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I'm Gonna Have My Cake (And Eat It Too)

April 22, 2018

“I’ll tell you one thing that I’m gonna do”

I’m Gonna Have My Cake (And Eat It Too), Teena Marie

As I’ve been getting ready to wrap up my time here at UR, I’ve been getting a lot of post-grad related questions.

The most common one, at least from my friends, has been “how are you going to feed yourself?”

I’m good at a lot of things.

But cooking isn’t one of them.

I’ve always loved eating, but the whole cooking thing has never really appealed to me.

I always assumed I was a decent baker at least, but a recent adventure with a good friend has me questioning even that.

Long story short, we were trying to make tres leches cupcakes and both sort of…forgot that you weren’t supposed to fill the batter all the way to the top of the baking cups.

Unsurprisingly, round one didn’t go well, but round two was great, so really no harm done.

So yeah, I’m still a little unsure how the whole cooking thing is going to go, but if I can make a decent batch of cupcakes out of a Kroger trip and a university apartment oven then really how hard can it be?

Besides, worst case scenario I’ll just really get to know the local fire department.

Who said my post-grad plan was only half-baked.

Hi my name is Maren and I'm a freshman at the University of Richmond. I was born and raised right outside of Dallas, Texas and have consequently heard every Texas stereotype you can think of. I'll go ahead and put on record that I don't wear cowboy boots nor have I ever ridden a horse to school. I love to travel and have to date been to over twelve different countries, including Israel, Peru, and Hungary. I'm a huge history buff and collect random history trivia like old ladies collect cats. I also enjoy reading and watching movies/tv equally, although the subject matter and depth of each fluctuates often. Toss in the fact that I'm a Sagittarius and fluent in three different types of sarcasm and you'll have more than enough information to navigate my diary entries for the rest of the year.

Why UR?

Why UR? It was the summer of 2011 and I was just wrapping up an internship in DC. When I mentioned how much I loved the area, my boss recommended that I look at the University of Richmond for college. Fast forward about two years and you have me on my first tour of the campus thinking, "If inanimate objects had souls, the University of Richmond would be my soulmate." While visiting UR I became smitten with its red brick architecture, awed by its dedicated faculty, and enticed by its massive dessert bar in the main dining hall. Richmond's location in a metropolitan area with world-class museums, theaters, and other cultural necessities (like Target) all while having a true separate campus community was a dream come true. All this and more is why I applied Early Decision, and I haven't looked back since.