Chimy's | Lubbock

31 July 2013

Just a block away from campus lies heaven on Earth; a place called Chimy's, where the beer is good but the margaritas are better. 

Chimy's is a Lubbock landmark. It's almost required that every Texas Tech student, over the age of 21, experience Chimy's at least once a week.

Countless memories take place in this bar. On multiple occasions I would walk straight from campus after class to meet up with my roommate, both of us still wearing our backpacks. We enjoy a good margarita after a long day. 

Since it is my last week in Lubbock, I wanted to be there with my younger sister, Morgan, for her first Chimy's experience. After talking with the bouncer, we were able to sneak her in. 

Just kidding, it's a restaurant during the day. Underaged people welcome. 

I'll miss this place so much!

Texas Tech

30 July 2013

Seeing as it is my last week in Lubbock, I decided to walk around campus one last time. And guess what! I actually managed to bring my camera! Yay me!

Welcome to Texas Tech University.

Holden Hall
During my three years at Tech, the majority of my classes were held in Holden Hall. This building is notorious for being either Antarctica or Hades. 

Holden Hall

The Administration Building
The Administration Building is the oldest building on campus. It houses offices for the President, Chancellor, and other important people. 

Memorial Circle
Murray Hall
My first year at Tech I lived in Murrary Hall, a upper classmen dorm. I lived in a 'Transfer Student Hallway', which allowed me to make friends with other transfers such as myself. 

Murray Hall

One of my favorite things about Tech is the opportunity to discover something new. On my walk I discovered a secret garden, hidden next to the Experimental Sciences Building. In the three years I had been here, never once had I noticed the garden tucked away. 


Education Fountain
One of my favorite places on campus is the Education Building fountain. Besides Holden Hall, the Education building was my second home. Being an education minor was pretty fun. We did a lot of coloring. 

Education Building

The Barn
When walking on campus, it's easy to forget you are still in West Texas. The Barn, located in the center of campus, is a reminder of Tech's Western roots. When Texas Tech first opened, the Barn was used to collect cattle and livestock in exchange for tuition. If you ask me, that sounds like a pretty damn good deal. 

Four Sixes Barn
Texas Tech is also home to the National Ranching Heritage Center. This center is focused on the preservation of over 40 structures, all moved from their original place to the Texas Tech campus. Some of these structures include one of the oldest schoolhouses in Texas, as well as my personal favorite, the Four Sixes Barn. 6666 Ranch was founded in 1868, and soon became the largest cattle ranch in all of Texas. It is still in existence today, however, one of their barns was donated to Texas Tech, and is now used for ranching education.

The International Culture Building
And lastly, the International Building. This is where I first learned about studying abroad. Props to Texas Tech for caring so much about other cultures. Without them, I wouldn't be the crazy Texas girl obsessed with everything British. How depressing would my life be?

46 days until I move to England!

The Joys of Packing

10 July 2013

Hello again.

In exactly four weeks, Lubbock, TX will be in my rearview mirror for the last time. Granted, I plan on visiting from time to time, but I know it will never be the same. Three years ago I took a chance and transferred to Texas Tech University. I can honestly say, without a doubt, it was one of the best decisions of my life. But how does one pack up 3 years of your life?

Things that I have learned while packing:
1) I am a complete control freak. I'm pretty sure this aspect of me has only gotten worse as I have gotten older. 
2) Not only am I a control freak, I'm a neat freak. The combination of these two personality traits has resulted in me using color coded boxes and printed out labels while packing. 
3) I bought a lot of useless crap throughout my college career. Between props for date parties and fraternity shirts, I have way too many things that will serve me no purpose in the real world. This is where Morgan, my little sister, comes in. Thankfully, she has been more than willing to 'spare me' of my useless items. She still has three more years of date parties, and you never know when you'll need a neon tutu. 

So, what happens in four weeks? I will be moving back home with my parents for a month before the BIG move across the pond. Luckily, it is completely normal for college graduates to move back home with their parents nowadays. Plus, I'm looking forward to a month of doing absolutely nothing before graduate school. 

I'm going to miss Lubbock and 211. But I'm ready to move on. 


Oh, and ignore the mess that is this blog at the moment. Trying to find a layout that I'm actually happy with has proven to be a difficult task.