What’s this? I’m posting not one but TWO days late?! The horror! Alas, my weekend was super busy (as you will see) and yesterday I had bunches of homework to do. Anyways, I’m writing it now, and that’s good enough, right?
One of my best friends from home goes to a university that’s only about 2 hours from my university, so this weekend she came up to visit me! Last semester she had visited as well, and we had a great time, so we wanted to do it again! Since I had such a lovely time with her, I thought I’d share it all with you guys.
She came up on friday, which was a pretty big day/night for me, as I was walking in a charity fashion show put on by one of the school clubs I’m in. I spent the day at the show, rehearsing, getting my hair & makeup done, and being outfitted for the show. I was walking for a jewellery/handbag designer, so I got to wear this gorgeous set of turquoise earrings & necklace, and a matching bag.
(c) Hidden Exposure Photography
The fashion show was a lot of fun, and it was really nice having my best friend and my aunt (who lives close by) there to watch! After the show, Megan (my friend) and I went out for some tea and fries, and caught each other up on our lives. Although we’ve been best friends since we were little, we’re both so busy with our separate school lives that we don’t talk as often as we should, which is why it was so nice for her to come up!
Last time she came down, we went to Snakes & Lattes, which is a boardgame cafe, and we had so much fun that we definitely wanted to go again! So on saturday morning we headed down, and ended up spending about 5 hours there. We played Monopoly (which she beat me at handily), Life (which we always used to play when we were younger) and then the on hand boardgame expert introduced us to two games – Forbidden Island and Pandemic – which were challenging and super fun. In both games, you are trying to stop something from happening (the island sinking with you on it, and the spreading of disease, respectively) and you have to work together against the game to win. I really liked that we weren’t competing against each other, and we got to practice our strategic skills.
After that, we had agreed to meet Megan’s cousin for some shopping and dinner downtown, so we traipsed through the slush to meet her. We only ended up going shopping at Ardene’s and H&M, but I am so in love with the boots that I got from H&M, I don’t even care. Here’s a picture of the boots on my nightstand where I can stare at them all day:
I don’t know what this style of boot is called (if you know then please comment below!) but I’ve been seeing them everywhere and I just think they’re SO GORGEOUS so when I saw this black, leatherish pair in H&M I just had to buy them. After shopping we had a nice relaxing dinner in some cute Indian place, and then headed home.
Unfortunately, our evening after that wasn’t so relaxing. Earlier on during the day, Megan had accidentally swallowed a piece of the wooden skewer that was holding her sandwich together, and on the subway ride home she became convinced that it was going to puncture her intestines. Apparently humans can’t digest wood (Megan is taking nutrition and some course on disease which made her even more worried about this) and she is quite dramatic, so the whole affair took up most of our evening. After going back and forth between thinking that she was most certainly going to die (I did mention that she can be a little over dramatic, yes?) and not wanting to go to the hospital, and after a few phone calls to Telehealth Ontario and to her mother, we decided to not go to the hospital. She wasn’t feeling any physical pain, and we figured that unless she felt sharp stomach pains, or something of the like, that she was probably fine and just worrying herself over nothing.
And then she woke up the next morning feeling fine, so we figured that all of the fuss had been over nothing and went to Cora’s for breakfast to celebrate. Well, I mean, we had been planning on going to Cora’s anyways, but it never hurts to find reason to celebrate. After breakfast we stopped by a pharmacy where I picked up some skincare things (which I will probably do a review on in the future) and walked back to campus. On the walk back we had some nice heart-to-heart convos, where we talked about how university life is different than we expected, how life in the city is very different from life in our small town, and how experiencing these changes have helped us grow up and develop as people. As I don’t have very many close friends yet at school, it was nice to have someone to talk to about more deep, serious things than just homework, weather, and shopping.
We then spent the afternoon catching up on homework (which was much needed) with plans to go to a new bar/grill on campus for dinner. However, in making these plans we had forgotten that it was SuperBowl night, so we ended up grabbing food from other places on campus (italian for me and thai for her) and then got frozen yogurt for dessert. Yum! After dinner we headed back to my room, and after finishing up the last bits of our homework, we settled down with tea and blankets to watch some of the LOTR appendices. Megan and I both love love love love the LOTR movie trilogy, and the appendices, so that was a nice way to end our weekend together.
And then, at 6:30am, Megan took a bus back to her university, and our weekend of fun was over. Having her here was like rewinding time to when we were in younger, in our small town, without the chaos and confusion of adult life, and although I know that I have moved on from that life, it was really, really nice to go back there for a few days. Now I’m back to regular university life, and with midterms coming up next week I have to buckle down and get studying! But after midterms I have a whole week off to go back home and see my family and friends again, so at least I have something to look forward to!
I hope you guys had a lovely weekend as well! I know that this isn’t usually the kind of post that I write, but if you like it then drop me a like or a comment and then maybe I’ll write more like this. See you guys soon,