Monthly Archives: February 2014

Life After Winona State?

Alright my whole blog is about what to do in Winona to avoid being bored during these frozen tundra months. I know most of you are going to cringe when I say this, but this post is about using your time to start applying for jobs (SENIORS). Sure, many of us don’t even know if we are going to get out of bed and make it through life due to our hangovers let alone know what you want to do with the rest of your life. Trust me, it’s hard, but getting a good foot in the door before graduation is such a relief. Now, I am sure most of you have heard of LinkedIn. It’s basically the G rated version of your Facebook where the about you is professional and all the binge drinking profile pictures are set aside for that one where you are dressed in a business suit. Therefore, jump on the LinkedIn band wagon and make a resume. After that is done, go on careerbuilder or any company website where companies are hiring. Word of advice, if a company contacts you back and you realize it may not be what you want to do, still take that interview and work on your interview skills. It really helps getting interview practice, so take all that you can get. Also, don’t be scared to go out of your comfort zone, apply to places that aren’t in your state or hometown. Growing up is about spreading your wings, so do what you want, not what a significant other or parent is telling you. You have worked your butt off for 16 plus years, therefore make this time about you and not anyone else. All in a nutshell, put yourself out there with attempting to find a job before graduation, you will thank yourself later. Lastly be selfish during this time, because this is your future, you are young and well educated so remember there are no boundaries.

Job e card

Yes, Winona has a Tennis Team!

I’m sure most of you have watched a tennis match before such as Wimbledon, US open or maybe even a friend’s match. But believe it or not, Winona State has a tennis team as well (which I play on). Yes, Winona State has a women’s tennis team and our spring season is right now. We play at the west campus indoor courts and have meets just about every weekend. Sure it’s not your typical campus sport like football or basketball, but women’s tennis needs some love too! That’s why I’m encouraging you guys to come out and watch us play. There isn’t much to do in Winona anyways, so try something different and come watch an action filled tennis match. Our next home meet is this Saturday at 12 p.m against Duluth and Sunday at 9am against Sioux Falls. So next time your bored aka this weekend, come try something different and come watch Winona State tennis team play!

Tennis team

Who Needs A Valentine Anyways?

So I’m sure all of you are aware Valentines Day is Friday aka Single Awareness Day. Sure, some of you may have a valentine to celebrate it with, but I’m sure many of you don’t as well. Sulking because it’s Valentines Day is not acceptable, because this is a day you should treat yourself. Who ever said you can’t be your own Valentine? Take this day and make it about YOU. It is Friday, so it is the end of the week, so why not a better excuse to relax and pamper yourself. First, go buy yourself some nice flowers and Starbucks in the morning. This is what a Valentine would do right? But who says you can’t pick out your own flowers to spice up your room in the middle of this frozen tundra? After your classes and activities are done for the day, go to the grocery store and buy a nice meal and a bottle of Moscoto, and when I say a bottle, I mean a giant bottle. When you get home go and take the time to cook yourself a nice meal and enjoy a glass or entire bottle of Moscoto. Pop in a chick flick as well and enjoy your night. I guarantee following these steps will make your Valentines Day, a day of happiness and about you. So instead of dreading this day, look forward to it and remember you don’t need anyone else to make you happy but yourself.

Moscato

Bring on the Food and Bloody Marys

So we all love to eat, there is no doubt about that. But what is better than good food and good company, especially on a weekend after your body is completely dead from going out? Now that football season is over i’m sure many of you are thinking what you are going to be doing with your hungover lives on Sundays now. This post is catered to that exact thought. I don’t know how many of you are bloody mary drinkers like myself, especially on a sunday after a good night out Saturday. Most places in Winona have excellent bloody mary deals on Sundays. Personally my favorite place to grab a bloody mary on Sundays is Betty Jo’s where they are, delicious and reasonably priced. So when you wake up and have nothing to do, grab a couple friends and help cure that hangover with a delicious bloody mary.

Bloody Mary

Don’t worry, your Sunday fun with your friends is not over after you consume your bloody mary. Since Sundays used to be dedicated to food and football, why can’t they still be dedicated to food now that football is over? This is when a potluck with your friends comes in handy. Whether it’s your friends, roommates or teammates, talk about all bringing a dish to this potluck. The good thing about a potluck is you can bring whatever your heart desires because there are so many different dishes. I’m going to post a few simple recipes that would be excellent choices to bring to your potluck.

BUCKEYE DIP

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4 ounces of cream cheese, half cup of peanut butter, 1/8 cup of creamy milk, 1 cup of confectioners sugar, 8 ounces of cool whip, mini chocolate chips and graham cracker sticks for dipping 🙂

MEAT LOVERS BAKED ZITI (too easy)

All you need to do for this delicious meal is boil noodles (box and a half is usually perfect pan size). Next just cook a pack of ground beef (unseasoned) and mix with the noodles. Next, You mix pepperoni and cheese  in with the noodles and beef. And cook at 400 for about 10-15 minutes.

Peperoni ziti

Now you have the perfect ingredients to make Sunday a time of good friends, food and good company!