Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Little Stir Crazy

Just for fun, let's compare the schedule of a typical college day (no finals), and my days now that I'm passing the time at home until next weekend, when L. flies back east from California and we both go back to Williamstown for the summer for our internships/fellowships.

Typical Day at Williams

10:00am: Wake up
10:00am-10:30am: Check my email, catch up on my blogroll
10:30am-11:10am: Shower and get ready (including picking out a cute outfit and doing my makeup)
11:20am--12:35pm: Class
12:35pm-1:00pm: Grab a quick lunch; usually don't finish it
1:10pm-2:25pm: Class
2:30pm-4:30pm: Work at my publishing internship at the art museum
4:45pm-5:45pm: Gym
6:00pm-7:00pm: Finally get to relax a little; grab dinner with L. and some friends.
7:00pm-10:00pm: Write a paper, do reading, do a problem set, etc. etc. etc.
10:00pm-1:00am: Work at my on-campus job at the student center info desk
1:00am-2:00am: Do more work, maybe catch up on an episode of How I Met Your Mother or The Office with L.
2:30am: Go to sleep.

Quite a jam-packed day, huh? Now, let's see what a typical day at home looks like.

Typical Day at Home While Between School and Internship

9:00am: Wake up
9:00am-11:00am: Catch up on my blogroll, check my email, online shop, Facebook stalk.
11:00am: Make a soy protein shake and bring it to the living room; curl up on the couch and watch Gilmore Girls on ABC Family. (Yup. This is part of my "routine.")
12:00pm-2:00pm: Go to the gym.
2:00pm: Shower, get dressed (and by "dressed," I'm having a pretty ambitious day if I actually put on real clothes and not sweats and a t-shirt.)
2:30pm-5:00pm: Watch tv, check email some more, Facebook stalk some more.
5:30pm: Mum gets home from work; chat a bit, start dinner
6:00pm-6:30pm: Eat dinner
7:00pm-9:00pm: Watch move tv with Dad. Usually something sci-fi or action. Start to doze off.
9:00pm-9:30pm: Talk to L. because starting at 9pm I have free long distance.
10:00pm: Get into bed and start drifting off, but try to stay awake for Friends on the CW at 11.
11:30pm: Fall asleep.

It looks like the same amount of activities, but guys, don't be fooled. I am one bored girl. Luckily this pit stop of sorts at home only lasts until next Friday, and then L. and I are heading back to Williamstown. And I have some fun things coming up to break it up; tomorrow I'm heading down to Boston to spend some time with Real Life Dan Humphrey (also for a time known as Couple Friend Guy when he and C. were dating, but right now they're not together), and his roommate. We'll go out for dinner and drinks and then I'll stay at their apartment and come back Friday morning. And next week, from Tuesday til Thursday, I'll be heading down to Connecticut to stay with C.

I guess I should also feel a little nostalgic about my lazy summer pitstop at home, since it's actually the last one I'll ever have; next summer at this time, L. and I will be graduating and then staying just long enough to pack up my entire room/life into our cars before we drive across the country to live in L.A. It's definitely enough to make me appreciate being home, but since I'm terrified of laziness/boredom, maybe today will be the day I actually put on real clothes...


  1. I always got a bit of cabin fever when I'd go home for a visit during college breaks. I remember one Christmas break where I decided to teach my mom how to make vodka dirty martinis. Hehehe. That made for some entertainment!

  2. I feel ya on the boredom. Everybody is always like "enjjoooyyy it when you have nothing to do!" But the enjoyment only lasts for a couple days, especially when you are used to going at full speed!

  3. Oh yeah lady...Appreciate every minute of it. Someday you'll be an old crone like me...dreaming of those carefree college days!

  4. DG: Hah! Sounds like a holly jolly time to me...

    Melissa: That's definitely what it is. I just can't go from what basically equates to, what? a 90 hour week with homework, work-work, and extracurriculars, to zero just like that. I love to be busy!

    Kristin: Don't think I don't read BonBon guys are more fun and carefree than I'll probably ever be haha!

  5. I'M SUUUUPER stir crazy, so I totally feel ya!

  6. Chelsea-- I just popped over to your blog, and YES, you most certainly seem like you'd be stir crazy! Can I have your life, please? It sounds about 100% more stimulating than mine currently!

  7. enjoy your days!!!! :) time flies by super quickly!!!