Stolen Scooters and Trust Issues

So two weeks ago, my mom brought up this wonderful push scooter for me. It was so cool! I could just ride all the way down Shortiledge. BUT THEN one night I was feeling lazy and I left my awesome scooter on the bike rack outside of my dorm without a lock. It wasn’t a Razor scooter and if was pretty old and heavy so I thought it would be safe. The next morning, it was GONE. STOLEN. So, I posted this literary work of art around campus in hopes of it being returned (I know it has a typo)


Days go by and the scooter has still not returned. So, in my sadness, my mom agreed to split the cost of a new scooter! I bought this light-weight beauty off of amazon anklet me tell you it was so worth it!

IMG_8342.JPG (not the best picture but whatever!) this thing is awesome! It’s super light (for carrying uphill) compacts nicely (for carrying inside places since I have lost all trust in people). It is also much faster than my old scooter! So I guess you can say it’s ok that someone stole my scooter!


The Not-So-Horrible Stadium Cleanup, and Other Things That Happened

So last weekend the weeked before last (becuase I had actually started writing this post before last weekend) I had my SECOND stadium cleanup of the year and I promise you that I won’t go on a super long rant this time. We actually finished an hour earlier (1:00 PM instead of 2:00) because we had way more people and were slightly more organized. There were also almost no streamers which was wonderful and it hadn’t rained the night before so all the food and stuff wasn’t soggy and wet. And that’s all I have to say about that! (Suprised? So am I).
So since I have really put off this post for a long time, I am just listing the things that have happened in the last 2 and a half weeks:
1.The homecoming parade featuring Keegan Michael Key. Also, my uncle was in the alumni blue band.


2. Stadium cleanup


3. I took this pretty picture of a dead bird in the sunset


4. I went to see the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (and they were AMAZING and so punny!!!)


5. We had our first field trip in ecology. We are learning about the spring creek watershed




6. PSUkulele played at Hershey Medical Center
Then we went to Hershey’s Chocolate World where they were handing out trick or treat bags to all the little kids and they gave me one.
On the ride home, we saw a double rainbow



6.5. It was also parent’s weekend and my lovely family came up to visit 🙂

7. I spent all of my Monday and Tuesday in studio working on a project that was due Wednesday



We were designing a garden that celebrated rain. This project was a big part of the reason that I hadn’t been posting.

8. We went on our second ecology fiend trip



And now you’re mostly caught up!

The Fascinating, Reoccuring Phenomenon That is “Football”

Last Saturday, I went to my first actual football game. I technically did go to a game last year, but I was up in the suites telling people where to put their trash most of the time (Don’t worry, I was supposed to be doing that) and I could not see the field from that vantage point, and ended up watching most of the game on one of the many TV screens. You might remember a post from last year about this experience.

Anyway. It was definitely not the best day ever to be playing or watching an outdoor sporting event. The sky was overcast and a sporadic drizzle descended over soggy-cold-and-not-so-Happy Valley. But the weather certainly doesn’t stop the fans. Masses of people in blue and white were moving steadily to Beaver Stadium. 

I suppose you’re wondering how, and why I decided to go to the game in the first place. Well, my awesome roommate offered me an extra ticket and after a lengthy debate of whether I had other things to do with my day than sit in the rain, I decided I should go. (Shout-out to my cool roommate and here awesome extended family for letting me tag along!)

It was sort of strange to see the stadium filled with people, since I’ve really only see it filled with trash. Walking up the concourse to where our seats were, the underside of the stadium looked like Piranesi’s drawing, Imaginary Prisons. That’s not really relevant but I thought it was interesting since I’d leaned about that last year in architecture history. Our seats were wet and cold, but I didn’t mind really. I was very glad that is brought a plastic bag to sit on though.
The game itself was pretty exciting. At least, I was excited because I knew what was happening for half the time.
Here are some pictures: