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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

College Life

Since rekindling my on-off love affair with naps, I've become completely intolerant of anything that distracts me from our time together. #1 Distraction is food. Do you have any idea how long cooking takes? And when you only have 2 hours in between classes, making a sandwich falls far below a 1.5 hour nap in my ranking system.

Mostly I just wanted to tell you what I ate today. 2 Erin Baker cookies (shoutout to the uglies at the Farmer's Market!), 4 mugs of English Breakfast tea, a bowl of Special K, and gum.

... Yeah, I might go in for the flu shot after all. Something tells me my super balanced diet won't be helping my immune system very much.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Hey, welcome to the new blog! Thanks for following me over to my new(ish) home. All the old posts have been uploaded if, for whatever reason, you want to read about La Vida de Chela circa 2005.

For the first time in my 5 years of college, I had a highly productive, entertaining, and successful group meeting. We sat down and literally banged out our paper in less than an hour! And not only that, but we did it WELL.

And all thanks to google documents!

I still haven't experimented with all of google's many features, but documents at least has a special place in my heart.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Hard at Work

Oh hi there.

Remember how I was all, "Man, busy summer, now that's done I'll have more to say!"? Yeah. Big fat lie. Turns out school actually keeps me more occupied than driving buses for tourists ever did.
It's a pretty sweet life, though. Class, nap, class, nap, work, homework, bed. I've started talking to inanimate objects in my room. Turns out it's easier to drag myself out of bed at 7am when I'm trying to hold up my end of a conversation. Other wakeup techniques: 5 minute snooze, aggressive rap, turning on every light in the room, leaving the window open overnight, and promising myself that if I'll just get out of bed, I won't make myself brush my teeth or get dressed. So I break a lot of promises. Whatever.
Took an extra shift at work this evening. Weekends and evenings are prime-time for cashiering, since we're basically left to do whatever possible behind the desk. I designed some invitations to a Girls' Night Out in Publisher, while my coworker wrote out invitations on leaf-shaped cutouts to her Fall Bash. We also worked together on a scheme to creep out every person who uses my bathroom, ever. As for actual work... I've taken $65 in the last 3 hours, and it's unlikely I'll sell anything else. Other fun things I have done: thrown a rubber snake at a patron, stole Famous Amos cookies from the swim team, drew smiley and frowny faces on a bunch of boys' hands, harassed a coworker, tampered with the radio until I got it to play my iPod (despite not having an auxiliary input), drank a Diet Coke, and Facebook creeped every person I've met in the last 2 years. It's been a productive day.