10 o’clock list: Most Nostalgic School Supplies in the Bookstore

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Full disclosure time, guys. I’ve just turned 20. This is horrifying not because I still can’t buy my own alcohol (goddammit, so close), but because I do not know where the last year went. Until a week before my birthday I accidentally, yet consistently, told people that I was 18. Without noticing it, I have become an Adult College Student Type Person, also known as Old. I was still coming to terms with this realization when I noticed that the bookstore stocks several things I haven’t needed for 10 years. Nostalgia, ahoy!

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be decorating my pencil case with glitter and kitty stickers.

1.  Elmer’s Glitter Glue  Continue reading

10 o’clock list: 5 Signs That You’ve Aged Since First Year

How I feel 80% of the time during my Senior year

There is no way to sugarcoat this: I feel old. The wistful days of my first year at Kenyon College are far behind me. There are many things that have changed over my past three years at Kenyon: my friends (not really), my place of residence (Norton, Caples, NCA — also not really), my general outlook on life. Not to mention all of the aspects of my appearance (excluding my hair) that have changed. I still stay up until 2:00 in the morning, but I have no tolerance for people being old outside my window.  I guess there is no escaping it and it’s just part of the greater circle of life.

  1. Coats — (i.e. always wearing one). A friend of mine was sporting a longer rain jacket the other day. I noticed it’s length and thought, how functional! My tastes have become very specific: Is it comfortable? and Will I be warm? I’m not saying that fashion is no longer important to me now that I am no longer fresh to the hill. I just no longer follow the “logic” of it’s fine, I’ll just drink myself a coat. No, no you won’t, because that is impossible. Continue reading