dec. 26, 2016: what NOT TO DO vs. what TO DO as a student
after rambling on and on about my first semester as a high school junior in this post, I have decided to compile a list of tips (if u can call them that) of things you should think of doing versus things you SHOULD NOT DO, LIKE, EVER as a student! i’m planning on following these things during the upcoming semester.
Eat nothing in school. (Unless it’s Ramadan or something.) You need to eat, you’ll feel dizzy and weak and your health will be negatively affected without (HEALTHY) food. That happened to me. What I (generally) take to school are a few crackers, my own homemade cheese ‘dip’ (or some Babybel/string cheese), yogurt, and a little candy bar.
Spend too much time in the bathroom/shower. This is THE WORST thing I do to myself…this is my “go-to” method of procrastination. I just shower or spend time in the bathroom for, like A LOT OF TIME per day. Just take this as a little piece of advice from me: don’t spend time you could be practicing for that math test, badly singing Whitney Houston songs. Just don’t. Your future self will thank you.
Study continuously for prolonged periods of time. I HATE sitting down for a long time, oh my gosh. My back hurts, my butt hurts, I start to get drowsy. Refer to tip #9 of the “Do’s” for a solution.
Start a TV show during the school year. Unless you have PERFECT time management skills, just don’t get hooked into a TV show. I’m 99.98% sure you’ll binge-watch and regret your life. I’m really glad I didn’t start watching Gossip Girl last semester, and I’m not gonna do it this next semester, either.
Invest in a planner or start a bullet journal. I’ve used both methods. Just get any cheap old notebook, or, if you can afford it and you want to, splurge a little and just record all upcoming events and everything you need to do. You don’t have to spend 1229834 hours decorating your planner/bujo like the perfect ones you see here on tumblr. Maybe add a little color code, a little doodle here and there. Just decorate it however you want (or don’t!!!) as long as you’re not taking away precious study time. I personally have a 2017 planner that I’ve recently started to use, so I’m just gonna stick with that, tbh.
Designate a day per week/two weeks to just review past/current material taken in a particular course. Okay, in the past I’ve been too lazy to actually do this, but I AM gonna start doing this next semester. I’m probably leave the weekend for physics and chemistry, and maybe Sunday for biology…I think I’m gonna make a specific post about that later.
Stay hydrated! Oh my gosh, this one is so important. Whenever I don’t bring a water bottle to school, I end up cranky, sleepy, and suffering from a headache. For those reasons, I think it is always a good idea to take a water bottle with you to school.
Find time to exercise. It is rather hypocritical of me, a lazyass slob, to say this, but you pretty much ALWAYS have SOME time during the week for a workout. Even once or twice. Not gonna lie to myself anymore.
Do as much “homework” as you can in school. I have a total of 45 minutes of break per school day, so I’m going to use those to do work. The only problem I have is finding someplace I won’t be distracted by my friends. I think I’ve got that covered, though.
Organize your binders/folders/whatever frequently. Just do it and YOU WILL NOTICE A BIG DIFFERENCE in how quickly you finish your tasks. I have an expandable file folder in which I keep any papers/notes/stuff I write or receive throughout the week, and then after the end of the week I spend time filing them into big binders for each subject.
Maintain a clean and tidy room + desk. I literally CANNOT focus if my study area is messy. My grades DROP. It’s hard to study when you have an area the size of a large textbook to do work in, and a pile of papers/clothes/BOTH at your feet. I advise you to tidy (which does NOT mean redecorate) your desk before your study session, just to get some more space to think and do work.
Join some kind of school club/extracurricular activity. Joining my school’s Model UN has given me so much joy and I’ve met so many wonderful people. I really advise you all to join something!! Just remember, manage your time wisely!!!
Use the Pomodoro method to study. It’s simple yet effective. Try it and you’ll understand what I mean. I’ve especially aced a ton of memorization-based tests because of this method.
Start working on projects early. Not only does this reduce stress levels, it also may help you boost your grade! If you experience any issues, you can just write your question(s) down on a little sticky note and ask your teacher instead of panicking at 1 AM!!!!
Trust fall? How about trust wallride or trust ollie? Let’s all trust that, “The children are the future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.” Tyson Peterson & Roman Pabich, it’s your world. We’re all counting on you. #FBF #FlowBroFriday
One good thing about the future is that speedsters can finally get drunk. Stumbling over his dark burgundy converses, Barry giggles loudly, breath becoming chilled in the air. He forgot how good alcohol is! It’s been years since he last got drunk.
His blue cardigan whips in the wind, along with his long hair and he stops in front of the apartment building. He takes a sip, opening the door. “Y/N! Y/N, come have intercourse with me!” the speedster hollars, taking another sip of his beer and wincing. Damn, this stuff is strong! “I need you to-to let me in!” he shouts, nimble pointer finger pressed to the button. “I had drinks but I drank ‘em all.” he laughs, cupping his hand around the speaker and stage whispering your name.
When you clomp down the ugly brown steps, dark gray sweater pulled to your knuckles, arms crossed, Barry gasps, stumbling towards you. You can smell the alcohol from him, making you frown. “Why are you here, Barry? Go home.” you tell your ex, seeing his dark brown hair touch his pale freckled cheeks.
“But I don’t wanna! I don’t have a home…” he pouts, staring down at you. A sigh rolls off the tip of your tongue and scolding yourself internally, you grab his hand, helping him up the staircase. “You know, I really, really, really missed you….I wore my lucky boxers today.” he giggles, walking into your apartment. Barry takes another swig, hiccuping while he removes his cardigan, leaving him in his black t-shirt. “Sex me up! I have nothing to lose!” he laughs, sticking the top of the beer bottle into his mouth, shimming his skinny jeans off.
Your eyes widen. “Barry! You’re drunk, you don’t know- oh…” you whisper, noticing that you can feel strands of his hair on your cheeks. The speedster presses his lips to yours, backing you up to the counter. A moan slips out of your mouth and you tug on his lengthy locks, hearing the sound of a bottle set on the flat surface.
Barry curls his hands around the backs of your thighs. “Jump.” he giggles to the side of your face, upturned nose indenting your cheek. When you do, he flashes your bottoms off, along with his. “I love you soooo much…” he mutters in a giddy tone as he enters you. A groan escapes you as you furrow your eyebrows together, running your fingers through his chestnut hair.
How will you know if he really loves you? With another cute giggle, he rocks his hips with yours, traveling his large hands up your sweater, grabbing your boobs. Gasping, you place open mouthed kisses on his sharp jaw, grinding your hips with his. Barry moans, smiling as he tilts his head back, vibrating his body. “Barry…” you whisper, “Were y-you thinking of me?” you breathe, becoming closer and closer with each thrust.
“Of course I was.” he pants, bright hazel eyes hiding behind his hair. “Y/N!” the speedster shouts when he cums along with you. Breathless, you gaze at your ex, chest rising and falling. Barry grins at you, “I love bein’ drunk.” he laughs, black shirt sticking to his torso as he pulls out. You blink, watching him stumble. Why do you feel weak all of the sudden? “I love you.”
Stockholm duo INDIIA seems to have scratched their previous song Sunny Day, which we praised with zeal last year before the track disappeared from Soundcloud. The mysterious pair has reappeared instead on Black Butter Records with their formal debut, Out Of Love, which features vocals by emerging chanteuse Whitney. The production outfit is inspired by the likes of Neikid and Zara Larsson, and their mellifluous pop sensibility shines brilliantly on infectious Out Of Love, a summer pop and dance crossover anthem. Out Of Love is described as being about: “A person falling out of love with someone or something. Mostly it makes sense as a song to another person, but the lyrics started from the idea of falling out of love with yourself.” Expect to hear much more from INDIIA over the coming months. Out Of Love is available from iTunes, here.
Last chance! Don’t miss Sophia Al-Maria: Black Friday, closing Monday. The exhibition presents a new video and installation exploring mall culture and consumerism in the United States and the Gulf region. It is Al-Maria’s first solo show in the U.S.
[Installation view of Sophia Al-Maria: Black Friday (July 26-October 31, 2016). Collection of the artist; courtesy Anna Lena Films, Paris and The Third Line, Dubai. Whitney Museum of American Art; New York. Photograph by Ron Amstutz]
Any fans of The Real L Word in the house? Today the lovely Whitney Mixter graced the set, filming a scene with Marem Hassler. As the writer, I love to think my world is populated with random badasses like her. Hopefully she can make it back for future installments!
what she really means:
I just don't understand how in a matter of practically a year, Jill Ellis can turn the USWNT upside down. How did she turn it into a team with so many amazing players progressing, growing, to not giving many of them the confidence? Whitney Engen isn't in her future plans? Crazy. Blasphemy. Christen Press thankfully is still playing, but how long before other vets or underrated players decide to retire early or are somehow not in Jill's "plans"?
“It’s pretty far out.Ten years ago I suppose people would have found it kind of crazy. But today, with all the things that are happening in space, I don’t think we will be criticized for looking into the future.” – Grace Lee Whitney, discussing Star Trek before its television debut.
David Wojnarowicz was born on this day in 1954. One day this kid … includes a grainy image of the artist as a child, set within a text he wrote that outlines what he saw the future holding for a queer person. The Whitney will mount the first major, monographic presentation of the artist’s work in over a decade next fall.
David Wojnarowicz (1954–1992), One day this kid …, 1990. Photostat, 30 × 40 1/8 in. (76.2 × 101.9 cm). Edition of 10. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Print Committee 2002.183. Courtesy of The Estate of David Wojnarowicz and P.P.O.W Gallery, New York, NY
“A gripping show. It chronicles a sculptural career that is singular for its profusion of color, crafts and materials; its opening up of historical avenues closed by Minimalism; and its faith in both accessibility and advanced art, that other New. And it’s a great way for the Whitney to decamp, tossing the Met the keys, knowing that we won’t soon forget that it still owns the place.” —The New York Times celebrates Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, opening today.
Happy birthday to Vito Acconci, born today in 1940. In this video, Acconci discusses his performance project Security Zone (1971), which took place at New York City’s Pier 18, near the site of the future Whitney.