Break is over, back to work.
I’m almost all the way packed, ready to wake up at like 9:30 tomorrow and drive back to Santa Cruz. But I have to wait for two more loads of laundry to finish in the dryer so it’s going to be a late night.
At least I spent the time productively, because I:
- Cleaned my room
- Did 5 loads of laundry
- Organized my movies folder
- Updated my phone and iPod
- Organized my email
- Updated my wish list
- Did the last bit of torrenting before returning to the dead zone
After a nice, relaxing Facebook/Tumblr break, I’m going to complete a job application. And then maybe watch some How I Met Your Mother, which has been my favorite show recently.
It’s going to be a long stretch in Santa Cruz when I go back. I’m coming home on the 28th for my friend’s birthday, and there are a couple 3 day weekends (4 day for me, since none of my classes are on Friday) where I might go home but now that I’m trying to get a job this quarter, I might not take advantage of them. Pretty much I’ll stay there until Spring Break, which starts on March 22nd. I’m not sure if I’m bummed or excited about that.
Do you have any UCSC survival tips for incoming freshmen? :)
#1. NEVER. EVER. EVER. BUY ANY TEXTBOOK FROM THE BAYTREE SHIT STORE. EVER. if possible, look up required textbooks early and order them online. if you’re a lazy forgetful asshole like me, make friends and borrow the textbook from them until yours arrive. join the official ucsc group and the sub “for sale” page on facebook.
#2. on the first day of your classes, make sure you know where they are and leave early in case of confusion. j bask and e bask are two very different places.
#3. don’t eat the seitan.
#4. towel under your door, lights off if your window’s open, campus safety officers leave after 3 am. do what you will with that information.
#5. unless you’re going from porter to stevenson (which are opposite sides of campus) or there’s a bus right at the bus stop, you’re better off walking to class :]
#6. do the naked run. do it.
#7. look up professors on ratemyprofessor.com, especially for GE classes not needed for your major. there are plenty of classes with awesome professors, why be stuck with one you’d be miserable in?
#8. crown/merril dining hall has the best food. but you decide if it’s worth the hike.
#9. metro buses: 10 is the fastest downtown, but there are peeps living off campus who actually need to get home so if it’s crowded, don’t be an asshole and take the 15 & 16 instead, thems the homies. 19 for the boardwalk, 20 for natural bridges, but both end up downtown as well.
#9. REMEMBER, NO TEXTBOOKS FROM THE SHIT STORE.
#10. porter ride or die ;] just kidding. but really. porter’s where it’s at.
these are all i can think of off the top of my head so far but i’m sure there are many more.
i feel like a guru.