Student Snippets


Sweatpants and lovin' it

I made it through high school without drinking coffee.  Despite all of my friends running to Starbucks after school (but before theatre rehearsal), I only developed an addiction to the little packets of honey.  I thought I was being sneaky, but soon the employees began to notice my pocketing the honey packets and soon I was no longer welcome in the downtown Annapolis Starbucks location.

My refusal to drink coffee only lasted until sophomore year of college, when I was forced to pull an all-nighter and my roommate convinced me to have a cup.  She soon regretted giving me the caffeine, and I ended up bouncing around the room all night, somehow managed to finish my paper, and then passed out hard around 5:30AM.

I was thinking about that first cup of coffee when I purchased my first pair of sweatpants.  I know, I know, I don't know how I've managed to live a full 24 years without outright owning a pair of sweatpants -  I think it was because I didn't want to disappoint Karl Lagerfeld, who stated that "Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants."  Now, I wouldn't say that I've been defeated by this first semester of grad school, but I've come pretty darn close.  My new sweatpants have actually made studying a little more pleasant, at least comfort-wise.

I don't know exactly what point I'm trying to make here with this post.  Perhaps some sort of "You can get through it," "Don't let anyone (especially Karl Lagerfeld) keep you from doing what you need to do."  But I hope that, if any of you are struggling as this semester draws to a close, you have some comfy sweatpants to get you through.

(And if you are fans of rap, you can also listen to Childish Gambino's "Sweatpants," which (as far as I can tell) has nothing to do with sweatpants, but will definitely make you feel motivated, even if you might be fibbing a little when you sing along with Donald Glover as he declares that he's "doing me better than you doing you.")