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Last day of exams

So I don’t know if you guys noticed, but there are giant bean bags all over the main part of the UBCV campus. I’m looking at you, Main Mall.

They’re literally huge, white, squishy, organ-shaped sacks with “Pop Rocks” printed on them in red ink. They appear to be here for the sole purpose of being stepped, sat, and lounged upon. seriously UBC, what’s going on.

They’re not even that soft 🙁 Lounge upon them I did, though! With a vengeance.

Friendly warning: contact with the giant bean bags results in noticeable amounts of static. Use this knowledge to your advantage.

Anyways, my point is that I finally have time to goof off on giant bean bags and not feel bad about it.  My last exam was biomechanics and I’d like to say that I aced it but who knows.

I’m not worrying about it, because I’ve got four academic-free months of summer! Huffah! 😀

Now to job hunt and clean my room. Yay priorities.


And here’s my new favourite song!

PS. I think I’ve pretty much kept up my end of the Blog Squad contract, so that’s all good and done now. I’m not really sure if I still count as a BlogSquadder or not, but I’m going to continue blogging into the summer (so you can sleep soundly now).

100 posts later…


If the title didn’t give it away, I’m announcing that I’ve written 100 blog posts!  Granted, not all of them were written written, but whatever. What I really mean to say now is that though now is not the time to get sentimental, I’ve learned a lot while writing for Blog Squad over the past 7 months.

For instance, I’ve learned that people like reading about rants. Especially rants about controversial topics like sexism.

They also like to look at pictures. Pictures are good. Pictures of people doing dumb things, even better.

The most important thing I’ve learned, though, is that I like blogging. I like putting out content and making people laugh or cringe or even think. It’s something that gives me a good feeling (dat surge of dopamine, man).

So here’s three cheers for blogging! Hip, hip, hurrah!

PS. You ain’t seen the last of the mushy stuff yet 😉

It’s tea time!

I am guilty of spooning sugar into my tea past the point of saturation.

I’m sorry I haven’t been blogging as much as I thought I would. It’s been a busy week with lots of late nights, but Kin Week was a success! Now that we know what went well and what didn’t, I’m sure next year’s Kin Week will be even better!

Hopefully I will be better-rested and back to my somewhat consistent blogging schedule by the end of the week. Until then, my fellow Blog Squad members have come out with some great content, so go check it out! That totally wasn’t shameless plugging at all.

Happy Sunday tea time, everybody!

I’m back! But only sort of.

So I still have a ton of school work left to do, but I missed blogging too much to stop <3

Surprisingly, I’m not feeling the stress of final exams yet.  Maybe it’s because mine don’t start until December 12th? Which is relatively late… My final final exam is late too; it’s on the 19th.  Of course I would have exams up until the very end.

I’m really looking forward to the end of the week! Once we’re done class, I’m going to do two things:

  1. Sleep through more than two circadian rhythms.
  2. Rub it in the face of my younger sister, who has school until the 21st.

Anyways, got to go back to bullshitting writing beautifully crafted pieces full of excessive wordiness, needless verbiage, inordinate jargon, redundant loquacity, and general beating-around-the-bush. Will write soon, I promise!

Taking steps to getting involved

Congratulations! We would like to offer you the opportunity to be a part of KIN Week.

Yay! Upon the sight of this, I did a happy jig. Well of course not on the outside. I limited myself to loud squealing and gushing only.  I applied to be one of the coordinators for UBC’s first ever KIN Week, and as you can see, I got the position!  I’m actually a little proud of myself.

It’s surprisingly easy to get involved. You don’t have to do much—just find something that interests you!  Maybe that means sports, or politics, or volunteering, or even clubbing 😉 It’s up to you! If you’re anything like me and you find talking to authorities figures terrifying a little intimidating, then simply do your research online.  There are tons of online resources out there for you to discover—here are some places you can find some neat volunteering and job oppurtunities!

  1. UBC FYI is a great place to start! Not only do they post about the cool going-ons around campus, but on the side there are links to excellent (UBC-owned) sites that can help you find your niche! I found out about Blog Squad through here. 🙂
  2. Your undergraduate faculty site! For me, it’s the KUS, but everyone has a different one!
  3. Facebook. No, no, I don’t mean stalking people! I’m talking about following pages of clubs and societies that you’re interested in—that way, you won’t miss opportunities as they arise.
  4. Need a job? Find one here.
  5. If you’re interested in the volunteering and leadership side of things, browse around the Centre for Student Involvement.  There’s tons of information there.  A mind-numbing amount, actually, so you might be better off just walking into the centre in-person.

Alright, I realize that most of these sites are UBC-owned.  But this is what I’m thinking: I chose to go to UBC, so I’m going to be a part of UBC.  Not just a random student fumbling through school, but a real, valuable member of the community! So using the resources available through the school to me—and you—isn’t a problem at all 🙂