So Long Summer

Hey howdy hey, and greetings from the wonderfully warm world  of pre-school (as opposed to preschool) exhilaration!

Yes, after a nearly five month hiatus, I am back to share my adventures with all of you - my fantastic internet following of...two.

Be excited.

In other news, for those of you that don't know,  I am embarking on my newest life adventure - graduate school at arguably the best optometry school in the nation - in a matter of days.

I. am. pumped.

Annnd maybe a little bit nervous...

But mostly excited.

New people, new town, new experiences - it's bound to be fantastic, and I simply can't wait.

But since a two day interim remains between this post and my first opportunity for tales of adventure at my new found home, here's a few highlights from my summer to hold you until I find something more exciting to share.

1) You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) - aka Felicia Day's memoir.
Okay... so I haven't finished it yet.  Actually, I've hardly gotten a good start.. but what I heard of it (thanks audiobooks) was hilarious, and I look forward to listening to it further on my trek to the big city.

2) Pudgie Pies
Apparently I have lived under a rock for most of my life, but I discovered this week that pudgie pies are seriously one of the greatest creations ever.  My favorite recipe? Cherry s'mores.  Put cherries, chocolate, crushed graham crackers, and marshmallows between two pieces of bread in your pudgie pie maker, and prepare to be amazed.

3) Too Much Protein
Eating too much protein and not enough carbs makes you grumpy. 'nuff said.

4) Indiana Sand Dunes
Indiana may not be known for its beaches, but the Indiana Sand Dunes around Michigan City and Chesterton are absolutely gorgeous.  While the water is cold, the beauty of the sand and water easily make up for this minor downfall.  Check them out!

5) McAllister's Sweet Tea
Now, I must give a disclaimer: I am not a huge advocate of sweet tea in general.  It's simply too sugary for my body to handle well.  This tea, however, was fantastic, and I would be more than happy to triple my sugar intake for the week (again) to have another cup of it.

6) Lindsey Stirling
For my 22 birthday, I was blessed to have the opportunity to go to a Lindsey Stirling meet and greet.
And sit in the second row for her concert.
Holy cow.
That was amazing.
(and probably the best b-day present I've ever received..)
Check out her newly released video "Bright" here - recorded with Echosmith

7) Korean Food
So the other week, I was informed that my slight obsession with Asian food is very strange.  Nevertheless, I had the opportunity to try Korean food for the first time while visiting friends in Indiana, and, not surprisingly, really enjoyed the experience.

8) Brain Freeze!
I love ice cream, and I love my family even more.  So having the chance to go to a local ice cream shop with my little cousins every night that they were around made for some of my favorite memories of the summer.

Stay tuned for more!

'Til the next time,

-KD



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