Isn’t it annoying when you’re trying to listen your prof’s lecture, but instead all you can hear are the distinct crackling noises of your neighbour’s candy wrapper? Or even worse— when you’re distracted and embarrassed by the loud growls your own stomach is making?*
Yep! Been there, done that.
So here are some of my tips on how to prevent awkward hunger-situations!
Eat breakfast. And lunch. And dinner. Skipping meals isn’t good for you, so eat frequently! Your body will thank you later.
Bring the right types of food. That means snack food, not your lunch! Leave that veggie pizza for break. Granola bars are good, as are small fruits like grapes.
Don’t bring anything sticky or stinky to class. No one wants to smell you and what you’re eating, so don’t bring in those onion pork buns, no matter how yummy they are! And you also probably don’t want fingerprints all over your shiny new laptop, so think about not eating juicy (but sticky!) fruits while you’re taking notes.
Don’t bring open drink containers into the lecture hall. Those pop cans and juice boxes are just spills waiting to happen. Starbucks and Timmy’s is okay, though, as are water bottles and mugs with lids. Mmm, steaming hot tea is good in the morning.
Unwrap wrappers before class starts, so you don’t disrupt other people’s focus’. Minimize as much trash as you possibly can, because garbage piles just aren’t that attractive.
Stomach growling and there’s no food? In a pinch, clap your arm over the offending organ. It will muffle the sounds. Making a constipated face at the same time might help, but I can’t guarantee it.
I wonder if this is what goes on inside my torso during my sports sociology class…
*Once, my stomach growled so loud that my friend sitting next to me heard. She started laughing, and it was embarrassing. But it’s okay because it happened again today in reverse so hah.
I am in a good mood because I had another BlogSquad bloggers’ meeting this evening. They’re a real awesome bunch, y’know? We all reintroduced ourselves and rehashed on what it means to be a UBC blogger.
For some odd reason, my name didn’t fit on my name tag. :(
Before that, though, I had a bit of a terrible time. I had to rush from Osbourne Centre to the CSI&C* at Brock Hallin 10 minutes, because I had gymnastics right before our meeting (yes, UBC offers a gymnastics class! But more on that later). If you didn’t know, the Osbourne Centre is right by the Thunderbird arena, which is pretty darn far.
Actually, I’m pretty sure that a lot of students don’t ever wander farther south on campus than that. That’s how far Osbourne is.
So that’s one of my complaints about being a kinesiology student: Ourclasses are all over the map. So a lot of us end up rushing between classes and being late to practically everything. At least it keeps us in shape.
Anyways, I just wanted to say that I’m back to blogging about UBC things (for a little while, anyways). And I’ve got some ideas for new drawings! Yay! Also, I’m going to get back on track with homework. So here we go.
BRING IT, CHEMISTRY!
*Centre for Student Involvement and Careers. You should check it out, because I heard there are some cool people there.
No I’m just kidding. I didn’t actually do that out loud.
Tonight was definitely the highlight of my week/weekend! After all, where else am I allowed to belt out my favourite songs? The best part of it was that Tegan and Sara played never-before-heard songs from their upcoming album! I liked them very much.
Now wish me luck in catching up with all the homework I pushed aside. Procrastinating and cramming is not and should not be condoned here.
The weather’s crappy, but I’m still having a pretty good weekend. Here’s why:
I went to the UBC/SFU Night Class dance on Friday. To be honest, it wasn’t as great as I’d expected. Was it fun? Yes. Would I do it again? Probably not, seeing as it’s not really my thing.
I participated in the Longboat clinic yesterday, in preparation for Day of the Longboat next weekend. Basically, we learned today what we had to do for the actual race. Parking at Jericho Beach Park is expensive at $3 an hour (you know I hate parking fees), but it’s probably worth taking a car if you leave a change of clothes in your trunk.
TONIGHT I’M GOING TO A TEGAN AND SARA CONCERT AND ERMAGERD I’M SO EXCITED! Cue squealing.
They’re my favourite band/duo 😀 and they’re Canadian! So here are three of my favourite Tegan and Sara songs!