Things We’ve Learned: First Month of College Edition

Aloha! I have returned and did NOT die of The Plague or any other illness. I told y’all… shame shame for the disbelievers *tsks*.

I’m just kidding. Hey, y’all! So, today we want to tell you what we’ve learned from our first month as freshmen, kind of like we did as seniors (I think. I’m bad with times and memories sometimes. Yes! Very similar to that, which totally happened because I checked tonight prior to this post for fear that I imagined that. 🙂)

Personally, I don’t feel like there’s much other background information to be given other than take everything we say with a grain of salt as this is our very first semester and we are BABIES! Infants. We aren’t even college toddlers yet.

  • It is okay to eat lunch by yourself. It may not be ideal for every day, but every once in a while in the right conditions it isn’t horrible. Don’t feel bad about it.
  • You will experience a strange sense of constant human interaction and constant loneliness. This doesn’t really seem to be affected by being around people or not being around them. It just is.
  • The classes are more intensive than high school classes, but even at big schools the professors don’t not care about you. They will still work with you as long as you aren’t acting like a disrespectful moron in the class and show up to it.
  • You actually learn, rather than get constantly wrangled and corralled by different faculty. You’re all paying to be there. It’s a choice, not a requirement by parents or otherwise.
  • People just hang out on campus. (And I don’t mean the ones that live there.) They just go find a couch in the student center and sit? Or they do homework? I don’t understand. At all.
  • If you live on campus, you actually have a nicer weekday experience in my opinion because there is no having to leave early enough or stay late. Most places are in a less than ten minute walk, and you can always nap midday if necessary and if you have a break between classes. 😉
  • The upperclassmen I have classes with are more chill and less showily problematic it seems like. Like, the freshmen I hear have to prove themselves by showing out every other word.

 

This list really does not encapsulate the full range experiences you have your first month of college at all. However, these are some pretty accurate experiences that both ACG and I have witnessed. So, for now, pursue higher education and drive safely. ❤

Keep your Jell-O in the car and your cacti in the refrigerator. 😀 😉 😛 ❤ 🙂 :’D

PS – This was posted at 12:12 AM Sunday morning, so in some time zones still Saturday night 😉 …just not ACG’s and mine.

Shout Out

Hey, y’all, it’s just me, ACG. Now that I’m done rhyming, I’m sorry to have to admit that tonight it is not timing, technology, or even distance separating us and having me post alone but sickness instead. (Don’t worry, I was with her earlier. I don’t think she’s contagious, and she will be fine, just needs rest.)

While she isn’t here to avoid the c word–which is really funny because I generally am the one avoiding it–I need to give a shout out to her and anyone else who is living in a dorm room right now, especially for the first time. How on earth are y’all doing it?!?!?!? 

I can’t imagine it. I mean, I can. I was trying to see myself in the role for a while, but to actually execute it? Just watching AJA try to get settled with her roommate and classes is tiring me out. A new person to be in a room with all the time and having to clean everything, procuring food for every meal, and balancing all that with classes? Yikes. All of this and somehow there is supposedly still time for clubs, socializing, and keeping up with everyone back home that demands time? Apparently there is.

That’s all I’ve got to say, because the rest would just be a long long list of things that I don’t understand how people manage to do. So, consider this a shout out to all of y’all that are treading water through this whole adjustment period. I’m quite impressed with everything you’re able to get done and still have time for.

Keep your rings in the boxes and your noses on your faces. 🙂 😀 :/ ❤ 😉 😛

 

P.S. Feel better soon, AJA! We love you!!!

Problem Tech

Hey, y’all!

Welcome!

Technology is a wonderful thing… I cannot imagine my life without technology. Well, it’s amazing, when it’s working. No offense to cat people, but it can be kind of like a cat from what I have heard. It is either cooperative, or good luck trying (especially when wet).  The ability of technology to knock over all your expensive vases and poop in your flower pots when you need it most is astounding. This problematic tendency of technology comes in many forms. Here are a few:

  1. Your ability to receive text messages just flies out the window for a few hours. No biggie.
  2. Autocorrect corrects your correctly spelled word to a previous misspelling as though it is helping you.
  3. You find out that you can’t turn vibrate off, and your vibrate is so loud that you can barely hold it in the air (not touching anything) without still hearing the noise.
  4. Your battery decides to drain itself in the middle of the night for NO apparent reason.
  5. Mysterious things happen with it. (Vibrating in a pattern with no notification visible so you are convinced it is about to explode, notifications that are irrelevant to anything you have on your phone yet show up with no explanation, etc.)
  6. Sometimes it seems to have brainwashed you and as though you are dependent on it since it is so convenient, and not only because of your generation. *looks pointedly at anyone above 30 reading this post before they can hate*
  7. Even without autocorrect, the human error of not being able to type on it. This one isn’t really the fault of the technology, just a problem that comes with it, brains not working well enough to use the keyboards correctly.
  8. There is the danger of knowing too much or being distracted by technology when you should be focusing on something else.

 

Those are the top eight we can think of, but they are definitely not all of the possibilities, so keep a list of your own, too.  Keep your phone in the forest and your cacti in the shower. 😉 😛 😀 :/ 🙂 ;P ❤ 😉

I’m sure I’ve used this one before, but don’t let technology get in your way as you drive safely. ❤

Cookie…Cake…Cookie Cake!!!

Hey, y’all! Look who I brought back from the technological dead. 😉 Hi! My computer is…well, it’s pretending to function post-updates. I’m ALSO back from the 200 miles below for the weekend and typing in my own living room again, so that’s really nice. My reason for being back (well, the part that doesn’t have to do with missing my couch and ACG’s face) has had quite an influence on tonight’s topic. SHE TURNED MORE ADULT AND WE HAD TO CELEBRATE!!!! Seriously, though. Happy birthday to AJA (aw, thanks), and I spent her drive back creating the world’s most boxy welcome home statue (she’s truly beautiful). (I was calling it a boxman to play on snowman.) That isn’t the topic, though. Birthday equals celebration equals sweets to celebrate said birthday, and that is the topic. More specifically, tonight we will be discussing the difference between two rival sweets–cookie cake and traditional cake.

 

I will be taking the side of regular cake. Shout out to the cookie cake lovers! Rep-re-sent!

 

If this is going to be a logical discussion, well, there isn’t really a lot of logic because this is just straight opinion. (When have we ever been logical on this blog? Still.) However, cookie cake is my favorite because you don’t have to have the plate, fork, and both hands to eat it. I can pick it up like a pizza, and it tastes better, too, personally. I also like the “cake” better than the icing generally and cookie cake normally has less icing.

 

Regular cake has my heart. I don’t know why. I think it’s because it feels more specifically related to celebratory events than cookie cake. It might also be that I don’t particularly like stiff frosting. Regardless, in my opinion, you cannot go wrong with traditional cake.

 

There you have it, our reasons for the great cake debate! Keep your icing in the ladle and your love in the heart! ❤ 😉 😀 :O 😛 O.o 🙂

 

And please drive safely and with both hands, despite the urge to eat a piece of cookie cake with one and a fistful of traditional cake with the other.