16 Hours on Campus

Whew!!!

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.

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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.

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(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!

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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.

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BAHAHA.

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!!

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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!!)

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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!

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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!!

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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

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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!

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

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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.

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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.

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For mid-day snacks…

Leftover cantaloupe from yesterday’s lovely brunch…

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…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.

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

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…and a mini CLIF bar.

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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