I actually almost remembered to write this in time! This is a crazy time of year for me and all other college students across the country. The final stretch. Next week is the last week of classes (except for that one awkward Monday that we still have classes for). After that is exams week. This means two “reading days” that are dedicated to allowing us to prepare for exams. Then, they start and everyone goes into crazy stress mode.
I always forget to write these. What can I say, I have organic chemistry to study for. Well, in between the time that I wrote the last cookie crumbles post and now, lots has happened. I had spring break and went to Washington D.C., then went home and baked a ton, then went to NYC and saw Phantom of the Opera. Since then, it’s been a studying craze, with some baking in between as well, of course.
I’m still here, I promise! I’ve been busy busy studying. Lots of studying. Mostly organic chemistry, and a real shock here, but I’m not a fan. But I’m still chugging along. I’m also taking marine biology this semester, which I love. Then I’m taking public health as well, which is not very challenging, but it is interesting, so I still like it. Finally, I’m taking photography. This is probably my favorite class. It’s so different from my other intensely academic classes, so it’s a big relief.
I just wanted to take a second to wish all of you a Happy Holidays this time of year. Whatever you celebrate, I hope you have a wonderful time filled with family, laughter, and some great food, of course. Below are some photos from my very merry Christmas.
Another Monday version of the way the cookie crumbles, whoops. To be fair though, this week is finals week for me. That means I have three 3-hour final exams this week and that’s it, the rest of my time is split between eating, sleeping, and studying. Well, and a little bit of Netflix here and there, shhh. Tomorrow morning I have my Macroeconomic Theory exam, then Wednesday night I have my Ecology exam, and Friday afternoon I have my Chemistry exam.
Happy late Thanksgiving! I hope everyone reading this had a wonderful Thanksgiving full of lots of yummy food, like I did. I get to see lots of family for Thanksgiving and it’s always been one of my favorite times of year. I go to my cousin’s house and bake lots with her and then have a wonderful Thanksgiving feast with my extended family. I took this nice photo of my sister’s glass of pink moscato outside. I thought it was a very photogenic glass of wine so I had a little fun with it.
Can you believe how close Thanksgiving is? This semester has completely flown by. I only have 5 days before I go home and I’m so excited! A common question I get is what my favorite holiday is, and I still haven’t decided. It’s either Thanksgiving or Christmas, but I can’t decide which. I suppose it’s Christmas, because part of the reason I like Thanksgiving is that it signals the start of Christmas, but Thanksgiving is a very close second and I’m pumped.
Whoops, just realized I completely forgot to write the way the cookie crumbles for the past… month. Well, I’m writing it now. Happy Halloween by the way! Today I’ve been assigned to photograph the trick-or-treating stop at the president’s office where the president of my college and the mascot will be handing away candy to trick-or-treaters. I’m really excited. I love getting to see all the cute kids dressed up in costume, remembering the good ole’ days (slash embarrassing old days if I really think about it).
Man oh man, I have been so busy lately. Actually, ever since I came back to school I’ve been extremely busy. I’m running Spoon University, I have two on-campus jobs, and I’m taking a full coarse load with 2 labs. So of course here I am at the last possible second that I have to write this post, writing this post.
Yeah, so, still no recipe up since my cookie crumbles two weeks ago. It’s just because it’s really hard to photograph food really nicely at college. There’s no good lighting where I bake and I don’t have the tools and props I have at home. And when I don’t love a photo, I don’t like posting it, since I’ll probably just rephotograph it later. So, still haven’t gotten any recipes up, sorry.