this damn cup

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the fella over there with the hella good hair who’s drinking outta two red cups and doesn’t fucking care

shitty advice of a college student.

OR: some (actually helpful) stuff my first semester of college has taught me.

disclaimer: this is from the point of view of a community college student. my experiences may be different from other students, but overall I think this list could be very helpful to anyone going to a college, university, high school, or for any students just hoping to kick procrastination in the ass. I’ll probably be uploading updated versions/parts of this in the future, but here’s some stuff based on my experience so far.

  • do. work. every. day. even if it’s just a little bit of work. don’t procrastinate.
  •  college isn’t like high school; oftentimes, professors won’t expect homework from you every single day of class. usually, you’ll have due dates of when large sections of assignments or papers are due. make the most of your time. do not wait until the night before to get 6 sections of homework done by 11:59.
  • in reality, you should be doing homework and studying for every single class. but remember that you need to put more time into the classes that are toughest for you. For example, math is my weakest subject so I usually put more homework time into doing my Stats homework.
  • if you don’t want to do it, or have been procrastinating on doing it, it should be the thing you’re getting done first!!
  • books are hella expensive everywhere. if you can’t find any free versions of your textbooks online, try to buy your textbooks used. I buy all of my textbooks used, with the exception of one book which I’ve rented. Personally, I recommend buying your books bc it’s a great study strategy to actually own the books for your classes and be able to write and highlight inside of them… but this is a personal preference.
  • doing homework on your bed makes you lazy. work at a desk, library, coffee shop, outside; anywhere that will make you sit down and focus.
  • let your phone run out of battery and leave. it. alone.
  • if u don’t have a planner/agenda/calendar already then there is nothing more I can help u with pal ur on ur own
  • make a study playlist bc you’ll need it at some point. find music that helps you study the best! for example, I strictly can only study to soft music or just instrumentals, but I know some people who study really well to rap and hip-hop. find what works for you! remember this should relax you, not distract you.
  • hydrate. I keep a water bottle right on my desk when I study so when I look up I’m reminded to take a sip. being hydrated is important!!! not only will this make your body and skin happy but it’ll also make your brain work a little harder and focus more!
  • I know things can get tough and busy but pls pls eat and sleep well I’m begging u
  • follow-up to the last point: let yourself go pee as many times as you need to. it’s ok. it doesn’t count as your break. you’re not wasting time from doing work. do us all a favor and go to the bathroom already.
  • follow-follow-up: know the difference between taking a break and giving up.
  • learn how to say no to temptations like hanging out with your friends or distracting yourself in the depths of Youtube and Netflix. you have work to do and you know it!!! don’t make yourself feel bad by suffering. if you want good grades, your education (next to your mental/physical health) should be your first priority.
  • reward yourself for working hard. this could be a night out with friends, a candy bar, boba, whatever floats your boat.
  • I know it’s a drug but I don’t care what anyone says: if I need to drink coffee then I’m drinking that damn cup of coffee.
  • priority-wise, your education should always top your studyblr. every. single. time.
Fedal Cup 2017

I have never shipped them so hard before this.  

Some of the highlights:

  • both of them in suits, acting like fools in love as always
  • both of them cheering on the team
  • Rog touching Rafa’s leg
  • the two beautiful selfies to die for
  • THEY PLAYED DOUBLES TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME GOD DAMN IT
  • Rafa saying that he’s lucky to have Rog next to him on the court
  • them looking like twinzies and walking in sync
  • the talks before and during the match
  • Rog saying that he’s there to help him with the net
  • the high and low fives
  • yours or mine moment (and then they low five and laugh about it)
  • Rog making Rafa smile after he makes a mistake that he’s kinda (always) annoyed about
  • the hugs!!!
  • Roger’s tweet that said that he could get used to playing on the same side of the net with Rafa
  • Rafa-the-alpha on the court and Rog is the one outside it, when it comes to the interviews
  • Rog giggling like a kid at Rafa during the press-conference
  • Rog calling Rafa “baby” (killed me)

  • Rafa supporting Rog and cheering twice as much for him to beat Kyrgios after he lost to Isner (cause of course Rog was there for him)
  • Rafa, the first one to jump up whenever Federer wins a point (the man loves to jump)
  • Rafa giving Rog advice during the last game (he said something like “if you’re feeling it, do it” and it was probably about playing more aggressive)
  • Rafa not caring if he’s too loud and screaming couple of “come on” in the last 15 minutes
  • when he won the last ball, Rog wasn’t even looking at his wife (who i adore dearly though), he just locked eyes with Rafa and then they ran to each other
  • Rafa jumping into Federer’s arms like a kid he is
  • Rog happily embracing him like it was suppose to happen
  • seeing them celebrating, sharing the trophy and drinking champagne from it
  • bonus: the looks that they gave each other
  • special thanks to Nike for the cool outfits that complemented the boys
  • also special thanks to Rafa’s butt (what a great view) (and plus the time he pulled up his shorts in frustration)
  • on a serious note: this is an incredible moment in the history of tennis, i am so happy i got to witness it all

“One day I have to come back to Prague, with Rafa maybe, and his family and my family. We’ll walk around and we’ll go to all the bars and playgrounds with our kids in the future, and we’ll have a good time one day here in Prague again. This time it’s more about tennis.”

- Roger Federer, undoing all the good work Rafa had done in denying that they are a couple. | X

My little contribution for telltale Riddler.

He is wonderful and portrayed so well it made me want to cry.