Cat Power

Finals have finally began, and the spring semester is coming to a close.

My first final was on Friday, and it was the oral exam for French. Like majority of the class, I chose to sing a song… I performed “Cap Diamant” by Coeur de Pirate, accompanied by my lovely new ukulele. Only me and another girl actually brought in an instrument. It was both of our first times performing in front of an audience, and we got through it nervous and slightly shaky, but it went really well. Maybe it was due to the excitement of performing in front of people, or perhaps it was the enormous picture of a fat cat projected on the screen behind us as we were up there–it’s not easy to attribute the success of our performances to any one thing.

First final down, five more to go. The end of finals week culminates with an orientation for the World Science Festival, a French play, and the Color Run Shine Tour! So, not such a bad week, so long as I get past all of the stress. Onwards I shall go, as usual.


Lack of Sleep

I need more sleep–that’s generally my problem. Or rather, most college students’ problem. I always try really hard to stay awake at all times when I’m at school, especially when I’m in class. I kept dozing off today in art history class, and I tried to prevent it by sitting up, pinching myself, drinking water, etc., but I just couldn’t keep my eyes open. I didn’t actually fall asleep, but my eyes would shut and I wouldn’t realize it until I forced opened them again. In addition to my lack of sleep, the fact that it was already dark out, and that all the lights were off in the room except for the projector and the two lamps that gave off a soft, orange-y yellow glow, made me even more sleepy.

Annnddd… my professor noticed I was dozing off. Continue reading

I Should Be Sleeping

I should be sleeping. I went shopping with my parents to Long Island and got a headache on the way there that persisted for hours, and it still lingers now. I ended up not buying anything, and coming home hungry, tired and really out of it, aannddd I have class bright and early tomorrow. I have to wake up at 5:26 am to be exact, and that’s if the first alarm manages to wake me.

I should be sleeping, but I can never bring myself to go to sleep early enough to get a decent amount of sleep for school. I still have to check the weather, pick out an outfit, pack my bag and lunch, clean my desk, water Nolie, my bamboo plant (yes I named my bamboo plant), and more…

I should be sleeping, but instead I just have to stay up listening to music and doing nothing, because that obviously feels more important.

I should be sleeping, but I can’t stop thinking about everything. Now more often than ever, I find myself stuck in my head so deeply, that I forget what I did right before or during I spaced out. I applied to a college as a transfer student last night, and filled out another application to send in this coming week, all that’s left is to pay for the application and send in my transcripts. I probably won’t end up transferring, but I will regret not applying more than spending the money on those applications. And it’s not just the college stuff, but that’s a chunk of it.

I should be sleeping, but the night beckons me to stay awake.


This is a rushed post, sort of. I want to get into the habit of posting, regardless of how much content there is or how interesting (at least at the beginning), so I don’t abandon the blog.

I’m exhausted and have a headache, and today was the first day of the spring semester. Continue reading