okay, yes, i realize that i have not blogged in ages.
but i'm not about to hash out the details of the past eight months in a single blog post.
that being said, here are a few things i've learned from college:
1. Taking a nap in the grass on your yoga mat is actually totally fine
no one cares! in fact, there are at least four other people doing basically the same thing at any given time. at some point i'm totally having a picnic and inviting everyone. (can you say "potluck"?)
2. The library is so not for readers of fiction
that library is so darn deceptive! there are like four floors of books for research. because the internet doesn't exist or anything. (okay, so i'm not against libraries dedicated to research. but come on, at least blatantly advertise that's why it exists before I walk in expecting books i take an interest in.)
3. Bringing a hairbrush to school is a perfectly good idea
...until it tangles with headphones, hair ties, and rubber bands alike (i actually have no clue how a rubber band found its way into my bag)
4. No one makes friends as easily as they think they will
no one. fortunately i'm very sociable and have accumulated a small group of friends with whom i can eat lunch with. most of these friendships were not created by me going out of my way to say hi. Narri's in three of my classes, K-Vee was her roommate, i was in a car accident with Pedro, and Heather's just really talkative.
5. You can wear sweatpants or dresses and fit in either way
you will not be looked down on. (no, i have not worn sweatpants myself, thank goodness.)
6. Everyone has hickeys
everyone. it's not even on mondays, either, so the weekend isn't an excuse. it's mostly on wednesdays. this one girl had a hickey the size of mars last week, it was crazy. and this one kid just walked by me with one the size of my thumb.
7. Switching seats is frowned upon... literally.
i sat by the wall the other day and was glared at by the entire row of people that switched sections for the day because i messed up their seating arrangements. it was weird.
8. Backpacks are not as cool as tote bags, no matter how many books you carry
also backpacks give you mean back sweat, which is disgusting.
i began carrying a tote bag by the second week of school.
9. No amount of shade can keep you from sweating
it's like the sun decides to target students without any means of transportation other than walking.
whyyyyy, sun, whyyyyy?!
10. The food is never too low quality to keep you from eating it
i'm always hungry on campus. always. my savior during class when my stomach starts to sound like an earthquake is chewing gum. chewing gum and water.
aaaaaaand that's it!