1. The Prince & Princess Birthday Party! A bunch of the Chi Alpha kids dressed up like princes & princesses for some sweet kiddos. It was hilarious & awesome- they did such a good job of staying in character!

2. Present!!!! These cute flowers & card were waiting for me at Chi Alpha this week! So fun & so encouraging! ASU XA has the best students & friends. 🙂

3. Cordadito I finally got to try this treat from Liberty Market! It was delish- little & cute. Bets kept saying it was “very European.”

4. Little trip down memory lane. I had an eye doctor appointment near the old house of some friends. I decided to take a little drive by- just to see if I still remembered how to get there. 🙂

5.Sofifi/Beyonce Ok well that’s what I would have named her. My sisters got a cat & named it Rory. It’s pretty cute, I guess.




It’s true.  I was interviewed about my role as a “volunteer coordinator.” Chi Alpha is run by a LOT of student input & direction, but someone has to wrangle all of that potential! I spend lots & lots of time texting, facebooking, and meeting up with people to make sure Chi Alpha goes well! I actually never really thought of myself as a volunteer coordinator until the FABULOUS, AMAZING, and HILARIOUS Morgan asked if she could interview me for her class. I thought it gave a little bit of a different perspective on my job and I thought I’d post the answers here.

(Also- hopefully this redeems the time I called Morgan a weirdo on my blog. Also, Morgan- I have a question for you- What happened to all the crooners? How come nobody croons anymore?)


Without further ado, here you go:


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FALL FEST!!!! Part 1!

Wow! It’s been a crazy little while here! In the last week, I babysat over night, spoke at Chi Alpha, got a 2 day migraine and took 35 students to Prescott! Whoa! I’m tired!

ASU introduced a Fall Break into their academic calendar and Chi Alpha took full advantage! This idea was birthed this summer as we were talking about the calendar and how we should do something fall-ish. People in Phoenix have an insane fascination with fall- mostly because it doesn’t really exist for them. It’s basically the equivalent of a unicorn to these people. The minute the thermometer falls below 75, people are in scarves and drinking hot chocolate. I’m not exaggerating. Even though I grew up in the Midwest, I’ve adapted to the valley of the sun’s mentality. The other day I thought, “Wow- It feels so nice outside!” and the temperature was 90*. Again- no exaggeration. Therefore- we designed an event to experience the fullness of fall and to let people from other countries experience an American fall! Jokingly, I said, “Yeah- we can call it FALL FEST! It can be like SWEATERS, LEAVES, LATTES- FALL FEST!” After little brainstorming, we decided the name should just be Fall Fest. We couldn’t think of a better one. The funny thing was- people totally got behind it. #FallFest!

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A round up of weird things I found on the internet……


1. A $300 Paper Bag Purse

Yes- that paper bag looking thing is actually a $300 “handbag.” Ok actually $290. Go here to read Man Repeller’s thoughts about the bag and Karl Lagerfeld’s quote, “The future of fashion is to spend a lot of money without looking like you spent it.” Also- a bit of a warning- she loves the F bomb, so…read with caution!


2. Reddit’s AMA: Legends of the Hidden Temple

Are you familiar with Reddit’s AMA’s? It stands for “Ask Me Anything.” Barack Obama did one recently. Basically someone posts like “I am an acrobatic pastry chef. AMA” and people post all of their questions for that person. They take the time to provide proof that they are what they say they are and answer lots of questions.  I particularly enjoyed this AMA from a girl who was on Legends of the Hidden Temple as a child. It had TONS of fascinating info- like your parents aren’t allowed to watch and you have to take a test to get on on the show and basically every thing I would be wondering. I love AMAs!



3.Why do mosquitoes bite some people more than others?

I was curious. I googled it. I found an answer..kind of.  This article from Science Line explains a bit about what may predispose you to lots of mosquito bites.




4. A Hollister Store in England Is So Dark People Are Getting Lost Inside

Yes- this is happening. Read the article from New York Magazine here.