Fuel For Grad School

How did this blog start? Like most ideas…over (and in this case ON) a good cup of coffee.

A cup a day? Of coffee of course! It is about as essential as a good pair of sweat pants and the best seat in the library in the life of your average graduate student. Now, I don’t just use coffee as a caffeine vector, even though that is a delightful side effect. I love the taste, the smell, the color… (Cristina and Java sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S…well, you get the point).

However, I’ve recently found another passion when it comes to the almighty bean: All those cups are just perfect cylindrical canvases for those long hours in class or on the metro ride home.

Don’t get outraged about me doodling in class, check out these studies and articles:

  • A – Doodling group performed better on the monitoring task and recalled 29% more info on a surprise memory test
  • B – An intriguing form of illustration, doodles may prove to be a unique and hitherto untapped resource for investigating certain aspects of brain function
  • C – Time magazine’s take on the issue
  • D – All of the above (come on it is always all of the above!)

As a graduate student, I need the coffee; as an artist, I need the creative outlet. As such, I’ve found the perfect marriage of two sides of myself in just

         A cup a day.  

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