as finals week threatens to rear its ugly head, i start to think even more about good make-ahead-and-in-bulk meals. things that are energy dense but will also tolerate sitting in a mason jar all afternoon before being haphazardly microwaved and inhaled during caffeine breaks.
why? because if i don't, i will fall victim to the stimulant table.
affectionately dubbed the "stim table," this is the crowning glory of stress culture at reed: a table staked in the library lobby during reading and finals week, open 24 hours a day. it provides free nicotine, caffeine in every conceivable form, vitamins, weird chinese herbs, barely legal "study aids," and food. this entails mountains of flimsy sandwich bread, buckets (literally) of nutella, peanut butter and marshmallow fluff, cookies, bagels, and trashcan-sized bins of trail mix and granola. "eye of the tiger" is played (loudly) on the hour, every hour.