So There's That Series

So There’s That Vol. 16

{Sort of like  a “Friday Five”  or a “Life Lately” except it’s probably not Friday, and I gave up on the idea of a catchy alliteration. These are some bits and pieces of my glam #postgradlife. See past posts HERE}

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1. Baltimore Weekend

Wrapping up a bit of catching up I needed to do here on the blog — one of my college friends, Kyle, had informed me and our mutual friend Katie, who lives in Baltimore, that he was going to be starting a family East Coast vacation early by coming to visit us. This was the DAY AFTER my 3 weeks of crazy traveling, working, moving/mom visiting…aka I was exhausted.

But despite that, it ended up being a great weekend and it was great to see one of my best friends from college who I hadn’t seen in a year. Katie took us to a Maryland Wine Festival outside of Baltimore and then we headed to an Orioles game, where I tried VERY hard not to fall asleep. #sorrynotsorry

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2. Life

I posted this on social media right before I began this really busy couple of months. It pretty accurately describes my view on how I try to live, or in the case of the “weird” part, how my life ends up going. It’s fair to say I’m accomplishing all of this lately 🙂

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3. Gorgeous Timelapse of Washington DC

If you click on anything in the blog post, please click on this. This city is just so beautiful.

4. Columbia Basin Student Homebuilder Program

My little hometown and high school in Eastern Oregon got quite the shoutout the other day over on the Hill by Senator Wyden.

Growing up as an ag teacher’s kid I saw so many examples of the incredible value and true impact career and technical education programs have on individuals and the community as a whole. Without that focus on intra-curricular career development, I don’t think I would have pursued the dreams and goals I had, or be doing what I do now.

I always felt so supported by my community and so many wonderful teachers. Happy to see this new HHS program get this attention, and proud to say “that’s my hometown!”

5. A Letter to My Younger Self

http://allisonfallon.com/letter-to-my-younger-self/

I don’t reshare articles on Facebook too often, but this I had too. I read A LOT, and this is one of the better reads of its kind that I’ve seen make the rounds. Really, especially if you are a 20-something, check it out. This quote below from the article has been speaking to me in leaps and bounds lately.

Do what you

6. Titus

I was sad to hear that my Uncle Joe and Aunt Susan’s big ol’ pup Titus passed away. He was such a sweet dog and I loved having him around during our trips up to the family cabin.

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Titus.

7. Harry Potter Hater

So glad I have friends that are watching out for me…

(click here read about Grant’s HP hatred)

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8. Star Wars

The original Stars Wars trilogy is returning to theaters this summer.

And one of those theaters in here in Washington D.C.
#THISISNOTADRILL
Since I can’t convince my uncle who raised me on these to make a special trip out here for them I need to find like-minded friends immediately…. stay tuned.

9. Wheat Harvest

I could seriously look at wheat harvest photos all day… good thing I kind of get paid to do that anyway. Check out is gorgeous photo story by Elliot Ross in the Washington Post and follow #wheatharvest16 on social media for updates and pictures from this year’s ongoing harvest.

Photo by my friend Greg Peterson (@gregpeterson33) near Assaria, KS.
Photo by my friend Greg Peterson (@gregpeterson33) near Assaria, KS.

10. Random Picture Roundup

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Not a fan of cats, but kittens make any day better. Also, yes that is Olaf chilliin out underneath my work desk…

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Our girl Ellie, my family’s dog back home, had a health scare, but with some new meds and lots of love she is going to be fine! She is seriously the sweetest dog you’ll ever meet.

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If you haven’t figured it out by now, my am in love with the rooftop deck at my new apartment building.

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Wesley Ray – 3 ish months
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Robin Michele – 2 ish months

My two favorite babies, Wesley and Robin in clothes that their Aunt Mandy got them. #babystyle #ohmyovaries

So, There’s That.

Cheers!

So There's That Series

So There’s That: Vol. 10

 {Sort of like  a “Friday Five”  or a “Life Lately” except it’s probably not Friday, and I gave up on the idea of a catchy alliteration. These are some bits and pieces of my glam #postgradlife. See past posts HERE}

1. Hermiston Watermelons

When my friend Julia sent me this picture I seriously did a little happy dance. PEOPLE, you can now get Hermiston Watermelons in Great Bend, Kansas! My hometown in Oregon is known as the “Watermelon Capitol,” and we are sure proud of it. They are used everywhere as our city’s logo, and up until recently were featured on our water tower, painted by my own grandma. So essentially, if this had happened while I was at K-State, I would have driven across the state just to have a little piece of my hometown.

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2. If it is good enough for Harrison Ford…

I said in my last So There’s That, I shared an article on gluten, mentioning my thoughts on sharing things online. Well on a MUCH lighter note, a co-worker sent me this quiz…

Should You Go Gluten Free?

And my friend Jordan who works for wheat in Kansas sent me this SnapChat that made my week…

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3. Commuting in D.C.

Because these are the conversations that my co-workers and I have on Thursday mornings.
#thestruggleisreal

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4. West Coast, Best Coast

On Tuesday I recapped my July travel and shared a few pictures I took up at my family’s cabin with my new camera.

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My Happy Place.

5. Memes 

I just love a good, relatable meme. These were recently added to my collection on my bulletin board at work.

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6. Bachelor Nation

So I am a shameless Bachelor Nation fan. It is the perfect mix of crazy, funny and watching a chick flick. I have watched it off and on over the years since its beginning but my friend Brandi and I have been faithful since Sean Lowe’s season (K-State love!), and even though I moved out to D.C. we still have a standing FaceTime date each week for it. We also may or may not fill out brackets…
Now that this summer’s season has wrapped up, they have moved on to the second installment of Bachelor in Paradise.
Guys, it’s terrible and I can’t stop watching.
Honestly, I spent the entire premiere earlier this week cringing and hiding behind my wine glass. What made it worth it was the “After Paradise” live after show that follows it featuring the host Chris Harrison, cast from the show and guest celebrity (superfan) commentators. The premiere featured Scandal’s Katie Lowes and Joshua Malina!
It’s like the perfect cherry on top of a bowl of ice cream that you don’t actually want to finish.

Still not convinced? Then check out this gal’s weekly blog post recaps. They are HILARIOUS regardless if you watch the show or not.

7. Office Wars

Basically every lady can relate, the warmer it is outside, the colder your office tends to be, resulting in cardigans in August and a never-ending war over the thermostat. Well my office is no different, so when one of my co-workers sent this article around I thought, Yes! I can get behind this argument!

Chilly at Work? Office Formula Was Devised for Men

8. #RunHappy

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I’ve been overdue for new running shoes and ripping a hole in my old ones while hiking kind of sealed the deal. I LOVE my new Brooks GTS. I haven’t had a pair for Brooks since I was in high school and I had forgotten how light they are, not to mention how they fit my wide feet so much better. Happy running is in my future!

9. The Bodester

My cousin Bodie (who was recently in front of my camera A LOT) is adorable. WordPress doesn’t allow me to upload a video directly, so I am linking to my Facebook page. While we were up at the cabin in July he really want to tell me what the fox says…

Watch HERE.
So. Stinking. Cute.

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So, There’s That.

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