40 Thoughts You Have When Your Friend Is A Bad Driver
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40 Thoughts You Have When Your Friend Is A Bad Driver

...Other than a slow-mo montage of your life before your eyes.

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When living on a college campus, the simple pleasures of being able to cruise to unwalkable distances on your own time, in your own car, playing your own music is a thing of the past for most of us vehicle-less students.

In these dark times for transportation in our lives, there is usually a token friend with a car on campus who can swoop in for the rescue when in desperate need of a Target run or when the calling for off campus food becomes too strong to ignore. Which is great! Until you realize that your chauffeur, who, don't get it twisted, you are very grateful for, thinks they are auditioning for the ninth Fast and Furious (really, eight just wasn't enough?)

Riding passenger with this kind of friend, will go a little something like this...

1. Literally what would I do if I didn't have a friend with a car?

2. It's honestly amazing that they're even willing to drive me around.

3. Man, my friends are so selfless.

4. I'm such a great judge of character.

5. My friends would really do anything for me.

6. TBH I don't know why...

7. Not a shot in hell I'd be chauffeuring anybody around if I had a car.

8. Am I a bad person?

9. Self reflection can happen later, right now I just need to get off this campus.

10. Driving me around AND they're giving me AUX privileges? Beautiful.

11. And guess what?

12. Mom's not around so I'm not putting on my seat belt.

13. HAH!

14. Livin' on the edge.

15. Alright comin' up on a yellow light.

16. This is where we separate the boys from the men.

17. On second thought there's no way we're making this light.

18. Well I guess they have other plans.

19. Goin 80 through an intersection in a 40 zone okay nbd

20. Not like that's where cops watch for speeders or anything.

21. Whatever, their ticket not mine.

22. I mean at least this'll be an efficient trip, right?

23. Alright back to the AUX.

24. That was definitely a stop sign we just went through...

25. Hmm they don't seem phased maybe I imagined that.

26. No one ever drives around this college town anyway.

27. But maybe they shouldn't be playing Candy Crush and driving?

28. Just a suggestion...

29. Don't want to be annoying though, they are voluntarily driving me after all.

30. Should just keep my thoughts to myself and stay in my lane.

31. Speaking of people who should stay in their lane...

32. On second thought, that seatbelt sounds pretty nice.

33. So maybe this wasn't the moves...

34. I do really need to do some errands though.

35. ...but I also value my life

36. The perennial struggle.

37. Gotta think of something different next time.

38. I could just walk.

39. Or there is Zipcar.

40. Or maybe a razor scooter?

Next time, I'm just reserving a Zipcar so I can drive myself.

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No Mo' FOMO

Don't compromise who you are to avoid FOMO.

FOMO, amiright? It's become a college student's downfall, influencing us to give attention to things we don't have the time, energy or desire for. Before this term was coined, we seemed to have a little more control over our priorities.

Think about it: We've all had those nights when you come home after a long day at the library, take a shower and slip into some sweatpants, only to get the text: "Everyone" is going out and it's going to be the "best time ever". You are so tired and comfortable, but FOMO is slowly but surely pulling you away from your bed. If everyone else is going, you have to go, too. You convince yourself it's going to be the best time ever, but in reality it's just another night at Tin Roof Bar you may not even remember. Take a step back and realize this opportunity will more than likely present itself again--so don't feel bad about saying no.

We're poor college students. The little money we do have seems to disappear so quickly. You haven't bought yourself a new dress in months and you've become acquired to the taste of egg sandwiches and ramen noodles. This coming weekend you know you need to stay in and save money, so you've made plans to catch up on homework and binge-watch rom-coms.

But Saturday morning rolls around and your phone blows up with day plans for the game. You've worked so hard pinching pennies all week, and to throw it away now... but FOMO calls and suddenly has you checking all your coat pockets for loose change. So before you call an Uber and blow your budget, think about the regret that will follow on Sunday morning. And don't feel bad about sitting this one out.

FOMO isn't exclusive to social events. It also applies to beauty, fashion and technology. If you don't have the latest iPhone, you feel FOMO. If you didn't have ombre hair at one point, you feel FOMO. If your nails aren't constantly painted with latest gel color, you feel FOMO. If you haven't listened and memorized every new Justin Bieber song, you feel FOMO. Even if something doesn't interest us, we still make ourselves do it in order to avoid the fear of missing out. Don't compromise who you are to avoid FOMO.

Missing out on a few things here and there won't change your destiny. When you do something to simply not miss out, or to just to say you were a part of it, you're aren't going to enjoy it, anyway. Plus, it's a waste of time. Do what makes you happy, not what you think you should be doing or--God forbid--what everyone else is doing.

The only fear you should have is the fear of not staying true to yourself.

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Why You Shouldn't Eff Around with Drinking and Driving

A DUI is a serious offense.

If you're out having a few drinks at a bar, restaurant, house party, or wherever, please, whatever you do, do NOT get in the car and drive home. A DUI is one of the most serious misdemeanor offenses out there, and unfortunately, no one really knows much about the associated consequences until it's much too late.

Even for a first offense, some of the potential penalties are the temporary loss of your driver's license, completion of community service, completion of an alcohol safe driving class, paying court costs and attorney fees, and possibly having to go to jail for a weekend or longer.

If you've never been arrested before, and at the time of the incident you had a valid driver's license, registration, insurance, and no one was injured, then you may be eligible for a first-time offender program (such as ARD), which may limit some of the consequences and keep the case off your record. With ARD, there's no jail-time and the license suspension is a bit shorter than usual, but all of the other above penalties will still apply.

For a second DUI offense, there's definitely no ARD, and you could be looking at a few months in jail. And for a third offense, you could be going away for at least a year! DUIs are no joke; and there's a lot you should know about them.

First of all, a DUI is not only for people with alcohol in their system above a certain level (.08 is the cutoff in Pennsylvania). You can also be charged with a DUI if you have any drugs in your system.

As a result, lots of times the police will give you a blood test, because it brings up any drugs and alcohol that are in your system (as opposed to a breathalyzer, which only tests for alcohol).

And the most important thing to realize is that with drugs, in the eyes of the law, it doesn't even matter if you're actually high at the time of driving. All that matters is that the drugs are in your system at the time of driving. So if you smoked a joint a few days ago, weed is probably still gonna be in your system, even though you obviously aren't still high a few days later.

You do have the right to refuse a breathalyzer or blood test. But if that's what you choose to do, the police officer should tell you (and I will definitely tell you) that you will automatically lose your driver's license for a year, just for the simple fact of refusing the test.

So be really careful when you're deciding whether to drive. Particularly if you're not sober or you have drugs in your system, taking a cab, Uber, Lyft, or having a designated driver, can really pay off.

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Shaq Driving a Lyft Undercover

Don't talk to him about Kobe.

In the most recent segment of Undercover Lyft, NBA great Shaquille O'Neal dons a couple of different disguises and takes customers for a ride.

The most unbelievable part of these videos isn't that people don't recognize these famous athletes (though c'mon, how do you not know it's Shaq?), it's that these ordinary people are riding shotgun. Who the hell rides in the front of a Lyft?

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How to be Alone and be OK

Whoever said being alone was a bad thing?

My senior year of college, I was already nervous for the future, who I would be meeting or leaving behind, and what awaited me in the dark waters ahead. It only got harder when things started to change - for the worse.

My longtime best friend and I had a falling out. Her absence from my life left a huge hole in my heart; and I worried how I would be able to leave future friends and even family behind when I found a job and would have to leave.

Then, my long-term relationship ended; I now felt even more lost and confused. It became much worse when I found out my "best friend", who I was still living with, slept with him. I was forced to move home, and realized other than immediate family, I was completely alone for the first time in my life.

I wouldn't say that I was a loner, but I had a select few friends. Most of us parted ways once high school ended, and then the remainder of my friends betrayed me beyond any form of forgive and forget. Now, I had my parents and my cat. The definition of being 'alone' took on a whole new meaning, and I had to learn to be OK with it.

The first week was brutal, and after I tried to be strong, I realized I didn't have to be OK right away. Maybe the key was to let my body, my mind, and my soul have its mourning period. After the first week, I forced myself to get over myself. Whoever said being alone was a bad thing?

I had realized while I was dating someone for so long, and constantly living with my best friend I had easily lost parts of myself and traded them for parts of someone they had wanted me to be. Being alone meant I could focus on myself again, do the things I wanted to do and might have sacrificed for them.

I started reading for fun and writing again, something I stopped doing to spend time with people who "loved" me. I reminded myself of things that I loved, and filled that empty void with my long-forgotten hobbies.

I realized being alone wasn't a bad thing. In fact, it was a really good thing. I may not have stopped being independent, but I did stop being me. Being alone has helped me find the woman I aspired to be, and I'm more than OK with that.

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I'm in College and I Live at Home

... and I actually really love it.

When I was a senior in high school, I put some serious thought into whether or not I wanted to live on campus while I was getting my college degree. Granted, I didn't put in too much thought since I knew the answer was going to be a flat out no, and here's why.

Firstly, the idea of sharing a room with someone didn't really appeal to me. I had heard about terrible roommate stories, and having a bad roommate was a college experience I didn't mind missing out on. I also am incredibly picky about certain living conditions, and I would label myself a clean freak.

Dishes need to be minimal, there can't be clothes on the floor. I also understand that some people use their living spaces differently than I do, even though it may cause me mild panic attacks.

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Now, I know some people adore their roommates and that is wonderful. I just don't want to share my living space with someone who hogs the closet or doesn't give a shit that I'm trying to sleep.

Secondly, I like having my "work" and home be separate places. Home for me is a relaxing place where school comes second and I like it that way. I have also gotten closer to my family this way. I've matured since high school, and I'm still doing my own independent thing.

The only difference is that I still come home to my parents' house and I can hug them before I go to bed. Call me weird, but I like being close to my family.

However, the downside to living at home is the commute, but even that can be made into something fun. I jam to music in the car and sing as loud as I want most of the time. Sometimes I call people. Sometimes I scout out for police vehicles and see how many are trying to catch speeders. Anyway, even the commute has its positives.

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Overall, I personally think that the pros outweigh the cons in this situation. I'm living at home, with my family, not having to pay rent, with no have noisy neighbors blaring music, and I don't have to deal with picking only the essentials to take with me to a tiny dorm room that I have to share with someone I probably don't know.

Yeah, I'll take living at home any day of the week over all that business.