I’m working on it: Breaking out the disappointment


The scene of Amanda’s spring break. The sad truth of the matter is that she rarely, if ever, left her bedroom and all her treasures within it.

By Amanda Lee, News co-editor

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to read about Amanda’s failure to accomplish all she set out to do on her spring break vacation.

This week and a half of relaxation was mostly spent on my bed, either in it, on it, against it, you name it, I was there. I borrowed the Hunger Games trilogy and finished them in two days. I’m not even joking or exaggerating. I became the most obsessed fan of the books to walk the face of the earth. I even cried at some points in the books.

I ended up having to buy the books because the idea of ever being away from Katniss and Peeta was simply too painful to bear. I now have them locked away safely in my Kindle where I can visit them whenever I want.

I did go to the beach, and I ate gelato (in fact, I ate gelato on the beach!) But, I was so caught up in the wonderful creamy goodness that by the time I remembered to document it for you, I had eaten it all. Sorry, guys…but I can tell you the flavors I got, and the $5.75 missing from my wallet can vouch that it went into the cash register of the gelato place. I had Tiramisu and Mint Stracciatella. If heaven had a taste (and I really hope it does) I am pretty confident it tastes like those two flavors. It’s so good, words cannot even explain it.

What else did I do? I planned a hike that was going to take me to see a waterfall, but alas, I fell ill that day and was unable to venture out into the wilderness. When I take a shower, though…no? Doesn’t count? I didn’t think it did.

I tried to tan, but it didn’t work. It was either give up my futile efforts or turn red, peel, and possibly get skin cancer. I love you all, but I don’t love you that much.

I did turn my kitchen into a fancy restaurant. I have put my culinary skills to the test, and let me tell you, Subway has actually given me an edge. I can make you a sandwich out of anything under the sun as long as I have two slices of bread. I have made breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, dinner sandwiches. Last night, I made a Mediterranean tuna panini with a side of clam chowder. It totally deserved five stars.

I didn’t really take pictures of exotic animals (see second paragraph on where I spent most of my break). I saw a butterfly today! It was orange and black, a monarch I believe they are called. I didn’t take a picture, though.

Man…I am so sorry everyone. I really failed you on this spring break checklist.

There is one item that I am going to check off my list, for sure, for real, no matter what! Are you ready?


Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Who’s excited? I’M EXCITED!!! I need to find a Team Peeta t-shirt or something to wear when I go because I am kind of in love with him.

The next time you hear from me will be after my encounter with my star-crossed lover on the big screen.

Happy Hunger Games, and may the odds be ever in your favor!!