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Nov

20

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Happy lil’ turtle free of plastic beer parts.

While many of you may have been packing and preparing to head off for Thanksgiving Break, we at Bwog started our weekend out right with a (somewhat) wholesome evening with our annual Symposium dinner. However, as you probably know, shit hit the fan and we went a little wild. Here’s a summary of this weekend’s endeavors by yours truly, the Bwog Staff.

Bwog and Food:

  • Made a pumpkin chocolate chip loaf!
  • Ate a Philly Cheese Steak on the subway on my way to be an educator for a Jewish kids program.
  • Went shopping for friendsgiving ingredients planning to spend $50 and spent $150.
  • Made an amazing friendsgiving meal using “borrowed” pots/pans/utensils.
  • Tried kratom tea, a borderline-legal substance that supposedly mimics the effect of opioids. Tasted like dirt and did not deliver.
  • Ended my vegetarianism and have not looked back.

Read more weekend horror stories here.

Nov

13

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We here at Bwog are quite proud of our FAPing skills over the weekend. While many people spent this past weekend doing normal, boring things, Bwog Staff took things up a notch and FAPed away, because what’s better than Food, Alcohol, and Partying?

What a fancy glass of wine!

Bwog and Food:

  • Shared a lot of dishes/utensils with people, then found out I have strep.
  • Had the best sushi of my life at the restaurant of the apprentice of Jiro from “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.”
  • Ate an obscene amount of dim sum.
  • Have Postmated my meals for the past three days because I lost all my important possessions – namely my school id, fake id, debit card, and insurance card, and keys.
  • Went to a fancy restaurant for my 20th birthday with my grandparents. They announced I was turning 20 to the waitress, who then brought me a glass of wine.
  • Burnt my tongue on Wawa’s free sample coffee.
  • Was forced into dinner with my friend and her former TA. Felt attacked when he, a 26-year-old man, used the phrase “good vibes” unironically.
  • Had ice cream no less than 3 times even though it was fucking freezing outside.
  • Made cinnamon rolls! From scratch!

More stories here.

Nov

8

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Happy fall!

Bwog is finally back from fall break and we sure got up to a lot this past weekend. From being wholesome to being dangerous, read on to find out what Bwog did this break!

Bwog chills:

  • Fell asleep on a bed while a party raged around me.
  • Stayed up late watching Riverdale and now my Archie comics childhood is ruined.
  • Ended up taking shots with my geeky prom date and singing on a table.
  • Watched the sun rise and set without moving from my bed all day.
  • Went wake swimming in Vermont.
  • Had a few drunken conversations with my parents.
  • Baked one and a half pies because my friend dropped one while taking it out of the oven.
  • Had an impromptu sleepover with some friends because we were eating pie and talking and then suddenly it was 4am.
  • Was kind of drunk and almost cried when a waitress gave me syrup to go with my pancakes.
  • Rebuilt my town in Animal Crossing (& hate my new neighbors).
  • Got a tattoo.
  • Went to a George Washington University frat party with my best friend from childhood.
  • Started and finished the Stranger Things series so I could understand the memes.
  • Talked about Beyonce’s Halloween costume with someone different every single day of the break.

What else did Bwog do?

Oct

30

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A visual representation of every bathroom in every dorm this weekend.

While Bwog is known for getting it on and having a wild time over the weekend, there isn’t a better weekend to go over-the-top than Halloweekend. Whether you’re attempting to recover from your weekend antics or need a good laugh, these Bwoglines are written and curated for you. So sit back, relax, and enjoy our shitty endeavors.

Bwog and Halloween:

  • Got kicked out of the Spirit Halloween store with a friend for trying on a costume in the manger’s room (we thought it was a fitting room).
  • Went to a low-key Halloween party with friends from high school; was the only one who showed up in a costume.
  • Threw a Halloween party with alcohol leftover from my suitemate’s Bat Mitzvah eight years ago.
  • My teenage self went to a Halloween house party in Brooklyn with too many 30+ year olds.
  • Did a 9-block walk of shame on Saturday morning in a dinosaur onesie. Two firefighters said they like my outfit: one said “Where’s the party,” while the other said “The party was last night and she’s just getting back.” I felt attacked.
  • Went to a Halloween party in bed stuy where a kid dressed up as LSD and was selling LSD!
  • Went to a NYU Halloween party and no less than 5 people dressed up as characters from indie documentaries.
  • Asked my mom to drive for over an hour just to bring me a sweatshirt for a Halloween costume; not only did she agree to do it, she also brought me lunch.  I love my mom.

More Halloweekend stories here.

Oct

23

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Another weekend, another list of regrettable endeavors performed by yours truly, the staff of Bwog. Sit down, relax, and enjoy the tales and mistakes we made over the past weekend.

Look out SEAS: we have a new generation of individuals who are engineering our future, one pad at a time.

Bwog and Relationships / Hooking Up:

  • Finally hooked up with someone I’ve been flirting with for weeks!
  • Hooked up with the guy i’ve been talking to two nights in a row!
  • Found out that a guy who brought my friend home from The Heights, matched with me on Bumble, and matched with my other friend on Tinder has a girlfriend.
  • Woke up to my roommate hooking up with a guy while I was in the room.
  • Set a new record for the nicest apartment i’ve hooked up with a girl in (Columbus Circle)
  • Found out my best friend has had mono for the past month; counseled her as she texted various boys to tell them.
  • Tried to end an unhealthy and unromantic relationship but found no closure.
  • Received the most mixed messages from a guy that I’ve ever gotten.

What else did Bwog do?

Oct

16

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Roar, Lion, Roar!

This past weekend was unreal. Columbia won the big game, parents and students alike were in good spirits, and the celebration served as a well-needed distraction from impending midterms. Check out what Bwog was up to! 

Bwog has school spirit:

  • Went to Homecoming and got annoyed at all the drunk obnoxious people, because normally I’m the drunk obnoxious person and they were stealing my thunder.
  • Got dinner with my parents after Homecoming and almost fell asleep at the restaurant.
  • Got drunk really early into Homecoming, ended up falling asleep to Hercules in my bed at 1:30 in the afternoon.
  • Had a lovely boozy brunch in my suite the morning of Homecoming feat. frosé and pumpkin spice pancakes.
  • Lost my voice at the game.
  • Got blackout drunk on Friday because a boy flaked on me. Was subsequently too hungover on Saturday to enjoy Homecoming.
  • Was asked to go clubbing downtown by 45 year old men, back to reminisce for Homecoming.
  • Missed the last 15 minutes of the Homecoming game because I was being a responsible travel manager.

The trials and tribulations of Columbia students:

  • Wrote a 5 page take-home midterm in an hour! It’s due in a week but I just felt inspired.
  • Fell over unto my desk, with my feet hitting the wall, knocking three books off my neighbor’s shelf and giving myself a black eye.
  • Spilled water on my MacBook, just in time for midterms this week.
  • Got very inspired (possibly too inspired) by the Jhumpa Lahiri event, and wrote a short story in Russian.
  • Had fun at dwb but then subsequently spent 2 hours in Butler’s Ref room wasted, trying to study.
  • Wrote 2600 words in 3 hours and haven’t stopped bragging about it.
  • Skipped all of my responsibilities on Sunday to work on other responsibilities.
  • Got 10 hours of sleep on Saturday night instead of doing literally any studying for my midterm on Monday morning.
  • Cried for 20 mins while drunk after someone took away a Krispy Kreme donut.
  • Waited for hours to get an X-ray of my face that they ended up fucking up. Got fired from my babysitting job because the ex-ray place made me a couple minutes late even though I showed up despite having a concussion.
  • Listened to new music until my list of unheard podcasts gave me too much anxiety.
  • Saw my male floormate in the literal nude as I passed by because his door was open.

Bwog in the city: 

  • Walked the Brooklyn Bridge during sunset with my best friend from home who is visiting.
  • Spent way too much money on Uber/Lyft.
  • Had my genitals grabbed by a drag queen in broad daylight on W14th.
  • Almost got into a fight with some rude man at Mel’s but I was with an entire fraternity so he backed off.
  • Went to a jazz club with my friend and had to fight to stay awake since last week was so draining.
  • Got stopped on the street in front of the Flatiron Building to take photos for someone’s online column on Cosmo Japan.
  • Partied with artsy NYU kids, dressed as weird as possible to fit in.
  • Went to my first concert with a boy! Not my first concert ever, just my first time going with a boy.
  • Slept on the street in the rain to get SNL tickets.
  • Gave a blowjob in the shower of a dorm at a university I don’t even go to.

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Oct

9

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This weekend, Bwog went wild, per usual. Freshman Bwogger Thomas Saenz compiled Bwog’s wildest moments throughout the weekend and arranged them for your enjoyment!

 

Bwog In The City:

  • Had a genuine New York City “this is something straight out of a rom com” moment down in the village.
  • Helped a family of five tourists buy a metro card, then had to swipe them through when they kept screwing it up.
  • Went to a darty in Brooklyn.
  • Heard a police officer invoke Jesus Christ after stepping in a pool of vomit.
  • Joked about peeing in the Lincoln center fountain, got a stern look from the security guard.
  • Went to the Whitney to look at some fine art.
  • Dramatically (and dangerously) exited an Uber mid-ride because the driver wasn’t listening to me.
  • Attended an alumni reunion for Obama’s high school on a tribeca roof w/ a basketball court. Obama wasn’t there.

What other messes did Bwog get themselves into?.

Oct

2

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New Jersey: the only state where loud mothers, Italian fuckboys, and a shitty bus system can coexist peacefully.

Another weekend has passed, meaning Bwog has been up to our same old shit since you’ve last heard from us. While some things that went on this weekend were wholesome, most of them weren’t. Here are some of the highlights of the Bwog staff’s weekends!

Bwog in the City:

  • Walked the Brooklyn Bridge and took some hella artsy black and white photos.
  • Smoked with my friends in Riverside Park while we watched the leaves change.
  • Took the wrong NJ Transit bus and got lost in New Jersey while trying to pick up a package; ended up spending the same amount of money I thought I’d be saving on shipping by calling an Uber to get from the town I’d accidentally gone to to the town I was supposed to go to. Went back to New Jersey two days later.
  • Went to a Princess Nokia concert in Williamsburg and she kicked me in the face while crowdsurfing. Very awesome. Not so awesome was the half-full strawberry lemonade svedka we pregamed with and then accidentally left on the street.
  • Told two friends from out of town that I’d take them to the best NYC brunch of their lives… we ended up going to Absolute Bagel.
  • Went to an arcade in Chinatown and watched my friend rack up a 300+ streak at DDR.

Read more about our shitty weekends here.

Sep

25

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Here at Bwog, we are lovers, not fighters. We enjoy life’s simple pleasures, which are reflected in our weekend activities. To put it simply, we love to FAP on the weekends – focus on family/friends, alcohol, and parties. You get the picture. Anyways, please enjoy reading the shit we did this weekend, because we sure as hell did.

Bwog Loves Friends and Family:

  • Tried to snort my Uber driver’s Febreze air freshener because it reminded me of home.
  • Called my mom as an excuse to avoid a study group.
  • Went home sick so that my mom could nurse me back to health.
  • Accidentally watched New Age pornography with my roommates.
  • Organized a surprise birthday party for Bwog editor in chief Amara Banks and new features editor Timmy Wu.
  • Fell asleep with a half-eaten apple in my hand after a party, which my friend, who was taking care of me, gently took out of my asleep hand.
  • A stranger from New Jersey told me he fell in love with me.
  • Went to a birthday party for a friend of a friend of a friend.

Bwog Loves Alcohol:

  • Had a drunk encounter with my PHE interviewer who I told three days earlier that I didn’t drink.
  • Was called “homegirl” by my doctor after he saw that my liver bounced back after my first year of college (I swear I don’t drink that much).

getting CURNK

Sep

18

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A Snapchat of two people making out in a public lounge chair at 3:18 am.

Just you wait ’til the RA hears about this!

So there you are, at three in the morning on Saturday. You just had a great time getting covered in glitter in a Brownstone, and now you’re back in Furnald. But your roommate is asleep! You decide to be courteous and dry hump your compatriot in the public lounge. This is not courteous. Do not do this. If you see this, please send it to tips@bwog.com.  What we did wasn’t quite so debaucherous:

Food and Drink Rule Everything Around Us

  • Used a JJ’s swipe for just the smoothies at the Cool Zone.
  • Walked to 79th and back to get ice cream.
  • A waiter accidentally charged me the price for a non-spiked milkshake. Rejoiced.
  • Cooked cabbage soup for first time for my sick girlfriend.
  • Went apple-picking.
  • Spent over $100 on a single meal downtown.
  • Finessed my way through being carded at a fancy restaurant by pretending i knew something about wine.

Frats and Parties and Frats and Parties

  • Hooked up with a boy while sick, got him sick, got better, hooked up with him again, got sick again.
  • Talked about the meaning of human existence with frat boys.
  • Got a little too drunk on Friday, ended up hooking up with 2 different guys at 2 different parties.
  • Did not go to one single frat party the whole weekend and honestly felt great about it.
  • Went to The Meadows! Got my bowl taken away by security.
  • Pregamed for The Meadows on the 7 train. Ended up drunk, sweaty, and ambitious enough to dance to every Weezer and Red Hot Chili Peppers song played.

High Culture, High Society (more…)

Sep

11

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nostalgic for days past (summer)

The first week of shopping period was stressful, but in one of those nice ways where you don’t have too much work by the time the weekend rolls around. We all find different ways to release that stress, some of us uptown, some of us down. Some people don’t even leave their room, because what’s the big deal about New York anyway? Here’s what we did:

Making our way: 

  • Had my first sober pee in Mel’s.
  • Witnessed a man who looked like he’d stepped out of a portal from the 1920s on the one train.
  • Made a bunch of people cry.
  • Made matzah ball soup out of a box.
  • Went to Tom’s with my dad and my girlfriend.
  • Partied with some of my first years from my NSOP group #OLlife
  • Fell asleep at Hungarian while trying to read Plato’s Republic.
  • Spent $95 at Trader Joes getting my pantry “stocked,” but continued to order take out instead of cooking my own food.
  • Got a fever.
  • Went to Appletree 3 nights in a row. On the second night I bonded with 2 cops whilst inebriated.
  • Went to Beta for the first time! Ended up leaving after 20 mins because they stopped playing music?
  • Befriended these guys from SUNY Maritime and dumped them on frat row after they made fun of Long Island.
  • Learned Git.

Downtown:

  • Ate a chili pepper from a plant at the farmers market and lost all my street cred (was way too spicy for me).
  • Went to ikea for a dish rack and came back with a whole ass tree.
  • Partied with NY Fashion Week models in Bushwick; still not entirely convinced I didn’t dream the entire experience.
  • Spent 4 hrs getting my hair highlighted but got a dope student discount. Love my hairdresser!
  • Almost pissed myself in an Anthropologie from laughing too hard with my best friend.
  • Had a wonderful time reuniting with my babysitting fam!
  • Remembered the hell of trying to get people to pay in Venmo in exchange for goods and services.

 

 

 

Sep

3

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EC last night looking like the hottest club in MoHi

It’s been a long week for those of us on campus slogging through required activities, and an even longer week for those of us off campus dreading our return. But we’re all (at least physically) here now, we’re (mostly) unpacked, and we’re ready (we hope) for a new semester. Here’s what Bwog has been up to for the past few days…

Ready for anything:

  • Got a tattoo
  • “Acquired” a lamp and desk chair for my suite from the sidewalk of 111th St.
  • Got a sick fridge off the street
  • Led a campus tour whilst high
  • Ate a snickerdoodle that a first-year baked for me
  • Drunkenly danced with first years at CU glow
  • Got into a seminar that’s been my dream class since freshman year!
  • Hosted a shindig in my new dorm the night I moved in. 6 barnard frosh came. Initiated them.
  • Unpacked six huge boxes in my room without waking up my roommate
  • Hooked up with a guy in Brooklyn who used to live less than a mile away from me back home (but we had never met)
  • Tried kickboxing!!
  • Made and ate edible s’mores in McBain
  • Actually managed to almost fully unpack in one day
  • Asked an EC party to quiet down for the first time

Read a few more (less impressive) field notes after the jump

May

1

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The beautiful, ethereal Mitski

This was the second to last weekend of the semester, friends. And since most people will probably be spending this upcoming weekend packed in Butler, you might as well say it’s the last… RIP. Check out what everyone was up to. 

Peaceful, Artsy, Wholesome:

  • Went gallery hopping in Chelsea with the goal of getting onto as many rooftops as possible.
  • Went on a date with a boy all my friends thought was catfishing me. Turns out he’s real. And actually great! Take that, Nev Schulman.
  • Had an impromptu writing conference at the Met.
  • Went on a long journey with a timpani. (It was only from Riverside Park to Lerner, but it felt much longer.)
  • Was walking through while in South Williamsburg in a very Jewish neighborhood when a Hasidic man in full sabbath garb (including a huge fur hat) literally sprinted across the street to talk to us. He had locked himself out and the only way he could get back into his apartment was through the elevator which he couldn’t use because of it was Saturday. His six young daughters seemed shocked by how little clothing me and my friend were wearing (it was 85˚F), but the man was ecstatic to find probably the only non-jewish people in a six block radius to help him. To thank us he gave us tons of snacks and chips and stuff. And thus I learned the value of having an open mind and heart.
  • Went to Mitski concert. Got high after and walked through the streets of Brooklyn singing “First Love, Late Spring.”
  • Went to Coney Island.
  • Also went to Mitski concert. Cried.
  • Went to the beach.
  • Went home for the weekend and let my mother take care of me like a big baby.
  • Spent Friday night sober.
  • Quit smoking weed. Well, at least until my drug test.
  • Saw my very own choreography come to life on stage for the first time. Incredibly rewarding.

Only a wee bit messy (alright, maybe more):

  • Verbally abused a Varsity Show member on the street because of my disappointment in the quality of the show.
  • Cried on SO many trains because I was feeling dramatic and trains are the best place to cry.
  • Passed out from a mix of allergy meds and Xanax. Woke up on my couch naked with a Luna Bar.
  • Danced with the owner of a bar downtown and got an uncountable number of free drinks.
  • Got drunk and went to KCST Presents: As You Like It and had my first utterly enjoyable “up past 3 am” night of the year.
  • Got drunk incredibly quickly and tried to take my shirt off in Broadway after sweating profusely in Sig Ep.
  • Engaged in more drunk texting in one night than the rest of my almost two years at CU put together.
  • Obtained a Beta Theta Pi sweatshirt.
  • Met a Mexican tourist on his gap year at Mel’s, made out with him aggressively next to Alma, went to Times Square at 3 am with him, essentially ended up leaving him stranded there alone at 5:30 am with two bucks in his wallet and a dead phone and not knowing where his friend is.
  • Fretted over a boy, but went to Ruggles and drank wine and felt better.
  • Accidentally got on a bus going towards LaGuardia from Harlem instead of towards Columbia right as my phone died, ended up so lost in Queens that I had to take a cab home.
  • Complained about it being too hot to sleep, but took a three hour nap anyways.
  • Went to Maison Pickle to mourn the loss of Jacob’s Pickles and managed to get drunk on 2 cocktails.
  • Racked up a $35 tab at 1020 all on my own.
  • Didn’t start any of my homework until 9 pm on Sunday.

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Apr

24

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Local loft lookin’ lit.

This weekend was one for the books, friends. Only just a few more until the end of the semester and we can all go the fuck home (or wherever we’ll be). For now, let’s just be thankful that we survived. 

Accomplishments, actually:

  • Went to DC to lobby Congress for progressive gun control reform!! Yay #tuckfrump
  • Celebrated my 1 year anniversary with my boyfriend!
  • Lied a little bit and got staff passes to the Tribeca Film Festival. Spent the day eating free bougie food in a very aesthetic studio in Tribeca. There was an open bar.
  • Got caught in the rain during a very lesbian-aesthetic date in Riverside Park. This only heightened the lesbian aesthetic.
  • Went downtown to buy a birthday present for my dad; ended up buying a present for myself.
  • Sat through a really interesting discussion on young media in a swanky SoHo loft.
  • Hooked up with two different guys.
  • Partied with a bunch of NYU Local kids and felt ~cool.
  • Got drunk at prof’s house on Sunday night.
  • Baked non-pot brownies in a pie plate with Timmy on 4/20.

Not necessarily an “accomplishment,” per se:

  • Got my Delaware fake taken because I recited my California address to the bouncer.
  • Walked in on three men having a threesome in the women’s room of a divey East Village bar.
  • Somehow ended up making out with a stranger at a GW frat party who also didn’t go to GW? Weird.
  • Left my debit card at 1020 on Saturday night and had to go back Sunday afternoon to close my tab.
  • Showed up to Saturday’s hookup covered in hickeys from Friday’s hookup. He didn’t notice.
  • Left my wallet on a megabus on the way to DC. Lost my credit card, my real ID, my fake ID, and a metro card with $50 on it. Somehow retained my CUID.

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Apr

17

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“‘Yes, of course, if it’s fine tomorrow,’ said Mrs. Ramsay. ‘But you’ll have to be up with the lark.'”

How was your weekend, Columbia? Did you soak up the sun? Did you get trashed and go to Latenite? Did you just stay in? Here’s what we were up to, anyhow…

Wholesome:

  • Walked through the park and listened to Father John Misty’s album and fell asleep at the boat pond.
  • Went to a speciality rice pudding store in SoHo. All they sell is different flavors of rice pudding. Like ice cream.
  • Had a Butler lawn picnic that featured everything from brie (classy) to Franzia (…)
  • Ate a LOT of ice cream on Sunday but what else are you supposed to do when it’s 84 degrees.
  • Took a bike ride from Columbia all the way to Tribeca.
  • Woke up at 4:30am to go to Blackwell Island Lighthouse for sunrise in honor of my girl V. Woolf. (see beautiful photo)
  • Went to see a Yankees game on Columbia’s dime and the foodservice people assumed that we were all Jewish.
  • Literally fell in love with this guy I met at some bar in LES… I think it’s called Hair On The Hog?
  • Visited Chelsea Market with my Mom and we ate Doughnuttery donuts for the first time!! #Wholesome and #Cute
  • Tried the vegan meatballs from John Jay. I am not vegan but they are literally so good 20/10 would recommend.
  • Bonded with my best friend’s little brother over how much we hate the movie War Horse.
  • Spent Easter Sunday walking the highline with one of my sweetest friends because she was homesick. Ran into another good friend and her boyfriend and took adorable pictures together.
  • Danced the night away at my spring semi formal! Watched my “crush” make out with another girl within 20 minutes of being there but ended up bonding with a good friend which was just as fun.
  • Found my favorite cheese at Westside at 2 am on Saturday night while wildly drunk.

What’s the opposite of wholesome?

  •  Got way too day drunk on Easter Sunday, proceeded to crash as soon as I got back to campus and missed Bwog meeting.
  • Was hooking up with a cute boy when he got a nosebleed right in the middle of it. That’s one way to kill a mood.
  • Went to Latenite’s drunk show just as drunk as the actors. Was still just as confused but was glad no one batted an eye when I took swigs from a Jack Daniels nip during intermission.
  • Showed up to a friend’s alum event five minutes before it was supposed to end; managed to get three drinks and the bar miraculously stayed open for another 45 minutes.
  • Got shitfaced before Latenite’s prank show and could barely read my lines before hitting the ground with a thud.
  • Went to subway party and had the best time with all the #smashed #socialists
  • Hooked up with three different guys three days in a row.
  • Did a barefoot walk of shame from Hartley to Carman at 1 pm on Saturday wearing the clothes of the boy I spent the night with and holding my dress and heels from the night before.
  • Went drinking in Koreatown for the first time ever.
  • Got drunk at my high school’s fancy alumni event while the current students at my school suffocate in the AC-less dorms.
  • Got drunk every night this weekend for the first time in a while.

Photo via Bwogger; quote via our girl V. Woolf

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