Sour Milk and Explosions in the Sky

Yesterday was a busy, busy day for me. I worked until 8:00pm and stayed up until well after midnight studying.


Dinner was provided at my second job, and I am never one to refuse free food! I have only been to Tijuana flats one other time, and feel a little daunted by the large menu. On twitter, I asked for healthy and delicious options at this Mexican chain.


Per Ryan’s recommendation, I ordered the regular size burrito (only I got black bean instead of veggie) on a whole wheat tortilla with no cheese, no sour cream, lettuce, tomato, and added a side of guacamole.




It was definitely a manageable size, unlike so many other fast-food type burrito places. I didn’t feel overly stuffed, even after eating all but about three chips! It was really yummy, too!


This morning, I am REALLY tired. Working two jobs, blogging, maintaining my grades, trying to exercise and stay healthy, looking for a job (career/engineering-related) and trying to make time for friends and family is getting to me! I’m sure many people can relate. I feel like this will only make me a stronger person in the long run.


I had a mini-melt down when I got home last night. I love having alone time, but honestly coming home to an empty apartment (I live alone) is really sad. I just don’t think I will ever fully get used to it, even though I feel like a really independent person. Sometimes I just need a hug, and I miss having roommates (or my best friend down the hall!) as a built-in support group.


I took a break and watched the season premiere of the HILLS on MTV. It made me miss BFF Debbie…Luckily she is coming to visit exactly one month from today! 😀


I have my first final at 1:00pm today. Unlike previous semesters, where I live off CLIF bars and Coke Zero (bad!) I took the effort to make a “decent” breakfast. Unfortunately I don’t have much in the way of produce, and my milk has gone sour. I did the best that I could and made blackberry jam and peanut butter toast with an apple.




I ate my breakfast and drank my coffee while studying…




…and listening to Pandora on my iPhone. I have it on “Explosions in the Sky” Radio. It helps me focus on studying because it is soothing and has very minimal words.




Wow! This has been quite a long morning post! I guess sometimes a girl just has a lot to say!


❤ MegaNerd

40 Responses

  1. I felt the same way when I was getting my undergrad even though I had a roommate! My roomy was always working when I was home, and vise versa. After a while, I came to enjoy my alone time. Now, that I’m married, I cherish my alone time! It will take some getting used to, but you will feel better soon!

  2. Oh girl, I know EXACTLY how you’re feeling! I’m studying til about 11pm each night, and running and blogging…I’ve let friends go for the time being though!! I’m a total HERMIT! Ach, it will all soon be over 🙂
    Good luck with the exams!

  3. I know exactly how you feel! Up until March I was living alone in my new apartment and sometimes when you need someone around most they aren’t there. That’s the only downside to living alone, but other than that it’s pretty enjoyable.
    Good luck with all your finals and you will power through everything else and come out on top!

    Love Explosions in the Sky!

  4. I’m sorry you’ve been feeling this way. It must be tough, coming home at the end of the day to an empty place.. Just call a friend when you’re feeling like that, I’m sure they wouldn’t mind. 🙂
    I love Explosion in the Sky!
    Good luck with your final!

  5. Awww, I understand. I lived alone in the summer months during grad school, and while I liked the alone time at first, I always felt so lonely by the second or third week without my roommie. 😦

  6. I ❤ Tijuana Flats!!! I have it at least once a week. Did you try any of the hot sauces?! SO good!!!
    I never once felt lonely when I lived alone… I wonder why? Maybe because I never had a good roommate experience? I wish we could trade living situations–then I'd have my alone-ness and you'd have company all the time! Good?!

  7. Hang in there. Life can be crazy, but I am always impressed with how you seem to maintain a balance with all of the activities and duties you have.

  8. You can do this Megan! Good luck on your exams.

  9. Haha when I prep for exams it’s the same way- caffiene and clif bars!

  10. Good luck on the finals!

  11. You’ll feel so much better when finals are over. Don’t worry!! And if it makes you feel better, I was totally watching The Hills too, so it’s almost like we were watching it together 🙂

  12. Explosions in the Sky Radio is what I listen to as well while studying!!! Great minds think alike 😉 Good luck on your exam!

  13. Ironically enough, I just put on Explosions in the Sky on my itunes! I love it.

    I hope everything starts getting better fo you. I’m sure you’re going to find a good entry level job soon enough. Keep your chin up, Megan!

  14. I’m sorry you’re having hard time!! I felt the same way when I was in school, had a boyfriend, worked 2 jobs, etc. and it was HARD. But as hard as it was, I don’t have most of those things anymore and I’d rather HAVE them and deal than not have them. Anyways, don’t give up, it’ll get better!

  15. Life is definitely crazy, especially when you’re balancing a million things at once, but it is actually kind of nice to be busy when you’re feeling lonely. That’s how I felt when I first moved out on my own (and was living in a new country). That said, now I LOVE having my own space that’s just for me. 😀

  16. explosions in the sky ROCKS as far as studying music goes! nice taste in music :0)

  17. Good luck on your final!!! My life is going to be nearly as hectic as your starting fall semester. I must be a glutton for punishment.

  18. I don’t know how you do it – it’s hard for me to just keep up with a full time job and working out/eating right! Major kudos to you!

    As for living alone – In the long run I bet you’ll appreciate this time in your life. I lived on my own for a couple years and while it was really rough, I definitely learned A LOT about myself! Just remember that this too shall pass!

    Keep your head up – you’re an inspiration to all of us!

  19. that looks like a lovely breakfast to me! That apple actually looks delicious. Haven’t had a green apple in forever!
    Oh, and I totally feel you on the 3 jobs thing :-/

  20. Hang in there love! I’m right there with you trying to balance everything you are (but obviously not doing it well since blogging has ceased right now)! We can do it!

    ….and yes, you’re amazing 🙂

  21. An apple and pb&j is the breakfast of champions! I’ve lived alone and with roommates and while they both have their pros and cons – it IS nice to have someone to chat with at the end of the day. Maybe G-chat can be a good substitute 🙂

  22. LOVE Explosions In The Sky….and love that you like them! It’s not often that I find bloggers with a taste in music similar to my own 🙂

  23. haha, I hate country too (referring to your comment above). Sometimes quick Mexican does the trick. Great healthy substitutions. I always forget that you can do that!

  24. I swear, every time I eat a Clif bar, I think about your week of taking finals and eating Clif bars! Could have been so much worse! Good luck the next couple of weeks!

  25. TF is awesome. I always get a bean quesadilla on a wheat tortilla. Yum!

  26. I feel you on being alone. I hate it when I don’t have anyone to come home too. Especially after a crazy day. I really need someone to talk it out with!

    Good luck on your exams. You’ll do awesome!

  27. sorry you are lonely! I am really independent and loved living alone. maybe try and think of all the good things about living alone?

  28. Best of luck!! You will be through this soon!!

    I actually love my alone time…but I definitely have conversations with my dog! If I didn’t have her, I’d probably feel quite lonely. I hope you get a hug soon!

  29. good luck on your finals this week! I know you’re going to rock them like none-other! 🙂

  30. yay for explosions in the sky!!! I listen to “Ghosts & Vodka” for studying 🙂

  31. I’m sorry you’re going through such a tough time 😦 But you seem to have the right attitude – it’s all leading to something better!! And good luck tonight on your final! Kick it in the bootay

  32. Hang in there, Megan! I bet you’ll do great on your finals. And, I’m looking forward to hopefully seeing you in a month 🙂

    I can never get over the fact that Explosions in the Sky is from Texas. I think that’s so random, and I love it!

  33. Hang in there, girl. I totally feel the same way at the moment but we can do it! 🙂 I hear you on the living alone, too… good for less studying distractions, but def gets lonely 😦

  34. Hang in there. School is tough, but I promise that before you know it, it will be over and you will actually miss it someday.

  35. Good luck for your exam – you will rock it I am sure 🙂

  36. I saw Explosions in the Sky open up for the Flaming Lips last summer. They were good.

  37. Hang in there pal! Love u!

  38. that bread is so cute, it looks like a pair of butterflies! and delish, of course! good luck on the exam!

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