I can’t believe the weekend is over already! I stretched it out as long as I could, staying up late Sunday night/Monday morning in order to complete everything due Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, because my Mondays are long and I know I won’t have the energy to do any work then. I try not to stay up because there’s no worse feeling than nodding off in class the next day. It’s painful trying to keep yourself awake, disrespectful to the professor, and a waste of everybody’s time, including your own, because you’re nodding off instead of learning, and nodding off doesn’t even do for you what a proper rest can do. But. since I haven’t been staying up to get my Wednesday blog posts published in time, the very least I can do is stay up to get my Monday blog posts published in time. So here we are!
Haverford cancelled classes before 10:30AM on Wednesday due to weather conditions, and Penn cancelled all classes on Thursday due to the Eagles’ Super Bowl parade. But my Haverford class is a Monday/Friday 9:00AM-10:30AM class, which means I didn’t miss any class, and my Penn class is a Monday/Wednesday class. So I didn’t miss any class. Give me a breakk.
Random fact about me: I don’t like wearing pants when it rains. I always think about writing a fun “about me” post that lists a few of my quirks, but I can never remember my quirks when I want to remember them; I can only remember them when they happen, which usually isn’t when I’m sat down writing a blog post. So I thought I’d just stick this little tidbit about me in here, else it’d never see the light of day. Anywho, I don’t like wearing pants when it rains because my pants always inevitably get soaked, and then I’m waddling around with wet pants stuck to my legs, and then I feel mad. So when it rains, I usually wear an above-the-knee dress and throw on my red Hunter boots. The one good thing about rainy weather is that I can finally pull out my new Barbour raincoat, which I got in November over Black Friday. I love it.
I was so tired this past week, and it was only the third week of school! I know I fcked up my sleep schedule the previous Wednesday night, staying up to write my January-in-review blog post and also Skyping a friend into the early hours. But I felt it for the rest of the week and a half. And now I’m fcking up my sleep schedule again writing this post. Oh boy, good luck to me on Monday morning (when this post goes live). I’m gonna need to get myself a large cuppa coffee.
I blame my tiredness later in the week due to the fact that I had two papers due this week, one of which was a partner paper that I wrote myself woohoo…
On a brighter note, Her Campus Bryn Mawr got all the funding we requested from the campus budgeting committee! Which is helpful because Her Campus Nationals doesn’t give us any funding or any discounts for their merch shop, though they do send us what they call “Survival Kits” twice a semester. It’s basically a huge package of sponsored products and we need to create sponsored content for the products on our website and socials. I love it because I turn down all sponsorship requests for my own blog, since most things don’t fit my lifestyle or my blog (although… I would not be opposed to some Daniel Wellington or Airbnb fun stuff, which, I think would fit my lifestyle and blog content).
As I mentioned last week, the internet at my apartment was shitty. But ya know, it wasn’t such a bad experience. I spent my slow moments napping or reading instead of aimlessly browsing blogs, Youtube, or Instagram. I don’t know if I’d go as far as to say that I prefer not having internet at my apartment (okay who are we kidding, I need internet for survival), but I did toy with the idea of not having internet. The only thing is that if I cancelled my plan with Xfinity, I would also lose access to all the Xfinity hotspots in the city, i.e. train stations, cafes, etc., and y’all know how often I hang out at cafes.
I went to Chinatown on Friday, and as I always do when I’m in Chinatown before 6:00PM, I popped by K.C.’s Pastries for Asian bread. I had arrived just as they had pulled out a new batch of bread and it was heavenly. When I used the tongs to pick up the bread and put it on my tray, I could feel the beautifully fresh texture of the bread. And the warmth. And oh my god it was like a Studio Ghibli film.
The main reason I was in Chinatown on Friday was for a hot pot lunch special at Little Sheep, which is available only on weekday lunches. Steph, Ann, and I headed to Chinatown together after our Friday morning classes and meetings. We got distracted by Cinnabon, egg waffles, and noodle shops along the way, but we finally made it to Little Sheep. It was so good and we absolutely stuffed ourselves.
Still got bubble tea tho.
On Sunday morning, the squad (Grace, Georgina, Victoria, Ami) and I had breakfast together at Green Engine to send Grace off. (She graduated a semester early, i.e. last semester, but stuck around until now. She’ll be back for graduation with us though!) Will blog about this (…eventually) so hang tight! (I already have all the photos edited and organised! I swear I’m trying!)
I’m sad that I haven’t been getting my Wednesday posts up in time. In the works are my 2017-in-review, 2 days in Okinawa, and the Green Engine posts. I am determined to get my 2017-in-review post out before February ends. I will stay up into the early morning of February 28 if I need to, but hopefully it won’t come to that.
I finally caught up with my Bloglovin’ feed! I had fallen completely behind once I was in Beijing for winter break. Though I haven’t been keeping up sharing with my Friday Favourites here on the blog, I often share my favourite reads on Twitter! (BTS: When I’m putting together my Friday Favourites posts, I alway look back on my Twitter.)
How was your week?