winter break

things i have posted in my high school alumni facebook group vs. reality

things i have posted in my high school alumni facebook group vs. reality

Every few months, the “class coordinators” for my alma mater, a K-12 private school outside Washington DC, ask all of us for updates on our lives that they can put in the alumni magazine. And so every few months, we ask ourselves, “How can I make myself sound happiest and most successful without lying outright?”(…)

i’m not getting anything done and it is awesome

i’m not getting anything done and it is awesome

I’ve been beating myself up this winter break and it’s got to stop. I rarely wake up before noon. I lie around in bed looking at dresses on websites for no reason because I don’t need to buy any dresses. I play Civilization 5. I eat Lucky Charms. I stay up too late, interact with(…)

how to survive thanksgiving at home

how to survive thanksgiving at home

1. Count your blessings. Give thanks, yall! While school is invariably more fun than home, there are a lot of fun things that you can’t do at school that you can do at home. You can stay in your room all day and not feel like you’re missing anything! You can start watching that new TV series(…)

pros and cons of staying at college for the summer

pros and cons of staying at college for the summer

Βethan via Compfight Pros: Freedom. Presumably, mom and dad haven’t come with you (if they have, I’m terribly sorry; I recommend leaving the country or staging an intervention). This means you can do whatever you want, pretty much. Learn to like scotch. Stay up all night. Eat nutella straight from the jar. The possibilities are(…)

things you can do at school that you can’t do at home

things you can do at school that you can’t do at home

Be a mess. I’d like to imagine that if I had more space in this little dorm room in which to organize all of my various personal items, I would organize them. This is a fantasy. At school, no one is going to come in and shame you for having some photos, a bag from CVS,(…)

how to handle the off-season

how to handle the off-season

Off-season [ɔf sizǝn] n. the time period between the holidays and going back to school; a time period characterized by the absence of activity. Stare at Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Tumblr/4chan/Porntube/whatever until you are familiar with every single link ever posted to any place on the internet ever. (Is porntube a thing? Am I going to plug it into(…)