March wrapped up pretty fast. Spring is definitely on its way (despite the fact that it keeps snowing) because the strawberries in the cafeteria are getting better and better as the weeks go by!
In the virtual part of my life, my tamagotchi became an adult and carried on the family line!
In another aspect, I'm not sure how familiar you are with the website Shutterfly, but I'd love to point out how wonderful it is! I've been using it for several months now and there always seems to be amazing deals going on! In honor of spring, they offered everyone and free 20 page photo book! I used the opportunity to make a book about Ryan and I's camping adventures from last summer, and it turned out amazing.
The only thing I had to pay for was shipping, and a short week and a half later a bright orange package arrived in the mail!
This was a superb deal because their photo books normally start around $30!
Last week I had another wonderful cafeteria find: custom flat bread pizza. It's the occasional days like these that make me uncertain of the fact that I chose to not get a meal plan next semester!
Last Wednesday our late night cafeteria had a special arcade night! They brought in lots of arcade machines and had a special video game-themed menu for the evening!
My friends and I split mozzarella bites, fried pickles, and jalapeno poppers and spent a good portion of the evening there talking. I also ordered a salad to try and feel healthier after all the junk. I had the Fruit Ninja Deluxe Salad that was a whopping $7. That's a lot because we get a special discount of half off with our meal cards. All the fresh fruit was worth it though!
I'm going to recreate this sometime when I have the money to afford all the fruit! It had grilled chicken, spinach, arugula, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, candied walnuts, and poppy seed dressing.
The following day I gave my second speech of the semester for my communications class. Two down, only one more to go! I started and finished strong, but for some reason in the middle, out of the blue I became very nervous and my voice started shaking. Eek!
It was also a super rainy day. There were puddles of standing water. I'd rather have rain than snow, but lately it's been a mix of both!
Friday I spent a lot of time at the gym after my morning classes. I'm trying to catch up my mile count after taking so much time off when I got my wisdom teeth out. The weather was gorgeous; a complete turn around from the rainy day before!
Last Saturday morning the weather was crazy. This is the difference of about five hours between when I left the dorm to watch a speech competition and when I left again to go workout:
Crazy! I've also been trying to spice up the food I have in my dorm room. Last weekend I tried out a few new things. I mixed spaghetti sauce with plain cooked ramen noodles for mock spaghetti and tried spicing up some microwave popcorn with taco seasoning. The spaghetti turned out much better than the popcorn!
I also tried making egg salad because I found out our late night cafeteria has free mayonnaise and mustard dispensers! Well, actually, they're probably meant for people who purchase food from the cafe, but they didn't stop me from taking a little cup of what I needed! I already had boiled eggs and salt and pepper in my room, so everything turned out nicely!
It was an awkward elevator ride back up to my floor because the mayo and mustard cup smelled pretty bad in the enclosed space. The people riding with me kept giving me dirty looks. Sorry!
Another week went by in the virtual world of tamagotchis, and the little baby grew up into an adult!
Monday morning at 2am the fire alarm went off. I was pretty upset, especially when I found out the source was my floor! Someone burned popcorn in the microwave...ergh. All 720 people who live in my tower had to evacuate by means of 30 flights of stairs. Then we were stuck outside in the cold for about 20 minutes before they cleared it and let us back in!
Later that day I took a psychology exam and then went out to lunch with my friend to celebrate her birthday! We tried out this little-known restaurant on the third floor of the union. I've never been able to go to it before because it's only open four hours a day and closes on the weekend. It was so cute and the portions were perfect!
I ordered half of the Turkey Avocado sandwich with a side salad that had pesto buttermilk dressing and a pickle spear!
We made it through the rest of Monday's classes and then went out for ice cream with a group of friends. We chose to go to Cold Stone since it's the closest ice cream place to campus that we know of. I had the Cheesecake Fantasy specialty and the cup they gave me was overflowing!
Some great advice from a fortune cookie!
I worked through the rest of the week with a little help from the Grind. My ultimate weakness from that place is their Honey Nut Cheerio Latte drink! It's a latte made with almond milk, real honey, and vanilla flavoring. It's so addicting!
Then our day time cafeteria had a specialty food night. They had a Brazilian-themed night with foods from Rio! It was really great. In addition to food, a group of dancers and musicians came in as entertainment. They were phenomenal!
I also took advantage of yet another great Shutterfly deal! This time they were giving away 101 free photo prints! It took me ages to decide exactly which ones to print, and I only printed last year's photos up to half way through August because I ended up taking so many pictures!
Looking at them all makes me very happy and I'm going to put together a photo album as soon as I can! Most of the photos were just from last summer. I can't wait to print all of my college adventures!
Yesterday the weather got crazy again. It rained all day and then turned into snow at night.
Since there's a very limited choice of food in the cafeterias on the weekend, I stocked up on some snacks to help get me through!
Due to the weather no one really wanted to go out Friday night, so I spent the majority of my evening working on a short story I suddenly felt compelled to write! I wrote for three hours straight and ended up with an 18 page story! This morning I revised it over two cups of coffee and feel pretty satisfied with it!
I'm not sure yet what the rest of the weekend holds, but I'll make the most of whatever comes! Hope your weekends are great too!
Hi my name is Emilee and 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!