Day in worklife… and Shopping!!!

Vid of the day:

OK. For the purposes of this post, surfing = shopping. Surfing = shopping. Got it? Got it? Right? Come back at the end and it’ll make sense. Like after when I start talking about shopping 3/4 of the way through this post. Did it make sense? Yes? No? Maybe? Probably not? Whatever.

So I will post something different, like about the Sierra Club or sustainability or books or something, soon. But it’s only one week until I’m moving in (oh wait, one week – 1 day! Nooooo!!!).

I’ll just do what I’ve done other days and try to cover the life of an MIT prefrosh preparing for college (and working, and sitting at her computer for hours when she should be exercising, and yelling at her computer for being slow, and not catching up on sleep…)

So I wake up to find an angry mom yelling at me for not doing the kitchen (well, I did everything but the pots and wiping the counter… ^_^;;;) so I cleaned the kitchen and then ran to work, tripped on the sidewalk and fell on the nail of my thumb and my knee (both seem OK now… I think XD;) and then got there in time to splurge on my favorite gluten-free apple spice muffin from the farmer’s market before running into the ferry just in time.

We got to work… nothing really exciting, we pruned a bit but all the stuff is going to grow back anyway and we’re only back for two more days… and then we went to the bookstore and did stuff, and then there was nothing to do so we went into the computer and I showed my “colleagues” the videos from yesterday’s post =) They seemed to especially like the second one XD

Then, while we were waiting for the Governor’s Island Ferry to take us back, I suddenly spotted a bag. Not just any bag. The STRIVE 2009 Earth Day Festival bag! Basically I helped start this festival this year which took place at our school, long story that deserves a post or so of its own, but I found out that that woman had taken her kid to the festival and had a “great time” XDDD So that made my day =)

Which was a good thing because then I started walking to the back of the line for the ferry. It took about ten minutes to get there. There was a bee’s nest and the bees were seriously bouncing all around like angry yellow sparks just a few feet away from us. (That’s something to mention to my supervisor.) Anyway, I get there and Marelina calls me and she’s like “Hey! Marcela! Where are you! We’re waiting with the employees in front of the boat!”

So at the end of my fifth week working here I had to walk all the way back up the line for another ten minutes like I was a dolt and it was my first day there. Don’t even ask.

OK, time for the more interesting part of the day (besides STRIVE, that tops everything off):

Dorm shopping!

Guess what happened. You would never believe it. Not in a million years. It is a rare event. I can’t believe I saw it happen with my own eyes.

I… bought clothes that I actually kind of like!

And at Daffy’s. Shirt and yoga pants. I brought out $40 and the lady at the register was like, “Um… you don’t need that.” So my first clothing purchase of the summer (my two shirts from the spring don’t really count) amounted to <$20!

Yay Daffy's!
New Outfit!

Grr why is this sideways? Bad lighting… oh well, it looks better from the side anyway =)

I also got a cool comforter for $17 and 8 food storage containers for $6 and a pillow for $8 and a reusable bag for $0.99 and more at this place Lena showed me called LOT-LESS =) Gotta go back to see if they have headphones too…

Oh and I almost forgot the backpack! Modells’ is having a cool sale where you can get two backpacks for the price of one. But I don’t think I want TWO backpacks (each backpack has a warranty so you can replace it if it gets broken or whatever), so I got an Adidas Martin pack on sale for $35 + tax =)

Still gotta get the sleeping bag and mat, maybe from K-mart or Paragon if all else fails…

Then my dad helped me bring it all home, and I found that we had a delivery… a small rectangular box…

So I put it in the reusable bag and said, “Hey ma, could you see what’s in here?”

Very creative, I know.

But she looked and it was – voila! An iTouch. (The one that comes with the Mac.)

Mom + iTouch =

Mom with her iTouch!