So I blew a ton of money over Thanksgiving on some really nice looseleaf teas. Mad kudos to sunshineday for recommending pu-erh—this is some of the best tea I've had. Tea and peppermint bark and papers where I get to talk about sci-fi. This is about as good as final exams get.
I also got confirmation that I'm going to go to Europe this summer! It's a school trip to Germany, Denmark, and Switzerland that examines renewable energy and sustainable farming in Northern Europe. If all goes well, I might even stay in Denmark for the summer on an internship on renewable energy. I'm super mad excited; I want to write my thesis on community-owned renewable energy, and this will be the perfect way to dive in.
As one of my high school English teachers liked to say, "It doesn't get any better than this."