Rude Awakenings: Post-Break Pros and Cons

Welcome back to campus! Now that we’re in the semester after a restful break and unrestful syllabus week, here are the pros and cons of really being back.

PRO: Leo’s tastes better than you remembered.

CON: LINES and RATS.

PRO: You’re fully-rested, having had 12 hours of sleep per day, binge-watched 12 shows, eaten solid meals and  spent not too much money.

CON: That’s all gone after the first “Jersey Night” of syllabus week.

CON: The entire LXR bathroom mirror is torn off the wall.

PRO: The Instagram account @georgetownhotmess is back and better than ever.

PRO: You have another opportunity to get more involved in the Georgetown community.

CON: You then get rejected from every club.

PRO: You THEN have more free time for you (2018 is the year of self-care)!

CON: Your first time back in Lau gives you finals PTSD.

PRO: Lau 2 is quiet and there’s plenty of seating.

PRO: You got closure with a high school flame and you’re ready to move on to better things in 2018.

CON: You’ve already deleted and reinstalled Tinder five times, kissed every ex, ghosted someone twice and reverted back to your freshman year self.

CON: You miss your family’s home cooked meals.

PRO: Booey’s pitchers, Wisey’s cookies, and Falafel Inc. don’t make you use table manners.

CON:  The Corp’s coffee tastes nasty and makes your head spin.

PRO: Now you have flex dollars to spend it on!

PRO: You don’t have to worry about driving home after a late night out.

CON: RIP your Uber rating.

CON: You miss vacation, when you could travel to a new place and discover new cultures.

PRO: An Uber to Adams Morgan is a cultural excursion.

PRO: It’s great to be back in Washington, D.C. and you can’t wait to explore the city and museums!

CON: Second week back and the government shuts down. SMH.

 

Photos/Gifs: giphy.com, georgetown.edu

Five Steps for Coping with the Government Shutdown, As Told By Social Media

Government Shutdown

As everyone knows (and if you don’t know, you’ve apparently been under a rock for the last week), the federal government has been shut down due to a failure to agree on a new debt budget.  Social media, especially Twitter, has been EN FUEGO (on fire, for our non-Spanish speaking readers) with commentary on the shutdown. These tweets have been witty, sad, controversial and everything in between.  Here are the 5 Steps for Coping with the Government Shutdown, As Told By Social Media*:

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*Disclaimer: these posts are not representative of my views or those of The Hoya. They simply made me chuckle:

1. Anarchy

If your first reaction was one similar to theirs, you should probably check out this article from early last week.

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2. Acceptance

Now that people began to understand what the shutdown meant, the posts became a little calmer, albeit a bit melodramatic.

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3. Prioritize

How does the shutdown affect you? What should you look out for?

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4. Try to Find a Solution

Some Hoyas on Facebook had some advice for getting through the shutdown:

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5. Look at the Silver Lining

You aren’t in Congress, so unfortunately, there isn’t a whole lot we can do at the moment. Just try and look at the bright side!Screen Shot 2013-10-07 at 8.19.01 PM

While the government shutdown is certainly no laughing matter, at least these students and celebrities helped me get a laugh out of the ordeal.  If you are looking for more bizarre humor, just search “government shutdown pickup lines” on Twitter. Yup, it’s trending.  Hopefully this will be the last shutdown post out of us, and a big thank you to those of you that made it possible.  Keep up the good work!

Photo: Amari O’Bannon, Huffington Post, ParkTheaterVideo