Took a little bit of a social media hiatus for a week, but I guess I failed to mention that to all of you! Haha, sorry for the unexplained disappearance, but between actually traveling back to the States and then getting semi-settled over here, there wasn’t much time or energy left for blogging. Okay, so I probably could have managed a tweet or two, but just trust me that the break will make a much more sane and well-adjusted blogger in the long run.
In my absence, a lot has happened both in regards to Nine to Phive and in Josh’s and my life in general. Let’s get right to it! News and life changes for all!
1. May 17th was the one-year anniversary of the birth of Nine to Phive!
Sorry about the anti-climactic lack of celebration, but for us the immense gift of returning home after our five months abroad was celebration enough. Here’s hoping that Nine to Phive features a lot of new content to interest both artists and art-lovers worldwide in the years to come.
Coincidentally, the 17th is also the anniversary of Josh’s and my first date back when we were babies in 11th grade 🙂
2. The winner of our Spring Giveway and a 25$ gift card to Hobby Lobby is Julianne Elizabeth Singh!
Congrats, Julianne! Hope your new materials from Hobby Lobby will enable you to enjoy a bunch of creative projects this summer.
Keep an eye out for Nine to Phive’s Summer Giveaway!
3. The winner of the Who Did It Better? poll for “Somebody That I Used to Know” is Gotye and Kimbra!
I guess sometimes you just can’t compete with the original. What’s interesting is how popular this song turned out to be back here in the US when our class had discovered it and bonded over it all the way over in Spain.
Another thing to be on the lookout for is our next Who Did It Better? poll.
4. Josh and I are back in Rochester!
Sort of. At the moment, we are both working at Roberts–he in maintenance and I at the library–but we are actually living in not-so-nearby Canandaigua with my grandparents until our apartment becomes available in July. We each have an hour-long commute to and from work! To make things more confusing and stressful, Josh now has a job offer with the gas companies back in PA for double what he’s making now. Hmm, pay off our debts or live in the same city this summer? *Sigh* a choice I am definitely not thrilled about making.
5. My parents’ house back in PA is on the market!
It’s only a matter of time before they sell that puppy and move into some new digs in Rochester while my Dad works on his doctorate. It’s so exciting to think that after months of living thousands of miles away from them, Josh and I will be a stone’s throw away from family this next semester.
6. This is the 300th post written for Nine to Phive!
All 300 posts haven’t quite been published just yet, but that means you have a lot to look forward to this summer!
7. Also, we just hit 30,000 views!