Spring Break 2013: Truly, not sarcastically, REALLY the stuff dreams are made of

March 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

Spring break is for the birds. Yes, I’m bitter. Don’t pay any attention to me.

I just had dinner and caught up with one of my most favorite friends, Ricardo (Twitter.com/@yoitsricardo), who just got back from a Drury ENACTUS trip to – wait for it – the Dominican Republic. This week he and a few other Drury students helped install a filtered water system and a playground at a school there. His stories and his Instagrams (check those gems out at Instagram.com/@yoitsricardo) were, as you would guess, totally amazing, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get at least a smidge jealous.

Now THIS is a lucky duck. This is barely relevant, I just wanted to Photoshop it.

I think Ricardo’s trip tops the list, but he’s not the only one of my friends who didn’t let their spring break go to waste. Some Drury friends and acquaintances hit Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco, the Florida Keys, and more – and all I can say is that I’m absolutely green with envy, you lucky, lucky, lucky luck ducks! See the picture on the right for an actual picture of a lucky duck.

As for me, I had no such fun – and I don’t even have anything to show for it. I worked a grand total of four hours. I neglected my homework. I slept purely for sport. I streamed TV shows. I ate meals, per my usual habits… Okay, so my spring break was a little more pathetic than others, but it wasn’t a complete waste – here’s what I did do.

  • Renaissance wood working: yes, it IS a thing. (From Google Images)

    I learned to make macarons. For those of you who don’t know me well, here’s a fun Molly fact: when I get the bright idea to teach myself something new or carry out some obscenely difficult activity, I see it through to the end, even if it means dumping resources and time into something destined to be a complete failure. Such was the Great Macaron Adventure of 2013 – except I didn’t completely fail. After four or five batches, I had the technique down and even made them sort of tasty! I WILL be a macaron artist one of these days. In the mean time, maybe I should pick up Renaissance wood working. That’s a thing, right?

  • I attended some great local music shows. This has become a weekly event for me, but my number one guy, Jason (Twitter.com/@jnone417), hosted a great show last night featuring a Texas band called Ivy League that lots of people went to despite the nasty winter weather. Earlier this week, Commercial Street venue the LemonDrop hosted a show featuring visiting St. Louis band Foxing. Both shows were awesome and lots and lots of fun.
  • I went to an auction. It’s official: I do not talk nearly as fast as auctioneers do.
  • I hung out with my family for a day. A true rarity nowadays – I miss them already!
  • I watched a lot of irrelevant TV. Okay, this is a good place to stop.

Holy last spring break ever, Batman – it just fully dawned on me that this was my last spring break ever. Excuse me while I spend the rest of it crying – but feel free to check out a few of my Instagrams from this last week!

What did you do for your Spring Break? Comment below for a picture of me staring fearfully into the eyes of a creature of your choosing. Yes, I will really make this happen.