As the title says, the countdown to the end of the summer has begun. For the reluctant people you might want to start buying those school suplies and such. But for us, the countdown is to Bonney Lake Days, it is next weekend. And for me, the countdown is until I go back to school, which also happens to be next weekend. Crazyness!
So this week has been similar to the few previous. Set up, take down, and work on Bonney Lake Days. I have felt uninspired to write the last few weeks but I had some inspiration today after watching the preview to WSU football season. School starts in a week and new students are starting to move in this weekend. It is crazy to think that four years ago I was the freshman moving into the dorms, setting foot on campus as a student for the first time. I thought this week I would share a little about why I am working for the City of Bonney Lake as an Events Intern and a little about what I want to do and how this is helping me in school, and in my future. But first, what happened this week….
The Gothard Sisters danced, fiddled, and sang to keep the crowd engaged Monday night. They played Celtic music and one of my favorite songs, The Devil Went Down to Georgia with a twist all of their own. The sister act had a few props with the song to make it more of their own. The group was a returner from last year and they didn’t disappoint this year. After the show they made sure to take pictures with a few fans and sold CD’s and merchandise; they even took the time to teach a few some kicks.
Tuesday, Eric Herman brought out a crowd at 11 at Allan Yorke Park. Herman, a singer had some great songs for the kids and even brought along his daughters to help him out. He danced and sang his way through the program. Kids got to dance and exercise to Herman’s songs. Each week daycares come out, and people are becoming regulars to these events.
The BGP took the stage Wednesday at 6:30 to rock out. They preformed a lot of their own music and mixed in a few known songs such as Benny and the Jets, and Neon Trees Animals. They preformed Benny and the Jets on America's Got Talent, if the name sounded familar. A fair amount of people came out on the overcast night, and even better, it never rained. If you were there you may have seen me! I got to do the announcements and closing last night. It was probably one of the most terrifying things I have done. I don’t think I have ever spoken in front of that many people and in a microphone for the first time. For anyone who can speak in a microphone or talk in front of people without a problem, I applaud you.
This Friday at Allan Yorke Park we will be showing Despicable Me. The movie should start about 8:45 so get there early with some blankets and chairs for a great movie night in the park. This is the first of two Friday Night Flix, the other is on August 24.
Coming Next Week:
Monday- Recess Monkey
Tuesday- Last Leaf Productions of Hercules
Wednesday- The Beatniks
Make sure to check out the Facebook page for the City of Bonney Lake to find out more about the city and other events we are up to!
Now back to me and WSU. I have found this summer that UW and WSU fans can actually get along due to popular belief. Of course there are always a few jabs at each others schools, but that comes with the territory of a great rivalry.
WSU has been my second home for the last four years, I call it my Pullman home and my home here home-home. I have sometimes learned more lessons outside of class than I actually have in class but isn’t that what college is for? I love the atmosphere in Pullman and I can not imagine my life without being there. For those who have been to Pullman and are WSU fans, GO COUGS! And for those unfortunate enough not to have been there go for the Apple Cup or something, it is a great experience over there. It isn’t just about football, basketball and other recreational activities. WSU has a world class Vet program and they are building a new Animals Sciences building right now, money provided by Paul Allen and Bill Gates. WSU is about getting involved in the community and the world. I can’t wait to be an alumni and still wear my Cougar gear proudly.
Like last night, I forgot to introduce myself. So I am going to go backward a little.
I am a super senior, or a fifth year, which ever you choose to call it. I will be graduating in December so I am actually on the four-and-a-half year plan. But being at WSU an extra semester isn’t so heartbreaking. After all of the pre-req classes I have taken half of my classes in the HBM (Hospitality and Business Management) field and the other half in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication field with an emphasis in public relations. Having these two minors under my belt when I graduate will help me find a job (hopefully) because of the large amount of jobs that I have actually studied material for and these two things somewhat overlap. When I “grow up” I want to do one of two things. 1. I want to work in big events whether in Hollywood, Las Vegas, Seattle, or wherever life takes me. Events like conventions, award shows, fashion shows, etc. amaze me and someday I hope to work in those, I think. The other job I would love to have is something in sports. I want to work PR for a MLB team preferably but any sport would do, I don’t care what team, again wherever life takes me.
As for this internship and the summer, I hope that working with different people here, and seeing how much back of the house things we do will help me in a future job setting because I know how to do the things others may not. I have dealt with great people, happy people, unhappy people, helpful people, and unhelpful people. But each encounter is a learning experience. I have again learned lessons school can’t teach me, but I have also used a lot of skills I have learned in school to help me here, really for the first time in college.
I will be writing another blog as a wrap up to Bonney Lake Days in two weeks but that one will be from Pullman.
For any football fans but especially my WSU ones here is look at some great Cougar moments. Start getting excited for fall and football everyone!