It is absolutely amazing how children’s activities can bring back the best memories. Friday, my roommate and I went to Hastings to return a movie and we ended up in the Children’s books. We started reading some of our favorite childhood books and sat on the floor of Hastings for almost an hour. While I was reading If You Give a Pig a Pancake, Molly was busy reading Paddington Bear. It was actually, bizarrely fun and we ended up laughing the whole time. After reading our favorite books, we noticed how strange new children’s books can be. We found a book called Pigeon Poop which was all about a pigeon pooping on a town and we laughed at how weird the entire book was. Although we were probably entertained easily because we were extremely tired, doing something as simple as reading children’s books turned into a small adventure that gave us something to laugh at and talk about in the future.
As a great way to end the semester, Arkansas Tech through a small carnival for us called Summer Sendoff. They gave away free t-shirts, they had quite a few rides, and they provided free caramel apples, corn dogs, cotton candy, and funnel cakes. So many students showed up that they ran out of t-shirts early on and the place was full of students from six until ten. My friends and I rode every ride there until most of us were completely sick to our stomachs. One ride, Zero Gravity, was our favorite but was my last one because it made me incredibly motion sick from spinning. It was extremely awesome that Tech gave us one last thing to have fun at before finals week comes around and it was a fantastic place to make memories with friends before we all separate for the summertime.
So I am actually writing this blog about blogging. When we were first told that we had to blog for class, I was not so sure how I was going to feel about it. However, I realized that I really enjoy blogging. I also learned that it is easier to write a blog post whenever I go do things instead of just sit in my room. There are only so many blogs that can be written from staying inside my dorm room. Instead, I like to blog about the things that I do, the people that I see, the things that completely gain my attention, and the things that inspire me. By going on trips or saying yes when my friends want to go on small adventures, I have so many more stories to tell. I saw a quote recently that said, “I would rather say ‘Oh Well’ later than say ‘What if’.” I feel like there is a lot of truth to this. As long as we are having good, clean fun, I would much rather say “Oh Well that didn’t work out as planned” or “Oh Well, we didn’t get a lot of sleep” than I would to say “What If we would have went on that random adventure the other night.” After blogging for two semesters, I have actually decided that I now want to start another blog just for my own personal use.
My Blogging Space
One of my friends recently purchased a bunny. The bunny, named Rusty, might be one of the cutest things I have ever seen. Rusty does not like to be passed around and raises one ear when he gets mad. I got the chance to hold the bunny and my day was completely made. The best part though, is that Rusty was staying in my friend’s dorm for the night. They had made a place for Rusty in their closet by using empty boxes. We went to his dorm room constantly just to play with the bunny. I realized how excited college kids get over seeing adorable animals. All of my friends wanted to hold the bunny, take pictures with and of the bunny, and constantly go see what the bunny was doing. I feel like if we weren’t living in dorms where we cannot have animals and went to pet-friendly colleges, then we would not be so excited every time we get to play with someone’s pet. Whatever the reason though, I am sure that Rusty the bunny loved us playing with him and petting him whenever we got the chance.
Rusty the Bunny
Sometimes there are just certain quotes that inspire a person and fit them perfectly. I recently found one by Ibn Batutta that I fell in love with: “TRAVELING- it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” As a person who wants to travel the world one day, this quote is pure inspiration. It basically means that the things you see and do while traveling will leave you speechless at the time, but you will return with many stories to tell. After seeing this quote on Pinterest, I decided to paint it. It was not one of my best paintings, because I cannot draw a circle to save my life, but it is one of my favorites. I think I like it so much because it fits me and my passions. I feel like quotes are not only important because they match up to a person’s personality, but they are also important because they inspire people to reach their dreams.
When my family took a trip to Little Rock the other day, we came across a little outside pavilion that caught our attention. It seemed to be made out of recycled materials and was awesome to look at. The flower beds had broken glass in them instead of gravel, light bulbs of all sizes hung from the pavilion, and they even had a place to catch water in order to use it for the flowers and trees. Although I am not quite sure what this place is called, it seems to be part of the Little Rock’s Southside Main Street Project. This place was a reminder of how one man’s trash can be another man’s treasure and was a reminder of the importance of noticing the beauty in small things.
Little Rock Small Park
Last week, my friend was in charge of house sitting for a few of his friends. House sitting included going to their house and playing with their dogs for a little bit each night. One night, he invited us over to the house to help him feed the dogs and walk them around. I was in awe of how cute they were. They dogs were small dogs and only understood people when they talked to the dogs in Spanish. Although the dogs were adorable, the best part was watching five college kids sit and simply play with the dogs for at least an hour. We took turns begging the dogs to come sit with us and we would have probably resembled five year olds if anyone had been watching us. It is crazy to realize how much entertainment and happiness the little dogs could bring us and how even college students still have a child’s heart somewhere inside of them.
Velte and a Puppy