Whelp, you can tell by the brownie cheesecake in my fridge that it must be nearing finals week. And I must say, these last few days have been such a jumble of feelings and emotions and excitement. Let’s begin at the beginning, shall we?
So, last week was housing selection. My current apartment, Manor, is not available to students next year. This meant that my roommate and I were trying to score a one bedroom apartment in Oak Summit. The difficulty in this was that there were only 22 of these, and 169 people selecting apartments before me. The odds weren’t exactly stacked in our favor. At 10:29 on Friday, I was refreshing my web browser, waiting for the minute when I could select our apartment. Praise to the Universe though, cause we ended up getting one of the last places. That just brought my entire week to a close, and it was beautiful.
After that, it was time to relax! This weekend was especially ridiculous, I kid you not. After housing, I visited the Blitz carnival on Haber green. Blitz was great this year, and I ended up winning a light saber at the SCR booth. Fantastic. And I made a flower hair clip and a sand art necklace and Rebecca made me a cute beaded bracelet. Later that night, my friend Matt came over and we ended up driving to Delaware to go to a Waffle House. At about 2 in the morning. I have no regrets.
The next day, we all got up early to go to the flea market sale that Arcadia was having! Last year, I ended up getting a sweet birdcage for $2, so there was no way I was missing this. This year, it was even better! My roommate and I got three boxes full of original artwork and photography from this one woman. TWO DOLLARS. I could not believe our luck, her work is incredible. My apartment for next year already feels beautiful. Between my group, the end result of the sale was the three boxes, a bunch of star and smiley face stickers, wooden blocks (education major whooooo), two cute shirts, a hub cap, a necklace, an original tapestry, and a deep fryer. It was an ordeal, in the best and cheapest way.
After that was the rest of Spring Fling! First, we went rock climbing (it was my first time) and I got to the top! It was terrifying, but I’m so glad I did it. I even got cotton candy rock candy! Next, we hit up Kuch center and listened to the rest of Lansdowne while waiting on the center of the gym floor. Before long, Young the Giant was on. This is my all time favorite band, and I was in such shock that they would come to MY college. Seriously, I couldn’t be luckier. I wore an old YTG tee and felt oh so hipster. And of course, they out on a phenomenal show. Even with the crowd surfing and mosh pitting (all of which was rather surreal in my mind). After the amazing concert, my friends and I went to TGI Fridays, where we had a wonderful waitress and great food. Turns out, our waitress was from Arcadia too! No surprise that she was so great, then :D
On Sunday, I journeyed with my friends to Arnold’s Family Center, a bit past King of Prussia mall. We went Go-Karting, mini-golfing, and laser tagging. I wasn’t too great at any of them, but it was madd fun! And besides, I proved my skills on the DDR and random pinball machine. We ended the day by stopping around the mall, getting TGI Fridays again (lawlsss) and stopping by Sephora and being girly.
Sadly, I had to drive back in some nasty rain. And then work on a PowerPoint and paper until about 3 am. BUT. This was definitely one of the best weekends I’ve had at Arcadia. The ultimate form of relaxation, methinks. Just wait until next weekend when we hit up Six Flags!
Finals week? Bring it!