Remember that post about the 12 Days of Christmas workout? Well, let’s contradict that.
If you remember the post, you may remember the picture of the beautiful trifle I made. Today’s your lucky day, because I am sharing my recipe with you. It’s very simple to make and requires few ingredients. It’s fairly cheap to make, too, so it’s perfect for the college student budget. And it doesn’t take more than 20 minutes (plus the bake time for the brownies, so maybe an hour tops), so it fits in with your busy holiday schedule.
Yeah… this one
One of the biggest worries we have, and often ignore, during the holidays is how much weight we’ll gain. Thanksgiving is filled with all healthy foods (turkey, carrots, green beans, etc.), but Christmas is about the desserts. The main meal is never as important as the desserts as there are so many of them! It’s impossible to ignore that beautiful triffle, or the cookies with Santa’s face on them, and that delicious chocolaty thing OH MY! And we justify eating everything in sight (I do it too) because it’s the holidays and you only get to eat this stuff once a year. This isn’t a terribly bad thing, just don’t be shocked on December 26 when you’ve put on 15 pounds.
There is a way to avoid it though. Stay consistent while working out during the holidays. This will significantly reduce the holiday weight gain. Also, it justifies how many cookies you can eat
This is my Christmas Triffle from last year. I’ll have to post the recipe…
I have a pretty big list of people I have to buy for this Christmas and all of them are very hard to buy for. I was on Amazon the other day trying to figure out what to get everyone, and I decided to be a nice person and share my ideas via blog.
This post will give tips for men and women of different personalities and I’ll do my best not to exclude anyone. However I will not be giving tips about children’s gifts because they ask for what they want. Most adults have no idea what they want.
So this topic is pretty important to me. TK said it best, but I’m going to try my hardest to stress the importance.
I see all too often people, especially on Facebook, sharing extreme right wing views (not to generalize, but these posts usually originate on “Tea Party” and “Conservative” Facebook pages) saying that people should stop saying Happy Holidays because this is America and we only celebrate Christmas.
Back up. Most of these people are the same people who complain that their freedom of speech is being imposed upon. The freedom of speech, the First Amendment. What else is in the First Amendment?
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
The minute you become a college junior, the emails start coming. “Intern Here!” “Learn More about Internships!” “Do You Have Enough Credits to Intern?” Your professors start reminding you every class about interest meetings and seminars about how to get an internship.
But it’s worth it.
Last semester I made the best decision of my life by interning in Washington DC. I never wanted to do a semester away until The Washington Center came to my school to tell us about how amazing they are and that we’ll be living directly inside the city.
Back story: I’ve wanted to live in DC since my first visit in 8th grade. I was determined to work for the CIA until I blew my SATs so I became a history major so I could work in a Smithsonian. Until I took the worst history class ever with the worst professor ever and changed my major to Communication. Luckily, I can do PR in DC.
That’s me with the best view in the city at the Newseum!