Posts Tagged ‘one eleven’
It’s late. You’re most likely up, ruminating over the semester’s end that is whirling towards you like the “Star Wars” opening credits. Here’s some of the best, worst, and weirdest from the cyberverse.
From the art world
Snapchat, meet Picasso: James McKenna makes the most of his daily NYC subway commutes to Snapchat other commuters, and then draw imaginary (and pretty damn imaginative) situations around them. Check him out. And next time you’re poised to send a weird face your unfortunate friend’s way, remember: this is art, and you may not be doing it right.
It’s late. You’re up.
I don’t know about you, but finals/term papers make me want to consume all of the m&ms, pizza, and chocolate-covered pretzels in sight. But! Most of us are losing our super-fast adolescent metabolisms, and it’s time to start taking better care of ourselves. So, here’s some easy ways to keep your finals snacking relatively healthy (because, honestly, who can resist a giant pastry from Butler Cafe at 1 A.M.?).
Drink lots of water. I’m sure you’ve heard it a million times, but this can’t be stressed enough. Even if you’re addicted to Diet Coke, switch a can out every now and then with a bottle of water. If you’re feeling hungry at an odd hour, you’re probably just thirsty. Lots of studies point towards dehydration slowing down your brain and making you tired. The list goes on and on.
Replace pretzel sticks with carrot and/or celery sticks. Delicious, nutritious, and still wonderfully crunchy. Dip in hummus for added protein and yumminess. Slightly unrelated, but here’s an adorable video of baby bunnies promoting healthy eating:
Thanksgiving is overrated. Thanks to new technology, it’s now pointless to spend time face-to-face with your family. The food isn’t even that great—everyone’s on a juice cleanse anyways. What is great is waiting in line for hours to buy some moderately discounted DVDs. Thankfully, Black Friday is slowly taking over Thanksgiving, with stores opening earlier and earlier every year. Here’s what we can only hope to look forward to in a few years, should this trend continue:
In order to get a good spot in line outside of Macy’s, families eat their Thanksgiving dinner on the sidewalk in the cold—turkey, green bean casserole, and all. It’s definitely worth it for some 20% off turtlenecks.
It’s late. You’re up. You think you’re hungry? You’re unsure. You may just be thirsty. It happens.
Anyway, you don’t want to work on that essay or a problem set or you’re tired of Thucydides or whoever else you’re seeing, and cooking makes stress go away, right? Like some people are into that?*
Here are some helpful questions that I at least will reflect on before I attempt to make a food happen again:
- What food are you going to cook?
I chose eggs. Then I decided I’d add pasta sauce and some vegetables to it because I thought just having eggs would be boring.
It’s one of those reminiscent nights. You know the kind: when you look up from reading about revolutions and other important, real-world things in 1912 and realize how time flies, making you metaphorically no larger than a crumb of bread someone left inside the Ferris panini press. And how so many real things actually happened before you were even born. So in the spirit of looking back and feeling like a speck in the world, here’s a recap of what happened on Nov. 20 in the past.
1911: We raked in the most money yet. Columbia had the richest year in its history, back when PrezButler was the old PrezBo.
As I’m sure many of you know, today Mayor Bloomberg signed a bill that made it illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to purchase cigarettes in New York City. I think we can all agree that he is the exact opposite of Amy Poehler’s character in Mean Girls.
While I do not condone cigarette use (quite the opposite, in fact), simply raising the legal age to purchase them will not change much. The same goes for his ban (now reversed) on large sodas: it is hardly a solution for American health issues. People under the age of 21 who want to smoke will find a way to smoke, just as people who enjoy drinking oversized sodas continued to drink oversized sodas.
Hopefully we won’t have to lose any other privileges to Bloomberg’s “nanny state” since he’s being replaced by Bill de Blasio in just a month. Not a moment too soon or else we might have had to face new bans such as…
It’s late. You’re up. If you’re anything like me, you’re up because you have work that could have been done in advance… but then again, TV and the interweb.
Last week, I seemed to have damned myself by writing an article titled “Why not to study.” This past week has been chock-full of distractions and me not finishing my.
It’s late. You’re up. You may have noticed that some things just go together. Peanut butter and jelly. Blueberry Red Bull and finals. Violent government overthrow and tweets about how it’s shaking.
Tonight I was lucky enough to hear one of America’s most famous college professors, Michael Sandel, speak about all things philosophical. He’s been teaching an undergrad class called Justice at Harvard for the last two decades. Which is now also a TV-series and a book. But don’t fret, before you go Ivy-green with jealousy: Justice has 1,200 students. Remember that time we took a similar class that was 61 years older, but with 20 students?