homecoming blues

Winona State

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Homecoming is the tradition of welcoming back alumni of a school. More often than not, homecoming refers to a tradition in many universities, colleges and high schools in the States. The tradition includes activities for students and alumni, such as sports and culture events and a parade through the streets of the city or town.

photo 1Waking up bright and early Saturday morning to be greeted by sisters wearing the exact same outfit it always a treat, especially when it’s bringing your school closer. But what is Homecoming without a little friendly competition. One of my favorite parts about Homecoming (other than the football game, of course) is the parade. As a member of Delta Phi Epsilon, we always participate in the parade, whether it was decorating a float or walking to show our spirit, you better believe we were there. This year, the Deephers are the 83rd organization to walk in the parade, though it’s a long haul it will totally be worth it once you see their float.

Though I am not heading back to Winona for homecoming this weekend I can still celebrate here in DC. You better believe I will be sporting my WSU apparel and rocking a purple hair bow come Saturday. Plus with the Warriors current record of 4-2 the Warriors photo 2have a pretty good chance at beating Wayne Sate on Saturday for our annual Homecoming Football game.

Did you know?

The NCAA recognizes the University of Missouri as the birthplace of homecoming.

pumpkin spice

and everything nice

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Ladies and Gentleman, it is finally back! The Pumpkin Spice Latte has arrived. And even better, Starbucks is celebrating the Pumpkin Spice Latte’s 10-year anniversary! There is nothing better about the enjoyment of the crisp weather, and a PSL. As DC is still 86, sunny, and not a cloud in the sky–I settled and enjoyed a PSL yesterday. Don’t worry ya’ll, it was iced. That first sip of the PSL was the most heavenly thing I have tasted in a while, or…dare I say ever?

Guys, did you know that the PLS ALMOST wasn’t invited?

pumpkin-spice-latte-sign-785463Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte, the drink that heralds the arrival of fall for its many fans, almost never happened.
Ten years ago, when Starbucks’ espresso wizards were brewing up new seasonal drink ideas for fall, they came up with a list of 20 finalists and market tested them. The pumpkin concept was initially greeted with a “meh,” falling somewhere in the middle of the pack, outshined by stars such as chocolate caramel or cinnamon spice.
But Starbucks’ product developers saw potential.
“It wasn’t the natural winner, but there was something there,” said Peter Dukes, espresso brand manager for Starbucks, who was on the original team that developed the drink. (check out the rest of the article)

Here I sit a true advocate of everything pumpkin, fall, and harvest. I truly love this season, and if it could be autumn all year round, I would not hate that. Anyone know where I should move, or where the climate is perfect crisp, and fall all seasons? As harvest season is upon is, it is true the PSL is back, and maybe it’s unconventional to enjoy something pumpkin or harvest this early in the season. Unconventional or not, I will be enjoying many flavors of the harvest before they leave.

Go ahead and let out a little #PSL yell–I know you want to. Go grab one, sip slow and enjoy.

harvest season

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”-Benjamin Franklin

autumn has arrived?

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I’m the biggest advocate for a good beer as the next person is, but I’m an even bigger advocate for autumn! And when you put these two things together, it is honestly heaven for me. Both beer and autumn are a God-sent and they couldn’t have come at a better time.  Listen, I’m not saying I like having my Summer cut short and Halloween decorations to be out already–I just want a nice long autumn. So, hear this Christmas–don’t get any ideas about promoting yourself even earlier this year.

Take a listen and give me your thoughts!