The short story is, life just got in the way of blogging for a little bit: my family went on quite a litany of vacations, then came Sorority Recruitment at the University of Washington - in which I played a pretty pivotal role, as both a member of the Panhellenic Executive Board, as well as an RC - and before you knew it, school was starting up again, and my Senior Year was in full swing before I had even managed to buy my textbooks.
|Oh give me land, lots of land...|
But here's the thing: it's one thing, for me to tell you this all happened... which rings a little bit too close to making an excuse for me to be wholly comfortable with. However, if I could show you how it all was... that makes us more like friends. Right?
(No, I won't show anyone's faces, Dad. Always be safe on the Internet!)
So, here is my photo documentation of some of the crazy things that consumed my September, and a fraction of my October. Hopefully, 1. It makes up for the fact that I pulled a bit of a disappearing act, and 2. You all like nature pics, because that will account for about half of this post.
(Case in point: see accompanying screenshot of my Camera Roll on my iPhone. And yes, all of these photos were taken with my iPhone.)
So, wanna see Yellowstone?
|Check out the difference in color between the hot springs in front of us, and the blue water in the lake beyond!|
|What can I say? I'm hilarious on Snapchat. Also, after seeing your 800th buffalo in the span of three days, you get a little jaded.|
|Let me ride through the wide open country that I love...|
|Alien wasteland or another example of Earth's weird topography? Check out the white "socks" on the trees...|
|Ooh, waterfall. Not pictured: the accompanying rainbow.|
And by "experience," I'm talking about the fact that we basically had no wifi or cell reception.
Meanwhile, goings-on were already going on in Seattle, deep in preparation for Fall Formal Recruitment for NPC Sororities at the University of Washington. By the time I got back, it was already time for Work Week to begin, and soon enough, I was thrust deep into that yearly gauntlet of late nights, and crying girls, with this year's special twist... four solid days of insane rain. I may have been making jokes outside of chapter houses that we were appointing a committee to build an ark.
Thankfully, Bid Day arrived, beautiful and clear, and I was able to make my triumphant return back to my lovely ladies of Sigma Kappa!
|A part of the outside decor of our Dr. Seuss-themed house. "One friend, Two friend, Old Friend, New Friend!"|
|And here's the inside! Or at least part of it. Not pictured: our beautiful "Welcome Home" banner for all of us RCs!|
|Not part of Bid Day, but still worth mentioning: All of my Sigma Kappa ladies participating in the Annual Walk to End Alzheimer's in Issaquah! (Way to go on that creepy looming fog, Washington.)|
To the straggling few: thank you for sticking with me, and I've got a new blog post coming up for you tomorrow!