(breaks into your house) can i pet your dogs
The amount of (unprovoked) drama and troubles I’ve encountered this quarter has been unreal. Can only learn and grow from here….
oh god they’re already reproducing
my blueberry muffin looks exactly like my dog I’m gonna cry
Positive energy and Progression… Nothing more, nothing less. Two things I’ll continue to bring to this world till the casket drop.
1) my friends = everything: It’s amazing how they’ve always willing to be there for me through the highs and lows of my four years here. I guess one of the reasons Spring 2013 was an amazing quarter for me was because I finally found an identity and a sense of belonging with my primary circle of friends (not from Sammamish), and since then UW has been way more fun. I will take a bullet for any of my Brick Squad homies.
2) your major won’t mean shit - especially if it’s a liberal arts degree like journalism. It’s 6 internships by Nov. 2014 or bust for me. (#QuestForSix haha)
3) no one is ever too old for drama… I thought that shit was going to stay in high school. Boy was I wrong.
4) if you’re a sophomore and above by credit and you somehow have free time, you’re doing it wrong.
5) hangovers these days are nowhere near as manageable as they were during frosh/sophomore year
6) thank you FOBs for helping me appear interesting and sociable around girls.
7) thank you nerds for helping me appear outgoing and confident around girls.
8) thank you alcohol for making Wednesdays and Thursdays fun.
9) thank you acid for helping me realize what matters and what doesn’t.
10) thank you Odd Future for inspiring me to be myself.
11) thank you marijuana for making quiz sections and small group lectures fun.
12) thank you Greek row for making me boss at parallel street parking
13) unpaid internships suck
14) when you realize among you and your roommates that you’re the most liked, outgoing, popular, AND sociable person in the house… MOVE THE FUCK OUT because college is pointless when you’re rarely out of your comfort zone. Remember, you only go as far as the people you hang out with.
15) Once again, YOU ONLY GO AS FAR AS THE PEOPLE YOU HANG OUT WITH. How the fuck do you expect your nerdy Asian friend to be your wingman at a party, or what the fuck is the point of smoking weed with an English major who’s never worked a day in his/her life the night before your midterms?
16) “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” - realest shit I ever heard…
17) Graduation is pretty much the worst thing ever. I miss the fuck out of my upperclassmen friends
18) I thought I was going to procrastinate a lot less compared to high school. NOPE. WRONG AGAIN.
19) Study spots - Freshman year: Ode, Soph: Suzzallo/PACCAR, then Ode, Junior year: Suzz or home, Senior year: No studying or Ode once a month.
20) Leaving Bothell was the best thing to ever happen to me.
21) When I first joined The Daily as development, I thought I was going to end up being a loner just by first impression of all the people in the newsroom. One year later, I consider many of them as some of the coolest people at I’ve ever met at UW :) haha.
22) COM 270 with Jackie Harvey was and will be the greatest class of all time.
23) My 16-year-old self would have NEVER guessed that I’d end up being a loudmouth and the class clown of most of my COM classes. I still can’t get over the fact that I went from not saying a single word for an entire year in HS Physics to being this ignorant (but insightful) clown in all my quiz sections. Ask any Skyline kid at UW and they’ll tell you I never said shit on campus growing up…
24) The awkwardness of my first sexual experiences still haunt me to this day.
25) Asian accent impersonations are so clutch around girls here it’s not even funny. Thanks Shiv and Sean for the idea… actually no, fuck you. I had to put up with that bullshit tactic for all 7 years of HS and Middle school…
26) Molly was a stupid fucking fad.
27) Funny seeing these goodie two-shoes from high school turn into stoners or grimy ass hoes.
28) Best feeling in the world: Seeing kids who called you fat growing up end up being victims of the freshman 15 themselves. Some even worse.
29) My secret to losing weight: work out and just fucking say no to drunchies after 10 p.m.
30) If U-Pass was a person, I’d kiss him or her in the mouth.
31) Juggalos on the Ave are annoying. Idk why but they are.
32) I’m too white for Asians. Too Asian for whites. Too fratty for nerds. Too individualistic for Greeks.
33) Racism and socioeconomic divide exists on campus in more ways than I ever realized… Never am I more thankful of how my white and Asian friends are able to stay away from fights and (unprovoked) trouble from the law. But at the same time, I feel safe and protected when I’m rolling with my black friends on the Ave after 1 a.m. because the hoodlums that post up at Jack In The Box/Safeway end up saying hi to them in a courteous manner, rather than jumping my defenseless ass.
34) Pretty girls with awesome personalities always have the worst taste in guys.
35) All-time favorite Professors: Gustafson, Holly Barker, Erika Schultz, Jackie Harvey/Knowles, Farkasch
36) If IMA was a person, I’d kiss it right in the mouth.
37) It’s okay to burn bridges… Again, you only go as far as the people you hang out with.
38) Holding on to bad jobs are like clinging to unhealthy relationships. By the time you grow the balls to let go of them, you realize you just wasted a shit ton of time. In college, no commodity is more valuable and precious than time.
39) “Try never to be the smartest person in the room. And if you are, I suggest you invite smarter people … or find a different room. In professional circles it’s called networking. In organizations it’s called team building. And in life it’s called family, friends, and community. We are all gifts to each other, and my own growth as a leader has shown me again and again that the most rewarding experiences come from my relationships.” - Michael Dell
40) Being present in the moment is probably the greatest lesson I’ve ever learned
41) High school was all about fitting. College is about standing out.
42) As a visual learner, visualization has meant everything to my ability to trust my instinct.
43) I still don’t know how to make big boy decisions like filing for taxes, fixing a car, investing in life/car insurances, buying a house, and forming a credit history.
44) UW is the 16th best university in the world, and yet my group project members are always full of dumbasses -___-
45) Things I will miss most about college: friends, alcoholism, pharmaceutic experimentations, having limited responsibilities, and the fact that being poor is socially accepted.
46) “Seattle Freeze” is an excuse that pussies make in their inability to network.
47) “Everyone wants to cut back on stress, because stress kills. I say bullshit. Stress is what brings you to life. Let it motivate you, make you work harder. Use it, don’t run from it. When it makes you uncomfortable, so what? The payoff is worth it. Work through the discomfort, you’ll survive. and then go back for more.” - Tim S. Grover
48) “Bottom line if you want success of any kind: you have to be comfortable being uncomfortable. Every time you think you can’t, you have to do it anyway. That last mile, the last set, the last five minutes on the clock. You have to play the last game of the season with the same intensity as you played the first. When your body is screaming and depleted and telling you “No way, asshole,” you work harder and tell yourself “Do it. Now.”