Empty Classroom

No more pencils, no more books, see ya, teachers dirty looks. Farewell school year 2013-2014, bring on the summer! Even if you’ve been out of school for a while, you totally remember how great it feels to flee the building on the last day of school and kick off the summer. In honor of your inner school-kid, I want you to celebrate the weekend without a term paper (or powerpoint presentation) hanging over your head.

Things to try this weekend:


  • No more pencils. Before you clean out your pencil case (or work drawer) and practice your hook shot with your pencils in the waste basket, make use of your erasers! You can use them as a chemical free way to clean the metal of your electronics and erase crayon markings from your walls. Little known fact: those pencil shavings are a great moth repellent, just toss a little scoop in a mesh bag and hang it up in your closet. Voila!
  • No more books. Nothing takes the pleasure out of reading as much as obligation. Try reading for pleasure this weekend. No judgment if you are happy with a trashy mag, but if you are looking for something more escapist, I recommend The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.
  • No more teacher’s dirty looks. Boss on your back? Smile. Strong evidence supports that smiling boosts positive emotions and a sunnier outlook on the world. An upside down frown forced on your face in a moment of frustration may help you overcome a stressful situation without so much as one #&$!@ passing through your lips. They don’t teach you that in school. Give it a try. It works. Promise.

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