I Mustache You to Read This

For my next assignment, I chose to write a review of a product in a fun way/ tells a story about the product. I did a remix on the assignment and was tasked with somehow incorporating a mustache into the assignment. So I decided to do a review of these lip and mustache photo booth props: product

They can be found here. Let me tell you a story about this wonderful product. I used these props at my best friends wedding  (I was the maid of honor) for her photo booth. All of the guests raved about how wonderful and easy to use they were. They also made quite a few mustache puns. The props were my favorite part about the wedding. We all had a ton of fun taking pictures with them too. They are so easy to put together and the quality is great – even though they’re paper! The only complaint I have is that they only came in black – there were no different shades. Other than that, I love this product and plan on recommending it to everyone I know!

Seven Characters, One Story

This assignment was to make a story using 7 characters, similar to Justice League. I decided to try and create a movie idea using 7 of our characters.

One warm day, Marlene was cleaning her bar when Rose, and shortly after, Maybelline ran inside and locked the door behind them. Rose told Marlene, a man visiting from a different town recognized her from one of the wanted posters where he was from. He tried to trick her by introducing himself, but she got a weird vibe so she left. As she was leaving, she heard him whisper to his buddy “hey, isn’t that the girl from the posters back home?”. Rose left the store, running into Maybelline on the way. She quickly explained the situation to Maybelline and immediately, they thought of Marlene. Once at the tavern, Marlene helps Rose devise a plan to get out of town that night; she can go stay with Marlene’s cousin Agnus in Tombstone Arizona. The next day, Kyle and Merrell come in Marlene’s place, asking her all about the town and who lives there. She over hears them talking about finding Rose and turning her in for the reward and worries they’re bounty hunters! Will they be able to track down Rose? Can they survive long enough to get to her?

Today, In America…

Iowa is preparing for presidential candidates to pass through the state and has decided the overcrowded GOP field forces them to create massive town hall stadium. Clinton’s campaign is the first to pass through the state, followed by Jeb, Sanders and Trump. The retreating Clinton campaign torched Iowa town to slow advance of Sanders volunteers. Meanwhile, across town, the Jeb Bush campaign kicks off a 3-state farewell tour with an Iowa town hall meeting. During the meeting, the Governor demands to know which star on American flag is Iowa’s, which results in an Iowan comforting sobbing Jeb Bush at town hall after the meeting. Shortly after Bush and Sanders leave Iowa, Trump’s campaign arrives. At a meeting, Trump tells Iowa dairy farmers he has cows 500 times bigger than theirs. Clearly upset by his comments, the dairy farmers leave and decide not to vote for Trump. After all the campaigns have gone through town, reporters are speaking to residents about their experience. An Iowa restaurant patron can remember every breakfast ruined by presidential candidates.



So this clearly isn’t the best story, but I tried to use exclusively article titles and as little filler as I could. I think it turned out pretty interesting! Links to articles are in the post instead of down here clumped together! I used articles from The Onion, because it is the best source for ridiculous news 🙂

Bakery Owner

Kelly Hendricks is a world famous bakery owner. She attended University of Mary Washington from 2012 to 2016 and went on to become a financial analyst. During her time at UMW, Kelly was a part of Sigma Beta Delta and Omicron Epsilon, the business and economics honor societies. She was also the Game Night committee chair for the campus programming club. After about 10 years, she decided to pursue her dream of owning a bakery.  She opened her store front in Quincy, Massachusetts with the name Muffin Top. Muffin Top quickly became one of the most popular bakeries in Quincy and even won an award for best bakery. Over the next few years, her bakery continued to grow and she had two children with her husband. After a few years, Kelly opened another shop in her hometown, Fairfax, Virginia. Now, Kelly runs her bakery in Quincy while raising her kids and occasionally does some consulting on the side.

Hey You, It’s Me in 6 Years

Hello 16 year old self!

So we are 22 now and about to graduate from the University of Mary Washington! I have some things I want to tell you about high school: don’t stress out so much! You spent a lot of time studying and stressing about classes and getting into a good school. Guess what? You did it! However, you also missed out on a lot of stuff, so I propose you relax. Go out and enjoy yourself a little more! I also want you to know that boys are not that important (and you found a pretty great one in college anyway). It’s also important that you spend time with the family, even though they drive you crazy.

So enjoy the rest of high school while you can and make sure you enjoy college too (you meet some pretty great people)!



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I Like to Move It, Move It

4 years ago, I moved into Bushnell Hall for my first year at UMW (wow, I’m getting old)

It was a surprisingly pretty day outside besides being extremely warm. My dad, stepmom and sisters dropped me off and helped me unpack the cars and get everything in the room. My roommate and friend, Valeria had already moved all her stuff in so I just had to unpack and get settled. My family and I went to lunch at Pueblos, which is still one of my favorite places in Fredvegas to eat Mexican food (which is my favorite). After lunch, they headed out and I began unpacking my stuff. That day feels pretty surreal now that I’ve moved into another dorm and then a house of my own (with my roomies, of course). The best part of the day was getting everything settled and seeing how proud the family was of me ( I’m also the first one to go to college).