9 Things You Only Understand If Your Love For Coffee Goes Beyond An Instagram Photo-Op

9 Things You Only Understand If Your Love For Coffee Goes Beyond An Instagram Photo-Op

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Everyone says they love coffee. Who doesn't like a good Dunkin or Starbucks run? Or come into work with their portal mugs filled with some brew? And everyone knows every season is iced coffee season. We've all seen those cute little graphic Ts that say "But first coffee!" or "Don't talk to me until I've had my coffee!" or whatever Forever 21 decides to print on their T-shirts this season.

But there are only some people who truly love coffee, more than you're casual cup joe.

Some people need coffee like a Bloody Mary needs seasonings. Some people are so hooked on coffee; their lives feel imbalanced when they're running on they're natural energy alone. Some people would hook an IV of coffee to their arms if society allowed, and you'll only understand this lifestyle if you're also a coffee fiend.

1. You have your favorite form of coffee

It doesn't take a caffeine expert to know there are many different ways of ingesting caffeine. There's coffee, espresso, cappuccinos, Americano's, cold brew, iced coffee, mochas, and so on. Sure, they're all effective and delicious forms of caffeine, but we all have our favorite way of getting our fix.

2. You feel lost without drinking coffee

Speaking of needing coffee, I ran out of K-Cups about a month ago, and I've felt pretty lost since. Although I'm occasionally able to buy coffee when I have a few dollars to spare, I miss my daily cup. Any coffee fiend knows that their body is in true form when it's running on coffee.

3. You've experienced drinking too much coffee

You know that feeling when you've drunk one too many cups of coffee? Like all the energy inside your body is bursting through your limbs? Like you can feel every single molecule in your body bouncing off one another? Like you could probably win the Boston Marathon if given the chance at that moment?

We all know the feeling.

4. You've also experienced not drinking enough coffee

Groggy, tired, cranky, forgetful. You know you're in trouble if you don't have time for your cup of matcha or shot of espresso that morning.

5. You have a specific way of how you like your coffee

Everyone knows how they like their coffee. Maybe you're a cream and sugar kind of person, maybe you're a milk kind of person, maybe you're a black kind of person. But all coffee lovers know exactly what they need in their coffee to make it perfect.

6. People try to lecture about your intake of caffeine

"You shouldn't be dependent on caffeine!"

"It's bad for you!"

"If you get enough sleep, you shouldn't need coffee!")

You just let those negative words roll off your back. Guess what? You like coffee, so you don't mind being a little dependent on it. And guess what? You don't get enough sleep, so might as well find a way to get through the day with energy and a smile on your face.

7. Especially when the haters have their own flaws

Raise your hand if you've been lectured about how if you need coffee to get through your day then you're not getting enough sleep by someone who takes a nap every blessed day. Some people will tell you to stop drinking coffee/tea/any caffeine because it's bad for you, then tell a story about doing some type of hard drug the other weekend in the same breath. We've all got our vices; let's mind our business.

8. People who don't need coffee to function scare you

Are they OK? How do they do it? What cross-roads demon did they sell their soul to so they were able to function independently? Sounds fake, but okay.

9. You love your coffee through and through

Who was there for you during your hardest finals? Who got you through those terrible all-nighters? Who was the one there for you when you were too tired to get out of bed? Coffee is one of the best discoveries. There are even a ton of health benefits of coffee! You stick by your coffee just as much as it sticks by you.

Cover Image Credit: Jolie Delia

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8 Reasons Girls Who Love Tequila Are Better

Because if she can handle tequila, she can handle you too.
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There are all kinds of alcohol stereotypes out there but the one associated with tequila is probably the worst: tequila makes you crazy. But if there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that women who drink tequila are one-of-a-kind.

Whether it's loving or fighting, you'll never find anyone who does it better than a girl who just straight up loves tequila, and here are a few reasons why that is.

1. She's independent

A girl who drinks tequila is probably the same girl who has absolutely no problem telling it like it is. She knows what she wants and goes after it.

2. She doesn't care what you or anyone else thinks

Oh, you have a problem with me taking shots and having a good time? Well, get over it! Bartender, a shot with salt and a lime please!

3. Always dancing

Tequila is an 'upper' so instead of sitting at the bar doing nothing, let's dance! Let's get moving!

4. There is never a dull moment

Speaking of dancing, a girl who drinks tequila is always down for a good time. Whether it's going on an adventure or seeing who can take the most shots, a tequila girl is always down to party.

5. While everyone else is starting to get sleepy, she has all the energy

Like I said, tequila is an 'upper' so while the other girls at the bar are starting to feel groggy and sad, she's all over the place having fun and partying on the dancefloor.

6. She's stronger than the girl crying over a vodka cranberry at the bar.

Sad over a breakup? Don't go for the vodka... Tequila will make you feel better in no time! Plus you can challenge the hot guys at the bar to a shot taking contest.

7. Tequila is healthy for you

Tequila is a probiotic, so some tequila a day keeps the doctor away. Yay for shots!

8. She can hold her own when it comes to alcohol

Any girl who can shoot some shots at the bar all day and night can handle alcohol, which means she can handle herself too. You won't have to deal with her constant breakdowns and mood swings because she will be too busy ordering more shots.

Cover Image Credit: Whiskey Riff

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A Saturday In The Life Of A Freshman

Welcome to Darty Season

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Have you ever had a more stereotypical freshman's Saturday than my friends Maddie, Lauren, Jocelyn, Meg, Barbara, and I? Keep reading to see a packed day in darty season from a freshman's point of view.

9:00 am

My alarm that I meant to set for the day before goes off. I begrudgingly roll over, and turn it off, falling back asleep.

10:00 am

I finally wake up, roll, or jump, out of my lofted bed, grab my laptop, and do a little studying for my exam on Monday -- there's no time for that later today, so I've gotta get some of it done then.

10:30 am

Shower. Pick an outfit. Brush teeth. Makeup. Pack a bag of extra clothes.

12:00 pm

I walked downstairs to the lobby to meet two of my friends who were gonna walk with me to Tutweiler Hall.

12:30 pm

My friends and I at the fundraising event

Elizabeth Gainey

We arrived at Tut, met our friends, then left to go to a philantropy event at Sig Tau sponsored by B+, an organization that assists the families of children diagnosed with cancer. Their burgers and fries were top notch.

2:30 pm

The Hackberrys, a band comprised of UA students, played the event. We left to go back to Tut after a few songs.

3:00 pm

We finally got back at Tut, changed clothes, listened to music, hung out.

3:45 pm

We *finally* left for Pike (sorry mom!). You know how long it takes five girls to get ready, so don't act so shocked.

4:10 pm

Myself, super escstatic about having to wait in a mob of people to get in

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Have you ever arrived to a frat when it's at capacity? Yeah, around 100 screaming girls were shoving to get into the darty. It was an experience like no other, but eventually, we made our way in. It may have been in groups of two, and we definitely lost a girl to the crowd (she's fine!), but we made it.

6:30 pm

After dancing on an elevated surface or two, walking in circles around their courtyard, watching an active climb into a basketball goal, and waiting in a way-too-long line for the restroom, we decided to go back to Tut.

6:45 pm

We definitely made a stop to grab a snack or two on our way back to Tut.

7:15 pm

After realizing that none of the parties at night were gonna start until around 10 pm, we decided to watch some random YouTube videos and Netflix to pass the time. There was also another stop for snacks at the infamous Julia's on the first floor of Tut.

9:30 pm

My third outfit change of the day. We decided to leave Tut for frat row for the third time that day, too. I wanna say my total steps for the day was around 17,000? It was a lot.

10:00 pm

Best view in the house (Myself on the left, Maddie on the right)

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We got to Sigma Pi as the party was just starting to build up. Their band room was filled within the hour, and they had a pretty good DJ. Although the active yelling at me and my friend to get off the stage was no fun.

11:00 pm

Have you ever faked out a frat boy with a soccer ball? Well, now I can say I have.

12:00 am

After someone pulled the fire alarm on Sigma Pi, we decided to walk back to Tut.

12:45 am

My two Ragecrest friends and I decided to take the bus back because, after the stretch to and from frat row three times, we had no more walking left in us.

1:00 am

Canes chicken tenders. Enough said. It's the way to end a night.

It was a very packed, but very fun and eventful day. We pretty much hit all the spring semester stereotypes: walking along and to frat row, going to a darty, going to a frat party, going to a philanthropy event, and more. As crazy as the day was, I highly recommend trying a day like this once because you won't forget it!

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