A window inside life at Augustana College

Hi, I’m Carlisle.

I’d like to welcome you into my head! Depending on your personality this could be exciting, frightening, or downright overwhelming.

But don’t worry! All in all, it’ll be a wonderful experience for the both of us. Okay! All right!

Here are a few things to know about me:

-I’m a sophomore set to major in Biology, Environmental Studies, and Spanish, so I can teach high school biology in Madrid.

-That’s just a joke, I actually don’t have a very good idea of what I want to do with my life. That is, aside from knowing I want it to be full of adventures.

-Music is my first love. I love listening to music, I love playing music, I love writing music. There is no aspect of this art that I hate. Aside from modern pop country and alt rock.

-My second love is coffee. Good coffee, that is.

-I’m in the Augustana Choir and the Chamber Singers

-I’m the president of Darwin Club. Come to a meeting!! Please!

-I find that running for long distances is one of the most cleansing and calming activities.

-I often view my life as if it were a movie, complete with a soundtrack.

-I strongly associate songs, smells, and tastes with memories.

-I once created a language. Ask me about it sometime.

-I will die if I eat peanuts, on account of my allergy.

-My favorite animal is the kiwi bird.

-There are some real dreary, stormy people in this world, but then there are big, heaping piles of sunshine. I try to go with the latter.

-I like the feeling of grass on my feet and a tree on my back. So I generally try to protect those things.

-Life is awesome. Because if it ain’t happenin’, then what is?


Get ready to play with my thoughts!


Take Time

This has been a crazy and hectic couple of weeks. So I just wanted to remind everyone to take time and enjoy all of the little things that come your way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeS6aEc7FLY Peace, and Merry Holidays, -Carlisle  

Rabbit Food

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A Cold Day in Autumn

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Life is Beautiful

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All Grown Up

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Indian Summer

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A Greenwing Extravaganza Pt. 2

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A Greenwing Extravaganza Pt. 1

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Looking between the lines

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