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Day in the Life: Andrea Lakiotis ’15

Andrea Lakiotis. Photograph by Parker Van Nostrand
Andrea Lakiotis. Photograph by Parker Van Nostrand
Andrea Lakiotis. Photograph by Parker Van Nostrand

6:08 a.m.—Wake up an hour and a half before my alarm. Slam face into pillow.

7:06 a.m.—Force myself out of bed. Sing “Riptide” in the shower.

8:00 a.m.—Answer emails and tell myself to work on my French essay.

8:19 a.m.—I start editing my essay.

8:20 a.m.—Well, that was a productive minute. Time to go to my English seminar.

9:50 a.m.—Go to the Bucksbaum practice rooms where I work on the Bach 5 cello suite. Double stops are killing me. Check periodically to make sure my fingers aren’t bleeding.

11:30 a.m.—Get lunch at the DHall. Eat chicken nuggets with a blend of honey mustard and sweet and sour sauce.

11:40 a.m.—Get seconds. Chicken nuggets call to me.

11:50 a.m.—Get thirds. They call really loudly.

12:30 p.m.—Tutor French. Freak out tutee by waving arms wildly while reciting poetry.

2:00 p.m.—Work on 1,000-piece puzzle—just the sky—in the Wellness Lounge, for the third time.

2:15 p.m.—Time for my French seminar—double majoring is a blast!

2:45 p.m.—French class discusses 18th-century porn, again.

4:08 p.m.—Watch Netflix and lament that my life is moving too slowly.

4:40 p.m.—Get email asking for a job interview during finals week. Lament that my life is moving too quickly.

4:42 p.m.—Remember that I have to turn in my essay by 5 p.m. Adrenaline rush!

5:00 p.m.—The respite of a completed essay.

5:01 p.m.—Read an email I overlooked earlier from the Registrar saying I’m short two credits for my French major.

5:02 p.m.—Stare at screen.

5:03 p.m.—Count my French classes on my hand.

5:04 p.m.—Frantically email my advisor.

5:20 p.m.—Eat dinner while panicking. It’s fried rice, again, because it’s really cheap and I have to use up all my eggs.

6:00 p.m.—Work on my final essay for English while listening to Disney songs.

7:00 p.m.—Nap time! I totally deserve it.

7.45 p.m.—Alarm goes off. . .

7.50 p.m.— . . .Alarm is still going off. . .

7:59 p.m.—Swear frantically and run to ARH.

8:02 p.m.—Arrive, calmly, at my TCC office hours.

9:30 p.m.—Check timesheets. It’s a blast.

9:47 p.m.—Receive email from advisor—turns out I just missed a step in OCS credit transfer. Graduation is once again secured!

10:00 p.m.—Walk home. I’m freezing. I promise myself that I will never live in the Midwest again.

10:05 p.m.—Schedule phone interview with company, located in the Midwest.

10:50 p.m.—Bedtime, because sleep is the only way I can handle this semester!

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