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End of Term and End of Focus.

November 19, 2010 at 4:48 pm
By Marlena Hartman-Filson

Hello, all!

It's reading days, there is snow on the ground, classes have ended, I've been to Chicago and back, soccer is finished, and i have neglected my blogging duties for far too long. 

But alas, as is the nature of the end of the term at Carleton. Tenth week means only two things: studying and study breaks. And since I believe everyone knows what studying is like, I'll see what I can do to highlight some of Carleton's best and brightest study breaks.

So basically, we get really really stressed out and overwhelmed by how much work there is to and solve it by...

Stress Baking

A personal favorite. Rocketship pound cake that appeared on our table a few days ago:

stress baking

Cardamom bread, cardamom bunnies, and cardamom chocolate rolls:

stress baking 


It's a great game because it makes you feel intellectual... even if you're just matching squiggles and numbers and shading.

set + stress baking

Story Time

Where we get together right before bed and read young adult novels... Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, Ronia the Robber's Daughter by Astrid Lindgren, Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate Dicamillo... to name a few.

story time

Replacing the normal lights in our kitchen with black lights

No explanation given.

black lights

black lights


Anywhere, anytime. Even better if you're accompanied by a unicorn.


And, of course, Silent Dance Party & Late Night Breakfast

silent dance party

silent dance party


Promise: before the weekend's over, there will be a post on the NCAA tournament we played in last weekend AND the Special Olympics State Bowling competition (in which my partner, Roy, and I won a bronze medal. No big deal.)


Moral of this post: study hard, STUDY BREAK JUST AS HARD.


  • November 19 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Thanks for the great pictures and the fun post! The rocketship cake is a great idea and I want to read those books now!

  • November 20 2010 at 6:51 pm
    Dan Bergeson

    Thanks for a great vicarious term, Marlena. Have a great break and see you winter term!

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