college life

What do cashiers say…

“Hiiiiii,” the young cashier drawls. She has short, bleach-blonde hair, bright blue eyes and the shadow to match. The only thing taking away from all of the brightness around her eye area is the siren-red red lipstick she’s wearing. There’s a noticeable line running across her jaw line that divides foundation from real skin.

I stop piling my groceries on the conveyor belt to smile at her. “Hi,” I say back. “How are you?”

But she’s not listening to me. She’s got one of my Uncle Ben’s Bistro Express packets in her hands and she’s peering down at it. I watch her, sort of arrange my food on the belt a bit so as not to make it completely obvious, but I’m thinking what’s up with the rice, girl? It’s kind of creepy, how interested she is in my rice. Read more…

WordPress Upgrade and Xmas Food

I finally upgraded my WordPress and so far I’m loving it. The new dashboard design is very useful as most things are but one click away. I really hate having to go to two other pages to find what it is I want! Aside from this brief examination I have not explored much else, yet.


Christmas is only four days away! How insane is that? This year has gone so fast for me and I keep thinking about how it seems like only six months ago we celebrated Christmas. I have been wishing for that childhood state where time just goes on and on and nothing seems to fly by you.

Anyway, this year is my first Christmas being properly vegan, so I am having to plan a bit better what I will actually be eating. Side dishes are usually fine as there are plenty of salads, vegetables (the joys of a Summer Christmas are easy BBQs and lots of salad), breads, etc. made without animal ingredients. However, main dishes are a little different, obviously, because I wont be stuffing myself with any meat.

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Applying for Student Auto Loans

Living away from home for the first time in your life may be fun but it isn’t easy, especially if you don’t have your own car. Fortunately, several student auto loan options are available. Purchasing your first car with your own money may be one of the highlights of your teenage life; however, you need to consider a number of factors when you’re choosing a student auto loan.

Benefits of Obtaining Student Auto Loans

Commuting from your place to university daily can get tiring, especially if you’re usually up all night studying (or partying!). Since most university students don’t have extra cash lying around to purchase a car, student auto loans come in handy. If you’re still on the fence trying to decide whether or not you should apply for student auto loans, here are a couple of points to consider:

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Becoming A Physical Therapist Online Has Never Been Easier

Unlike previously when it was mandatory to physically attend classes at a campus for you to graduate as a physical therapist, you now can study for your degree from the comfort of your home. There are a few things you should keep in mind before you undertake an online course.

The first thing you should do is research all the schools that give you the option to study online. You should check that these are reputable schools that have accreditation, whether regionally or nationally. Once you have a list of the schools, you should compare and contrast their fee structures. Some schools will be more expensive than others. Doing this will help you select the one that is more suited to your budget.

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What’s your best restaurant experience? and other pointless questions

1. What’s your best restaurant experience?

restaurant-clipart-fancy-restaurant-clipart-contemporaryHard to say. I think my best restaurant experience was the first birthday I celebrated courtesy of Mr. Pink. He took me to Upstairs on the Square, in Harvard Square, and it was so, so perfect. It was a total surprise, and if you go to the website, you’ll see that it was the most perfect choice on his part – and I knew that he really “got me.” What wasn’t so fabulous was how I got trashed on gin and tonics. Whatever.

2. What kind of lotion do you use?
I use allll kinds of lotions. Right now, my rotation includes Gloomaway, a grapefruit-y scented lotion, by Origins, Ginger-with-a-Twist, a ginger-citrus-y lotion by Origins, and, *ahem*, Queen Helene cocoa butter for the pregnant belly. Let’s keep the stretch marks at bay, shall we? Read more…

I Hate Wearing Glasses

The other day I went to sleep and all was fine.

Then around 5:30/6 am I woke up.  Not spontaneously.  Rather my eye was really bothering me.  It was painful and runny (sorry for the lovely details!).

So I went to the bathroom and saw that my eye was really red. I washed it and tried going back to sleep. No going.

So naturally I logged onto the internet to see what the possible causes of a red, runny, painful eye could be. First possibility? Pink eye. Now I’ve never had pink eye before, I know it is highly contagious.  So when I took a shower I was super careful and used a separate towel to dry my face.

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How Real is High School Dropout Crisis

President Obama stated that “dropping out of high school is no longer an option. It’s not just quitting on yourself, it’s quitting on your country—and this country needs and values the talents of every American.” Since this time, the government has made a major promise to increasing America’s high school graduation rate. Top researchers have agreed that 25 -30% of students who sign up in not make the grade. Isn’t it sad?