Monthly Archives: January 2013

Daunting Future

I’m feeling conflicted lately.  “Senior year” is hyped up to be this extraordinary, balls-to-the-wall, type of experience for both high school and college.  Yet for me, I feel as if I’m some dowdy person who never takes the hour to enjoy herself.  AND YET, I keep scrambling for time because it’s slipping away from me at an exponential rate. I just want to take an hour to myself to attempt to figure things out.  But naturally, its happy hour and my friends who haven’t been able to meet up in weeks are going out. SEE THE CONFLICTION?!

I have to find a job and a home in the next four months…WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN?!  I can’t even figure out which I should choose first; although logic is pointing me to find the job.  The only thing I know is that I don’t want to go back home. Woe is me send the commencing undergrad, woe is me.

Until next time,
Miss Enlund ;]

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Wawas, alpacas, and potatoes…oh my!

  • Dipping my toes into the Pacific Ocean—check
  • Seeing Machu Picchu (1/7 of the New World Wonders)–check
  • Seeing the Andes Mountains–check
  • Visit all 7 continents–3/7 so far!

Like most people, I have a running bucket list of things I want to do with my life.  Fortunately, I was able to check off some items over my winter break.  I traveled to Peru with a group of 12 people for a week.  Three of the twelve (myself included) are current students at my school and three are Alumni (one of which works at my school). That was cool because they would share stories of what they did in college.

SO PERU! Ay Dios..what to say.  The country was nothing of what I expected. The scenery was unlike anything I’d ever seen before.  Mountains surrounding you with terraces every where you look.  Each morning it was foggy until…like 1pm.  Watching the fog lift from those mountains was awesome because I felt as if the fog was all around me.

What I got most out of this trip was the love of connection.  Connecting with my group was incredible.  I knew a few of the people on the trip from my previous trip to Egypt.  Learning about and with everyone though was so cool.  Such great conversation took place.  Other than that, however, I really enjoyed interacting with the Peruvian people.  I was able to put five years of spanish to work (only by talking to children–too nervous to speak to adults haha). I believe the best way to practice another language is to speak to children, because they are essentially learning it as well.  They speak with you with no judgement.  The only downside is it is creepy to speak to little children which you don’t know.  Oh well, when in Peru…

We saw a ton of things.  We took tours in Lima, Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca.  While on Lake Titicaca we stopped by the Floating Islands and Taquile Island.  That day was my favorite.  We learned of the cultures occupying both places.  These are people that live off of what is around them and are deeply rooted in family.  In fact, the whole country is like that.  The people of Peru take a lot of pride in what they make, in their knowledge of nature, and in their families.  Such beautiful values and ideals.

Some great highlights of the trip include removing a splinter from a strangers foot, a vicuña rolling around on my friends backpack, running around the Incan City of Machu Picchu to get the “postcard shot”, dancing to JT in the car after a few pisco sours and a water show, and finally figuring out how to get to the beach with the help of my new 7 year old friend. I’ll include more in-depth posts about specific locations and experiences so as to not have an 18 page post :]

Check out some photos here! https://plus.google.com/photos/100389329893726065789/albums/5835742426068487713

Until next time,
Miss Enlund ;]

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Nostalgia

Working in the yearbook office alone on a Sunday leads me to extreme creeping. I wish I could include all of the photos captured in the book, but that would be one LARGE yearbook.

Sharing some of my favorite memories from the last two years<3

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Geekin Out

I’m pretty stoked about the class lineup for my final semester in college! (ew..I’m choking on these words).

Either way, I’m taking a creative advertising class which I’m most excited about.  The teacher went thru the Grad Program I’m looking at, so I really want to learn a lot from her.  Expect me to share the contents of the portfolio :]

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Suit & Tie

So, I’m proud to say that my theory was correct.  The only downside is the title was leaked a few days before me cracking this code–so close! Either way, I had no idea that was the title was when I cracked the code. I consider this a win!

Naturally, I’m in love with the song.  I’ll admit it took three listens to say that.  I, like the rest of the world, was hoping for a dance hit.  The song is no where near being a dance hit, but I think it sounds so different than what is currently on the radio.  I hope people who aren’t too thrilled with the song recognize that the point of Justin taking a break from music was because he didn’t want to create work that sounded just like everything else.  So, hats off to you Mr. Timberlake!

 

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Just a Theory

So I’ve been keeping quite the eye on Mr. Timberlake’s news.  You know, the normal stuff such as: subscribing to ANYONE/ANYTHING affiliated with him so that any time they tweet..I receive a text.  I’ve also signed up for every possible newsletter and have frequented countdown.justintimberlake.com.

I’m stalking studying his campaign for personal and professional reasons.  Any type of new product release is always interesting, but when its the man (who is finally releasing music after six dreadful years) you’ve love since you were 7…its a HUGE deal.

What is brilliant is how daunting and consistent this campaign is.  He periodically tweets quoting himself in many aspects.  One tweet, which was posted on January 12 stating “..and as long as I got my suit and tie…” #JT2013.  With that, he has changed his profile pictures on Twitter and Facebook to be him at the mic, and both banner photos to be a recording mic.  All of this SCREAMS to music.

Furthermore, on the website with the countdown there are faded letters.  New letters keep appearing, replacing old letters that were once appeared.  I’ve been monitoring these letters.  In my opinion, this will be the song title. 

And I believe I just may have cracked the code….*insert drum roll and stadium like screaming*

Suit & Tie is what I believe the title of the new single will be…or MAYBE even the album! Either way, JT has been cooking up something good.  I feel it in my bones.  I’m excited for his new work and more excited to see the publicity campaign that follows it. I heard rumors of him being on SNL (no surprise), I’m hoping he stops by Jimmy Fallon for another Rap Medley, and the obvious—Ellen!

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Globe Trotting and such

Haven’t posted in a while due to a much needed BREAK and travel outing. More to come on my Peruvian adventure.

Also, an in-depth response on Justin Timberlake’s brilliant social media campaign for his announcement. Check him out, countdown.justintimberlake.com

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