Tuesday, August 28, 2012

WIAW: Quarter System Syndrome.

i'm currently suffering from Quarter System Syndrome. i never thought i would say that i wanted summer to end, but at this point i am so ready for it to be done!

some symptoms of QSS may include:

  • having nothing to do at night because all of your friends are already at school
  • spending FAR too much time on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, and the like
  • stalking all of your friends' Facebook pictures from college and wishing you were there already
  • constantly checking your college's class Facebook group to see if anyone knows when we'll find out our roommates for next year
  • finding yourself doing two workouts in one day just because you have the time and don't have anything else to do
  • waking up at 7am because you didn't stay out the night before
  • randomly browsing TV channels praying there will be something good on
  • extreme cases of laziness. not wanting to do anything but at the same time complaining of being bored out of your mind. 
yeah, let's just say that i wish i was starting college SOONER! on that note, does anyone have any fun ideas of what i could do with my free time that would be more productive that pinning 5,000 things on Pinterest? i'm looking for good book, movie, and TV show suggestions - as well as fun recipes to make! 

anyways, onto the main part of this post.. the {WIAW} eats!

breakfast this morning:

{insert 6-mile run with my workout buddy Ryan! and his awesome Camelbak water backpack. there's a huge story behind the whole Camelbak thing.. i'll tell it to you guys sometime soon because it's a good one ;-) }

huge post-run smoothie split between the two of us:

in the blender (for 2 servings):
  • 1 cup Mango Chobani
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
a little while later after watching a random cooking show on tv i had another snack/lunch:

grilled in my panini maker! it was so good i went back for a second one. 

i worked the late afternoon/closing shift so i packed up dinner to take with me.

i also brought some dark chocolate and a Balance bar, and had some strawberries while i was at work. 

and when i got home i had a small bowl of Quaker oatmeal squares while chatting with my momma! 

i'm off to *hopefully* find a good TV show to watch or new book to read!

any suggestions for what i should do with my free time?
good books to read, movies to watch, recipes to make?


  1. Your turkey/cheese/hummus sandwich sounds amazing!!!!

  2. Why have I never made a PB&J quesadilla before?! That sounds terrific!

  3. I had a friend from high school that was on the quarter system in college too... it drove her crazy, just like you! As far as hobbies go, I'm not a good person to ask, I spend a shameless amount of time on pinterest as well!

  4. enjoy this time girl, I am seriously jealous!

  5. Your PB&J quesadillas sound delicious right now! And I am right there with you when you say you want summer to end. I am a big fan of the fall and of winter!

  6. Not gonna lie, I'm so glad I'm already at school! But there are definitely a lot of things I wish I did before I got here... namely spend LESS time on the internet! Bake and cook more definitely would be something I would have done, I didn't realize how much I would miss it! Do you know what I would do for a pb and j panini!!?! Also this is really weird but I love making friendship bracelets in my free time!

  7. HAHA! I love your "quarter system syndrome." POWER to the UC schools!!! (expect Berkely, they are too cool to be on the quarter system) But seriously, I will admit that I am suffering from every symptom of the syndrome. Currently sitting in a coffee shop putzing around on Pintrest....less than one month to go girl!

  8. Yum yum... bacon & eggs! Yum yum yum ;)

  9. Haha, I suffered from the same syndrome the summer before freshman uni is on the quarter system also :P.

    Enjoy being lazy for a while! I mean, I guess you could start looking over some class material for the classes you're registered for (it never hurts to get ahead)! Once college starts, it starts!! Definitely appreciate the free time you have now :)

  10. Oooo that turkey cheese and hummus sandwich looks amazing! And I have a friend on a trimester system, so her winter break is from Thanksgiving until right after Christmas. It's super annoying because I get back right before christmas so we only have a few days together!