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Day in the life: Meghan McDermott ’16

Photo by Mary Zheng
Photo by Mary Zheng
Photo by Mary Zheng

7:46 a.m.—the awakening!!!

8:16 a.m.—pick out an outfit for THREE FULL YEARS

8:40 a.m.—print stuff!!!

8:45 a.m.—my second writing lab appointment ever

9:13 a.m.—breakfast. I wait in line for eggs until 9:50

10:05 a.m.—D-Hall holdout. I bring in all my homework and don’t leave until after lunch. Unlimited coffee! #LIFEHACK

11:35 a.m.—I make iced coffee but I put in too much milk and can’t fit in any coffee #woe

11:47 a.m.—friends arrive for their normal human lunch.  I try to eat with them but I’ve been eating for two hours straight already

12:45 p.m.—like reading or something

1:36 p.m.—go home for a little while

2:15 p.m.—class is cancelled so I do independent study (watch 30 Rock)

3:12 p.m.—wonder & worry

4:15 p.m.—I take the picture for this article #meta but it’s hard to think of something fun. I am not my own Annie Leibovitz!!

4:35 p.m.—that thing when you sit down to type something short and then an hour and a half disappears

5:56 p.m.—think about people I hate

6:21 p.m.—arrive promptly for my 6 p.m. D-Hall dinner with friends!

7:53 p.m.—exit Hall

8:09 p.m.—type the thing from before for real

8:18 p.m.—watch old Saturday Night Lives and recite sketches back to my computer and laugh like I don’t already have them memorized and someone else was here with me

8:57 p.m.—I have not tweeted in a while!

8:58 p.m.—think about how I tweeted that once

9:00 p.m.—do Hillary Clinton and I have the same face shape?

9:14 p.m.—talk to myself in the shower

9:59 p.m.—think about the day that they’ll play “I’m On a Boat” at a party

10:00 p.m.—once I was at a White Sox game and I threw a peanut shell into some lady’s coffee. Does she ever think about that?

10:01 p.m.—get a pain in my rib

10:06 p.m.—I take v long showers

10:09 p.m.—get into bed and attempt reading for class

10:11 p.m.—nearly asleep

10:16 p.m.—get a text and have a quick low-level inner meltdown, then proceed with reading

10:37 p.m.—get a lil bored

10:54 p.m.—putz around on my phone

11:34 p.m.—go to bed for real listening to a sweet podcast from the rad Earwolf Podcast Network but keep waking myself up from laughing

11:46 p.m.—asleep for real

11:54 p.m.—for real

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