College on ‘Roids
What up, boos! Friday night I stayed in and tranquilly watched Sex and the City with Muffin. Come Saturday, however, I checked out this scene:
After a lovely morning and an afternoon workout, I indulged in the above-pictured college scene. Ladies and gents, it’s officially Fest season in Athens, Ohio.
Every spring, entire streets in Athens put on a party. Cherry Solo cups decorate the streets, and girls and boys get silly. All of this, of course, starts before noon. I suppose this early start time has something fun and innocent go from this:
I’m all about a good time, but sometimes it can be taken too far.
This being my fourth year Festing (yes, proper name), I left my tired flip-flops and denim shorts home in favor of something completely out-of-place and girly:
I spent the early evening with these kids:
Early Festing leads to early bed times, and in the morning, life returns to normal. Delicious brunch shared with fabulous company is certainly the way to stabilize and ease into the week ahead:
I lounged for a bit after brunch, and then I had to face a cold, hard reality. I killed my phone last night. Yes, I’ve managed to lose the lives of both my camera and my cell phone in one week. Friends don’t let friends text and pee.
I took my sanitized, lifeless phone to Verizon to see what we could do. The upgrade for my account isn’t until May 26, so I couldn’t go ahead and get a nice phone. Instead, after much debate, the Verizon gentleman and I ordered a replacement of my same archaic flip-phone.
Therefore, I am currently phoneless. It’s surprisingly freeing. I’m not anxiety-ridden over people not calling me back. I’m not constantly checking it to see what time it is or who may have texted me. In fact, I feel as though I don’t have to keep track of time. I’m sure I’ll be singing a different tune tomorrow.
Feeling as though I was free and breezy, I strolled uptown for a while. I was parched and had a crazy urge to buy this:
I don’t usually drink juice or smoothies, but this whispered, “SnackFace!” from the glass refrigeration case. Naked, brilliant job with this mango, pineapple, coconut-water creation. I want one every single day now. At $3.50 a bottle, that is not possible, but I’d like it to be. Can we work something out?
As I sipped this deliciousness, I bought inspirational quote cards and then made my way to the library. I edited a story that’s 600 words over the word-count limit, but I have faith. We’ll get it down to the right length.
I breathed in the green, post-rain air on my walk home and felt peaceful. I swear, having no cell phone is turning me into a different woman. At least for now.
Then, I got bizzay in the kitchen:
Spaghetti squash is super-fun, but it keeps me full for, oh, 30 minutes. Eh. I still enjoy it every now and then, and I adore pasta sauce. As in, I’d eat it with a spoon. Maybe even a straw, if necessary:
You know what’s also awesome about not having a phone? Surprise visits. Someone had company to eat dinner and watch a few Mad Men, season two, episodes with her.
I’ll be snacklicious for the rest of the night, as tea and a low-carb tortilla with a Laughing Cow have done nothing for my hunger. From college on ‘roids to hunger on ‘roids, I’d say this has been a win-win weekend.
Ciao for now,
QUESTION: Have you ever had to be cell-less? How did you hold up? Would you ever challenge yourself to let go of your phone for a day? How about going Internet-less? I’d melt.
Filed under: Uncategorized | 58 Comments
Tags: Athens, banana, brunch, chickpeas, college, eggs, Fest season, Festing, Get Silly, has browns, laughing cow, Mad Men, Muffin, Ohio, Ohio University, Sex and the City, spaghetti squash, Verizon