The Life of A College Student Over Winter Break

The Life of A College Student Over Winter Break

What do you do with all this free time?

You've finished crying about finals, accepted your fate, and now it's time to go home. This month break is much needed, but how long can you survive the things that come with being home?

After your last final is over

You've never packed so fast in your life.

First thing's first...... no more alarms

So long, 8 a.m.'s.

You catch up on the much needed quality time with your animals.

Hopefully they missed you as much as you missed them!

You get a chance to steer clear of the dining hall food and get back to the home-cooked goods.

Isn't it great to eat something other than Ramen?

You get back together with your high school squad.

You spend several hours discussing the crazy things that happened over the semester.

But of course, this involves running into people from your graduating class just about everywhere. Pharmacy, grocery store, bar, wherever.

Please don't say hi.... Please don't see me....Oh hey!!!

Next thing you know, your old high school sweetheart is blowing up your phone, trying to meet up.

Thanks, but no thanks.

You take literal offense to your parents asking you what time you'll be home.

Right, totally forgot I can't stumble in here at whatever hour I choose without being questioned...

You miss your friends from school.

It doesn't help that they won't answer their phone because of them spending time with their home people, either.

Eventually, you can't wait to go back.

But wait, there's still two more weeks to go.

But, when you do get back, you just want to be home again.

Enjoy your break, everyone!

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22 New Things That I Want To Try Now That I'm 22

A bucket list for my 22nd year.


"I don't know about you but I'm feelin' 22," I have waited 6 long years to sing that and actually be 22! Now 22 doesn't seem like a big deal to people because you can't do anything that you couldn't do before and you're still super young. But I'm determined to make my 22nd year a year filled with new adventures and new experiences. So here's to 22.

1. Go sky diving.

What's crazier than jumping out of a plane? (Although I'll probably try indoor skydiving first.)

2. Go cliff jumping/diving.

I must be the only Rhode Islander who hasn't gone to Jamestown and jumped off a cliff.

3. Ride in a hot air balloon.

Up, up and away.

4. Try out skiing.

Cash me in the next Olympics, how bout dat.

5. Try out snow boarding.

Shawn White, I'm coming for you.

6. Go bungee jumping.

Because at least this time I'll be attached to something.

7. Go to Portugal.

I mean I'm Portuguese so I have to go at some point, right?

8. Go to Cape Verde.

Once again, I'm Cape Verdean so I have to go.

9. Vist one of the seven wonders of the world.

I mean hey, Egypt's on, my bucket list.

10. Try out surfing.

It's only natural that somebody from the Ocean State knows how to surf.

11. Learn a new langauge.

Because my little bit of Portuguese, Spanish and Latin isn't cutting it anymore.

12. Travel to a state that I've never been to before.

Fun fact: I've only been to 17 of the 50 states.

13. Go paddle boarding.

Pretty boring but I've never done it.

14. Go scuba diving.

I'm from the Ocean State so I guess I should see the ocean up close and personal.

15. Learn how to line dance.

There's actually a barn in my state that does line dancing, so this one will definitely get crossed off.

16. Go kayaking.

All this water around me and I haven't done a lot of the water activites.

17. Stay the night in a haunted hotel room.

I bet if I got my friends to come with me, it would be like the Suite Life of Zach and Cody episode, minus the ghost coming out of the wall but you never know.

18. Get my palms read.

Because who doesn't want to know their future.

19. Go to a medium.

Like a medium that can communicate with people that have died.

20. Take a helicopter ride.

Air plane: check Helicopter:....

21. Sleep under the stars.

Because sleeping in a tent is more like glamping than camping

22. Just to try new things in my everyday life.

Whether it's trying a new restaurant, getting something different at my usual restaurants, changing my usual style, going on the scary rides at amusement parks, and bringing things I used to do back into my life now.

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28 Thoughts Everyone Had During The Brutal Heatwave This Summer

Which one of my friends has a pool?


Temperatures are in the 90s and 100s as a brutal and ruthless heatwave rages across the Northeast. Anyone caught in the middle of this knows firsthand just how hot it's getting outside (and hoping it doesn't get worse.) We begged for summer but now that it's here, we can't wait for winter. Until the temperature drops enough to create the comfortable and enjoyable summer we know and love, these thoughts are bound to come to mind:

1. It. Is. HOT.


2. Why doesn't this fan have an extra fast setting!?


The fast speed is not enough

3. I need an ice pop


4. I need another ice pop!


5. It's too hot for a warm shower but it's too cold if you turn it down


6. Where can I go to have fun but also stay cool?


7. Which one of my friends has a pool?


8. It's too hot for a beach day

9. If I go outside for more than a minute, I'll burn and turn as red as a lobster


10. Where the heck is my sunscreen?


11. I can't leave the house without a water bottle or I'll DIE


12. Will my parents get mad if I turn up the AC a little more?


13. Maybe if I go to the store, it'll be cooler there


14. But my car is gonna be 100 degrees hotter than it is outside


15. Can you really cook an egg on the sidewalk?


16. *Gets in car* AIR!!! *Blasts AC*


17. You can literally just see the heat


18. Is it just humid or are we getting another thunder storm?


19. Are those people wearing pants? What is wrong with them?


20. Who the hell drinks hot coffee right now? I'm sticking to my iced!


21. Did I put deodorant on?


22. I think I need more


23. I'm. SO. Stickyyyy.


24. Oh god... I'm CHAFING


25. Screw my summer body! I need some ice cream


26. You know, winter wasn't that bad


27. And they want me to go to WORK in THIS? Na ah.


28. Geez, I can't wait until fall


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