So I think I jinxed myself when I said I was excited for a Monday full of work – it was the longest day ever. I felt exhausted by 11 am and I didn’t have much work to do, so the time passed more slowly. I was also anticipating the evening, so it felt like a Friday. Unfortunately, when 5 o’clock finally hit, I had a massive headache. Despite how I was feeling, I met some really nice partners while I was waiting for Matt to arrive at dinner.
The orientation barbecue was held at Duke gardens, right where my sister had her wedding reception! I got there early, but within 20 minutes, this area was covered with 440 new students. There were lots of babies there too and they were fun to watch.
Dinner was burgers, dogs, and bbq chicken. I had the chicken with tons of these delicious beans. They tasted so sweet and tangy.
I had a bite of a cookie before handing it to Matt,
because I wanted cobbler. I had peach and it hit the spot. I haven’t had cobbler in forever; it seems like no one makes cobbler or pie these days, but between the cupcake craze and my cake obsession, maybe I’ve just overlooked it?
I’m trying to recover from this headache, so I can make it over to the party across the street. There’s soo much going on, I can’t keep up!
Do you sacrifice sleep for fun events or give in to tiredness and potentially miss-out?
[edited to add: I did go out and it was so much fun. If this party had only been on a Friday night…]