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Day in the Life: Nadiri Saunders ’17


7:00 a.m.—Wake up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy.

DITL Saunders - Frank Zhu
Photo by Frank Zhu

7:03 a.m.—After contemplating a possible hidden meaning of last night’s dream, stare at ceiling.

7:08 a.m.—Consider taking shower.

7:09 a.m.—Don’t.

7:10 a.m.—Consider pros and cons of going to breakfast.

7:11 a.m.—Don’t.

7:12 a.m.—Repeat last four steps.

7:16 a.m.—Smell myself and decide showering will be best.

7:25 a.m.—Select some dope threads to wear (for my image).

7:28 a.m.—Change into less dope threads (due to Iowa weather).

8:00-11:00 a.m.—Try to complete some work in Burling, spend majority of time looking out large window.

11:05 a.m.—See squirrel on way back to Loose. Nothing special happens. It runs up tree, I keep walking. It is likely we will never cross paths again.

11:11 a.m.—Make a wish.

11:15 a.m.—Surf the web on smartphone.

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.—Unintentional nap while still wearing backpack.

12:00 p.m.-12:40 p.m.—Lunch.

12:45 p.m.—Class in Bucksbaum.

2:05 p.m.—Get out of class. Walk downtown for fun times to be had!

2:10 p.m.—Explain to fellow pedestrian on Broad Street that although I am black, I am, in fact, not an international student (email me for more conspiracy theories about the existence of African Americans).

2:15 p.m.—Ask about muffin options at Saint’s Rest.

2:30 p.m.—Briefly discuss which lipstick colors get Aja ’09 the most tips at Lonnski’s.

3:15 p.m.—Assist art class at the Art’s Center.

5:00 p.m.—Tell nine-year-old at the Studio 6 that I do not have a boyfriend.

5:20 p.m.—No, I don’t have a girlfriend either.

5:30 p.m.—PIZZA.

5:45 p.m.—MORE PIZZA.

6:00 p.m.—Make way to secret bathroom location that is probably also a preferred space for many others, but try not to think about it.

6:15-7:45 p.m.—Do more work in Burling.

7:55 p.m.—Buy celebratory cookie and lemonade from Grill and engage in small talk.

8:15 p.m.—Drop cup of lemonade outside loggia. Salvage what is left from the sidewalk.

8:20 p.m.—Watch The Sopranos.

9:45 p.m.—Shed a few tears about lemonade mishap.

10:00 p.m.—Watch The Walking Dead.

11:11 p.m.—Make another wish. Just kidding. I didn’t actually see it twice in one day. That would be cool though.

1:00 a.m.—Go to sleep no longer feeling like P. Diddy, just Nadiri.

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