I’m in the final days of being an undergraduate student. That sweet, sweet taste of freedom is close. How close? One exam away. And I can’t find the motivation to study for it. I have approximate 24 hours until this exam, which is for my hardest class of the semester, and all I’ve done is look through the notes once and retake the practice quizzes. Why am I having so much trouble? I need to pass this final!
If anyone has ANY tips to motivate me, please help! I can not stop distracting myself with other things!
A few weeks ago my boyfriend and I were chatting about Christmas traditions and I found out he had built a gingerbread house. Poor guy! I’ve never had the best luck with them, but he needed to experience the magic (aka misery) that was building a gingerbread house. We picked up a pre-baked gingerbread train kit at Wal-mart (it was on sale, don’t judge) and let it sit around for a couple weeks because everyone knows you can’t start doing Christmas-y things until it’s officially December.
I know it’s not a train, but I threw the box away before we started. At least it’s the right brand.
We started assembling our gingerbread trains by cutting up the supporting pieces of the train with a knife and gluing them to the sides and bottom of the outside train pieces. This is where we made our mistake. We didn’t let the frosting glue sit long enough before we started decorating our beautiful creation. (Sidenote: My boyfriend isn’t really one for reading directions. He usually just ignores them, which doesn’t always make for the best end result. He opened up the box and got everything out. I didn’t even know there were directions until it was too late.) We each took part of the train and began decorating. I went the traditional route with train-like thing that looked similar but not identical to the box while the boyfriend went all Vol and started decorating with Tennessee’s logo.
Looking back on the massacre that later occurred I can’t help but think it wouldn’t have been so bad if he had chosen a more traditional decoration. I get the feeling there’s a lot of repressed despair about our poor football team’s terrible season this year.
Alas, our gingerbread train was not meant to be. About 10 minutes into our decorating my boyfriend’s train began to fall apart. Mine followed soon after. My boyfriend got a little upset and… well, see for yourself.
What a train wreck!
I will say the gingerbread itself was pretty delicious.
Have you heard this new song by Bruno Mars? If not, listen to it right now.
It was release last month, which means if only listen to your radio in the car and you have a short commute you may not have heard it yet. I haven’t liked any songs by Bruno Mars that have ended up on the radio, but I really like this one. It has a great beat and has the throwback appeal of Michael Jackson. The lyrics can be somewhat shallow, which shouldn’t be surprising considering this song is all about awesome sex. However, this is a real gem:
“Open up your gates cause I can’t wait to see the light
And right there is where I wanna stay”
Really, Bruno? Really?
Overall I’d say this is a fun song with a comfortable, upbeat tune, and the background music reminds me of monkeys howling at the zoo. It’s pretty cool.
All in all, this song is SAM APPROVED.
I have a problem right now. You see, Christmas is right around the corner. I don’t have much disposable cash right now. This is me:
Source: A New Atlantis
I’m making most of my gifts this year, although I have bought a few things for my parents here and there. However, I’m at a loss for what to get my boyfriend’s parents! I could make them something, but what? Then don’t need anything. Food is always a good gift, right? I do make a mean cheesecake – and those things are naturally gluten free! I made a triple chocolate cheesecake over labor day and it was a huge hit.
I could make a cheesecake easily enough, but what about the boyfriend’s sister? She won’t be back until I’m with my folks, and she’ll be gone before I make it back up there. I don’t think food would be a good one for her because it may not keep long enough. I need help!
If anyone has any ideas feel free to comment! No idea is a bad idea.