Sunday, December 14, 2008

Happy Holidays...Kinda


It's the last week before Christmas Vacation...also known as FINALS WEEK.

This is a time of



and where the ability to torture innocent students is given to professors everywhere.

For those of you in college ( High School counts to some degree, but you really have no idea until you come here)...there are some things you should know about having a sane Finals Week experience.

  • First of All, do not pull all nighters. This is something I tried, regretted, and am now passing the knowledge on to you.

-It is a proven fact that even just 3 hours of sleep will take what you learned that night, and put it into your "deep memory" while you sleep-

If you stay up all night, then your mind never gets that chance.

Plus, slaving over a calculus book at 4 in the morning while throwing back Red Bulls can't be good for you in the end

  • Also, make sure to study hard BEFORE the Finals. More and more do I see kids trying to Sparknote "Othello" by Shakespeare, 2 hours before the final! Valiant as this is, you probably aren't going to pass the test with flying colors. Instead, try taking a stab at looking at the play a week before the final

This way if you fail it's because you aren't very smart, and not because you didn't try :)

Now I know for a fact that there are...



And you adults read this blog. And you're probably saying to yourself, "Well thank God I'm not in college anymore."


These rules apply to you too!!!

If you are guzzling down Monsters while pulling an all nighter on a report due to your boss in 4 hours....Then you're no better than an 18 year old.

IN OTHER NEWS...(Notice how I sounded like a reporter there..though I may be the craziest reporter you've ever seen)

Christmastime is only a matter of days away..and there are some of you who have yet to buy your Christmas presents.

The only excuse for this is if you're Jewish!!

There are insane mothers out at 3 a.m. on Black Friday buying out do you expect to beat these people if you're still parked on your couch watching The Year Without a Santa Clause, and drinking Egg Nog like it's your job??

Get off your couch

.... and go get something for people you love, even if it's gum from the conveniant store down the street. Because we all know you'll feel like crap if they get you some great christmas present, and your only excuse is:

" uhhh...there were some great Christmas specials this year."

So I'll be heading home soon, and I'll probably do a couple blogs from there, because I'm not coming back until the middle of January...and I KNOW how you can't live without me.

Until then..

Talk to ya later!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A Holiday Minute

Well I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Now obviously I didn't have any posts coming over vacation, but that would have been ironic if Iblogged "From The Dorm Room" from my house.

....Soooo, I'm back in my dorm room and I KNOW I had a great Thanksgiving. And there is something interesting that happens when you come back to college after a vacation..........

Your GLAD to be back!!

Now this is completely different from High School, where children DREADED the day when you had to go back to your teachers and back to your classes, But College isn't like High School, and therefore something different happens.

There are a couple reasons for this:

- First of All, college is not just about the classes. (Though parents would like to think it is)...There is the fact that you are living on your own, there are friends, places to go, and something interesting is always happening. EVEN if all you do is sit in a lounge and talk with a group of kids....there's something that makes it more fun than doing something like that back home.

- You're doing what you want. Classes are no longer all the random crap that you'll never use in life, instead you've chosen EXACTLY what you are going to take, and even enjoy doing it (though we might not always admit it). Going to class is no longer an all day event...a student might have 2 or 3 classes a day, and do fun stuff in-between each one.

- Kids enjoy being ON THEIR OWN!!! Now this is NOT to say that we don't like going home, because that would crush a lot of parents' hearts, it's just...we like VISITING home, our parents and friends, however we've now been exposed to living by our own rules and like the feeling. So going home is NICE, but students will find themselves happy to be going back to college in the end.

Now there is one other item on the agenda before I let you go....and that's CHRISTMASSS!!!!

Now if you're in a dorm room like I am..then I have some rules that you should really follow if you want to give everyone a nice early college christmas, and still stay sane yourself.

First of All...


This is a big no no. If you take your campus shuttle to Wal-Mart and buy every person on your floor and their brother a christmas present, you'll have found yourself spending $500 before you can say woops.

So keep it to these three people:

1. Girlfriend/Boyfriend
2. Roommate
3. Best Friend

Everyone else can get a candy cane or something.

If there are some girls on your floor, get them soap...they'll go wild and it'll cost you 5 bucks.

Some guys?? Food=Happiness

Keep the real gifts for the 3 people I mentioned.

Everyone will feel they got something for christmas from you...and you'll be happier because you've still got some dough in your back pocket.

Happy Holidays!

Talk to ya Later!