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A Day in the Life: August 2016



So it’s time for this month’s A Day in the Life linkup, which is hosted by Georgie. Let me tell you about my day.


I woke up this morning at around 9. I had breakfast in bed while I watched the morning news. They confirmed my suspicions of a warm day around 81°F (27°C). I decided that I would take advantage of the weather.


At a quarter after 10, I strayed from my apartment and headed for the student union (which I can I see from the front of my building) with the goal of using one of the school computers to work on my online portfolio. It only took me an hour to finish.


Afterwards, I went back to my building and I got my car so I could go to one of the local coffee shops. I stayed there for awhile before deciding to head to one of the local parks by the river.


There, I fished for a bit (to no avail 🙁 ), walked around and ultimately started playing Pokemon Go. Someone left modules at 3 nearby stops so I was able to reap the benefits, catching a Seel, a Magicarp, and a Psyduck among others.


I found a potential new fishing spot on the river, and to confirm that suspicion, I saw someone further down wading with a fishing pole. I made a note to myself for next time. The only problem is, it’s right off the path.




After that, I went back on campus to do some more Pokemon hunting before deciding to go back to my apartment and make some dinner. I then laid around and watched Netflix for a bit.


At 6, I strayed from apartment again, deciding that I haven’t had my fill of the pleasant weather. I was sitting by one of the campus landmarks when someone with a foreign accent asked me about where to find some food. I told him where the main dining area was, but after checking the hours, I broke the news that it was about to close. I pointed him to a place off campus where he could find some food. We introduced ourselves, him revealing that he’s from Switzerland and majoring in Communications.


But that wasn’t the last I saw of him. Later, he came back and sat down next to me. We started getting into a conversation, talking about books, our homes, outdoors, politics, technology, and baseball. He showed me pictures of his hometown (Geneva) and I showed him the area in Montana where my family and I went hiking. It was really refreshing. I’d been flying solo all day and suddenly, I was having a conversation with an exchange student.


Eventually, we parted ways, but not before I gave him my email address. I knew it must be difficult to in a new place with nothing familiar.


What was the last thing you read today?

Um…Facebook? Otherwise, an anti capitalist flyer in the coffee shop and text messages.


How was your day today, compared to yesterday?

Today was a bit better than yesterday, mainly because of me not having to work and having a decent conversation with a stranger.


What is one thing you ate today that you enjoyed?

Technically, I didn’t eat this but it is something that can be consumed and something I found enjoyable.




I got this blended Mocha Madness drink from the coffee shop. Not only was it delicious but I loved mug.


What made you laugh today?

George Takei posted this on Facebook. I found it pretty hilarious.




What do you feel like doing now?

Drinking water, taking a shower, then watching Sailor Moon.


Who was the first person you talked to today?

I wished my step-mom a happy birthday on Facebook. As for people, I talked to a facilities management person at school to make sure the the student union was open.


That’s all for now. TTYL.

A Day in the Life: July 2016


So this post is part of Georgie’s A Day in the Life link-up.

Today was nice. I woke up late (9:30 a.m.) and went downstairs to join the rest of my family. We did various things like read the paper and watch the morning news. Typical Sunday for us.

At around 12:30 we decided to go to the county fair. Unfortunately, when we got there, it was being pack up which was a real bummer 🙁

But that didn’t stop us from enjoying the day. We went out to eat at Red Robin (I love that place! 😀 ) where we had an enjoyable meal.

Afterwards, we took a look at some RVs. There were a lot of nice ones which was cool. We’re just looking for now but it’s nice to consider the options. It’ll be mainly my parents using it (because I’ll be off on my own adventures).

We went home and spent the afternoon relaxing. I alternated between watching baseball (Yes, I keep up with sports) and reading my book (Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare ).

And that’s pretty much it.

What is your mind?

Lots of things I guess. I’m hoping I can get the WordPress theme I’ve been working on up to my standards. I miss being at school and can’t wait to go back. I can’t wait to be a more productive member of society again. How to keep preventing spam from here. My wrists are sore from typing.

What is making you anxious? Are the things on your mind making you anxious?

I’m anxious to get back to school. I miss my friends and I kind of miss being on my own. I miss going to class. There’s a class that I can’t wait to get out of the way. I wish August would hurry up and get here.

What is making, or will make, you smile?

My dogs, my family, just being on here and in my element.

Did you make any difficult decisions today?

Not really. I’m glad I didn’t have to use my brain much today.

Is there anything that you have realized that will make things difficult for you soon?

I need to study up on Java. I need to stay sharp so I won’t be lost when I go back to class. I remember a lot of the stuff, I just need to review and solidify it.

What is something new that happened today?

Well my friend and I are starting to plan out our vacation for spring break. We’ve decided to go back to Savannah. We talked about what we would do and where we would stay. It’s still a long ways away but I’m really excited.

What are some positive things that happened today?

I got to have a really nice lunch. I got to sleep in. I didn’t have to worry too much today.

What can you do to help yourself relax short-term?

Meditating. Watching some of my favorite shows. Read. Exercise.