I will never forget the first time I walked into Foundation Hall-band camp, my freshman year of college. I was so nervous I felt like I was going to be sick, and as my dad and I approached this run-down building, I worried even more about band camp, and college. I walked in and as my eyes adjusted from the daylight to the indoor lights, I saw a building that clearly needed more university funding. What struck me more were the people. Self-assured older bandmembers checked in, nervous freshman stood with their parents, looking as nervous as me, friendly people with shirts emblazoned with KKΨ were pointing people like me in the right direction. I was approached by Jill, an acquaintance whom I had met through another friend. She showed me where to go, and since I would be staying at her house for the next few days, took my dad and I back to her house. I met her equally enthusiastic roommates. At the time, I never dreamed that I would someday spend more time in this building and Frasier combined than in my apartment, practicing and poring over old sheet music and Kappa Kappa Psi records. Weird what can happen in just a few years.
Well, it happened. I moved out of my old apartment, in with some other friends so the rent is cheaper, and I’ll hopefully interact with people more this year haha. But anyway, here is a photo I took of my living room before I started to pack it up, and the living room once everything was cleaned and moved out. A little bittersweet, overall, it was my first place away from my parents’ house (not counting the dorms), but so far I’m loving our new place.
I did this photo by “overlaying” my old living room over the photo of the blank room, using picmonkey.com
Ah now here is an interesting piece of artwork…. Actually the one that inspired me to make my theme of this month about Greeley’s street art. Since my car has been in the shop for the past week, I ended up walking almost 15 blocks just to get some photos today, since I had some free time. Worth it. 🙂