Coffee has been a good friend of mine the last week! This semester is keeping me much busier than in the fall! Second semester anatomy is kicking my rear pretty hard!!
I will say that the last week has gone past pretty well. Since I am human and prone to having the occasional terrible day, I will share one with you from last week! I learned a few lessons from it and my purpose is not to complain. This was a real life negative college experience. I haven't really had one yet so this is to say that they do indeed happen and I'm not trying to hide them! If you don't want to read about a negative experience, stop reading here (look for continuation below):
I had a lovely start to the day a couple Saturdays back. I did some homework in the morning and decided to go to Bayshore in the afternoon to have some fun before the school dance. The uncomfortableness of my day began when someone from my floor offered to drive us there. I'm an uneasy passenger on a good day, but this driver decided to go 80 in a 65 zone and zip in and out of the lanes trying to get ahead of the rest of the cars! My armpits were soaked by the time we made it to the shopping center.
Here are some nice pictures of Bayshore. :)
I went to Charlotte Rouse to look for a new pair of jeans I fell in love with online. Unfortunately my usual size didn't fit in the calf area, and neither did the size above. The only pair that fit in the calves was baggy in the butt. Ergh.
I decided to go get some tea from Teavanna to try and boost my spirits. The winterberry tea they had out for sample was really good, so I went and asked about the pricing. The salesperson immediately took three different tins from the shelf. I realized the blend I wanted would be way overpriced so asked if I could just get some of the cheapest leaves. The person didn't like that and tried to sneak a $7 tin into my purchase but I figured it out and asked for a bag instead. They tried telling me it wouldn't last as long in the bag, then gave me 3 ounces instead of 2. At that point I just wanted to leave but my debit card wouldn't run so it had to be processed as credit. Blegh.
I decided to take the bus back to campus because I didn't want to ride with the previous driver. I waited at the stop for 20 minutes then realized I didn't have my bus pass. It costs $2.25 to ride but I only had $2 and a $10. I put my $10 in the machine, only to be informed by the driver that I couldn't get change for it. Silly me started to cry. I went to sit down, but then the super sweet bus driver felt bad and gave me change back from his own wallet. I was so touched and upset from the afternoon that I cried all the way back home.
And resume reading here:
I got over my afternoon in time to get ready for the school dance. They called it the "Snow Ball." A majority of our floor attended. We made a pretty cool looking group that night!
The dance was super sweet! There was a large food table with delicacies such as pinwheel wraps, chocolate covered strawberries, mini cheesecakes, macaroons, and cheese cubes. Casino games were set up at the back of the room where you could win raffle tickets for an assortment of electronics and the DJ up front not only mixed songs but also got down and played the saxophone!
Sunday morning I woke up bright and early to go to the gym, only to realize when I got there it wasn't open for another two hours! Oops. I decided to listen to a Harry Potter book-on-tape and walk around for a bit.
My favorite castle-type building and the giant fortress.
When afternoon rolled around a good high school friend and I met up to go out for lunch. It's great to keep in contact.
Bar food is also good every once in awhile (and its the only campus restaurant open on the weekend). I picked this burger in particular because it had guacamole on it!
I also laundry. I left my clothes in the hamper for so long they stayed in a rectangular clump when I dumped them onto my bed!
Monday I had a super exercise day. I ran in the morning before class and used the elliptical in the evening. I'm doing a challenge to walk/run 1000 miles this year and my January miles were 14 short of the monthly goal. I didn't mind it though; I finished the first Harry Potter book on tape!
I ate some very interesting tacos for lunch. One had shrimp and mango salsa and the other had roasted sweet potatoes mixed with salsa. The things on the side were called "Baja Fritters."
One of our three beloved goldfish passed away Monday as well. He had a bum fin and the others kept nibbling on him. :/
Tuesday morning on my way to class I found this bandaid taped to the floor of the elevator. It made me laugh!
I went to my first anatomy lab and we looked at all sorts of blood samples under a microscope. We also did blood typing on "unknown" blood types and tried to draw our own versions of the different types of white blood cells.
I was also pleased that there were burrito bowls being served in the cafeteria afterwards!
I counted all my remaining coffee servings and I have enough left for one cup each day until spring break. Time to coffee budget!
My mom sent me an awesome Valentine's Day care package along with my last textbook I need for class. I was super touched and have been going through the chocolates like crazy!
On Thursday night my suitemates' smoke detector decided to go haywire. They went to the front desk to try replacing the batteries, but that didn't help. Since we all had class the next morning, this is how they remedied it:
My second burger of the week! A patty topped with caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms, and melted provolone on a toasted bun!
Saturday some friends and I went to a skating event in downtown Milwaukee. It was still decorated for Christmas!
Red Arrow Park where the event was located is right in front of a Starbucks! Haven't been there in ages...
There's a dinosaur exhibit coming up at the Milwaukee Public Museum! I really want to try and see it!
The river was completely frozen and looked awesome.
When Ryan and I went on the boat tour a few months ago we passed a sushi place. This building reminded me of it and I tried to find it again because I can't remember what it's called. It seemed to have disappeared because we kept an eye out the entire time we walked the area!
We also came across a very colorful metal bird sculpture.
On the Riverwalk we also saw this lying on the ice over the river...
Our downtown trip was a great way to finish up the weekend! :)
Hi my name is Emilee and I am a kinesiology undergraduate student. These are my adventures as a young adult living in Milwaukee. Here I will share my experiences as I navigate through college. Thanks for stopping by!