Finally, proof that I left my room the week of the snowstorm exists. Sometimes feel a little bad about the amount of times I've made someone stand outside in the cold with me to take pictures, but then I get a blog post out of it and I feel better. Really though, everyone who has done this for me is awesome, especially on days like the one when these were taken. I can't wait to wear the dress, the other one I picked up at the Urban Surplus store in Chicago, when it's spring. Wearing a jacket over it really doesn't do it justice. I had been drooling over this one forever and couldn't believe my luck when I found for cheap sitting in the surplus store. It's the new love of my life.
I won't go into too many details, but anyone following me on Twitter or friends with me on Facebook may be a little confused as to what all the fuss was about last night. Basically, there was an alleged gunman who supposedly had a hostage in a house near campus, which caused the state police to be called, S.W.A.T. to come, and houses to get evacuated. This is going to sound really insensitive, but I don't care: no one really understands how thrilling situations like these are for journalists. My staff was in a bit of a frenzy and it was amazing to see how many people were following our updates via social media. I was so proud of my editors for covering the situation so well and being the community's eyes and ears. Things like this don't get to happen that often for student journalists and it's going to be a fantastic front page story.
Now, the reason why I don't feel bad about being exciting about a gunman and hostage? It turned to be a prank call. After hours of the police investigating, it was a hoax. Ridiculous, right? Luckily, it still makes for a good story. So that was my Wednesday night. Business as usual over here.
Aside from that, it's just about spring break and I'm getting really close to having enough money for a DSLR! I don't think I've ever had more motivation to refrain from online shopping and eating out.
Dress: UO surplus
Jacket: Buffalo Exchange
Scarf: Cotton On
Boots: Cathy Jean