Sunday, May 29, 2011

endings & beginnings

Once again, please excuse my absence for a while! These past few weeks have been so crazy, between the end of school and start of summer, my weeks have been ridiculous.

I have been out of school for a whole week, and I still have yet to unpack my room... I'm basically freaking out because I am such a neat freak! The school year ended on a great note, I had my hardest semester at Wofford but I ended up with the highest GPA I've had... at 4.0! I had to say goodbye to some of my senior friends at Wofford, which was so hard for me. I know that they will be back to visit often and I will keep in touch until then, but it is so sad to think about how different school will be without them next year! Charlotte and Virginia- if you're reading this, I love you both so much and do not know what I will do without you next year! You two mean the world to me and I look up to you so much! I wish you both the best of luck and I know you will do amazing things!
So proud of you Charlotte!!
As for beginnings... I have started my summer internship at the Greenville Drive! I'm working normal office hours (9-5pm) ANNNNND I have to attend all the homestands... so basically a few days in a row every other week I work 13-hour days with the other interns! 

Downside: long hours, no pay. Yes. that's right, I'm slave labor for the summer. A lot of the other interns are PRTM or marketing majors, so they get school credit, but not me! Upside: I am learning lots of new things and meeting great people! I've learned how to work Photoshop and have had the opportunity to write scripts for videos, create graphics for the big screen, and made up promotional games. Also, I've gotten to be great friends with one particular girl intern working with me and have had fun with the other 20 or so interns! I may be tired of baseball by the end of the summer, but I will have had some great experience!
 

Looking legit in our polos at Fluor Field!
--RK

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

All dogs go to Heaven.

Today I had to say goodbye to Scout, our sweet border collie mix of 15 years. He's been diabetic for about 3 years, and has recently become blind from cataracts, deaf, and has developed arthritis. Needless to say, he has had a long life and has enjoyed it, but it was time to go.
I regret him not being an inside dog. I regret not spending more time with him, especially after I went off to college. But it's okay, he was so happy and was treated like a prince. I'm glad my parents told me it needed to be done so I could have some time with him. This morning my dad and I went down to his pen for some quality time and I brought my camera for a little photoshoot. He was such a beautiful dog, even with his milky cataracts, and was so, so sweet.

My dad left and I had some alone time with Scout. I'm not the kind to talk to dogs, but I enjoyed my time with Scout just talking and petting him. I know he couldn't hear me, but I truly believe he understood me. I'm okay now, but I can't guarantee after a little realization that he is gone that I won't have a wave of sadness/grief.

I just have to remind myself he will be able to run around with Babe and Sandy (two other sweet dogs we've had that have passed on), and he will be able to see, hear, and not have any insulin shots in heaven!!!

Here are some sweet pics of my sweet Scouty boy:



I will definitely miss that sweet face. 
I love and miss you already Scout! Just trying to remember that all dogs go to Heaven :)

--RK

Friday, May 13, 2011

muzik.

Excuse my absence from blogging, but this week has been just as horrible as the last, to my dismay. Long story short, I've had lots of rough drafts to write (then rewrite... grrrrr), as well as meetings and end of the year things along with my normal courseload of reading and homework. The one thing that has been getting me through my time in the library is music. Pandora, Grooveshark, and iTunes have been my saving graces. Here is a random assortment of some of my new favorites that are getting me through pre-exam week:

1. Good Life-- OneRepublic
2. Teenage Dream-- Glee Cast version (It seems I like this song when Katy Perry doesn't sing it...)
3. Shake-- Jesse McCartney (Don't ask... it came on Pandora and I realized how catchy it is, haha)
4. Let Her Cry-- Hootie and the Blowfish
5. Show Me What I'm Looking For-- Carolina Liar
6. Fire and Dynamite-- Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
7. Roll Up-- Wiz Khalifa (It's catchy, ok? Don't judge me.)
8. The Show Goes On-- Lupe Fiasco (Since when do I like Lupe?!?!)
9. The Joker-- Steve Miller Band
10. I Get the Feeling-- David Dallas (It's like rap meets beach music... SO COOL)

--RK

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Spring Concert-ing

So I usually don't do two posts in one day, but since this week was so hectic I have some catching up to do!

I survived my week from Hades and this coming week (the last week of classes as a sophomore... wow) is kind of chill, but I also have a little catching up to do and should probably get down to business on some projects and exam studying.

But enough about school. This weekend was literally the first weekend in I don't know how long that I didn't touch schoolwork on Friday or Saturday. It was WONDERFUL. I had a great weekend with lots of friends celebrating a wonderful year!

After a crazy day of class and meetings, Friday afternoon was ZTA's Flip Flop function. The weather was nice, my sweet boyfriend came, and we got to get dressed into fun springy clothes and visit with friends.

My handsome date!


My Little is so beautiful! I don't know what I would do without her.
Saturday was Wofford's annual Spring Concert sponsored by Fun Funds. The main act was the rapper Yung Joc, who was less than awesome. But Perpetual Groove and then Drew Holcombe and the Neighbors also opened up for them. I am now obsessed with Drew & Ellie Holcombe.

Now a husband-wife band, Drew and Ellie were originally just best friends. In fact, Ellie was engaged to another guy. Something changed her mind, though, and she knew that Drew was the right guy to be with. How sweet is that story? It makes me love them even more. My Little, Lauren, and I stood at the friend of stage singing and dancing while they were playing and like the dorks we are, rushed to get a pictures with the band. We had a fabulous time!

Look who ended up at Wofford! Friends from alllll over came!

Drew and Ellie's groupies for life.

Ellie Holcombe, myself, Ellen, Lauren, and Drew Holcombe!

Check out this song. They are awesome. 
"Fire and Dynamite" by Drew Holcombe and the Neighbors

--RK

I got it from my Mama!

Happy Mother's Day!

I can't tell you how many sweet statuses I've seen on FB about people giving shoutouts to their moms, and it makes me laugh to think how it would go and if everyone got in an argument about whose mom was the best... hahaha. I unfortunately was not able to go home because I'm still in class (boooo), with copious amounts of work (hissssss), but my parents are coming to eat dinner with me, which will be a nice study break.

I sadly didn't have enough time to get my mom a rockin' gift, but I did get her a card and I plan on either taking her to a movie or to get a pedicure once I'm done and out for summer! Here are just a few reasons my mom rocks.

She is just toooo sassy. (That's where I get it from) :)

She always stands behind me and supports and encourages me in everything I do!
She is so beautiful, and i hope I look as great as her when I grow up!
She loves my friends just like they're her own daughters!
3 Generations! Mom and Nana are both the best role models I could ask for!
--RK

Monday, May 2, 2011

obligatory stressed blogpost.

I am aware that my blog is untitled "Unspeakable Joy", which I am, to be honest, NOT feeling at the moment. We lucky students at Wofford College get to enjoy two more weeks of classes PLUS a week of exams, so all this complaining/list making/venting you are about to read (if you even continue to read after this whiny introduction) is not even taking into consideration exams that are inevitably going to sneak up on me.

"To Do" for the next two weeks BEFORE exams:
  • Read 100 pages of Northanger Abbey tonight

  • Write a 4-6 page rough draft of a literary analysis

  • Revise my 10 page research paper that's due Thursday (Thank GOODNESS I buckled down and got this done!)

  • Finish Persuasion by Wednesday

  • Finish Northanger Abbey by Thursday

  • Create a mini-powerpoint on my rhetoric case study that will be due the last week of classes

  • Study for my final (Thank goodness!) western civ quiz that will be Monday

  • Complete part II of my comprehensive problem for accounting

  • Create my rhetoric case study paper

  • Turn in final draft of my literary analysis

  • Do journal entries for extra credit for Brit Lit class.


  • AHHHH. It's a lot, but strangely enough, writing it all out helps me organzie everything in my mind as I remember that I eventually will be able to cross out things on my list once they are completed!

    I think I can, I think I can!

    Needless to say, I have little time for social media (Oops, I guess this is cheating...) but I will recap my fun weekends once this workload has considerable lessened!

    Prayers are much appreciated, thanks for letting me complain! :)


    --RK