[Awesome Monkey’s College Chronicles] Thanksgiving & Black Friday – Muggle Style

*A/N: Follow Awesome Monkey, Jade’s college student alias, as she delves into one sanity-questioning, not-enough-hot-tea-for-this, kind of year.

Originally blogged on Awesome Monkey’s college blog many eons ago (aka from Sept. 18, 2012 – May 24, 2013), the posts have been polished, edited, and reblogged right here (’cause you know, I’ve got my own blog now *wink wink nudge nudge*)

Obligatory gifs, memes, and brain-fried ramblings included, of course.*


Originally Posted: Nov. 25, 2012

It started with me waking up groggily, realizing that I am not watching the Thanksgiving parade in person. Again. All that psyching myself up to brave the cold and the crowd-poof! all because I realized I would have to get to Manhattan by 6AM. HAHAHA. Me. Awake and willingly dragged to Manhattan by 6 in the morning? Pfffft. Let’s be reasonable here.

Then there was Black Friday, which was celebrated the only way it deserved: shopping. The best friend and I had it all planned out: wake up texts (and calls, depending on my conscious state) at 6:30 AM, a quick change into jeans and a coat, and we would meet outside my house in half an hour, ready to hit the mall in our neighborhood just before the doors open. We didn’t have a long list of things to buy, and we weren’t going to fight anyone for a must-have anything. We were mainly going to go “for the experience” because neither of us have ever truly experienced Black Friday in all its mass-shopping hysteria glory. Continue reading

[Awesome Monkey’s College Chronicles] The Follow-up Registration Post With Colliding Trains And Skydiving

*A/N: Follow Awesome Monkey, Jade’s college student alias, as she delves into one sanity-questioning, not-enough-hot-tea-for-this, kind of year.

Originally blogged on Awesome Monkey’s college blog many eons ago (aka from Sept. 18, 2012 – May 24, 2013), the posts have been polished, edited, and reblogged right here (’cause you know, I’ve got my own blog now *wink wink nudge nudge*)

Obligatory gifs, memes, and brain-fried ramblings included, of course.*


Originally Posted: Nov. 22, 2014

So. Class Registration. Let me tell you how it went for me, eh?

As I mentioned before, I was one of the first to get my classes in order, waiting for registration to roll along. And of course, when registration proceeded its rolling, I was there, a few minutes after midnight, logging into the registration website and feeling success at the edge of my fingertips. Finally, after three years of this, I was going to get the perfect schedule with timings that I can work with, and most importantly, timings that meshed beautifully with my work schedule. Just gotta love it when pieces seem to fall together.

Or crash into each other like two colliding trains that go up in a blast of sanity and frustration.

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[Awesome Monkey’s College Chronicles] Half Over or Half To Go?

*A/N: Follow Awesome Monkey, Jade’s college student alias, as she delves into one sanity-questioning, not-enough-hot-tea-for-this, kind of year.

Originally blogged on Awesome Monkey’s college blog many eons ago (aka from Sept. 18, 2012 – May 24, 2013), the posts have been polished, edited, and reblogged right here (’cause you know, I’ve got my own blog now *wink wink nudge nudge*)

Obligatory gifs, memes, and brain-fried ramblings included, of course.*


Originally Posted: Nov. 12, 2012

panda bearIt’s the classic century-old question: Is the semester half over or is it half to go?

Personally, I like to look at it as “if I can’t throw these textbooks into a boiling volcano, then it’s just a big fat AUUUGHH” but hey that’s just me. Feel free to look at this semester as “oh snap, I’ve already survived two months?!” if that helps or “two…months…left. I still have two months to redeem myself!” if that helps.

Frustratingly, I’m an all-or-nothing kind of gal, but it does help to know that I’ve reached the halfway point without more than a bruise or two, and Thanksgiving Break is on the horizon! Continue reading

The Inspiring Blogger Who’s A Grammar Ghoul By Night

MORE PRETTY THINGS! Courtesy of dreamsbrightascitylights, I’ve been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

Couldn't resist reusing because Misha and Jared throwing confetti is always relevant

I’ll be reusing this gif a lot because Misha and Jared throwing confetti is always relevant

Let’s get right with the fine print, shall we?

  • The nominee shall display the Very Inspiring Blogger Award logo on her/his blog, and link to the blog they got nominated from.
  • The nominee shall nominate bloggers she/he admires, by linking to their blogs and informing them about it.
  • The nominee shall write three things that inspired he/she the most this week.

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[Awesome Monkey’s College Chronicles] Halloween: The Day Of & The Day After

*A/N: Follow Awesome Monkey, Jade’s college student alias, as she delves into one sanity-questioning, not-enough-hot-tea-for-this, kind of year.

Originally blogged on Awesome Monkey’s college blog many eons ago (aka from Sept. 18, 2012 – May 24, 2013), the posts have been polished, edited, and reblogged right here (’cause you know, I’ve got my own blog now *wink wink nudge nudge*)

Obligatory gifs, memes, and brain-fried ramblings included, of course.*


Originally Posted: Nov. 1, 2012

halloweenClick for the obligatory Halloween poem about Goblins and Ghouls and Witches Galore ;)

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy shutting down schools for the third day, I was finally able to get together with the best friend and chill all day like the two lazy couch potatoes that we are. With our class and work schedules being so wacky and conveniently opposite of each other, we rarely get to meet up and this puts quite a strain on all the stupidity and name-calling that would otherwise ensue between the two of us and what ultimately is the very foundation of our 6-year-long friendship.

So imagine our excitement when we both had a day off, thanks to Sandy, and were able to busy ourselves cooking, and lounging in front of her surround-sound plasma TV (can you hear the hallelujah?) watching superhero movies and cracking up at the scenes that only the two of us found hilarious. In between, we ran like two kids on a sugar high every time her doorbell rang and we were greeted by Darth Vaders and sparkly winged princesses. Continue reading

[Awesome Monkey’s College Chronicles] Hell Hath No Fury Like a Hurricane Scorned

*A/N: Follow Awesome Monkey, Jade’s college student alias, as she delves into one sanity-questioning, not-enough-hot-tea-for-this, kind of year.

Originally blogged on Awesome Monkey’s college blog many eons ago (aka from Sept. 18, 2012 – May 24, 2013), the posts have been polished, edited, and reblogged right here (’cause you know, I’ve got my own blog now *wink wink nudge nudge*)

Obligatory gifs, memes, and brain-fried ramblings included, of course.*


Originally Posted: Oct. 31, 2012

"I saw the fury in the bay, and I knew it was time to go."

“I saw the fury in the bay, and I knew it was time to go.”

Well, leave it to Hurricane Sandy to make a girl forget to blog. Still, you can’t blame a girl for losing track of responsibilities when she’s too busy staring wide-eyed out her window at Sandy’s fury and wondering if it’s too late to duct-tape her rattling door.

That being said, I am glad to have gotten through yet another hurricane (two in two years, how’s that for the record books, NY?) Looking out my window, I know that the jumble of tree branches and a misplaced garbage can is nothing compared to what other parts of NY are dealing with, which just adds to the blessings I am counting for not being on the extreme receiving end of Sandy. Continue reading