I LOVE getting packages in the mail. It feels like someone sent me a present, even if I ordered the package myself. :P At Caltech, undergrads are given PO boxes for getting letters/postcards/etc. Anything that’s larger is picked up at the on-campus mail office, which is conveniently near most of the student houses.
Recently, I ordered some stuffed animals from Squishablesduring their major sale! The timing was great because her birthday was coming up just then. I also got one for myself and my brother’s upcoming birthday.
This penguin is the Squishable I ordered for myself! He’s name is Fattie. :P
This red dragon is for my brother. Squishables also sells a blue dragon.
This jellyfish is for my friend!
When I went to pick up the Squishables from the mail office, I was also surpised to receive another small package. Turns out my parents sent me a care package. (D’awwwww) They sent me a mini baggie of vitamins (my parents would) and some Asian candies (yay!!).
These candies were from the goodie bags that my cousin gave out at her wedding. I missed the wedding because it was in the middle of classes, so my mom saved and sent them to me. The wrapper design is the most adorable ever; however, the candy itself didn’t taste that great. I think it was some sort of milk chocolate? It was really strange.
Now, based on the title you may be wondering what kind of story this will be. As you will soon find out, it’s a story of adventure born out of the pure, dark chaos that fills the minds of sleep deprived Caltech undergrads.
I’m starting a new miniseries on the blog – Film Club! Each episode, I’ll share a short clip from a popular piece of media, and then completely dissect and overanalyze it, because let’s face it, I’m doing it in my head already anyway. You say “buzzkill.” I say “science.” We’ll kick things off with a clip from Gravity Falls I discussed a bit in my previous post: Season 2 Episode 12, A Tale of Two Stans. If somehow you haven’t watched this show yet (?!)… spoilers incoming!
It’s crazy to think that I began applying to college almost three years ago. I still remember spending hours looking at college websites, admissions blogs and reddit pages to try to get a sense of what college is ACTUALLY like. To help you get through these stressful times, here are a few tips that I wish I had listened to. Hopefully, these will ease your worries and maybe even make the process more enjoyable!?