My last exam ended Thursday night, so I’m all done with finals! I’ll get to head home on Sunday night after I finish my RA responsibilities for the seamster like checking residents out and helping close the dorms.
As an RA, I also get to plan a couple of programs each month for my residents like hosting a movie night, going out for fro-yo, or carving pumpkins. Somehow, I still had half of my RA budget for the semester remaining on Wednesday, and I wanted to do something fun for my residents as we neared the end of finals. I thought about doing a healthy snacks program with fresh fruit, Larabars, and a make-your-own trail mix station, but I’ve learned from past attempts that most of my residents aren’t super stoked about healthy snacks.
Plus, it was exam season and what’s more perfect for finals than Ben & Jerry’s? I decided to blow the rest of my RA budget on 16 pints of ice cream (2 added after the picture once I double-checked my math). I also picked up a few groceries for myself to make it till Sunday night. I got quite a few comments on the contents of my shopping cart at the store like, “Rough week, huh?”While I was out and about, I drove past a Chipotle and a sudden craving hit. I remembered that I had a voucher for a free burrito bowl that expires at the end of 2015 (I can’t believe 2015 is almost over!), so I was sold.There was a point in my life when I went to Chipotle at least once per week, but on Wednesday, I realized I hadn’t been since my 20th birthday in September, so I was overdue for a visit and it was even better than I remembered.Over lunch, I took a few minutes to respond to emails and read the Skimm (a daily news newsletter written in a super sassy way), which happened to mention both the recent norovirus and E. coli outbreaks from Chipotle. Yikes. I’d forgotten about the E. coli incident and hadn’t heard about the norovirus yet, but wow, how awful to get so sick from eating something so delicious! It sounds like neither one happened in a state near me, so I think my Chipotle was safe.I hosted my Ben & Jerry’s study break/PJ party on Wednesday night, took my last final exam on Thursday, had my last front desk shift on Thursday night, and am starting to wind down my first semester of sophomore year now and pack to go home.On Friday, I got to run with my friend, Riley, check lots of residents out, have lunch and dinner with friends to say goodbye, and go to the RA Christmas party. The RA staff is so much fun and we get along like one big family.Our staff will be doing health and safety room inspections over the next couple of days, and then I’ll get to drive home for Christmas break! Can’t wait– I hope you have a great weekend!
So tell me…
If you’re a Ben & Jerry’s fan, what’s your favorite flavor?
I don’t know if I could pick just one, but I tried Chubby Hubby for the first time this week and it’s one of my new favorites.
Are you still eating Chipotle these days?
Do you have a job as a college student, or did you have one back in college? What was it?