Bands, Baking, and a Bash (Weekend Part 1)

Wow! Things have gotten crazy! I don’t know where the time has been going, but my to-do list is ever-growing. 

Let me catch you up a bit:

Mat Kearney was amazing on Monday night.

He offered not only a great performance, but was witty, collected, and he ran around the Knickerbocker and met all his fans! I even got a hug. I know, lucky.

Along with my two roommates (I’m in a triple), we have a solid group of five girls that are known infamously as “the fab five.” We do most things together. Here’s a photo of us at the concert in our third row seats.

From left to right: Shannon (roomie), Morgan (roomie), Hannah, Betsy, and me!

This weekend, we stayed VERY busy. 


Friday night, because it was getting cold outside and fall seemed to have finally arrived, I decided to make an apple crisp. DELICIOUS! Because I’m in a dorm and lacked conventional baking ingredients, I ended up buying a cinnamon streusel muffin mix and changing the recipe a little. We are trying to avoid the “Freshman 15” (which believe me, it’s real.) so I used easy substitutes like low-fat yogurt instead of all the butter. Our dorm has lots of pots and pans you can check out, so accumulating baking utensils is never a problem. After slicing, peeling, adding, and mixing, here was the end result:


Well, I have a bit more studying to fit in before dinner. But I’ll post soon about the most HECTIC part of this weekend, Pull! But don’t worry, I trust you already know that Odd Year represented and came through with a solid win. 🙂 We also have the Critical Issues Symposium this Tuesday and Wednesday, a day off of school to attend seminars and presentations about Islam. Oh, and did I mention Fall Break? It starts on Friday! Woohoo!

Until next time,


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Hi! I'm Amanda. I'm from Traverse City, Mi and I'm a Junior Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major. I do research for the Fraley lab on the gut bacterial ecology of Pekin ducks and I work for the Chemistry department! Aspiring Neurosurgeon and LOVE to learn in all situations. Follow me on Twitter! @hopeamanda15

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