The 7 Types Of People You Always Meet At Barnes & Noble

The 7 Types Of People You Always Meet At Barnes & Noble

Coffee addicts, struggling college students, and big-time browsers alike.

Barnes and Noble is a straight up magical place. The smell of new, clean books, coffee and what feels like millions of rows of everything you can imagine. Whatever the reason may be for you stepping into the great unknown, you will be sure to meet some interesting people there. Here are seven of the most common types of people you may encounter at Barnes and Noble.

1. The Serious Studiers

Usually college kids or high school seniors coming to work on college apps, you will always encounter these people drowning in stacks of books. As someone who knows the feeling of assignment on assignment pilling up on you, please leave these poor people alone if you see them. They are probably running on four hours of sleep and seven Venti coffees.

2. People who just need a coffee fix

Now that B&N has it's own coffee kiosks (that look suspiciously like Starbucks but aren't...) I have been seeing so many more people popping in and out for that mid-day coffee fix. You do you girl, but come on. Buy a book every once and awhile.

3. The 'Spends hours browsing, doesn't actually buy anything' person

Come on. You've been here for like 2 hours, and haven't bought a single thing. Oh ok. Now you're gonna leave and come back next week to do the same thing. Cool. Thank you, kind sir.

4. Just comes for the free wifi

At least it makes you re-login again after 2 hours because I don't think some of those people would ever leave their comfy, cushy chairs. Also, stop taking up the good chairs!

5. Parents who need somewhere to take their kids

Yes, thank you, parents, everywhere for bringing your screaming children to a bookstore. It's not like there are people here who actually have work to do. I very much so appreciate it.

6. Spends hours looking at magazines

7. Actual book obsessed nerds

Once in a blue moon, you may actually find someone who is seriously obsessed with books. You might be able to tell them apart because they will probably have stacks of books piled up at the register. Who cares if you spend your paycheck on books instead of bills..... RIGHT?!?!

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The 10 Stages Of A 2:30 P.M. Kickoff, As Told By Alabama Students

But we still say Roll MF Tide!


We all have a love-hate relationship with a 2:30 p.m. kickoff at Bryant Denny Stadium, especially when it's 94 degrees.

1. Immediate sadness

What do you mean I have to wake up at 9 a.m. to get ready?

2. Bracing yourself for the worst

It's a marathon not a sprint ladies and gentleman.

3. Accepting the game is going to happen

Rain or shine we are all in that student section screaming our heads off.

4. Trying to wear the least amount clothes possible without being naked on the Quad

Is it me or does it get 10 times more hot the minute you walk on to the quad?

5. Shedding a tear when you walk out your front door once you feel the heat and humidity on your skin

Is it fall yet?

6. Drowning your sorrows inside a Red Solo cup at 11:30 a.m. at a fraternity tailgate

Maybe I'll forget about the humidity if I start frat hopping now.

7. Getting in line to go through security realizing it'll take an hour to actually get inside Bryant Denny

More security is great and all but remember the heat index in Alabama? Yeah, it's not easy being smushed like sardines before even getting into Bryant Denny.

8. Feeling the sweat roll down every part of your body

Oh yeah I am working on my tan and all but what is the point of showering before kick off?

9. Attempting to cheer on the Tide, but being whacked in the head with a shaker by the girl behind you.

Shakers are tradition, but do we have to spin it around in a full 360 every two seconds? I have a migraine from just thinking about it.

10. Leaving a quarter into the game because Alabama is kicking ass and you're about to have a heat stroke.

I'll watch the rest in air conditioning thank you very much!

We may not love the 2:30 kickoffs but Roll Tide!

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I Made Emma Chamberlain's Mediocre Vegan Cookies, And They're Pretty Incredible

Emma and her vegan cookies have made their way into my heart, and are here to stay.


One day, I went down the black hole that is 'YouTube at 3 am' and discovered my favorite social media influencer of all time: Emma Chamberlain. I started binge watching her videos every night for about a week, where I came across her "Cooking With Emma" series. I decided that I wanted to give her vegan antics a go for myself.

I've never cooked or baked anything with the intention of it being vegan, so not only is that new territory for me, but I've never even eaten a vegan cookie. The only reason I'm doing this is because Emma did, and she is aesthetic goals.

To start the journey of vegan baking, I took to Pinterest, just like Emma, and found this recipe to use. Although the video that inspired all of this used a gluten free recipe, I opted for only vegan, because I'm allergic to most of the ingredients that make things gluten-free.

In true Emma style, I used a whisk to combine the wet ingredients together, making sure to use her special technique.

Then, I did the same thing with the dry ingredients.

After that, I dumped everything together and combined all of the ingredients.

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