Weekend Confessions: So College It Hurts

Thank you for your love and support on Friday’s post. ♥ 

weekend confessions

Confession #1: My gynecology appointment on Friday was good, terrifying, confusing and disheartening all at the same time. I’m going back this Friday, and I’ll leave it at that.

Confession #2: I went to a formal workout for the first time in a long time, and it was FUN.



A new fitness group on campus hosted an outdoor workout in the middle of campus, so I decided to stop by and join them [10 minutes late]. It wasn’t anything crazy; it was just wonderful to be active outdoors with fellow Terriers.

Confession #3: I waited in line for 1.5 hours to see a comedian I hadn’t even heard of before.


Are any of you fans of the show Parks and Recreation? The comedian we watched was Retta from the show. We definitely had some good laughs!

Confession #4: I don’t want to say that the weather has been perfect these past two weeks because I don’t want to jinx it. But here I am saying it anyway.


Confession #5: My roommate had her birthday dinner this weekend and I felt like I was at a celebrity’s birthday party. 40 people at a trendy hot pot restaurant for THIS MODEL.

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Confession #7: I cooked the vegetables that so many people at the party didn’t want to eat, and I took them home as leftovers. Then I ate them cold. #dontwastefoodplease

Confession #8: Sandwiches are baaaaaack. 🙂 The no-fail meal option.

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Confession #9: I have dessert practically every day here in college. Apparently “sophomore spread” is a thing, (like, my fat is supposed to spread out all over the place? all I can think of with that term is Jabba the Hut), but I think we’ll be okay.

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We walk a lot.

Confession #10: I brought my own peanut butter to the Catholic Center pancake brunch on Sunday.

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“Alison, you did NOT bring your own peanut butter.”

“But alas, here it is on my pancake.”

Confession #12: I spent $5 for public transportation to see fireworks. ‘Twas worth it because of these beautiful people.

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Confession #13: I’m reading more text (that’s not on a blog) than I have in a long time. SO MUCH DENSE READING. SO LITTLE TIME.

Confession #14: I went to the gym for the first time in several months. I felt somewhat lost because a) they moved and added a lot of equipment; b) I hadn’t touched a weight in forever. I’m still not doing anything near what I used to do, but I did use some light kettlebells.

Confession #15: It took me a total of 4 hours to do laundry because apparently, college students like to do laundry on a long weekend. Who would have thought? Not me, evidently.

This weekend was so college, it hurts— studying, dining hall food, and events that require investments I would deem unreasonable outside of a college setting.

I hope you all had a fantastic Labo(u)r Day if you celebrated. Full force ahead!!! (<— me pretending to be enthusiastic about 8AM classes)

So tell me:

What is the most exciting thing you did this weekend?

Do you bring nut butter with you where you know it will be applicable?

Have you ever eaten at a hot pot restaurant?

Please explain what “sophomore spread” is supposed to mean. 


35 thoughts on “Weekend Confessions: So College It Hurts

  1. It sounds and looks like you had a great weekend, even if you had to wait in line for 1.5 hours. Also, I’m so glad the weather has been nice for you! It’s going to be a humid 90F here in Pittsburgh today (but I’ll take it over snow any day!). I have never heard of the term “sophomore spread” before and I’ve never been to a hot pot restaurant. Do you just cook food in pots or what? Very interesting! The most exciting thing I did this weekend was go to the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival!

  2. There are very few things I keep in my bag/purse at all times. One being…. packets of peanut butter. ALL THE TIME. You never know when you’re going to come across some pancakes that need spreading (or just a little hunger quashing)! I would have been right with ya. These sound like awesome times. And you know what.. money is just money. Spending time with friends and gaining these memories is HELLA more important. I start school today so for me this weekend was allll about le laundry and le fridge cleaning and le food prep.

  3. Most exciting thing I did was meet my friends new baby 🙂 I also went out for afternoon drinks with my mom and aunt yesterday afternoon. Also, I have definitely taken my own peanut butter places. Sometimes you just need to 😉

  4. Sophomore spread🙈😜that’s a new one!!! I have no idea!!!!
    Peanut butter and cinnamon in my bag at all times #pleasedontjudgeme😂
    Hot pot restaurant? I was thinking you meant a super trendy place but reading allies comment do you mean you actually bring food in pots?!
    Apparently I’ve been living under a rock! Lol all this new terminology
    Have a great one Alison

  5. Oh my gosh. Bringing your own peanut butter is SO like something I would do. Must. Have. Peanut. Butter. (especially good peanut butter, and especially with pancakes!) And sandwiches = the best! I am so sorry about your appointment. Still praying…hope Friday goes better! I’ve never been to a hot pot restaurant…is it good? I went on a shopping spree: Goodwill and Whole Foods!! Super fun for me! 🙂

  6. Hmm, the most interesting thing I did was (I’m struggling to remember my weekend, how crazy is that)…oh, going to a labor day sale at Goodwill along with every other resident in the whole region. That place was crowded! I couldn’t even finish my shopping because the lines extended through the isles. I did get two tops, a jacket and a pair of boots out of the deal, though, so it was more successful than I was expecting!

    I don’t think I am married enough to my nut butter to bring my own to places, unless it was a hotel room. 😉

    You’ve got me on the sophomore spread… 😐 And I’ve never been to a hot pot restaurant…

    Praying that your appointment on Friday goes well! ❤

  7. I hope your appointment went well, I will text you asap! I’m moving into my dorm tomorrow, and you best believe that I am bringing my own jar of peanut butter 😀 I learned from the best!
    I have never heard of the sophomore spread… it sounds like a gross cafeteria meal special more than anything. I just learned something today!

  8. I had to smile about the peanut butter. I literally did the same thing and got the same question. . . I smiled, said, ‘Yes’ and went on spreading it on my pancake. I did feel a wee bit self-conscious for a bit. And dessert every day sounds like a good deal to me.

  9. Hahaha “events that require investments I would deem unreasonable outside of a college setting” <- truth. I've gone to so many random a cappella concerts, fundraisers, and free food events, and other random things in college hahaha. It's all part of the experience 🙂

    I actually did eat at hot pot restaurants a few times in China 2 summers ago while I was doing an exchange program and they were so cool! I love that you cooked all of the extra veggies haha!

    And I hope your next gyno appointment is more enjoyable :/

  10. “Sophomore spread” is a new one to me but I’m writing it off as fearmongering and you should too. Unless its a nut butter-based spread, in which case you should devour it on an apple or some other implement immediately. I hope your gyno follow up is less terrifying. I have to get my ladyparts checked out next week and I’m also dreading the anticipation (and expecting some, err, problems, due to my history and more recent questionable behaviors.) I understand. It’s scary biznez. But important, so glad you’re taking care of it, whatever IT means for you…
    ps sorry I never, ever actually answer the questions? oop.s.

  11. No shame in bringing your nut butter with you – I would! Imagine pancakes without… I just can’t!
    I have always wanted to try hot pot… Must hunt one down!
    We don’t really have any terms for what year you are in at uni, just 1st years, 2nd years etc. although when you first arrive you are known as freshers and you were always warned about ‘freshers flu’ – basically everyone came down with the flu within their first 2 weeks at uni because loads of people + lots of activities + lack of sleep = flu!

  12. College life looks like so much fun. My roomate is from a college in Chicago, and this is so similar to what she describes to me. It’s so different in Australia!
    I don’t bring nut butter with me, but it is a staple at home. I have, however, been known to bring chilli powder, cinnamon, and tea bags.
    Hot pot restaurants are THE BOMB, and (I think) at their most impressive in South Korea. Except (especially?) when they bring out chopped octopus, still. moving. on. the. plate.
    And Sophomore Spread… is this a whole other thing to the Freshman Fifteen?

  13. i did that at hot pot- haha! we got a ton of veggies and a ton of meats, and since i dont eat any of those meats, i was like okay no one else wants more veg, okay i’ll cook all the veg thats left! oh i cooked it, i dont want to waste it, ah i’ll take it home! 😉 (they all gave me the weirdest looks haha)
    and i’ve definitely done the whole bring your own food/condiments, esp in college, where the dining halls dont have it all.

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