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  • I spy with my little eye sunshine, snow, the Space Needle, and Starbucks.

    Posted by Amanda Thomas on 2/28/2011 05:57:10 PM

     

    Gum Wall 

    Seattle's famous gum wall, years and years of chewing gum, NOMZ.

     Oh herro blog readers, it seems to have been quite some time since I have told you more about my life. I realize you have been missing your weekly updates and apologize for that lapse in time. To make up for it, I come prepared to share pictures of my past weeks with you. There might be too many for you to handle so feel free to stop at any point. I have been lucky enough to be having an INCREDIBLE time in Seattle for the past few weeks and have had the pleasure of sharing that time with some amazing people. My good friend from home came up to visit this past weekend and the weekend before that my favorite sister came up from Salem, Oregon! It has been beyond words and so I have pictures! In the past weeks I have: seen a Daft Punk laser show at Seattle Center, taken a bus to Alki Beach, shopped at the first Nordstrom and other great Downtown shops, visited Pike Place market and the first Starbucks, gotten pretty close to the infamous gum wall, danced at our annual Dance Marathon, watched the SU vs. UW basketball game, drank market spice tea, played hide & seek at the Olympic Sculpture Park, and so many other Seattley things that I can't even remember them all! I LOVE having people visit because then I get to re-experience all of the glory Seattle has to offer that only tourists normally partake in. I also get to enjoy the presence of phenomenal people such as my sister and seventh grade friend among others :) And now, as promised...PICTURES! Enjoy and GO REDHAWKS!

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    Supporting two of my favorite people at Dance Marathon, they danced for 16 whole hours to raise money for Seattle Children's Hospital!

    Game Night 

    Beautiful friends and I waiting for the bus to the SU v. UW game at Key Arena

    Pike Place 

    Showing Justin around Seattle, hitting up Pike Place Market first

    Shadows 

    Shadow pictures at Olympic Sculpture Park, loving some Seattle sunshine

     

    Super Bowls and Plates

    Posted by Amanda Thomas on 2/6/2011 08:28:15 PM

    RED

    Friends and I rockin' our Redhawk red.
    Planners, organizers, calendars, they are all different names for the same thing. This thing in particular, I cannot live without and in my case, I refer to it as my planner. I actually am fearful for the day that my planner goes missing. Recently I have been debating if it would be worse to have my wallet or my planner stolen, planner is currently winning as being worse to lose. That is bizarre and quite frankly embarrassing. Weirdly enough, I have the urge to share it with you. Finding the perfect planner is like dating. You need to check out a whole bunch of other planners before you find the one that you stick with. Mine is pink and has large boxes for each day. It also has room for to-do lists on either side of it, which I am a HUGE fan of. Who could hate a to-do list? I even put little pointless things on my to-do lists sometimes just to make it seem like I am being really productive. For example, brush my teeth, an easy and simple task that will take me about 2 minutes to complete, but will bring relief when I cross it off the long list. Enough about to-do lists and back to planners. This week was extremely busy for me, I am talking every line in my planner for the week was filled to the brim, there were even bullet points and to-dos going astray into other days and lines. Sometimes life as a college student is busy just like my week last week. Planners make my life easier and is a concrete thing that I can keep with me at all times. At this point I have become so dependent on it that I cannot plan coffee dates, work, or meetings until I consult my planner first.
    One highlight I would like to discuss that was written on my Wednesday of this past week was an interview with the Executive Director at Children's Alliance. At Seattle U we are lucky enough to have a strong Nonprofit Leadership program and so, for my introductory course, I got to interview a leader in the third sector. Paola Maranan was that leader and she is amazing, not to mention I have a new passion for Children's Alliance and when I find the free time in my planner, I will be scheduling in volunteer hours with the organization. Until next time folks, I hope you enjoy this insane wind that is currently blowing us all away. GO PACKERS & REDHAWKS of course!