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Patricia

My Inspiration

by Patricia on July 18, 2016

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A public figure I admire is Stacy London. She hosted the TV show “What Not to Wear” and currently hosts another show called “Love, Lust or Run.” I admire her for many reasons. My career is similar to hers; I work at Nordstrom and help people find items and give them advice. We also share lots of similarities. We both come from highly academic families that studied philosophy, which is why we think alike. During interviews she shares universal truths about the world in the most fascinating way. I am fully engaged in what she has to say and agree with most of it. There are even some smaller things that we have in common. She mentioned that as a child she wore a Dorothy costume every year on Halloween. I happened to do the same as a child, only I wore mine every day. We even share some life struggles such as bullying.

I also admire that she campaigns against bullying and raises awareness for mental illness. My family has been greatly effected by mental illness; it traces back all the way to my great-great grandma! Lots of people caught up in fashion become materialistic; Stacy London does not fall into this. She is a well-rounded  person who received an education, pursued a career and fights for the cause!

 

 

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Patricia

FUN!!!!

by Patricia on June 27, 2016

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This week I did lots of fun things. I went to Six Flags with a friend on Wednesday despite the 90 degree weather! We tried to ride every ride we possibly could but we got too hot and tired. After that we went to Bread Co, and then we went home and slept and I watched Nexflix. The next day we went to Eckerts to pick blackberries. As soon as I got home I made a pie and my family loved it! On Tuesday I will finally see Finding Dory after a very long wait! Then I will go to Chesterfield mall, since I have not gone to all the stores yet. I will go to Vera Bradley and get a purse since I haven’t gotten a new one in years! I will also stop at the Cheesecake Factory and get Oreo Cheesecake. I love that place!

I really enjoy my new job at Nordstrom! Lately I have been thinking about going to Europe. However, I cannot work during the school year since I have an internship. I was thinking I could work again over Christmas break and then go on one of the trips that Fontbonne offers!

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Patricia

My Birthday

by Patricia on June 23, 2016

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In the past, I have usually been out of town for my birthday. But this year I stayed in St. Louis. It was a great fun-filled day. First I went to the water park at Six Flags. I’ll have to remember to go there in the morning because it was least crowded and we were really able to enjoy ourselves. On the way home we stopped at Culver’s for lunch and I got the flavor of the day, Bonfire S’more. Then I went home and decorated my cake. It was a strawberry cake with chocolate mousse inside. It was decorated like a circus. It had pink and blue stripes with circus frosted animal crackers. The top had M&Ms and sprinkles!

The next thing on my agenda was seeing Alice Through the Looking Glass with my friend. It was a great movie and I just love Alice in Wonderland! I recently bought an outfit to go along with it! For dinner I went to O Charley’s and then I came home and opened presents. I got several necklaces, including the Eiffel Tower, tons of items from  bath and body works, an adult coloring book, a Paris shirt, new sheets, new pillow, and tons of other things. Last but not least, I had cake with cotton candy ice cream.

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Besides rescuing my dog, Champ, I did plenty of other things in Florida. I bought a blow up whale, named Malibu. I rode it on the waves on the beach. It was fun because there had recently been a storm and the waves were intense! I felt like someone was knocking me into the sand and I couldn’t get back up! I also swam in the pool at our house. I even went shopping and bought some seashells to add to my collection at home. I saw lots of antiques including a pearl Korean dresser from the 1800s. I also saw furniture from France from the 1800s. We went into one store with a live cat.

My dad and brothers went fishing on a private boat and caught a shark. They took it home and cooked it. It tasted like a combination of pork and chicken. It was more dense than fish. We also bought calamari (squid) and shrimp. I didn’t like shrimp but my mom made me try it, and I ended up liking it. When we went to the Blue Parrot restaurant I even ordered it instead of chicken strips. LOL

I cant wait to go back next summer!!!!

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Florida

by Patricia June 14, 2016

This week, my family went to Florida in St. George Island! This year, we brought my dog, Champ. A few days ago, he jumped off the dock and into the ocean! He usually hates water, but he thought that a log was prey and couldn’t resist! Once he jumped off, he swam toward the log […]

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Plans for this Summer

by Patricia May 10, 2016

As I have mentioned before, I do a lot of traveling in the summer. Between June 3-10 I will be going to Florida. We are renting a house on St.George island. The house has a pool and a room to sleep outside at night. I really enjoy the beach. I could spend all day riding […]

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Goodbye Exams, Hello Summer!

by Lauren May 9, 2016

I just finished my last exam of the semester! I thought this would be a great opportunity to blog a little about summer and what I plan to do. I actually have a very long list of things I want to do this summer. It doubles as a to-do list and a bucket list. I’ve […]

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Leadership and Service Awards

by Taylor May 3, 2016

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Leadership and Service Awards put on by the Student Government Association. Every year, SGA puts on a large banquet to honor Fontbonne students and staff and everything that they do for Fontbonne and the Community as a whole. They serve us a fancy dinner and […]

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finals week

by Patricia April 28, 2016

I am ready for this semester to be over. This time I had 3 group projects and 2 papers to write. On top of all that I have to study for 3 exams! Fortunately I do not have class this Friday and I am completely finished by next Friday. There is a raffle on Monday […]

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A Day In The Life of a Griffin

by Claire April 25, 2016

Fontbonne University is my home Monday through Thursday from August to May. I spend almost all of my week at Fontbonne in the grand scheme of things. Fontbonne is my second home, and I cannot imagine going to another university. I am going to tell you know about my typical day as a Griffin. 7am: […]

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