Happy Valentine's Day-- the holiday all about love... all kinds of love. So instead of publicly declaring private feelings on a blog (that is what Facebook is for) I will make a list of THINGS I love.
If I had to boil my life down to my Top 10 material loves, here is what would come out on top. How about for you?
Much love to you and yours today (and everyday, really.)
I love public radio. I love WPSU and everything that it offers. As a person who spent 10 hours a week, for four years, commuting in my car, Craig Johnson and Mel DeYoung are more like a trusted friends than news personalities. I secretly (maybe less secretly now...) believe that Emily Reddy, Patty Satalia and I could be BFFs, never mind that I have never actually met either of them. Enough about me being a total fangirl of WPSU (does this make me a nerd?) here is what I really want to talk about...
This week is the much anticipated (dreaded?) Fall Membership Drive, which is a nice way of saying WPSU is asking for money from their listeners. To me, public radio is worth more than I could ever give, but I am thrilled and proud that I am able to give something. This year, I chose a membership gift of a lovely, full color(!) NPR/WPSU logo t-shirt.
I know what you're thinking, "...a huge boxy t-shirt, gee, I'll throw it on my pile of cool t-shirts that I would be proud to wear if I didn't look like an 8th grade boy drowning in jersey knit." or something to that effect.
Well, that is a problem, since that pile probably includes some very cool momentos, commemorating everything from a 5k (or marathon?) to a volunteer day with a civic organization, or a spontaneous road trip to a concert in (random city) with your (actual) BFF, all of which, would be nice to wear.
I am a problem solver, and here is my solution: Restyle. I have a great restyle planned for my new WPSU shirt when it arrives, but until then, I whipped this up...
So, if you have a pile of t- shirts, that are not getting worn, send me a note. I can restyle them all for you in a flattering style of your choosing (and it won't look like your kid-sister got creative with the scissors.) As an added bonus, if you bring a 2013 WPSU membership drive t-shirt, I'll do it for free with any other purchase:)
Well, it is here. Homecoming 2013. There will be a parade, tail gate competition, sales galore downtown and of course, the football game (vs. Michigan, Saturday, 5PM). I'm very excited, and well...
I am a little jealous of the PSU homecoming experience. My alma-mater hosts a homecoming every year. I have never gone. None of my college friends have ever gone. It isn't that we don't love the college we attended, I am very proud to be a PhilaU Ram (so is Pat Chambers).
The thing is, when I was in school the only way I knew it was homecoming is that there would be a group of about 150 people, mostly older gentlemen in grey suits, that would show up to watch the soccer game on Saturday morning in a big white event tent with the deans. The dining hall would pull out all the stops for brunch, and I would continue with my day which usually ended up in the sewing lab:
I am not complaining. I am glad I live here now. I am thrilled that I can experience all the glory of a huge university's homecoming even though I attended a school who's entire student body rivals the population of Nittanyville two days before Saturday's big game.
Oh and the suit (I did say "suit up" after all!)--
My original design; Linen with peek-a-boo embellishment; Exaggerated high waist pants, and cropped jacket.
I'm Denise Meyer, apparel designer in State College, PA, saving the world one clothing problem at a time!