my favorite moments from this semester. Thanks for being a part of the fun. Enjoy!

Family at the K-State vs. Miami tailgate
Family at the K-State vs. Miami tailgate
Excited to share one of my favorite parts of being a student.
Excited to share one of my favorite parts of being a student.
Reunited with my AFA Student Advisory team family.
Reunited with my AFA Student Advisory team family.
My IGP work girls.
My IGP work girls.
Smurthwaite shenanigans during the annual alumni dinner.
Smurthwaite shenanigans during the annual alumni dinner.
My very best friend and soul sister. Happy birthday Megan!
My very best friend and soul sister. Happy birthday Megan!
Tailgating girls.
Tailgating girls.
Waiting for the football team to arrive after the big win at Oklahoma.
Waiting for the football team to arrive after the big win at Oklahoma.
Logan Mize Concert with Jancey and Megan.
Logan Mize Concert with Jancey and Megan.
One of my favorites came for the Logan Mize concert.
One of my favorites came for the Logan Mize concert.
Ambassador friends.
Ambassador friends.
Eastern Oregon > Western Oregon....but Oregonians + K-State = Awesome!
Eastern Oregon > Western Oregon….but Oregonians + K-State = Awesome!
Gosh I'm going to miss this one.
Gosh I’m going to miss this one.
Blaine and Tanner.
Blaine and Tanner.
Smurthwaite Class of 2010
Smurthwaite Class of 2010
Two steppin' swing dancin crippled fools.
Two steppin’ swing dancin crippled fools.
Happy Birthday Kelly!
Happy Birthday Kelly!
Keeping with old traditions.
Keeping with old traditions.
Roomies. Best Friends.
Roomies. Best Friends.
Big sis/Little Sis Football buddies.
Big sis/Little Sis Football buddies.
Beautiful night for some K-State football.
Beautiful night for some K-State football.
Logan Mize concert at Longhorns.
Logan Mize concert at Longhorns.
Old roommates back to visit!
Old roommates back to visit!
Big XII Champions!
Big XII Champions!
My favorite band geek.
My favorite band geek.

– Amanda

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