16 Hours on Campus


Today has been one LONG day! I got a ton of stuff accomplished though, which made me feel good! My test seemed to go okay, better than the others have been lately!

Best part of the day… a field trip!

At 3:00 pm, I met the rest of my classmates and my concrete design teacher at the construction site.


We didn’t have to travel far. In fact, I walked to the site! UCF is building a performance arts building and it was just on the other end of campus.


(It kind of looks like puzzle pieces!! Me no like.)

I’m glad that I kept my hardhat and steel toed boots around from my internship! They were required to go on site!


I didn’t take a picture of myself… but this is the exact same thing, minus the bridge (from last year). I look so hott right? LOL.



The site was cool! We saw all the “underneath” stuff (rebar, etc) before the concrete slabs go in. I’ve seen this stuff a thousand times, but it is always different. I got to see post-tension cables… I don’t think anyone actually knows what that is, but I was intrigued.

I forgot how much walking site visits required! I climbed up the 19 foot wooden ladder a few times, and it was scary!!!

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take my camera out because of the site rules. It ended up working out because it started to POUR!!


My clothes got soaking wet, and my jeans were all muddy at the bottoms. Luckily, I had a change of shirt, but not pants. I had to sit through my classes feeling so gross!!

In between the site visit and classes, I stopped at smoothie king on campus to pick up a smoothie. It hit the spot after being outside for 2.5 hours. (I missed my first class…oops!!)


Mmmm… Angel Food! I always ask for no extra sugar, because it saves like 100 calories, and tastes much more natural. I like tasting actual fruit, not just sugar!


I am so glad that I took the time to pack food for the day. It saved me time, and every time I got hungry I just pulled something out of my lunch cooler. A few people said they wouldn’t be satisfied with a bunch of snacks, but I was so busy I didn’t really have time to notice. Eating frequently seemed to keep my energy levels steady, and it was a great excuse to take a break ever 2 hours or so!

I sort of forgot that drinking my 6:00pm smoothie, and eating dinner at 11:00pm would leave me hungry in class. My stomach literally growled so loud that my teacher stopped lecturing to ask me if I was okay! Gaaaah!?!! How embarrassing!!!! I had been hunched over because I was freezing and starving (see Muddy clothes) and so I probably looked miserable.

We were let out late tonight from my design class, putting me on campus for 16 straight hours! I think it’s a record! (Other than living in the dorms.)


Once I finally got home, I quickly showered and heated up my leftover homemade  Minestrone soup. It was PERFECT!!


Well, I used up 16 hours of my day at school… I intend to use the next 7 to 8 in my cozy bed! Jason’s working the night shift, so I get to sleep dead center.


What is the longest amount of time you have ever been on campus, or at work?

My records: Campus (16 hours- today!), Work (19 hours- overnight for a concrete pour!)

❤ MegaNerd

My Manic Monday

Good morning, and happy Monday! Err…Can Monday’s BE happy?

I have a JAM PACKED day starting with a lab at 7:30am, Test at 9:30 am, 2 Assignments due at noon, Field Trip at 3, and then class from 4:30-10:20. YIKES!


I woke up extra early this morning to get my stuff together and out the door on time. I never have time to work out on Monday’s so I take that as my rest day every week. Before I left, I made a nice warm bowl of Pumpkin Oatmeal!


This time, I topped it with plain Oikos and some dried cranberries. YUM!


Since I will have a full field trip recap after dinner, I figured I’ll give you a lunch preview! I packed a lunchbox full of stuff, and I’m planning on stopping for a smoothie after my field trip (my punch card is full, time for a free one!).

I have no idea when I will eat all this, but I’m pretty sure it will all hold me til 5:00 pm when I get a smoothie! 😀


I packed a whole wheat wrap with spinach, hummus, and turkey.


It’s easier for me to eat half at a time because I usually have to be sneaky about eating in class or labs. I don’t really have a lunch break time.


For mid-day snacks…

Leftover cantaloupe from yesterday’s lovely brunch…


…a honeycrisp apple

I pack a napkin and plastic baggie because I always make a mess! I eat the apple, whip my hands, and throw the core into the baggie. It pays to be prepared.


string cheese… (gotta get that Calci-yummm!)


…and a mini CLIF bar.


I realize that I have tons of snacks, and a small wrap, but it’s easier for me to eat this way on busy days. I don’t have time for a full blown lunch, but I need to keep my energy up for my manic Monday!!

I have my stuff all packed up, my change of clothes… I think I’m ready for the day. Off to take my test!

See you tonight! 😀

❤ MegaNerd