(Photo courtesy of Anthony_p_c on Flickr)
(Photo courtesy of Anthony_p_c on Flickr)

By SARAH LEWIS, Editor-in-Chief

The end of the semester is nigh. Finally. I don’t know if it’s just me, but it seems like practically everything has been a HOT MESS this semester. Since September, my car has managed to break down once, I’ve been sick twice, and laptop has crashed practically every other day.

Hours of sleep are few and far between, and my To Do List is so expansive that it can’t even fit in my planner. For a while it really seemed like everything that could go wrong, was going wrong.

Through all of these events, I was fighting a fight I still haven’t won. Me versus my caffeine addiction. Is this real life? Yes.

During this horrid semester, I’ve really been working on nipping my over the top caffeine intake in the bud. In retrospect, this was a terrible time to decide I needed to focus on my health and wallet, but alas, I did it anyways.

I love caffeine, seriously. Coffee, energy drinks, pop…GIMME, but I knew that I needed to stop buying energy drinks four times a day. Not only did the caffeine overdose give me a horrible bout of the shakes, but it really made my wallet sad.

I’m the type of person who sets five alarms to go off every single morning because I know I won’t wake up after the first four. I’ve said before that my alarm sounds like a tornado siren, vuvuzelas people blast during soccer games, and Shia LeBeouf screaming in “Transformers.” Am I exaggerating? No. Take one listen to my alarm…I promise you’ll hear what I’m talking about, and you’ll probably instantly be in a bad mood. Yes, it is THAT annoying.

Caffeine is the only thing that can make me smile before noon, unless I really like you, but consider yourself lucky then.

I just don’t think there is anything that can compare to the bubbly happiness of a pink Rockstar at 7 in the morning. The beautiful ssszzzz sound when I open it makes me believe I can get through my finals and a pile of papers I have to write in the next week. After I finish one, I feel like I can do anything, but mostly I just want to run around screaming “WEEEEEEEEEEE!!!” at the top of my lungs.

I know I just told you that I’m trying to slow caffeine’s role, and I am! But it’s final season, and this has been a semester that Lucifer straight up gift wrapped especially for me. I think that it’s okay for me to give into my guilty pleasure of copious amounts of caffeine. I’m sort of fearful of cutting it out altogether. Who knows what might happen. I may go crazy and pour hot coffee over my staff after I throw chairs at them, and NO ONE wants that to happen.

Caffeine, I love you. I think I’m going to give a hug to every person I see who isn’t holding a caffeinated beverage this final season because everyone deserves to have their day brightened up somehow.

Time to go grab a Rockstar.