Thursday, June 13, 2013

Generic Update

Hey, followers!
I'm a little late with the blog post this week, I know. It's Thursday. I usually update Mondays or whenever I feel like it, but foo. I'll have a bigger blog update tomorrow.
Right now I just wanted to give an update and post about a cool event going on here in Wichita, KS for the flow artists.
First of all, for those of you that are flow artists, there is a page called Wichita Burners for flow artists in the Wichita and surrounding areas. They not only invite burners, but other flow artists. So, all my hoopers, poi stars, and fire spinners, go hit up the group and become members. What's really neat is that they are hosting a festival later, which you can find at the following link:
Resonance is held September 27th through the 29th and is a festival/camp out. They are a Burning Man inspired group and this is their version for us midwesterners that can't make it to Burning Man, EDC, or any of the other big festivals. 
PLEASE go out and support them if you can!
Speaking of flow arts, I hit up the Neon Dance at the River Festival on Friday and got some killer pictures.
(This is where I heard about Resonance.)
A lot of good hoopers showed up, a glover, and a few amazing fire spinners. Hopefully at my first Wichita Burners meeting, I'll be able to spin fire for the first time!
Fingers crossed.

Pictures are done by David Freeland.

Lastly, I'm gonna post how I did on the "5 Things Challenge".

1. Get Graphics Done-- 0/2
Haha. I was so busy with classes that this one didn't even come close to happening.
2. Hoop Dance 20 Minutes a Day-- 5/7
I did fairly well on this last week, but I feel like I could have done better.
3. Morning Yoga-- 5/7
Pretty much the same as hoop dance.
4. Take more pictures for the blog-- ?/7
Kind of?
5. Fix my sleep schedule-- 0/7


New 5 Things--
((Been working on these throughout the week))
1.) Get those stupid graphics for the blog done.
2.) Continue hoop dance.
3.) Get HW turned in at a decent time in the week.
4.) Fix sleep schedule.
5.) Update blog on time? More often? Something?

~Nina G.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Wichita River Fest

Hey, all!
Tonight is going to be the first of my weekly "5 Things" challenges. Along with that, I have a little bit of fun to share with everyone about my day.
So, as my locals know, it's that time of the year for Wichita River Fest!
(Side Note: The theme this year is "Let the Good Times Flow", which just makes my whole dang week when taking part in these things.)
Today was the first day that I decided to go out among the crowds to explore the area-- I wish I had kept track of steps.
Usually, I don't have anything to do with the river fest, except the "Medallion Hunt". For those unaware of what that is-- it's basically where the City of Wichita hides a medallion in one of the public parks. They release clues throughout the week of the festivities and whoever finds the medallion first, gets a new car.
It was found.
Literally a few hours before we got to run out and check the places we expected it to be.
Sad face.
Either way, we found some good things, as our badges were already purchased. Today was the start of those good things--

And lots of sunburn. Lots and lots of sunburn.
Really, the only flaws I saw today(other than my lack of sunscreen) were 1.) There were no water stations where they were giving free water to people.
And 2.) Prices were completely ridiculous. Buying tickets so I can buy food? Nah. Not going for that, guys.

That's the day.

Now, it's time for my "5 Things Challenge"!
For my fellow bloggers who have no idea how it works, you need to pick 5 things that you are going to try to do this week. That can include little "to do" items, if you need to make graphics for your blog, get your car checked out, etc. Then, next week, report how well you did and make another five things to do.
Here are mine for this week:
1.) Get graphics done for the blog!
Seeing as this is a blog for me and my corgi, I see it fit that we need to have our signatures at the bottom of our posts. No more "text" signatures for us.
2.) Hoop dance at least 20 minutes a day.
I love hoop dance and I practically live and breathe with a hoop in my hands at all time. However, now that it's summer, I've found it really hard to get the motivation to hoop a moderate amount of time per day. I find it more appropriate to browse Pinterest or Facebook stalk old classmates...whoops.
3.) Do my morning yoga~
I found this awesome "wake up" yoga routine to do in the mornings. I really want to try this.
4.) Take more pictures for the blog.
5.) Fix my sleep schedule...
Recently, I've been staying awake for a godawful amount of time. Whether that me on my own will, or just because I can't sleep, it's not helping me any. Staying up late, only getting about 6-7 hours of sleep. Eek.

That's all for now. See you all in the next post!
((Expect some fun tomorrow, I think))

-Nina G.