August 31, 2014

Back to School, means back to USU!!!!!

Hello, all fellow Aggies! Those that are looking to come to Utah State! And any of those who simply share the love of our sweet campus, glorious views, fun activities, fantastic academics, and delicious ice cream.

Here's to my first post on Blue Crew! This is going to be a great year!

I want to start off by telling you a little about myself-meaning this post might be a little long because there is so much else to share-but I figured you might want to know a few tidbits about me before you sit back and relax to read the spectacular wordage I am about to indulge you in. 

My full name is Talysa Ann Anderson Brimley. This is because I have yet to change my last name to my married name. But I'm completely OBSESSED with my hubby so I figured you guys might want to be obsessed with our cuteness too. 



(<<<I mean come on, how could you not like that?)

So we were married 5.10.14 and have been basically the happiest living in Logan ever since. 

That's my biggest thing, but here's just a few random facts:
  • I love Disney. Basically anything and all [D.I.S.N.E.Y] I am completely obsessed with. 
  • I am going to be an English Teacher, but for a while I seriously considered becoming a Graphic Designer because I love to draw and do all things artsy.
  • If you give me chocolate. I will eat it. ANYTHING.
  • I was thrilled to go to Snow College, and I had the best time there, but I cannot explain the love that I have for Utah State now and being an Aggie. 
  • The outdoors are pretty rad and I love to go for a nice run. 
  • Food and I are friends. Basically food. All the time. 


[I'd rather not bore you guys with all the extreme details, but I might throw in a random fact here and there to show how "cool" I can be]

I'm so excited to be back at school, as most of you, not necessarily for the school part, but to be back at this great school! I will admit though, some of my classes are going to be pretty great! 

(as a heads up, I enjoy using exclamation points, this is one of the few ways that you can pretend to see the excitement on my face)
Luckily in my first day of school pictures, at least I am smiling. Life seemed so much better when all we had to worry about was what was in our lunchboxes, which is probably why I enjoy the fact that there are still princesses on the outside of my pink lunchbox. Let's be honest, you're all jelly. 

But to be real, I know how hard school can be. I wish I was a straight A student, and I get them here and there, but I do my best and that is what really matters! So instead, I treat myself to an awesome breakfast instead. And to be real-nothing is better than breakfast, am I right? Yeah, I know I'm right.
SO this year, it was omelettes and muffins to start off the week. And not to mention how easy and cheap that can be! (Also Deeeelicious)


All right. So after you have consumed your awesome breakfast {everything.is.awesome} then you all should know that the #USUWOW was happening this week. For those of you who don't know, WOW stands for Week of Welcome where there are so many activities and opportunities to get involved on and outside of campus. 

Unfortunately, I was not able to make it to a lot of the events at night due to the fact of being an adult requires that I obtain a job to live. Well, ha as you might have guessed I was subject to hold to my schedule and spend time at work instead of fun events. BUT I was able to make it to a few things that were super great. For instance, Day on the Quad.


This is a great time for all students to go visit the booths that clubs, organizations, places throughout Cache Valley have set up for everyone to check out. This way, those that want to can sign up for all the different clubs that are at USU and let's be honest, get some free food. I love the Day on the Quad cause it gives everyone the chance to get involved and IT'S ALWAYS A GOOD TIME!

Okay. This is some serious business.
I have never donated blood before.
Like. Ever.
So, with this week being the kick off week for everything, I figured (since it was also USU vs the State) this would be a good time to finally donate blood. 

Before all this, ONE reason why I had never donated was because I never weighed enough. Well, after being married, <and all the laziness and treats you consume>, you tend to add a few pounds, but we won't get into that. Seeing as how those extra pounds made it so I could donate, I actually really wanted to. 
So they got me all prepped and had everything ready to go and the next thing I knew, I was still in pain, unfortunately, they couldn't get the needle in my arm because my vein collapsed; being small has those disadvantages sometimes. Therefore, I was unable to give blood. 
I must say though, it still felt good that I had at least tried. Maybe next time we will figure it out and nothing will go wrong and I can finally donate blood. For everyone else, I highly encourage that if you can do so, then do it! Cause sometimes, for people like me and so many others, we cannot do it. Plus, it's for a good cause. What's better than that????????
BLEED BLUE!

Although there were so many other events that went on during week of welcome like:
High Stakes Bingo
80's Dance
Movie on the Quad

I'm glad I was still able to go to a few things. And to make a *SPLASH* on my last day of the first week of school-I was able to participate with a few friends and family in

This event is held every year at the American West Heritage Center.
As a 5K race, we sloshed around and trudge through the mud while challenging obstacles stood in our way.

I will admit, that getting down and dirty was definitely one of the best ways to help with a charity. (Man vs Mud helps support the American West Heritage Center that is devoted to preserve Cache Valley and the Child & Family Support Center). There are so many ways to get involved up here at USU and to have such awesome times getting to do different things that you love!

Many events like this happen all over Cache Valley and that is one of the great things that Blue Crew does to let all Aggies [and anyone wishing they were an Aggie-You know that I am talking to you] find the best things to do while they are here for college or even past that time! I'm so excited for what this next year is going to bring and ready for all the fun and exciting things that are going to be happening! So make sure you watch out for BLUE CREW and all of the great people that get to tell you their story. 

I'M AN AGGIE 

"Here's looking at you kid"
TB










August 22, 2014

Mmm Logan You're Delicious...



 Tonight we went to Taste of Logan! It's pretty much the coolest thing ever. There are 24 stores on main street that you walk to, and they all have free food or prizes they are giving away! Now I don't know about you, but as a college student free food is pretty much #1 on my top ten list, because #broke. I almost forgot to mention it was pouring rain. Literally flooding the streets. I had never seen so much rain in my life. Another reason why USU is the best. Even though we were drenched the show still went on, and it was actually way more fun because of the weather! We danced hardcore in the rain to live music and walked up and down main street a million times. I will never forget it. Best night by far! P.S. I apologize for the horrible quality of these photos. I am not skilled enough to capture these great moments while rain poured over my phone, and my friends danced across the screen.

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 So... ya we were basically the only audience these guys had, but it was so fun! They should have gave us a prize for being the #1 Fans or something. I promise we aren't crazy!

  School hasn't even started, and just like that all my roommates and I got engaged!

August 19, 2014

Advice to Freshman/ Everyone Living in a Dorm in General



No I did not get locked out of my dorm on my very first night, after hours if that's what you were thinking! What idiot does that?!
This idiot that's who.

I blame Spencer Steadman.
He told me I needed to meet as many new people as I could, and how else was I suppose to meet the after hours RA without getting locked out?! Bonus points for me because it was her first night, and I met her before everyone else. BAM. I win! She's super cool.


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August 18, 2014

USU I'm Coming for You! / The Girls of 404!

Hey my lovely Aggies!! This week I made the long journey from scorching hot St. George all the way to the gorgeous land of Logan! I am so stoked to be living on campus in Davis Hall! I'm not going to lie though, move in day was kind of weird. OK, so really weird actually. I pulled an all nighter, and packed up all my stuff the night before, and then my family and I left at 5am! #Loganbound.The day then consisted of unpacking, Go-Proing, hugging, goodbyes, and numerous trips to Walmart at 2 AM. 
Ok, can I just take a second to explain to you how rad my parents are? They stayed up with me for two all nighters in a row, helping me organize my dorm. They didn't leave Davis Hall until 4:30 AM
 ( RA's please forgive me, I'm pretty sure we broke the quiet hours rule, oops..). Anyways, they left, and that's when it hit me. I wasn't expecting to cry at all, but I surprised myself. 

I'm pretty sure the tears came as a result of 48 hours of no sleep, a sting of guilt due to all the dorm stuff my parents just bought me, and the fact that it was 4:30 in the morning, my roommate was asleep, and I was alone. 
It was OK though. I think it's part of the whole freshman experience you know? I can honestly say that the only time I felt emotional was that hour before I crawled into bed, and finally got some sleep. 

I have not felt a single sense of home sickness since that day! That's what is so great about USU. WE are all one giant family. I know, I know, that sounds so ridiculously cheesy, but it's pure truth. Trust me. There is always an activity to attend, and new people to meet, so you never feel alone! Never. I  just keep telling my mom that I'm never coming home because I love it so much here! I seriously don't ever want to leave! USU I'm in love with you!!







Goodbye big bedroom, dorm life here I come!

 


So I kind of didn't fit in the car...

PART 2: The Girls of 404!








How did I get so lucky?!! I have the best roommates ever! My favorite part of having my own dorm, is definitely decorating! If you are ever really bored COME OVER! Be my friend! I love meeting new people and the girls of 404 would love to hang with you! 

-Love Kya



August 17, 2014

Hello my Lovely Aggies!!


Hi I'm Kya! My name is actually Micajah, but I bet you can't say that, and now it's awkward. Like is that Spanish or Biblical or jibberish? Nope. Ok, I'll help ya (Mi-kye-uh). 

Next time you see me on campus, or if you feel like creeping send a message, and ask me the story about my name. I will gladly share! Also, I really just enjoy getting to know new people, so say hi! 

College Tip #1: SAY HI TO EVERYONE! I don't care if they look mean, or boring, or out of your league. Even if you say hi and they don’t even respond, it will make you feel better! You will be amazed by the friendships you will make instantly! It works. Trust. Me.   

 Welcome to my blog! I'm just a Freshie ambassador at USU who is ready for some extremely rad adventures! One thing you should know about me is that I’m extremely indecisive, so I’m still deciding between a major in Graphic Design with a minor in Marketing, or a major in Public Health. Two totally opposite categories I know! Art is one of my passions, but I find medical anatomy extremely fascinating! I’ll let you know when I figure out what I’m doing with my life! This year is going to be the most epic one so far, so follow me and all my friends' blogs! 




Paint brushes, Guitar chords, Mango smoothies, Running shoes, #ambassadorlovestories,
USU Blew Crew, Happy people, 3am adventures, Beautiful words, 
and Fancy designs.

And so it begins....

-Love Kya