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wisps:

do u see this…

BURGER CUPCAKES AND COOKIES AND SUGAR COOKIE FRIES

Literally everyone who saw this went “AHHHHHHHHHH C U TE”

wisps:

do u see this…

BURGER CUPCAKES AND COOKIES AND SUGAR COOKIE FRIES

Literally everyone who saw this went “AHHHHHHHHHH C U TE”

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AHH just interviewed with Creative Fluff magazine

chiumonster:

I was super fortunate to get interviewed by the cool online magazine, Creative Fluff. Fred McCoy’s a great guy, and if you get the chance check out the site! There’s some pretty great stuff there. I’m honored to have been a part of it!! 

A really good interview!! Alex you’re amazingg and this is :)))

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Slow wifi

So tumblr posts will come later this weekend! A short summary— train to London, exploring Greenwich, tour bus trip to Stonehenge & Bath. West End musical + touristy London plans tomorrow c:

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VISITING FARAH DAY 2:

  • Farah makes breakfast! toast with strawberry jam from France casual
  • walking around Clare and Magdalene (“mawg-dlin”) College. more beautiful lawns and ancient buildings and porters with bowler hats walking around making sure you don’t do anything sketch (and heckling from those people trying to sell you punting tours…man are they aggressive)
  • because Cambridge has so many trees and grassy areas, you hear lots of songbirds in the mornings.There are so many different calls that I don’t know and simply listening of all of them sweetly singing together is super relaxing c:
  • no photos allowed but Wren Library was beautiful! it contains tons of old gilded or inked maps/book/manuscripts (the oldest one from the 8th century), the original Winnie-the-Pooh manuscript, and some things from Newton himself (his walking stick, textbook, hair [??] and accounting book)…because those people were students at Trinity. so much history
  • also really grateful for Farah playing tour guide :)) there are also normally admissions costs to every college for tourists if you’re not a student’s guest…do people really visit all 30+??
  • lunch at Christ’s Pieces (a park area with TENNIS COURTS) with meals from Sainsbury’s. who gets a duck and hoisin wrap, fruit, and water for only £3? American grocery stores y’all need to step up your game.
  • we wanted to go to the Fitzwilliam Museum (arts and antiquities galore) but it was closed on Mondays :(( so we went and explored Peterhouse (the oldest college in Cambridge University…founded in the 13th century wat 1000+ years old still going strong) and Queens College (which has a “Mathematical Bridge”—a wooden footbridge made up of straight components but it looks curved :O)
  • afternoon tea! classy? quirky? (the place we were at was more of the latter—wooden tables, blackboard walls, bookcases and squashy couches) and yes CUTE
  • can we do an afternoon tea thing when we’re back cucumber/egg salad/smoked salmon sandwiches scone with clotted cream and strawberry jam and other puddings (hehe same word for “dessert” in the uk) it would be so cute
  • nap and more planning zzzzz
  • dinner in Trinity’s really fancy dining hall! also there is this thing where the fellows (professors) come in and sit at their own tables…a gong rings and everyone has to stand up and be quiet while the master (like the president of the college) says grace in Latin. my first thought was man this reminds me so much of chapter ritual…weird but I guess old traditions die hard, especially in a college that’s nearly 500 years old

[rambling commences here]

  • and then Farah and I had a long talk about sororities and how that is not a thing in the uk and it’s…really hard to explain to people
  • and then about the collaborative culture at MIT being another nonexistent thing here. because really, “pset parties” are a time where you both do work, slack off, and make friends. it sounds kind of strange perhaps to people who are used to separating work and play—making friends through homework wat— but it really is a bonding experience :)) even if you’re not working on the same psets or other assignments you still get together in a group and half-hang out, half-tool away. I also feel like during hell weeks it’s the time where you see us at our worst…and our most mentally unstable…hahahahah we strengthen friendships through these stressful times. But yeah the notion of everyone going through this together and helping each other out is something we appreciate so, so much. <3
  • also I just wiki’d Trinity and apparently it is a “royal college”? fancy
  • we watched a bbc trivia game between universities where teams all apparently knew the most random of facts (composers of obscure classical music? Latin poems? U.S. history and biology and other…wat). there were also many BIRD FACTS I got excited about :)) the Trinity College team was in the semifinals against Manchester and they were losing pretty badly—like 75 to 145 and when the host said “4 1/2 minutes left” suddenly they were all “ok time to win” and were just busting out answers. it was quite intense. and they won!! lots of happy Trinity students :))
  • more chillin and attempted working out and packing~

Next stop London! Rainy day tomorrow ☂ 

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I’m determined to keep a record of this trip so here we go~

VISITING FARAH DAY 1 (or alternatively VK IN THE UK [marp]): Cambridge across the pond

  • no sleep oops (four-hour time difference bc the uk’s daylight savings hasn’t started yet ??)
  • driving into cambridge and seeing all of the cottage-like buildings…”cambridge is…cute”
  • said cute maybe 10239892039812098 times today
  • HI FARAH! LONG TIME NO SEE <3 walk back to her ridiculously huge room, catch up, judge all the people still awake on groupme
  • trinity has a garden!! MIT needs one of these
  • bird-watching is beautiful because I do not recognize many of the birds here
  • strolling around cambridge: cobblestone streets, narrow sidewalks, shops and the smell of baking bread, markets, university buildings older than the u.s., and sooo many lawns that you’re not allowed to walk on
  • trinity/kings/pembroke/st. john’s college (fun fact: trinity’s clock tower rings twice! once for them, and the second time for st. john’s whose clock tower doesn’t have a clock…)
  • cafe lunch & meetup w/ other peeps (nommm caramelized onions mushrooms tomatoes cheese arugulaoopsROCKET)
  • more exploring, teasing rain/hail, then PUNTING! so much more fun and tougher than our version of punting. that pole is cold on rainy days. “OHHH so you do the flappy thing in the water to make the boat turn!” yes what is ruddering
  • first time punting…I got a compliment from one of the punting tour guides?? not sure if joking but either way c: would do again 10/10
  • teresa fell out :((( it was kind of sudden one moment we were taking selfies the next we hear a scream and see someone tumble into the river ?!?! aww teresa <3 she wanted to keep going though so we did…whoo tricep workout. we made it back safely c: and passed three bridges! NOT BAD
  • nappp, planning out the next few days (London, Bath, Stonehenge!), then dinner at the Eagle (where Watson & Crick went to celebrate after their discovery of the DNA structure!)
  • drinks at Maypole and talking and meeting new people

An eventful day one~ time to sleep before farah starts judging my bedtime  

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