5 Reasons Georgetown Students are Ron Swanson

youareronswansonHere at Georgetown, we get to experience the surrounding neighborhood as well as the city of Washington, D.C. But do you ever feel like life here is too fast-paced? Do you ever feel like you could take a few days to treat yourself, eat a waffle and hang out with your local government officials? Maybe you should pop by a little town called Pawnee, Indiana, the setting to NBC’s Parks and Recreation.

Wrapping up its sixth season, Parks and Rec has said goodbye to two of its main characters, Chris Traeger and Ann Perkins. But never fear! Besides perky Leslie Knope and a bunch of other amazing characters, we still have the glory that is Ron Swanson. Played by Nick Offerman (more like Nick Awesome-man), Ron has more in common with the average Georgetown student than you’d think. Here’s why:

1. He knows how to prioritize.

Georgetown students are notorious for balancing their many activities. Whether you’re planning on spending the night going to a club meeting, exercising at Yates or maybe even (gasp!) doing homework, you’ve got a full plate, but you’ll always find some way to get it done. Ron Swanson feels the same way. He’s got his own pyramid of greatness!

2. He has goals to work toward. 

We here at Georgetown are pretty ambitious. Whether you’re hoping to be the next President, the next Bill Gates or the BP champion of your floor, you have goals and dreams. Ron Swanson does too. Whether he’s passionately pursuing woodworking or bacon-eating, he strives to be the very best.

3. He is great at “fake-working.”

This is the phenomenon where you look like you’re working really hard but in fact you’re surfing 4E or Facebook. As an employee of the government who hates the government, this basically summarizes Ron’s life. For Georgetown examples of fake-working, sneak up behind 99% of students on Lau 2 on any given night.

4. Yeah, he’s a little bit jaded.

At this point in the year, it’s safe to say that most students have comfortably settled into their Georgetown lives. Gone are the days of not being sure which Corp drink to order (any of these will do), gone is that tiny sense of shame when you sit down in Lau on a weekend night (midterm season: never forget), gone are the days of getting lost in the MSB (actually, this still happens). Ron has been jaded since birth and he doesn’t care who knows it.

5. He may be serious sometimes, but he knows how to party. 

Do I even have to explain?

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The Fluffington Post

procrastinators guide

So you’re a news junkie, constantly checking for the next breaking story instead of doing, y’know, work stuff.

All that doom-and-gloom news can start to weigh a little heavy on your mind, so it’s good to throw in some light-hearted fare, and there’s no site quite as perfect for that as The Fluffington Post. Billing itself as “The #1 news source for breaking news and investigative journalism FLUFFY ANIMALS,” the Post is the ultimate source of cute animal pictures and hard-hitting news stories like “Puppy is nervous about first day of day care” and “Cat and Dog kiss on a dare.”

If you have one animal in particular that fills your heart with joy, they have tabs to sort out Puppies, Kitties, Bunnies, Birdies, Rodentia, Menagerie and, my personal favorite, Petflix! You’re even able to submit your own pictures and stories to spread some cute to the entire world.

So take a break from Huffington, and turn instead to Fluffington. You’ll thank me later.

The Procrastinator’s Guide to the Galaxy: Free Rice

My dear Hoyas, we hope your Easter Break has been all that you dreamed it would be but let’s face it, we’re only running from the debacle that will begin when we resume our coursework next week.

People are always throwing the word “Procrastinator” around with some sort of negative connotation. Why should we be ashamed of our lifestyle, especially when the time spent delaying work could be used for something more productive, like saving the world? Alas, we provide you with a meaningful distraction that will make you feel honored to join the ranks of the Procrastinators. If you have that paper looming over your head, log on to FreeRice.com and start making that difference in the world! The site is filled with many questions of different subjects, from literature, humanities, and language learning to chemistry, human anatomy, and math. For every question you answer correctly, the UN World Food Programme donates 10 grains of rice to areas around the world dealing with struggles of chronic hunger.

So why start on that lab report when you could be answering questions to alleviate world hunger? Not to mention, many of the questions are very easy and will restore your self-esteem to its original state before you began college.

Well, there you have it: avoiding productivity with productivity. However, if you’re looking for something completely and utterly unproductive and a total waste of time, check this out.

Enjoy the rest of your break and good luck!