Monday, February 28, 2011


Monday, February 21, 2011

Family Visit!

Last weekend, my family came to visit and we had a blast!  Highlights include:
  • Red Robin...yumm!
  • Open Harvest Coop
  • Oklahoma State vs. Nebraska Basketball game
  • Noodles & Company
  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries
Though it doesn't show on my list of weekend highlights, I am going to try eat healthier, buy more locally, etc. this semester.  I think it will really be achievable next fall when I can actually afford to pay the premium!  I am pitching a chicken coop project this week at a Quick Pitch competition, so if I win, I may try to go into business with my partner for class.  Hopefully that means I will get chickens; if not, it's in the long-term plans!  Since we've been doing tons of research on backyard chickens, hen coops/houses, and so on, it's been on my mind and making me think a lot more about what I'm buying, not just eggs.  Open Harvest is an awesome place to shop because they sell a lot of locally produced products, and the sale items are actually reasonably priced.  I do still miss my Braum's milk though!  One more reason to go back south!

My mom and sister also helped me put up a fun vinyl wall piece, which looks amazing, but will not stay up.  Letters keep falling off and it's almost not worth the effort to keep sticking them back up and repressing them down every time I walk into the kitchen.  Oh's the picture anyways!

Also, Valentine's Day was one of the best ever - girls night out!  Went out to dinner at a really cute little restaurant in the Havelock district - Engine House Cafe.  Yes, it is what it sounds like.  The restaurant is in the original fire station built in 1900, and Havelock was originally a small town outside of the city.  It has a historic little shopping area, farmer's market, and was even featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.  The cafe has breakfast all the time; I had the biscuits and gravy, which was awesome.  I would definitely recommend it, and I can't wait to go back!

 More to come soon!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Did I really last post in November??

Wow!  Where has the time gone?  I can't believe my last post was November!!

I had a wonderful holiday season with my family back home in Kansas!  It's so exciting to look forward to more than 2 days off for Christmas!

School started mid-January.  I thought I was in for a treat because the first 2 days were canceled due to snow, however when we received even more snow recently and school was not canceled, I was pretty disappointed.  The road crews here are nearly non-existent, which seems unreal for a state that gets a lot of snow.  Give me those KS road crews anyday!

My big news is that I was accepted into the PhD program for next year; it was really just a formality, but it was definitely nice to get the 'official' news!  The second big news is that I am only a few days away from getting internet at my more hanging out at Panera for hours on end working!

My family is coming to visit this weekend for the big basketball game!  We will be wearing ORANGE!

Go Pokes!