Today is Wednesday, which means tonight is Production Night. For those of you readers who don’t know, Production Night in the Exponent office officially begins at 7 p.m., but realistically starts anywhere between 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. We typically wrap up around 1 a.m., and myself and two other members of the editorial staff wait an additional 20 minutes to make sure all the files are sent to our printer.
All of this means that on Thursday mornings, I am typically dragging my sorry butt home from the SUB to my apartment at 1:30 in the morning and sleeping until about 10 a.m. Then, I roll out of bed and onto my first Zoom call of my three back-to-back classes that day. So, needless to say, I need to have completed all of my assignments due in my three Thursday classes by 7 p.m. on Wednesday, or else I am screwed. What am I doing on this fine Wednesday at 5:51 p.m. you ask? Certainly not my homework. No, I am watching the season premier of “The Bachelorette.”
I’m hopping on here to ask all of you Bachelor Nation haters to let me have my peace this fall. 2020 has been a rough year for all of us, and Peter’s season of the Bachelor took place at the start of this whole storm in early spring. I am completely relying on the upcoming episodes of “The Bachelorette” to bring me out of my depression created by COVID-19, and I would invite you all to give the show a shot if you are a current nay-sayer. It’s really quite entertaining, and most people who used to bash it tell me that as soon as they were convinced to watch one episode, they were hooked.
So yes, I may have multiple assignments due in the upcoming days. Yes I may be sleep deprived. But if you’re looking for me, I’ll be in the Exponent office on the third floor of the SUB, watching “The Bachelorette” until my eyes bleed.