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I saw my first Murray State University basketball game with my sister in January. We trekked through the snow over to the CFSB Center, but it wasn't that bad because the arena is actually pretty close to our residence hall. We watched the Racers play against Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. It was so exciting. I had always wanted to attend a college basketball game after spending years filling out brackets for March Madness. I got to sit there and cheer for my own university, and they actually won the game with the final result being 70-64. A lot of days on campus were spent at Faculty Hall and Waterfield Library. I had classes at Faculty five days a week, but my sister actually had to rotate between three different buildings. She wasn't too happy about that. I ended up taking courses in history, philosophy, English, and Spanish. I would often meet up with my sister to work on homework in the library as well. We had plenty of homework days throughout this semester …

Acting Against Cancer Presents: The Addams Family

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Acting Against Cancer put on a production of The Addams Family back in October. It was held in the MeX Theater at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. This theater happens to be one of my favorite venues, and it was the perfect location for this spooky show. The room was dark, and a handmade backdrop took the center of the stage to showcase a setting right out of a cemetery. The musical had a wonderful cast as well, and the plot eventually spiraled out of control after Wednesday Addams brought a boyfriend home to meet Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Lurch, and Grandma.
The evening that followed came with many visits from the ancestors of the Addams (the cast members who are dressed in white). They took the stage to sing about what it meant to be an Addams, and then they teamed up with Uncle Fester to work on a task involving the "normal" boyfriend that Wednesday invited home. Additionally, Pugsley and Wednesday shared one of their well-known moments of torture…

Thrifting Besties

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I came home from school one weekend back in March, and I spent the day with my best friend, Jamie. We wanted to hunt down some records to add to our collections, and we also looked at vintage clothing, accessories, and home decor. I have always loved walking through antique shops and looking through things to find the perfect pieces to purchase. I have never bought clothing, but I do have a pretty fancy Polaroid camera collection that I have been building up over the years. I have always loved National Geographic magazines as well, and I was collecting all of the issues from the year I was born (1991). My mom found a set in a leather case from that year, and she bought it for me for $2. It was a total steal. I have only recently started on a vinyl collection because I got a record player for Christmas. Jamie got one as well, and since we both have a love for thrifting, we went on an adventure together around Louisville.
I have to talk about the wonderful collection of vinyl at Fat Rabb…

Moments

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I finally bought my first car back in October. I was about to begin my first semester at Murray State University, and I needed a starter vehicle to get back and forth between there and home. My mom went with me, and she helped me throughout the whole process. We went to a few car dealerships before we arrived at Neil Huffman. I ended up working with the sweetest saleswoman. We took a test drive, filled out a ton of paperwork, and then I paid a down payment, and we sat and talked while my monthly payments were calculated. She told us about her children, and she actually had a lot in common with my mom. She wished me luck on my journey to a new city, and I was handed my keys with a reasonable monthly payment and a decent interest rate. The whole dealership congratulated me. It was seriously the best shopping experience I have ever had. I know dealerships have to go the extra mile to make a sale for their commission, but it made this experience enjoyable even though I had to spend a lot …

Nashville Happenings

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I went to Nashville in March with Jamie and Sarah to celebrate my birthday. We walked around downtown, took tons of pictures, and we popped in at a few places to grab a bite to eat and get drinks. The weather was perfect, and the streets were crowded because of a Blake Shelton concert, but we had a lot of fun to say the least.
We went to Dick's Last Resort and started off with nachos. Jamie and I had been to Dick's before, but this was Sarah's first visit. They are all about sarcasm, and we had the best server for the experience. I think he called us "skanks" the entire time. It was totally worth it. Dick's is always a great time if you have a twisted sense of humor.
The servers also make paper hats with vulgar phrases that you have to wear. I feel like the whole restaurant gets involved when you get your hat because everyone is trying to read what it says. There's that awkward moment when people start laughing at you as well, but it's all in good fun. T…