Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sick Days

You know that feeling you get, right before you're about to get sick? You just know the cold is coming for you and there is nothing you can do to stop it. Yeah, that was me five days ago. And let me tell you, getting sick in college is no fun {not that getting sick is ever fun}. Here are my tips for getting through the tough time:
  1. Emergen-C: This stuff will save your life. When I was younger, I hated the taste of it and had to calm my gag reflex to get it down. But it would amaze you what reading a Vogue article will do for you...I read that fashionistas everywhere used it when they were flying around the world for shoots and fashion week. Needless to say, I know drink the orange drink with happiness. I would suggest one to two Emergen-C drinks a day AS SOON AS YOU START TO FEEL SICK!!!! Then every day you are sick take some. This stuff is also great to knock back a few days before you will be traveling and then while you travel. I swear this stuff got be feeling better in two days.
  2. Alka Seltzer Plus Day & Night: I have no idea if this actually works or if it is Placebo, but it doesn't matter. I took each set, one during the day, one at night, and I felt better each time. I prefer Alka Seltzer, but basically anything where you get both day and night is great because sleeping is SUPER important when you are a college student! 
  3. Orange Juice: This kind of goes along with Emergen-C, but you should be drinking both! Because you are in college and you need to get better ASAP! My roomie, the lovely Devi, made me go to HEB the day I made it official I was sick and I bought a half gallon of orange juice and I swear it did wonders!
  4. Netflix: Let me tell you, I was super lucky to have my two worst days on the weekend, but still Netflix is perfect. You need to get your rest, but you might not be able to sleep because you properly took the "Day" medicine, so you can lie down and watch movies or a new TV show. Your body will thank you.
  5. Eye Mask: I did not have this problem because the wonderful roomie is exactly that, wonderful, but if your roommate does need to have a light on then you can throw on an eye mask and sleep. 
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Week Re-Cap

My first time at Jamba Juice was wonderful, 
mainly because the guy gave me a large!
Devi & I tried Austin's Pizza for the first time last week, we really liked it!
My $5 Ruby Sandals from Blue Elephant
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Food Diaries: Gourdoughs Speciality Doughnuts

After I decided to attend UT, I got an Instagram follower I was not expecting, Gourdough's Doughnuts. It was so random, but I followed them back and once I got to Austin I heard nothing but how amazing Gordough's was/is. 
So I finally broke down and tried them. I visited the "food truck" version, actually an airstream trailer.

I had the Mama's Cake donut and let me tell you, it was a magical experience in my mouth. The icing was mouth watering. The chocolate part actually tasted like real brownie batter, something I love. And the cake donut was just firm enough to be edible, but it melted once it was in my mouth. The only real problem I had with this donut was that it was incredibly messy, I was eating it on a black-top so the icing melted into a gooey pile fairly quickly...but that was fine because I still ate it!
My other companion had the Miss Shortcake donut. She said it was "...warm, and soft in the middle but with a nice crust on the outside. The strawberries were perfectly ripe and sweet. However, the cream cheese icing was a weak point, there was not enough cream cheese flavor. Overall, it was pure sin."
   All parties involved believe you should share a donut as they are huge and could feed three people.
Pineapples {out of 4}:
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Our Milkshakes Bring All The Boys To The Yard {Roomie Project}

So my roommate, Devi, and I have become amazing friends! We have a cork board outside our room and we were able to decorate. One day we were coming out of our room talking about it, and I mentioned how we have an all girls floor and how it is not like "...my milkshake brings all the boys to the yard." Devi thought it was hysterical as did I, so we decided to make our cork board say just that, in irony and because the song is hysterical. Our hope is that whenever someone passes our door it brightens their day. I know that when I'm having a bad day the door makes me laugh. Below is a photo and a link to the music video. What do you think? -xoxo darling, Hayden
P.S. The random picture of Iggy is because we love her, not because she has something to do with the milkshakes...although I am sure she would like our milkshakes.
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Monday, September 15, 2014

The Amazing Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I am going through a total Beyonce faze...or am I ever really not in a Queen B faze???
Well one of my favorite songs is ***Flawless feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I had no idea who Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was, but her speech in the middle of ***Flawless inspired me, so I looked her up. 
Below is her amazing TED Talk, which Beyonce took parts of. This video is inspiring and amazing and everything I feel about being a feminist. I never openly called myself a feminist before I saw this video, but she inspired me. There are so many gender conflicts in this world and her talk is phenomenal. She shares her own stories, stories of her friends, and her opinion of what is wrong with Nigeria, and more broadly the world. 
If you are all about that "girl power" check out the video below, it is truly amazing.
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