Wednesday December 4, 2013
College is composed of 3 natural ingredients: blood, sweat, and tears.
Jokes aside (although I’m only half-joking), that’s such a broad question that I’m not sure how to give an accurate answer from my limited experience. If college is the first time you live outside of your parents’ house, it’s definitely a stepping stone towards becoming more independent and responsible for yourself. You figure out transportation, you pay rent and bills, you go grocery shopping, etc. A few months ago, I was comparing the expiration dates of meat products at the grocery store, and stopped to realize, “Holy shit, I am being an adult.”
Maybe it’s because I never get homesick, but I think that independence is a great part about college. At the same time, you don’t have to worry about the real world yet, using internships as an illusion of your job opportunities and your parents’ money for tuition to temporarily hold off your student loans and debt. You’re still in a nice little bubble, but not as restrained as you used to be in high school.
The first few months of college is exciting because you’re in a completely new environment with different people doing a bunch of social activities. Then once winter quarter starts rolling in you spend most of your time being bored in your classes and stressing over exams. It’s not like the movies, it’s not like my blog, and it’s not like the idealized scenarios in your mind. College can be very boring and unproductive. But when you look back on it you’ll see how much you’ve grown as a person.
I’ve had the best experiences of my life (so far) during college. I’ve also had the worst ones (so far). And I’ve mostly been bored, tired, and sleepy during several mundane days. That’s all just part of life, then you move on to the next stage. Let it build your character in the meantime. I don’t know what college will be like for you but I do think that it will shape you dramatically, just like all stages in life. You just won’t notice while it’s happening.
Food. Food is good.
Wednesday November 27, 2013
What else is there to say? 99% of what I bother doing anymore is pigging out, and 99% of the pictures I take now are food. But the tummy wants what the tummy wants, so here’s been what’s going on in life lately.
My housemate woke me up on a Saturday morning and made pancakes for me. He knew that was the only way to get me out of bed. Best housemate ever!
I haven’t shopped for clothes in 1-2 years, so I’m making more of an effort to do so now. I bought the black leather jacket for $15!
Spontaneusly visited a friend’s apartment and got to meet all of her housemates. She offered me soup, guava juice, and eggnog.
Went on a date at an Indian restaurant called Kathmandu Kitchen. We paid $10 each thanks to a sweet Groupon deal. I got the prawn mushroom dish!
We wore nice clothes too; it’s too bad we forgot to take full body shots. At the bottom right is a belly dancer who happens to perform only on Saturdays from 7 to 8 PM, which was when we made reservations. Perfect coincidental timing!
My date being very sleepy at the Co-Ho in school the next week.
I had a craving for Dos Coyotes on Sunday afternoon, so I got me some yummy enchilada.
Last Saturday I had a girls’ night out with some friends at the Olive Garden. Too many pussy jokes were made that night. Too too many.
And then my friend finally showed me her pussy. HAYOOOOOOOOOO okay seriously speaking, her kittens were so adorable and the sweetest cats I’ve ever met. Look at how much they love head scratches!!!
I picked out my schedule for winter quarter and will be taking 18 units of upperdivision CRD classes. Fun stuff. I might end up taking out CRD142 later on though, since I recently got an interview for a potential internship.
Lastly, we had a Thanksgiving potluck at my workplace today (which I still need to make an office tour post). The KFC and cheesecake were awesome. Great way to start the Thanksgiving break!
Cruises & Chocolates (If I Were Rich)
Monday November 11, 2013
On November 2nd my boyfriend and I visited Old Sacramento to celebrate our 11-month anniversary. I took all of these pictures on his Samsung S4 - the quality of these photos are amazing and probably trumps my old camera.
Here is a display of poor people who can’t afford to go on a cruise so they take photos of it instead. Seriously though, cruise ships look so fun. I would like to have the experience of going on one someday.
We had a late lunch at Railroad Fish & Chips, a small shop in Old Sacramento. He ordered chicken nuggets while I ate calamari and lost my clam chowder virginity.
Aww look at us tolerating each other’s presence through our gritted-teeth smiles. Just kidding, we don’t look enthusiastic because we were both really tired from lack of sleep. He had started an internship while I finished midterms and had to attend my job orientation in the morning.
I attempted to look somewhat perky though!
Before we left Old Sac I just had to take a step inside the Chocolate Factory. Come on, how can you pass that up? The shop smelled delicious and there was even a giant bear perched on the wall.
The chocolate looked soooo good! They were crazy expensive though - at least $3 for just one small piece of chocolate?! Damn you inflation!
In the tunnel leading to downtown, there was a wall with drawings of people from American history. Basically it consisted of one drawing of Native Americans and the white people who killed them all. Tsk tsk, if you want to be historically accurate you should write about what really happened.
Me basking in the statue’s arms at the mall. Fun fact: the first time I posed with him last year, I turned my head up too high and hit my skull really hard against him. When I saw him again, I had to approach him with extra caution this time around.
Finally, the bus ride back home. I was exhausted and carsick during the ride as evident by my “kill me now” expression.
One day, I want to be rich enough to go on a cruise ship and eat the sweets from the chocolate factory. Until then, I will stare longingly at these pictures.