09 September 2010

State College, PA

In State College, PA where I went to college at Penn State, I am convinced that the sun shines differently. This is what I saw when I woke up there last Saturday morning.
When I was living in State College I obviously didn't appreciate it the same way I do now, but that was probably because I was sleep deprived and ready to be done studying. Would I move back? Yea, probably to be even more sleep deprived as a grad student, but also just to live in that small-college-town vibe. If there was a football game I always felt like I had to be there, taking part in it because thats what you do! I forgot how lovely the town and campus are when they are deserted. I went to Saints Cafe and bought a tea, wandered around Rag & Bone (its a vintage shop, more on that later...), and sat with Juli and read magazines while she got her hair done. Then we got lunch at Irvings, and wandered all over campus to Old Main, the library, and the Lion Shrine. I'd say my favorite part of the trip was my epic two hour nap I took after all this walking.
Later, after Juli and I opted out of partying in favor of seeing Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (A+, btw, I want to see it on repeat), we went to Chronic Town. Here is my admission of an epic alumni fail: I had never been there before. It burned down around the time I moved to State College, and then I graduated before it re-opened. Regardless, it was pretty funking awesome. My favorite DJ from the Lion 90.7 fm was DJ'ing and his beard was worship-worthy. Did I mention that I am the former co-president of his unofficial fan-club? True story. Unfortunately the man in the pictures is NOT him, the gentleman featured was in the band that played before we got there. They are from Pittsburgh, but thats all I could hear over his outfit which was so groovy I couldn't focus on much else.The other handsome devil is Matt, aka Tapes, aka Radar, and he kinda looks like Christian Bale in Newsies or American Psycho.
We drank Mexican Coca Cola and smoked hookah. Between screaming "COOL ETHAN" in public again with my fellow Cool Ethan Lover at the movie (if you understand the reference I will be impressed), and dancing to Tainted Love with Matt...nothing could have been more perfect. Oh, and the night wouldn't have been complete without a late night trip to Sheetz for the best fast food on earth.

20 comments

  1. Cute photos! I love the ones in front of the pretty purple flowers! :) My town is a college town (which is why I got to stay here) and it has a cool vibe too :).
    (http://showersofsunflowers.blogspot.com)

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  2. Those white flowers are just perfect with the morning sun, and i loved all the photos :) It seems like a great day! And he really looks like Christian Bale!!

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  3. You both look adorable! I really wish that I went away to college when I was out of high school instead of being so lazy at community college, but you live you learn. I adore all the pics! Are you planning on going back for grad school?

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  4. i miss college myself sometimes. In grad school i remember doing my homework on a redeye flight from LA back to FL, just to fit everything in. The photos in the garden look dreamy :)

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  5. Lovely photos! :)
    Pennsylvania... Sigh. :)

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  6. great photography! and you two girls look lovely here.

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  7. You both look great :)

    Have a lovel weekend!

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  8. Fab photos! Both of you look gorgeous. :)
    Xx

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  9. Wow, you guys are gorgeous! And what pretty photos!

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  10. Don't you just love those days when everything seems to be perfect? I can't wait to be done with my uni, but I sometimes miss my last year in school. Those were the days!

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  11. these are great fun shots !
    the place is really beautiful there !

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  12. nice pics, looks like u guys had tons of fun!

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  13. Looks like fun times, Kallie! Thanks for sharing ur pics with us:) Wow, the second picture is gorgeous!

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  14. I definitely didn't appreciate my college's beauty until after I had left. Great lighting in those first photos, and you both look fantastic. I especially love the white blouse with the peter pan collar... but then again those are on of my current favorite things.

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  15. great photos, sounds like it was loottss of fun!

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  16. I'm so glad you took the time to really appreciate how beautiful your campus is. We often don't see things for what they are really worth until after the fact.. and most of us don't bother to take the time to rethink and revisit.

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  17. You two are way too gorgeous. I love your eyes.

    Rachael

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  18. You two are way too gorgeous. I love your eyes.

    Rachael

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  19. great photos, sounds like it was loottss of fun!

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  20. You both look great :)

    Have a lovel weekend!

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