What is your favorite part about spring?
Abby: As the earth reawakens, so do I. I get motivated to do things I would never do in January – go to the gym for longer than 10 minutes, meditate, take vitamins, etc. It doesn’t really last, but I like to pretend it will.
Bri: It is once again time to go bask under the windmill without being frigidly cold. It will never get old. No rhyme intended.
What is your favorite song of the moment?
Abby: “Riders on the Storm” by the Doors, because when I’m above-average stressed-out, I have to listen to music about how nothing means anything.
Bri: I would have to go with “Trojans” by Atlas Genius . . . but ask me in 10 minutes and that answer would likely change.
What is your most magical suggestion on how to avoid studying?
Abby: Maximize your slacking by doing multiple unproductive things at once. For example, order a pizza while catching up on “Modern Family.” Do some online shopping while belting the “I Don’t Care” song you know you love it. If you’re going to shirk responsibility, you might as well go all-out.
Bri: Make a fort with all of the extra blankets, sheets and pillows lying around. It makes for great procrastination and results in a cooler place to study. I’m still working on getting my housemates to agree to this suggestion . . .
What is the best thing to do while it is raining?
Abby: Put on your favorite elastic-waistband pants or, even better, your bathrobe. Hermit in your room. Stare out the window and sigh repeatedly. Feel all your feels.
Bri: Put on a non-white shirt, wrap your iPod as best you can in a plastic bag and start running. Don’t stop ’til you get enough shout out to Michael Jackson.
What is the best thing to do in the summer?
Abby: Anything you would normally do, except on the beach. Swampy, Midwestern lake-beaches count!
Bri: Go to the local farmers’ market and buy all fresh ingredients. For all of the Madison-lovers out there, I’m talking about fresh cheese curds and Stella’s Hot & Spicy Cheese Bread, which is way overpriced at $10 a loaf but more than worth it.