I’m living for all these vlogmases! If it weren’t for my thesis, I would have loved to give a go at a proper blogmas. During my sophomore year of college, I gave a go at a very simplified blogmas in which I took one iPhone photo a day, starting from the first of December until Christmas day, and shared it as a roundup on my blog (see it here! but heads up, it’s nothing grand), and then I did daily blogging for the twelve days of Christmas. Anywho, watching all these vlogmases is making me feel like I need an advent calendar. At the very least, it’ll soothe the feeling of impending doom as my thesis deadlines approach and help me focus on the impending joy of Christmas. Maybe I’ll get a cheap $1 chocolate advent calendar from Trader Joe’s or CVS. The only thing is that I don’t like milk chocolate, and those seem to be the most common (dark chocolate for me please!). Not that I need more chocolate (recall the four boxes of Snickers peanut butter squared my dad sent me, and I also have some dark chocolate and coconut covered almonds from Trader Joe’s, a bag of Reese’s I got 50% off after Halloween, and a bar of chocolate from a Carreforre in Paris). But there’s something about punching it out of a cardboard box that makes it so much more satisfying, no?
When people smile at you with their eyes. Or maybe they just have nice eyes… （〃・ω・〃）
Other than writing my senior thesis, I also have to do peer reviewing of my classmates’ theses. Because I’m so insecure about my qualifications (for my major I guess), I was a little anxious about peer reviewing; I wasn’t sure that I’d be able to understand what my peers were writing about and wasn’t sure that I’d be able to give any helpful comments. (You see, I work myself up about the smallest things to do with thesising. I know it’s really not a big deal, but that doesn’t stop dread from seeping into my heart.) But this past week, one of my classmates who I reviewed for said that she found my comments super helpful and that she was glad that I was one of the people reviewing her thesis. The fact that my comments helped her in any way was all that I could ask for.
This past week I was so much more productive than expected! I finished my last lab assignment of the semester for a class in that class. And then my project partner (from that same class) and I basically finished our final project in 1.5 hours over the weekend! Such a relief that these assignments took shorter than expected to complete.
And whilst I’m talking about productivity, I’ll just plug it in here that I have articles scheduled for Her Campus for the rest of the semester! (Last week I just had one week of content left to schedule, but now that’s done and dusted!)
Another exciting happening in college was taking my last pop quiz of the semester for my design class at UPenn! We only have two pop quizzes for the whole semester, and our professor said he would always tell us when these quizzes would be (so I guess they’re just quizzes, not pop quizzes, but he still calls them pop quizzes soooo). Except, he forgot to tell us about this last pop quiz. But he wanted to get a move on with the semester, so he gave us the option to either 1) take it in class open book and allow us to work with each other, or 2) have the weekend to study and take it during our next class. The class decided to go with the first option and we all scored 100%. Our professor even gave us the answers to a few that the class couldn’t decide upon, and said that all that mattered was that we learned something from taking this pop quiz. Chill dood.
One of the many things that I love about my design class is the fancy printers we have access to. Printing isn’t free, but we’re given a generous amount of print credits per semester. Seeing as we’re nearing the end of the semester and I hadn’t printed very much, I thought to use up some of my print credits by printing band posters for my wall. I ended up printing album covers for artists that I had seen live, and I’m so happy with how they look on my wall!
That’s my guitar, uke (case), little IKEA chair, lap desk, and bed peeking into the photo. I broke the high-e string on my guitar whilst tuning this past week ): but at least I still have my uke to mess around with!
Packages are coming in from my Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping! It’s like Christmas erryday! (Also, it turns out that Marjorie (my roomie) and I were both secretly online shopping in shame, but now all is revealed, what with all the packages coming in for both of us haha. Good bonding moment.)
Buy me drinks
Louise bought me Starbucks! Because she eats out all the time, she has a lot of meal points left, which don’t carry over to the next semester, so she’s trying to use them up before the semester ends. There’s a Starbucks on UPenn’s campus that students can use their meal points at, so she and Steph are always persuading me to let them buy me something after class (it doesn’t take much persuading haha). She also got herself a Starbucks mug because gotta use up those meal points!
The Great British Bake Off
Remember how I watched Zumbo’s Just Desserts over Thanksgiving break to fill that Great-British-Bake-Off-sized hold in my heart? Well, there are new episodes of The Great British Bake Off on Netflix now hehe. I shouldn’t be watching TV shows but… I’m so stressed and I need release. As long as I don’t binge episode after episode, I’ll be fine, right?
How was your week?