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Monday, October 25, 2010

I'm Back

Okay so I know it has been awhile since my last post. I apologize but wow the past two weeks have been super busy. If you don't believe me check out last week's list.
My Weekly Checklist
My weekly list's are a recent addition in my life. Sunday night I sit down and figure out what is due when and what readings need to be finished for the week.  When I complete a task I highlight it. I organize everything by class and I got a cute little notebook that is the perfect size.
Pink Houndstooth & Monogrammed
Since I have started doing my weekly lists I haven't forgot about a single assignment, or quiz. I still use my top notch planner, but mostly I just use it for appointments, sorority stuff and major test dates.

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Domestic Goddess is in the Building....

The Domestic Goddess and her mother (so my grandmother) have come to visit me this weekend! I am so excited, they came in last night and took me out to dinner. It is actually parent's weekend for my sorority this weekend, so tonight we have a scholarship dinner then tomorrow its football time. It's my Grandmother's first time visiting my school so I am super excited to show her around campus.  I was just thinking how happy I am here at school and how much pride I have in our campus.  O and I almost forgot today after I am done with classes we are going to go check out senior rings. The Clemson ring is a huge deal and a tradition people take pride in. There is a ring ceremony and everything. Two weekends ago I was walking around on game day and I saw a man with a walker (he had to have been at least 80) and noticed he had his Clemson ring on.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Art of the Fleece

So it's kinda of Fall.  I say "kinda of" because it's chilly in the morning like mid 60s then come afternoon its 80 degrees and you are sweating. Ahhh living in the upstate. You really do need two different outfits or just lots of layers. Which brings me to the point of this post, layers, more specifically jackets.  Now its not cold enough to break out my favorite pea coat but especially in the morning you need a light jacket/fleece. 
Patagonia Women's Re-Tool Snap-T Fleece Pullover
This pullover is my saving grace in the morning. Nothing comes close to Patagonia fleece, seriously nothing. You will never find a softer, more comfortable fleece. The North Face doesn't even come close,  Mountain Hardware comes a little closer but still. Clearly I love this pullover, the problem however it is a pullover (meaning it messes up hair and can be a pain to take on/off).  So I have been looking for a light  zip up fleece.  Now I am sure 99% of people out there are familiar with The North Face Black Denali Jacket.
The North Face Denali Jacket
Looks familiar no? Seriously flash back to high school and everybody had this jacket.  Thankfully now at school there is a little bit more variance (thanks to Mountain Hardware, Patagonia and Vineyard Vines). I refuse to wear the Denali, you just gotta leave somethings behind. Anyways lucky me Patagonia has my pullover as a zip up!
Patagonia Women's Full-Zip Re-Tool Jacket

Friday, October 8, 2010

North vs. South (Football Edition)

This was forwarded to me,  looks right to me. 

North: Chapstick in their back pocket and a $20 bill in their front pocket. 
South: Louis Vuitton duffel with two lipsticks, powder, mascara (waterproof), concealer, and a bottle Perrier. Wallet not necessary-that's what dates are for. This was forwarded to me,  looks right to me.

North: College football stadiums hold 20,000.
South: High school football stadiums hold 20,000

North: Doug Flutie
South: Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning

North: Expect their daughter to understand Sylvia Plath.
South: Expect their daughters to understand pass interference.

North: Male and female alike: tshirts, cargo shorts, school hoodies, jeans
South: Male - pressed khakis, oxford shirt, cap with fraternity logo.  Female -sundress, Jack Rogers, scarfs, leather boots

North: Statues of Founding Fathers.
South: Statues of Heisman Trophy winners.

North: Also a physics major.
South: Also Miss USA.

North: Mario Cuomo
South: "Bear" Bryant, Bobby Bowden, Steve Spurrier'

North: 5 days before the game you can walk into the ticket office on campus and still purchase tickets. 
South: 5 months before the game you can walk into the ticket office on campus and still be placed on the waiting list for tickets.

North: Students and Teachers are not sure if they are going because they have class on Friday.
South: Teachers cancel class on Friday because they don't want to see the few hung over students that might actually make it to class on Friday.

North: An hour or two before game time the university opens the campus for game parking.
South: RV's sporting their school flags begin arriving on Wednesday for the weekend's festivities. The real faithful begin arriving on Tuesday.

North: A few students party in the dorm and watch ESPN on TV.
South: Every student wakes up, has a beer for breakfast, and rushes over to where ESPN is broadcasting Game Day "Live" to get on camera and wave to the idiots from up North who wonder why Game Day is never broadcast from their campus.

North: Wieners on the grill, beer with a lime in it, listening to local radio station with truck tailgate down.
South: 30-foot custom pig-shaped smoker fires up at dawn. Cooking accompanied by live performance by Hootie &the Blowfish, who come over during breaks and ask for a couple bottles of beer.

North: You have to ask, "Where's the stadium?" When you find it you walk right in with no line. South: When you're near it, you'll hear it. On game day, it becomes the state's third largest city.

North: Drinks served in a paper cup filled to the top with soda.
South: Drinks served in a plastic cup with the home team's mascot-filled less than halfway to ensure enough room for bourbon.

North: Stands are less than half full.
South: 80,000+ fans sing along in perfect 3-part harmony.

North: Nothing changes.
South: Fireworks with a twist of bourbon 

North: "Nice play."
South: "Dammit you slow sumbitch! Tackle him and break his legs!!!"

North: "My, this is a violent sport."
South: "Dammit you slow sumbitch! Tackle him and break his legs!!!"

North: The stadium is empty before the game ends.
South: Another rack of ribs on the smoker. While somebody goes to the nearest package store for more bourbon, planning begins for next week's game.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Gameday Dresses

Okay so this weekend I realized that my supply of orange/purple dresses was not as abundant as I originally thought. In fact I have two purple dresses and one orange.  I realized as I was frantically trying to piece together an outfit Saturday they are all solid colors, nothing wrong with solid orange and purple but it get a little boring. So was doing some online "research" and I found some suitable alternatives.  A big thing in now is floral prints, pair some of the options below with a nice pair of boots (cowboy or otherwise) and you have an outfit not only you could wear on gameday but to class/out/downtown.

Ruche Ascending Pleats One Shoulder Dress in Coral $44.99
 This one below has to be favorite out of the bunch and only $15.00!
Forever 21 Mini Flower Print Short Dress $14.90 
Forever 21Woven Square Print Dress With Belt $27.80
Nordstrom's Angie Sleeveless Floral Dress $44.00
Forever 21 Flower Paisley Dress $19.90
Joni's Floral Melodies Dress $38.99