The Five Stages of Waiting at Così

Banner - CosiSo it’s 4:45 p.m. on a Tuesday. You just finished class and are ready for dinner, but you’re not feeling Leo’s. And then you remember, you can now use meal swipes at Così. You race across campus, power walk through Leavey and reach the land of bowls and flatbread. And that’s when the five stages of waiting at Cosi begin…

1. You walk inside and almost pass out looking at the line to order and crowd waiting to pick up food. You are shocked that this many people eat dinner at 4:56 p.m. on a Tuesday, let alone attend Georgetown.

2. You spot half of your freshman floor, two kids from Intro to Philosophy and that almost- DFMO from Club Lau last weekend. You keep your head down and proceed in line.

3. At the front of the line, you reach for a bread sample, knowing this morsel will tide you over for the next hour. And after ten minutes of going back and forth between ordering the TBM and the Brazilian Steak Bowl, you make a last minute decision and order the BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza.

4. Next you successfully complete your order, after taking a good 30 seconds to choose between chips or carrots. You are handed your number, and now the fun can begin.

… 57 and a half minutes later…
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5. You finally hear your number called, and crawl to the counter – tears seeping out of the corner of your eyes – and retrieve the Holy Grail your food.
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And you think, maybe Leo’s would have been a better choice, but you know that you’ll be back again tomorrow next week, reliving the five stages of waiting at Cosi.

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Play While You Wait

Travel AppsAs Hoyas gear up to travel home for Thanksgiving break, many will find themselves bored waiting in an airport terminal or sitting on a train. Most of us instinctively turn to our phones to pass the time, but while travelling, there often isn’t WiFi around and cellular connection isn’t the best. To alleviate your woes, 4E has compiled some of the best apps to download and play while you anxiously wait to return home.

94 Seconds – This is basically a one-person game of Scattergories. As the name implies, you have 94 seconds to name something within a category, given one letter. For example, it could give you the category of fruit and the letter B, and you would type banana, blueberry, etc. Fair warning: This game is extremely addictive.IMG_2201-1

Flow – If you haven’t heard of this game, you need to go download it immediately. It’s extremely simple: You connect dots of the same color and try to fill up the board. Don’t let the lack of difficulty fool you. This game will literally keep you occupied for hours. There are an insane number of levels to complete, making it the perfect game to play while traveling.screen568x568

Candy Crush Saga – Almost everyone has heard of this game by now, and for good reason: It’s a great game to play when you’ve got some time to kill. Here’s a little cheat I’ve learned while playing: If you run out of lives and don’t want to wait, set your phone’s clock forward a few hours and go back into the game. Voila! More lives! (I play this game compulsively.)candycrushsaga

Any “Bloons Tower Defense” game – This is geared more towards those of you who like strategic games rather than puzzles. The main objective of the game is to pop “bloons” before they reach the end of a track that spans the screen, using towers that shoot darts, bombs and even lasers as you upgrade. Once you get up to around level 50, the game becomes more challenging, but regardless of difficulty, it remains wildly entertaining.bloons-tower-defense-3-screenshot0

Tiny Wings – This game is $0.99, but it’s worth the small purchase. Use landscaped hills to carry a tiny bird across “islands” before the sun goes down. I know it’s a strange description, but trust me, Tiny Wings is both exhilarating and addicting.screen568x568-1

Go download some (or all) of these games in the hopes that you won’t fall asleep and miss your flight. Safe travels home, Hoyas!

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I’m about to Peace: Waiting at the Airport

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Hope you guys are excited for Thanksgiving break! Unfortunately, before you get to eat turkey, you may have a long road ahead of you. (Literally.) Many of you are going to have to wait for what seems like an eternity to board a plane. Luckily, 4E has made you a stellar playlist to keep you calm while waiting and get you pumped to take off.

1. World’s Greatest – R Kelly You made it! It’s time to put all your carry-on bags down and slump into one of those exceedingly comfy airport chairs. It took a lot to get here; you lasted almost an entire semester, you got yourself to the airport and you even made it through security! Appreciate how awesome you are.

2. I Will Wait – Mumford and Sons Even though you’re the world’s greatest, you still have to wait like everyone else. So wait awhile with Mumford and Sons.

3. Waiting on the World to Change – John Mayer One day you will be able to teleport home but for now you’ll just have to chill in the waiting area.

4. Hold On, We’re Going Home – Drake You’ve been away from home for about three months now. All you have to do is hold on for a little bit longer!

5. Like a G6 – Far East Movement You’re probably not actually taking a G6 home but here’s to hoping that you at least get upgraded to first class!

6. Spaceship – Kanye West At some point, after you’ve exhausted scrolling through every form of social media you’ll be praying for any form of transportation, even a spaceship, to take you away from the smelly guy across from you.

7. Big Jet Plane – Angus and Julia Stone If you take this song literally, it makes a lot of sense.

8. Leaving on a Jet Plane – John Denver This song is an absolute tear-jerker and it may make you realize how much you are going to miss eating Ramen with your roommate. Listen to it anyway.

9. Fly – Rihanna ft. Nicki Minaj It’s time to lighten the mood. Try your hardest not to rap along with Nicki because the poor grandma sitting next to you may be frightened.

10. Touch the Sky – Kanye West It’s time to line up! Your wait was worth it. This is the best pump up song ever created and you really will be on top of the world in a few minutes. Plus it’s on President Obama’s iPod and who doesn’t want to be more like Obama?

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