It all started a couple months ago when Atherton Dining Hall started replacing its hot sauce with Siracha sauce. I reluctantly tried it and instantly fell in love. It had such a spice I never tasted before and it soon became my newest obsession. I started putting it on all my food! Heck, if I could put it in my water I could but don’t worry I haven’t gone that far yet. According to the Huffington Post, it’s the newest trend in healthy eating sauces so it looks like I’m on to something. Who knew Atherton would get me obsessed with something!?
Speaking of new obsessions, so I’ve previously chronicled how I’m a hipster now and one of the ways I’ve been doing it is by reading the website Pitchfork. Pitchfork is a snooty website that reviews new independent music and is like every hipster’s Bible and I love it. I read it every day for new hipster music news and reviews just to feel pretentious when I like the music they like. So basically this break, for me, has been full of nothing but Siracha and Pitchfork.
The Siracha sauce I bought the other day! Delicious!
Since it’s finals week, everyone has been stressed/studying franticly in every place imaginable on campus. Fortunately I only had final papers/projects so I wasn’t as stressed as many of my peers but I still have to stay on campus since I’m an RA. But, one of the fun things about this time of year is that slowly but surely things start getting empty as the week goes on.
One of the best parts of this is that finding a parking spot gets much easier. It’s also nice not running into everyone and getting a breather. It reminds me of this summer when I was on campus and not many people were around. I also have to start packing/leaving my room as well since I’m going to be living in Washington, D.C. next semester which is exciting!
So for now, I’ll just people watch
Today is another Thanksgiving and before I go downstairs and eat with my family I decided to do a quick blog before I go celebrate. Unfortunately I have homework to do today so I won’t be able to celebrate long but at least it’ll be nice to have some time to relax.
I missed the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade today because I overslept but I’m sure I’ll catch clips online. I always think it’s funny that a lot of people try to skip Thanksgiving and as soon as Halloween ends go right forward to Christmas. To get people in a more Thanksgiving loving mood, here is a funny Thanksgiving video to get you in the mood:
Since I’ve had a lack of substantial finals to do this week but still have to be here because I’m an RA, my sleeping patterns have been out of whack and I’ve been sleeping a lot during the day and wide awake at night. Not even coffee and Red Bull have been able to keep me up during the day but I’ve been slowly managing. I guess my days of being an early bird are slowly being left behind.
I only have to be here two more days so that’s pretty exciting. It has been so fun seeing campus getting emptier and emptier as the days go on. I cannot wait to see how quiet things are on Saturday night! And it’ll be extremely strange seeing the parking lot empty on Sunday.
I just woke up from a nap and thought it appropriately described me.
Even though I spent a couple days relaxing and doing nothing this break, most of my time was spent doing homework, completing assignments, and working on projects. Today I decided to go to this strange place called the public library and work on my research literature review. I periodically did my homework one course a day during the break so it was a relief to finally get the ball rolling on this last assignment before going back to Butler tomorrow.
With Lana Del Rey on shuffle, I was ready to go! I got through planning my paper and finding all the sources and sites I need to get going. I got a couple pages done but I still have a lot more to go. Hopefully I can get it done by the end of the week.
Getting antsy in the library
So the last episode of American Horror Story was a couple days ago and it was such a good episode! Not only was the season’s big killer revealed, more information about the woman who claimed to be Anne Frank was given.
The last episode was entitled “I Am Anne Frank Part 2″ and began with a man who claimed to be the woman’s husband and said their baby drove the woman crazy to being obsessed with Anne Frank and claiming to be her. Eventually she is released from the insane asylum but is brought back after her husband asks for treatment so she’ll stop being crazy. The episode ends with the woman getting a lobotomy and acts really robotic at the end of the episode.
The only other storyline that was slightly interesting was the identity of the serial killer, Bloody Face, that ravaged the whole town. It ended up being Dr. Thredson, portrayed by Zachary Quinto, which shocked me because I was not expecting him. It turns out that he kills people and takes their skin to make furniture! Kind of kooky, but admirable nonetheless.
It was an overall interesting episode but I hope there are more future revelations about Sister Jude, the nun that runs the asylum, because she is my favorite character! Here is a video explaining the characters:
Spring Break is two weeks away and I couldn’t be more excited. No, I’m not going anywhere fancy like Florida or Mexico, but I’m just excited to catch up on some good sleep and not have to do assignments. Maybe I’ll even read a book! The only sad part is that it only lasts a week. And if the weather stays the same, it’ll probably be cold too. But the good outweighs the bad!
To celebrate the glorious occasion, the Collegian is planning a Spring Break insert and I was assigned to write a playlist of songs needed to have a good break. I also had to pick five books that are must haves for the week, too. It was so hard picking just five songs since there are so many good ones, but I managed to survive.
But, if this song isn’t on your Spring Break playlist, you just won’t have a good time!
I can’t believe break is officially over and classes start tomorrow! It’s so weird being back on campus after such a long time off! I already have assignments so I guess I’ll get back into the swing of things quick! Before the semester starts, I decided to make a list of things I’m looking forward to this semester!
1. No Friday Classes- Somehow I got lucky and was able to schedule myself where I don’t have classes on Fridays! Which means I get a three day weekend EVERY week! Usually the days that are freer for me somehow end up being my busiest because of newspaper and such but I am determined to not let that happen this semester!
2. Newspaper- This semester I’m on the Sports section on the Collegian. This means I’ll now have a good reason to go to basketball games instead of doing homework or other club activities! I’m also excited to meet all the new staff members tonight at our first meeting!
3. Classes- Though I am not looking forward to all the homework and assignments, I am looking forward to seeing all my new professors and classmates. Hopefully it’ll be a fun semester and not too hard!
4. Atherton Union- The administration renovated the setup of Atherton Union and I’m curious to see how it looks! Maybe now my lunch and dinner will be a little more exiting!
The thing I missed the most during break: My comfy bed!!!
I was initially excited that winter break was ending and that it hadn’t snowed a lot. But of course, when I woke up this morning, it was snowing very hard. It never stopped and now there are about a couple inches on the ground.
Since it snowed so much, I was forced to take the job of shoveling it. It was the closest I came to working out ALL break! It also took me a long time too! Let’s just say I almost finished the whole Amy Winehouse album while doing so. And let me tell ya, it’s a longgggg album!
But all the shoveling was worth it because it means I can now relax for the new episode of Jersey Shore tonight! The preview for the episode looked really boring, with the biggest “drama” being that Pauly couldn’t find his gold chain. THE HORROR! On the bright side, since my expectations are so low maybe it’ll end up being enjoyable! All I need is for Snooki to do something crazy!
Here I am expressing my disapproval of the snow after shoveling!
Yesterday, I got to catch up with my friend Jessica from high school. First we went to a local Middle Eastern restaurant called Aladdin Pita but got there awkwardly early. There was no one there so we then decided to go to Starbucks until the restaurant got more crowded so we wouldn’t be the only ones there! It was fun catching up with each other and hearing the latest gossip!
When we got back to the restaurant, it was more lively and had a great time. I ordered some vegetarian shish kabobs which were very tasty! After we were done eating, we said our goodbyes and I rushed home to watch the season premiere of the show The Game that my friend Hayley is forcing me to watch. I actually quite enjoyed it so I might be a weekly viewer!
But I cannot forget that tomorrow is Jersey Day!
Here is a video of your average, typical American enjoying an NYC shish kabob dog. YUMMO