This past week has been crazy busy. I’ve been out and about, and was only able to touch my laptop during the last hour every evening, but I’d usually pass out thirty minutes into it. Most of my screen time has been spent writing emails to professors and coordinating schedules for special events. Not too much blogging going on. I’ve only just started writing up this post on Sunday night, and I’m trying to recollect all the happy moments from this past week, but all I want to do right now is go to sleep! When this post goes live, I’ll be one hour into my first class of the semester. In other news, I have a ton of apartment updates for you, but I’m not sure when I’ll get around to editing the photos and writing it up.
- I tried cooking Brussels sprouts for the first time, and I actually really liked it! It tastes excellent
sprinkleddoused with parmesan. My first Brussels sprouts experience was over Thanksgiving of 2015, which was documented on the blog. Georgina’s parents cooked us up a delicious spread, which included Brussels sprouts, so when I was last at Trader Joe’s for a grocery run, I impulsively bought some Brussels sprouts despite not knowing how to cook them and then later texted Georgina asking for instructions.
- Kat and I went to explore UPenn twice this past week because we wanted to be prepared to find our classroom buildings. Their college bookstore is huge–it’s basically a Barnes & Noble–and the two buildings for the classes I’m shopping are right next to it.
- There was a United by Blue there too, so of course we stopped by. Also they had eduroam. I didn’t realise UPenn and Drexel were right next to each other, which means that whole area was covered by eduroam, which is a blessing for saving data.
- There was also a Shake Shack nearby. It was my first Shake Shack experience and it was wonderful. I would never get it in NYC because the line is always way too long, so this was the perfect opportunity, and since Shake Shack is a chain, there shouldn’t be too much difference between the one in NYC and the one in Philly. I got the ‘Shroom burger, which was so delicious. The patty was a portobello mushroom stuffed with cheese and then fried. Beautiful cheese!
- If you’ve been keeping up with my blog, you’ll know that I’ve moved into my new apartment. The thing about my apartment complex is that you have to pay for laundry. Luckily, I have friends on campus and they get free laundry, so I lugged some dirty clothes and my sheets dirtied from summer storage over to campus and did my laundry for free. I probably won’t be doing this on the reg though.
- Victoria, Ami, and I were looking for Georgina, so we went up to her dorm and knocked on her door but she wasn’t opening, so we pulled on the doorknob and it opened, but she wasn’t inside, so we invited ourselves in and hid in warm corners, trying to devise a plan to get Georgina back up to her room and
scaresurprise her. We succeeded.
- Victoria and I crashed Customs Week (what we call our Freshmen Orientation) and stumbled upon free food trucks: snow cones, Insomnia cookies, and cotton candy cupcake from Cupcake Carnivale.
- After the Haverford Customs Concert (at which all of Haverford’s a cappella groups perform for the first years and try to woo them into auditioning), the dining hall had an outdoor meal, which meant that we didn’t need to use meal swipes! Which is excellent for me because I don’t have any meal swipes as someone who lives off campus. Bye bye unlimited meal plan.
What was the highlight of your week?