• You've stumbled upon 'The Good Stuff.' Whether you're here to share in my adventures or just passing through, I'm glad you're here!

  • #InstaLife

    #HappyBirthday Jancz 💗 Just remember that "no one likes you when you're 23"... Love, Sissy
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#SpooGirls #sisters #tothemoonandback #sassysisters #theyearof26 #sisteract @janci_lamour #OnTheBlog #LinkInBio: There are few things more beautiful than a wheat harvest. There's a reason we sing "...for amber waves of grain."
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#wheatharvest17 #wheat #USWheat #ilovemyjob #amberwavesofgrain #mylifebelike #Kansas #homesweethome #agriculture #farm365 #Summer2017 #TheGoodStuffBlog #theyearof26 #canont5i #photography "Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness." -Thomas Jefferson
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...Happiness, yes, Tom was certainly right about that.
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#wheatharvest17 #wheat #USWheat #ilovemyjob #amberwavesofgrain #mylifebelike #Kansas #homesweethome #agriculture #farm365 #Summer2017 #theyearof26 #OnTheBlog #LinkInBio: Sharing my #TravelJournal from my work trip to #EstesPark a few weeks ago. My sweet mama also got to tag along and we made a mini vacay out it, complete with a great hike!
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#TheGoodStuffBlog #theyearof26 #hiking #Colorado #GemLake #PaulBunyansboot #latergram #canont5i #wanderlust #igotitfrommymama #gooutside The company alone was worth the two blisters I earned #billygoattrail #hiking #weekendvibes #mylifebelike #theyearof26 This is what slow, sweet summertime is made of 🍷☀️👫
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  • My Favorite Words.

    'The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still' -Exodus 14:14

    "You've got to know your limitations. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way." - Johnny Cash

    "Courage is the ladder that all virtues are mounted on." - Mr. R. Crosby Kemper, Jr.

    "It's your choice, Ace. People can live a hundred years without really living for a minute. You climb up here with me, it's one less minuteyou haven't lived." - Gilmore Girls

    "Faith, it does not make things easy, it makes them possible" - Luke 1:37

    "I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the lights that I have." -Abraham Lincoln

    "Writing is a struggle against silence." - Carlos Fuentes

    "At the end of the day faith is a funny thing. It turns up when you don't really expect it. It’s like one day you realize that the fairy tale may be slightly different than you dreamed. The castle, well, it may not be a castle. And it’s not so important happy ever after, just that its happy right now. See once in a while, once in a blue moon, people will surprise you, and once in a while people may even take your breath away." - Grey's Anatomy

    "Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius. And it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. And when it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them." - Marilyn Monroe

    “It’s not that I believe everything happens for a reason. Some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic. It’s the universe’s way of providing contrast. There have to be a few holes in the road. It’s how life is." – Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

    "Opportunity knocks; that doesn't mean you have to knock the door off the hinges." - Sam Herringshaw

    "Grace doesn’t depend on suffering to exist, but where there is suffering you will find grace in many facets and colors." – William P. Young, The Shack

    ‎"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it." - Robin Williams

    "I think I'd miss you even if I'd never met you."-The Wedding Date

    "If you don't even believe in the possibility of magic, you'll never ever find it." - Castle

Friday Jam Session: K-State Gameday

Guys, guess what?!?

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This photo belongs to K-State Sports.

It’s K-State Gameday!
And this football loving, purple bleeding, K-State alumna is as giddy than a kid on Christmas Day. Go ahead and roll your eyes at me, but there is something a bit magical about Manhattan, KS on a Gameday. And it’s contagious, I have had family and friends that are  fans of other schools sound off on their respect for the camaraderie and school spirit that they have witnessed from K-State fans. And now coming off Big 12 Champion seasons from football, men’s basketball and baseball, and with the dedication of the brand new gorgeous West Stadium Center, “Titletown” is ready for its annual family reunion. That really does have a nice ring to it, now doesn’t it.

Now let’s get to the music.

Those who know me well, know that sports and music are the two things that I could talk about endlessly, so when I attended my very first K-State game as a freshman, it shouldn’t be a surprise to hear that I took note of the music in the stadium. Having been clearly born in the wrong era, I immediately approved of the playlist that was heavy on the 80’s. But it wasn’t until at least a year later that I realized that I was hearing the exact same playlist at every game. “That’s the Snyder way” someone informed me, rather annoyingly, as if it were I crime that I was even questioning the subject.

And it was a crime.  Snyder is all about his routine and his traditions and it is the traditions that Snyder has built here at K-State that help define what it means to be a part of the K-State Family. I know I’m getting a little nostalgic here, but if you don’t bleed purple, just replace that feeling with the spirit you have for your own sports team or alma mater. Understand? Now if you don’t understand or believe that there something magical and poetic about sports, well then, I can’t help you.

Last week when I was thinking about a Gameday Friday Jam Session, I stumbled across an article from earlier this summer from everyone’s favorite K-State newsman, D. Scott Fritchen of Powercat Illustrated, that tells the story behind Snyder’s music tradition. K-State fan or not, it’s worth the read.

Thunderstruck – AC/DC
This one off of Snyder’s playlist shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. My guess is Thunderstruck is probably the song most universally used in football stadium’s across America. It even draws up a few good ol’ Hermiston High School football game memories…

Where The Streets Have No Name – U2
If only I had been a teenager when U2 was in their prime. Bill, I highly approve.

Right Now – Van Halen
That piano introduction says it all…

Welcome to the New Age (Radioactive by Imagine Dragons)
So “Radioactive” isn’t on Snyder list, but back in summer 2012 when my roommate and I were first discovering the band Imagine Dragons, I would go on and on about how this song would be such a great sports song.  Then ESPN started using it last season, but hardly anyone knew the song yet. So needless to say I was REALLY excited when K-State Sports used it in this {awesome} feature of our three Big 12 Championships. Now when you watch the original version don’t get freaked out. The video is really….really weird, but the band and their music is worth it.

Proud of The House We Built – Brooks & Dunn
So I have always been a B&D fan and always liked this song. But becoming a K-State student gave it a whole new meaning. This song is played with a video at the beginning of every game and hearing it, always gives me chills, and sometimes, makes me tear up. Again, roll your eyes at me if you want, but relate it to something else near and dear to you, and you’ll understand. {Here is the original version.}

GO CATS!!!

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