Thanks To Old Navy

A Thank You Letter To Old Navy

Sometimes, you just have to be appreciative to those who really make your life awesome - including the employees behind your favorite store!

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Dear Old Navy,

First off, let me start on with saying. You are one of my favorite stores in the entire universe. There are endless reasons why I love to compliment you, to whoever will listen to me. Although for many years, I only shopped with you a couple of times a year – College has given me a new found thankful heart, for the clothes you are providing our generation.

For many years, I remember seeing the Old Navy commercials on my television, reminding customers of the winter outerwear sales that take place in mid-December, however, I never really understood the rage behind their sales until nearly a month ago.

Specifically, one of my favorite shopping experiences of my life thus far is the Black Friday Sale that Old Navy does during the infamous time of the year – and to say the least, this sale is worthy of the rage. I found a hot pink summertime romper for a whole one dollar and ninety-nine cents. It was that moment, that made me realize that Old Navy is indeed the best place to shop, for trendy fashions – on a budget. This summer, I have purchased multiple items from your store, and to say that I am pleased with my clothes – is an understatement. So here goes my long list of thanks that is owed to you!

Thank you for your low prices. Although I do work a full-time job in the summer, and a part-time job during the school year – it is still tough for me to find cute, tasteful, and trendy clothes that do not break the bank. I am forever grateful for your already low prices, and even more appreciative when my favorite style of shorts is on sale for twenty percent off the retail price. Not to mention, those super cash bucks are super helpful. Thank you for keeping this penny-pinching college student, looking her finest!

Thank you for your selection of tasteful clothes. It has always been incredibly important to me, to keep my body covered in all of the appropriate places. I am thankful for your designers who think of individuals like myself when creating the five-inch shorts that appear as if they came straight out of a magazine!

Thank you for your online shopping website. To say the least, my online shopping experience with your company has been seamless – each and every time I have shopped. To me, that is one of the most important, if not the biggest aspect of running a successful business. You all have mastered the art of technology in the fashion world, and this online shopper could never thank you enough for the experience of having your threads pop-up at my front door.

There are many reasons why I love your store and its inventory but to keep it short and sweet – THANK YOU for being the most reasonably priced, and trendy clothes on the market. I will always and forever be a loyal fan!

Love,

The College Student Who Desires To Be Somewhat Trendy On A Budget

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College is a weird, weird place. For whatever reason, the young adults who are supposed to be cultivating their minds with all of the worldly knowledge available to them, seem to get away with quite a bit using the justification "it's college." Even the best students live abnormally while on the alien planet that is a university. So, while to us college students it may just seem like another day, here are ten things that are only normal in college.

1. Straight up theft.

In the future, if I walk into my forty-something-year-old neighbor's home and see a collection of stolen signs, stuff from the local restaurant, and property from the construction site down the road, I would definitely be concerned about the character of my neighbor. However, in college, people proudly display campus signs, traffic cones, or dining hall napkin dispensers that they have impressively commandeered - it's a cheap decoration and a great conversation starter.

2. All-nighters.

Maybe with the exception of parents of little babies, very few people willingly stay up for close to 24 hours on end. In the real world, if a friend came to you and said that they literally did not sleep the previous night, it's completely logical to be worried. On the other hand, when a friend in college says that he was up all night you laugh a little, give him an understanding pat on the back, and walk with him to the coffee line.

3. Atrocious eating habits.

Sometimes you don't have time to eat. Sometimes you order pizza at 2 in the morning. Sometimes you eat three dinners. Sometimes you diet. All I can say, is thank goodness that our metabolisms are decently high at this age.

4. Breaking and entering.

In high school, you hopefully knew everyone who entered your home. After college, hopefully, that's still the case. However, when you live in the middle of thousands of bored college students, people knock at your door, walk into parties, cut through your yard, and stop by without invitation or hesitation. It keeps life fun, but still not normal.

5. Calling mom when stuff goes down.

I really doubt a time will ever come that I don't need to call my mom for guidance on how to do something. But, hopefully the frequency of those calls with go down a little bit post-graduation. Maybe after four years of doing it on my own, I'll know how to fill out government forms, cook real dinners, and get stains out. But for now, I'm going to keep calling while I still can without seeming totally pathetic.

6. Being intoxicated at weird times.

Drunk at noon on a Friday is the quintessence of an alcoholic at any time - unless it's college. Not that this is necessarily a good thing, and it certainly doesn't apply to everyone, but there aren't many other places where people would instantly assume someone is intoxicated if they're acting even a little weird. I've even seen people drink in the library....

7. The messed up dating scene.



There are people who meet the love of their life at college and live happily ever after. They are people who meet the supposed love of their life at college and never talk to them again after Sunday. There are people who use Tinder. Hormones are high, freedom is bountiful, and football players are cute - what else needs to be said?

8. A warped sense of time.

The career I'm pursuing will require me to be at work by 7 am, five days a week. I am fully aware of this. Now, will I enroll in an 8 am next semester? Absolutely not - I'm not a demon. In college, nights often start at 10 p.m., dinners are eaten at 4, and mornings can begin anywhere from 8 to 2. We don't get that whole 9-5 idea.

9. Costumes... for no apparent reason.

High schoolers have a dress code. Adults have dignity. College students have fun. Here, people will wear a corn costume to get on ESPN, a fanny pack to get into a fraternity, or a tutu to match a theme party. Is it actually a weird thing, though? No one even blinks an eye.

10. Insanely close friends.

Name another point in your life when you live with your friends, study with your friends, drive with your friends, eat with your friends, go out with your friends, and even grocery shop with your friends. I'll wait. At college, it's easy for friends to seem like family because you're with them constantly. Love it or hate it, it's weird about college.

So, enjoy this weirdness while you can - it won't last forever!


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Voodoo Doughnut 

Are you a big Krispy Kreme fan? Well, you won't be any more after you indulge one of the Voodoo doughnuts from their well-known pink boxes. According to Voodoo Doughnut, "Good things come in pink boxes," especially their Homer and Bacon Maple Bar doughnut. (Based on personal experience)

Buffalo Billiards 

A yee-haw western bar that brings a modern twist into it. Come have fun and play some pool or darts or have some real fun by ordering drinks such as their "Blue Balls," or "Nice Rack."

Green Light Social 

An organic patio bar that is appropriate for just about anyone from young professionals to college students in Austin. Get yourself a nice "adult" Capri Sun, and dance in the radiant green, glowing lights.

The Blind Pig Pub 

A popular roof-top bar that has been located in the middle of 6th street for over 15 years and includes games and live music every single day. This pub has a whopping four bars and two floors dedicated to live music, and a chance to enjoy 16 local beers on tap.

Star Bar 

Another great gem that lights up 6th street with its huge neon sign that greets people from afar. This bar has two patios, one in the front for people watching, and another patio in the back. Along with their 17 rotating taps, they are also home of the best Fried Chicken trailer in Texas.

Voodoo Room 

If you are interested in more than just standing around and casual having a nice cocktail at the bar, I recommend Voodoo Room. Here you have the option to dance the night away with bottle service and drink specials from Thursday-Sunday.

Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar 

A bar that is full of entertainment and piano players. This is the only dueling piano bar in Austin, TX that includes a laugh-along and a sing-along great time for everyone.

This is only a sprinkle of what 6th street is all about. From the east side to the west side of this street is full of never-ending unique fun and food that I believe everyone should experience at least once.

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