Welcome to the third installment of Procrastination Destination, where Wesleying provides you #content to get you through finals!
If you’re the same type of perpetually stressed as I am, then you also decide to bake/make/chef-it-up during finals season to take some productive time off from studying or staring at Netflix, pretending to study. Baking is a ~thing that I do~ while blasting some dramatic music because at least I’m doing something, even if it isn’t homework.
I have a slightly well-known recipe for Mocha Spice cupcakes that I came up with after experimenting in the kitchen a few years back. They’ve made their way to Wesleyan a few times, notably when I baked over three dozen and delivered them to students after spring break. I normally try to bake a batch while I’m home and share the ~goods~ with friends, and it’s quickly become a favorite treat.
The thing is, I don’t *really* have a recipe. I follow this Turkish thing called göz ayar?, which directly translates to eye measurement, which completely makes sense (I hope). Essentially, I know how much to throw into the measuring bowl after making these cupcakes time and time again. The point is, the recipe’s ingredients are always in a dynamic flux depending on what I have laying at home.
The “recipe” I’m going to share is meant to be broken; it’s meant to be experimented with. If you don’t like a particular ingredient, literally just take it out. Wanna add something? Go for it! This recipe is supposed to look like absolute freakin’ chaos…because it is. This is essentially the cupcake in its core, and sometimes I play around with some ~extras~, which I’ll let you know about after getting that not-so-stable cupcake foundation set.
From the queen of cheese, Eva Steinberg ’17, comes an announcement:
it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for…the local co-op survey is here!!
please only fill the form out once per person/group
email any questions to wesleyanlocalcoop[at]gmail[dot]com
SURVEY DUE SUNDAY FEBRUARY 7TH AT 6PM
Mara Woods-Robinson ’16 writes in with exciting winter break news:
Exciting news for ye thesis-writers, winter session-ers, international students, and anyone else stuck on a coffee-less campus for the rest of winter break: Espwesso will be re-opening early, on Wednesday, Jan. 13! We will be open in the mornings, 9AM-1PM, serving our normal menu of drinks, and accepting CASH, MIDDLETOWN CASH, or ROLLOVER POINTS from the fall semester. Stay tuned for more information on our Facebook page.
Reopening Date: Wednesday, January 13
Time: 9 AM – 1 PM
Place: Espwesso (Allbritton basement)
If you’re like any typical college student, you need caffeine to survive. If not, you’re amazing and I applaud you. Personally, if I don’t drink coffee on the #reg, I get headaches and start hating life in general.
Naturally, I have sampled coffee all over campus. This list is my own opinion, and does not imply anything beyond that—if you disagree with me, don’t worry. We can either agree to disagree, or you fight me on the steps of Olin.
Below the cut is my definitive coffee ranking, from best to worst coffee on campus:
To all our coffee-loving friends and Espwesso supporters:
WE’RE SELLING COFFEE DURING THE DAY! yep, that’s right, when you tumble out of bed on the weekends and aren’t sure how to start your day or possibly begin all that work, and pi isn’t even open yet… We have a solution. Espwesso is now open 10am-2pm every Saturday and Sunday. If you like this idea, and you want these hours to continue, please come out this weekend!! We are entirely financially self-sustaining and if we don’t have customers we can’t be open. And as always, free drip coffee if you bring your own mug!
Date: TODAY and tomorrow!
Time: RIGHT NOW (10-2 Saturdays and Sundays)
Place: Espwesso (Allbritton basement)
Come drink coffee, eat donuts, and talk about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict! This week we will be talking about the separation barrier and checkpoints. Caffeine, sugar, and intellectually stimulating conversation–what could be better?
Where: PAC 104
When: 8-9 pm Today, Wednesday, February 12th
This brief post from Sam Sikder ’14:
Espwesso opens for the semester tonight from 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM. Stop by and warm up. Happy first full week of school everyone!
PS. Espwesso is STILL hiring for 2 positions!
Date: Sunday, January 26
Time: 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Everyone’s favorite student-run cafe, Espwesso, will be open for Wesleyan’s very first winter session… DURING THE DAY TIME. That’s right! Beginning on January 8th, Espwesso will be open from 10:00 AM -4:00 PM.
Espwesso is located in the basement of Allbritton, serving premium espresso, tea, coffee and more! We will be accepting cash and Wescard (Middletown Cash and meal points).
So whatever the reason you’re on campus—winter session, writing theses, athletics, jobs—come get warm and caffeinated with a hot drink.
Also, don’t forget Espwesso is looking for a new logo!
Date: January 8th-21st, Monday thru Friday
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Place: Basement of Allbritton
Is it weird that I’ve bookmarked so many coffee-related websites despite the fact that I don’t drink coffee?
It’s that time of year, folks: The writers of Wesleying are bringing you our biannual Procrastination Destination feature, where we post a frenzy of addictive, pointless, and/or awesome links to help you get your procrastination on every day for all of finals (today + reading period + actual finals week). Have a link you think would be rad for Procrastination Destination? Email us at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org.
First link in our PD lineup: Coffitivity.
Did you know that the “ambient noise of a coffee shop” can boost your creativity and productivity? Neither did I, but apparently Coffitivity knows more than us. I stumbled upon Coffitivity over a year ago and immediately spent 30 minutes playing with the coffee shop settings trying to find the right “category” of sounds. Was it Lunchtime Lounge (described as “bustling chatter of the lunchtime rush”), University Undertones (“The scholarly sounds of a campus cafe”), or something more meta, like Morning Murmur (“A gentle hum gets the day started”)?
Whatever you choose, I can promise this: You too will spend a large chunk of time trying to find the perfect setting and volume. For an app that claims to make you more productive, it might take you a little while to get to that point.
Read after the jump to see more coffee fun-ness.