Posts Tagged Virginia Tech

Hokie Football and Best Friends

It’s only Tuesday, but it already feels like it has been the longest week. This past weekend was spent with some of my favorite people in the world. I could not have asked for better weather (even though the sunshine resulted in quite the sunglass and flip flop tan), better friends, and a better football game. I didn’t realize exactly how much I missed Blacksburg until I got there, and I need to get back there more often.

This week is going to be busy with work and school, but, for the first time since labor day weekend, will be HOME this weekend. I’ll have lots of time to catch up on school work, and get things done around the house that have been put to the side since weekdays give me no extra time to get big projects done.

I hope everyone had a great weekend, here are some pictures from my trip to Blacksburg!

Virginia Tech vs. ECU, Orange Effect 2010

Tailgating before the game

Tailgating before the game

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Long Week Ahead

I realized today that I haven’t posted in a few days. I realized tonight that having a record of the fun/interesting/exciting things that I’ve done this summer has been nice, and while I had planned on not keeping this blog active once the summer ended, I think I’ll keep it, for a little while longer at least.

Kristen came up this weekend, which was wonderful! Even though she was only here for a night, it was a nice change to have someone under the age of 50 to chat with over dinner, and interact with someone my own age. I forgot how much I missed all of my friends until now. Luckily, I’ll be back in Blacksburg in 12 days, so I’ll get another fix soon 🙂

This week is going to be kind of crazy. I start classes on Tuesday (at 8am, ouch), will be working 2 closing shifts, and starting a new internship (as well as continuing the old one). That gives me about 12 hours each day to sleep, do homework, eat, go to the gym, and anything else that I might want to do. I’m also going to North Carolina on Friday for my brother’s parent’s weekend! It’s going to be the first collegiate football game that I have gone to and NOT cheered for Virginia Tech. Weird.

Tomorrow kicks off VT’s football season against #3 Boise State. While I know the odds are against my Hokies to dominate on the field, there’s a small hope that our defense will pull through and hopefully Tyrod Taylor will take charge on offense. Tuesday’s class will be either a great, or a terrible start to the week!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, and GO HOKIES!

xx
Ashley

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Football.

While the weather is not as crisp as I would have liked, tonight marked the beginning of fall for my family and I. The first college football game is on our tv, and everyone is in a great mood. I have to admit that while cheering for Ohio State is okay right now, I am counting down the hours until I can cheer on my HOKIES on Monday against Boise State. I’m jealous of all of my friends who are going to the game, but with class at 8am on Tuesday morning, there was no way that I would be able to make it home from Maryland in time (or great shape) to begin class on Tuesday.

I will be proudly wearing my maroon and orange all weekend in anticipation and will be jumping up and down to “Enter Sandman” while my parents laugh at me. While my living room doesn’t quite compare to FedEx Field (or later on, LANE STADIUM), it’s the best I can do until the end of September when I will be back in Blacksburg! Finally!!

Hope everyone has had a great week! Happy Labor Day weekend!

xx
Ashley

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Blacksburg withdrawal

Today marked the first day of classes for VT, and everyone’s status updates and twitter posts have made me realize how much I miss living in that sweet little town. When I graduated in May I always knew that things would be different, but I never realized how weird things would feel. I don’t start my classes for another two weeks, so until then, I’m stuck here killing time while many of my friends will be heading to ABP for lunch, Sharkey’s for happy hour, and Lane Stadium for football games. I am still grasping the fact that life in Blacksburg goes on without me (weird, I know), but I’m hoping that my little dose of VT Football in a few weeks will be just what I’m looking for. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the past 4 years;

Fall 2007 after Virginia Tech beat Florida State and we all rushed the field!


Fall 2007, my suite in my dorm and the boys' suite across the hall during our Christmas party


Spring 2009 when Mallory and I decided to "get away" and didn't tell anyone that we were going to Philly for the weekend :)

New Year's Eve with some of my favorite people in the world


My XΩ family after Big Sister Reveal 2010


Spring 2010 Seniors before formals

The Senior Crawl


GRADUATION.

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Productiveness

Today had to be the most productive day I’ve had in a LONG time. Woke up early, got to the gym at a reasonable hour (and stayed for a large amount of time.. gotta get my life in order for the calories that will be consumed via alcohol this weekend), ran tonssss of errands (including getting a “really good price” on running shorts.. except for the fact that I got children’s instead of women’s.. woops! No wonder the price was so “good”!), a trip to walmart, finally finishing the picture wall in my room, and cleaning the house for my sisters to come tomorrow! I even finished the FIRST chapter (out of 15) of my Medical Terminology class! Overall, I think I did pretty well!

Other than running around all day, nothing exciting enough to write about went down. I’m so excited to have visitors this weekend and to get this upcoming week over with so I can go to the BEACH! Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

xx
Ashley

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Suddenly, I’ve got a life!

This summer hasn’t been very eventful, but I can’t say that it’s been completely boring either. I’ve graduated from college, gone to baby showers and bridal showers, taken a trip across the country to Las Vegas, stripped wallpaper, seen one of my best friends at least once a week, gotten lost in New York City (complete with totaled car)and have spent a ton of time with my family. BUT, none of these events can replace the days spent lounging in the sorority house; watching movies, being hungover, but best of all, being surrounded by my favorite people in the world!

Over the past 2 days I have been able to make plans with many of my friends and sisters to see one another, mostly within the next two weeks! I have adventures planned to romp in the city, have a summer bbq on my deck, and lay in the sun on one of my favorite beaches in the world.. all before the end of August! Once this vacation is over, I’ll have to get back into the swing of classes, working, completing my internship, and best of all, visiting BLACKSBURG for HOKIE FOOTBALL!

Lots of things to look forward to in the upcoming months! Hope everyone enjoys their weekend!

xx
Ashley

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