Laundry Downtime: Muffin Loafs

Pretty dreary day here at UIUC, but I’d say that I’m in a pretty good mood! 😀

The weather is cool enough that I can open windows and doors and cool off the apartment without my roommates bitching about it. (My roommate that keeps turning up the heat and making me sick because she doesn’t know how to use the thermostat, and doesn’t understand the concept of wearing anything other than shorts in Illinois. She’s from California, and every time she changes the temperature, she’ll bump it up to about 76 (everyone else in here prefers it at 72 or below) and then, because she didn’t set it to the correct setting, in the middle of the night, it will drop to 68. ) Anyhow! She’s annoying and I don’t like her. BUT I DO LIKE MUFFINS! 😀

I was on my way to my Brit Lit class and I saw my mom! She works in the same building that my class is in, so I got to walk with her from my parking deck to class.

During class I ended up falling asleep. I felt bad, and my professor called me out on it, but he laughed it off.

I really think I’m getting the hang of WordPress! I’ve recently branched out and started using tags, and I hope to soon consider the use of the categories! In two weeks (actually, about a week and a half) I will be traveling to Florida to see my Grandma Selby for a few days! This will be the first time that I will have flown alone. So nervous!

I am currently making a blueberry muffin loaf as a way of experimenting with cooking recently. That’s really all I have to say about that. OH! But this time, instead of draining the blueberries, I just dumped it all into the batter. I’ve done this in the past because I like how it all turns blue, and I usually decrease some of the water, but this time I didn’t, so I guess we’ll just have to see how it turns out!

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Laundry Downtime

It’s 3:20 in the morning. I am still awake, and doing laundry.

Work has officially screwedup my sleep schedule. I will work for about 6 hours, come home, and immediately take a nap.

I try SO hard to not fall asleep, but clearly it’s not working.

Today I took a 4 hour nap, starting at 4, on the couch. My back really hurts as a result.

Earlier this evening I also visited the boys across the hall. I took Alex’s scooter for a joy ride, and tried to do one of my old tricks- on their hardwood floor. I fell on my ass and now it really hurts too. Suffice to say that I will be getting close and personal with my heating pad, Gerald (his name changes almost daily because I can’t remember it) tonight.

Last story for the early morning, is Annoying Andrew. This boy gets on my last nerve. Today in class, he showed up late, and out of all the open seats in the room, he decided to sit next to me. ME. I wanted to cry. He smelled horrible today. He needs to learn the functions of a shower. Now, I would like to apologize for shit talking this ‘poor’ boy who you all have no background on. Annoying Andrew has been a leech on my side since the day we met at the campus tour. He asks me unnecessary and personal questions (which makes me REALLY uncomfortable), stands way to close to me for comfort, never checks the syllabus, has no personal hygiene, and asks me about things that he would know if he paid attention in class. Overall, he makes me very uncomfortable. I have had my share of creepy classmates, and this guy hits pretty close to the top of the list. It is hard to avoid him because we share a major, meaning we also share GEN EDs, and because my major only has about 21 people in it, unfortunately I will be seeing more than I would care to of Annoying Andrew over the next few years.

I am sorry for bitching about Annoying Andrew in such a harsh way, but he really gets on my nerves, and I don’t like him.

UGH.

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Laundry Downtime

Hello!

Just a quick update during my Laundry Downtime. (The time when my laundry is being done and I don’t really have anything else to do). Today was pretty uneventful. I actually skipped my first class of the day because I wasn’t feeling too good, but managed the rest of my classes for the day. Today in my stats class, my professor told us to all pretend that we are undergraduate planning starfish. (I am an Urban Planning major, he basically just told us all to be starfish. Whatever the hell that means…) It was an interesting end to the day.

Laundry Talk:

So I’m washing all of my sheets because I don’t want any lingering sick germs hindering me on my road to well-ness, but I’m not quite sure how to wash my comforter. It’s super fluffy and barely fits into my miniscule washing machine. If anyone can think of any good tips to keep it fluffy, that would be EXCELLENT. Right now I’m mostly experimenting. I’m thinking the sheets cycle on the washing machine on cold cycle, then dryer on low until dry, then use the air fluff setting? (not sure what it’s called) With tennis balls. I hear the tennis ball thing works so I might as well try it.

I am on my last load of laundry and my laundry basket is empty for the first time in probably months! Is this rush of excitement and feeling of accomplishment normal for the average college freshman? Do I care? I’m almost caught up! 😀 This afternoon I folded all of my overflowing ‘fold me’ basket. Now I actually have clothes… IN MY CLOTHES DRAWER!!!! Super exciting!

Glad we could have this conversation.

See you guys on the flip side!

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