Monthly Archives: May 2013

Blue & Gold Mine Sale

I’m in the process of moving to Morgantown, home of West Virginia University and the Mountaineers for those unfamiliar with the area.  Last night I was hanging out in my new apartment with my friend Ryan when I found out about the….

But, wait!  Just what is this Blue & Gold Mine Sale?  Well, according to the website:

Students and community members donate good, usable items to sell to the public at large. Visit the sale for great bargains on wonderful treasures! All proceeds are donated to the United Way as part of WVU’s annual campaign.

I couldn’t resist going and I’m glad I didn’t miss it!  I went with Ryan and helped him decide on a mattress, and wandered around searching through books, clothes, kitchen items…you name it, it was there.

While there I bought

  • Two Books: An Actor Prepares by Constantin Stanislavski and Why Do We Say It? The Stories Behind the Words, Expressions and Cliches We Use which doesn’t have an author listed
  • A yellow bangle bracelet with elephants and deer/rabbit looking creatures on it
  • A creamy white comfy cotton openish weave blanket
  • And…a comfy pair of black moccasins


All together I paid a measly $4.25 for my treasures.  I was pretty stoked!  I have already worn the shoes today; they are so super comfy.

After the sale, I drove back to Fairmont and met up with Ava, one of my sisters, who kept me on task while packing up my apartment, which is always good because I’m am easily distracted…not to mention a pack rat (inherited from my mother, of course).  So far the packing is going great, I can actually just load up boxes tomorrow and take some big furniture up to the new place.

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MMM ’13 and Graduation

Alright…so updates!  First off, I have been a little…preoccupied with life to completely embrace the MMM ’13 challenge.  However with a lot of my life stuff out-of-the-way, I hope to finish the month out strong!

I have a confession…I am horrible at remembering to take pictures when I should be taking them, like when I am wearing a MMM ’13 outfit.  But I can tell you that I wore a kinda crazy Hawaiian-esque shirt and a cute 80s throwback dress (t me that’s what it was. haha)

So…life stuff that happened; well the last two weeks I have been running around like a chicken with its head cut off trying t finish all my schoolwork because last Saturday May 11th I graduated!  Now it’s on to being a real adult…hahaha or as I like to put it from

Being a starving college student to being a starving artist.

Which is what I will be for probably a long time…at least until I find another job.  This summer I get to work our summer theatre in the Costume Shop!  Exciting!  Definitely more on that later…when I actually get to start work.

Back to graduating…it was really cool and sad at the same time.  I really feel like I just figured out college and everything I am supposed to be doing there and now it’s over.  Hopefully I’ll figure out what I’m supposed to be doing with the next year before it’s over.  Walking on Saturday was an awesome experience, I got to sit next to my little sister and one of my oldest friends in the department which made concentrating on the speakers a little difficult.  All in all the pomp and circumstance was a tiny headache to put up with considering it made my parents super happy to see me walk.

After the ceremony we went out to Applebee’s which was delicious, and on Sunday we went to my favourite store, Goodwill!  I got a pair of pants, which I was in desperate need of and a wonderfully patterned shirt that I am going to re-fashion!


Let’s get a closer look at that pattern…Image

Isn’t it wonderful?!  I’m super excited!  I can’t wait to get my machine up and running and turn this shirt into something nifty!

As a ‘real adult’ I now get to have the wonderful experience of moving to another apartment, where I’ll be until August 2014.  It’s going to be different living in Morgantown, since it’s bigger than Fairmont and confusing for me to drive around…I’m hoping I’ll get used to it sooner rather than later, I guess we’ll see though.

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