First day of school guys!
I actually only had one class, so it was pretty chill. Usually I will have Chemistry lab on Tuesday nights, but none of my labs start until next week.
When I left home, I made sure to bring binders, some looseleaf, writing utensils, and my laptop. I was feeling pretty prepared.
My Tuesday morning class is Computer Programming. We went over the syllabus and got good information but nothing was too exciting.
Then, I walked out of class and down a few flights of stairs only to discover that my backpack was open. Strange, considering I had definitely zipped it after class. Nothing was stolen or anything.
The problem was that the zipper had completely separated.
This happened over the weekend and I was able to move the zipping mechanism back far enough to get the zipper to re-lock. Today, sadly, the zipper opened completely, and there’s no fixing it now.
Frustrating, considering I spent $60 on a backpack at the beginning of senior year hoping it would last me at least through college.
I know 60 dollars isn’t really that much, but it seems like a lot on top of textbook fees, not to mention tuition.
There is a silver lining though.
While packing for Alaska, I consolidated my emergency kit into a tupperware for ease of travel. At the top of said tupperware are a few pairs of nitrile gloves (EMT thing), and directly under those is a coin purse. This is no ordinary coin purse. Instead, it contains a life-saving collection of safety pins, binder clips, rubber bands, and other connection devices. In the midst of all that, the holy grail of pinners everywhere … baby pins.
My backpack now closes (partially), and gained some cute little turtle accessories.
Keep in mind when packing for college: baby pins are the best.