The CC Weekly Weigh In: Our Biggest Spring Break Regrets
OMG OMG OMG. Spring break is here (or almost here?)!! It doesn’t matter if you are going to Mexico, Florida, or just heading home; it’s time for some vacay, baby! No more studying. No more class. NO MORE ALARM CLOCKS. For a whole week!
We’ve been preparing for this for weeks! Some of us have been building up that base tan with a little fake and bake, while others have been more focused on getting their livers ready for the main event with daily margaritas.
Can you tell we’re excited?
We have been freezing our asses off for months and now it’s finally time to throw on a bathing suit (and a dress to cover up the extra winter poundage) and head to the beach. Hell. yes. Let’s just hope we don’t make the same mistakes we’ve made in spring breaks past…
This week, the CollegeCandy writers weighed in on their biggest spring break regrets. We can all learn a few things from these bad decisions and poor planning:
K – GWU: I have never had a real spring break because I was a rower, so I guess my biggest spring break regret is being a rower. Trust me, I wish I had gotten the chance to chug substances other than water and moan for reasons other than physical exertion (just sayin…)
Cristina – Michigan State University: Wearing tanning oil on on the front side of my body..and not the back. Then getting sunburned. Awesome.
Laura – St. Johns: Not going on spring break one year in order to save money… sitting at home during a week of snowstorms was miserable when I could have been at the beach!!
John – UConn: My biggest Spring Break regret? I didn’t get any Astronaut Ice Cream when I visited the National Air and Space Museum. Now that I don’t have to howl at anyone to buy it for me, I don’t even want it any more.
Amanda – Wagner: Tequila, lots and lots and lots of tequila… enough said.
S.E. – Fordham: Mine was refusing to put sunblock on because I somehow thought I could lay out
with my really tan friends. I then got sun poisoning…
Lauren – University of Michigan: Sneaking booze onto our cruise in Listerine bottles. All of our drinks tasted like mouthwash for the entire trip.
Donnette – Manhattaville College: Sleeping. Time waits for no one and before you know it I’m back in class).
Carrie – Duke: Urinating on the lawn of a police station (the tequila convinced me to do it). After two male police officers demanded that I “PULL MY F***ING PANTS UP,” I realized it probably wasn’t worth the satisfaction of an empty bladder.
Thu – USC: Not going out every single night when I was in Ireland!
Sarabeth – University of Texas: Being the lame-o who goes home for spring break.
Alex – Lakehead University: Not applying sunscreen on my first trip to Mexico. I felt invincible, like my pale, Canadian skin could handle the intense sun.
Elizabeth – UC Berkeley: Letting people take pictures of me on the dance floor at a club in Rosarito. Those babies have been haunting me for years.
Anna – Northeastern Univeristy: Drinking on the last night when your plane leaves at 5 a.m the next morning…. and you are on a trip with 40 other people. And everyone gets sick on the plane. And there’s only 4 bathrooms.
Noa – CU Boulder: Wet t-shirt contest. Not that I was in it…that I watched it. Those images are burned in my brain.
Erica – Kent State: Booked hotel rooms in advance for people who never showed. I ended up driving 12+ hours with one other girl when we were both underage, to stay at a hotel miles away from any beach/bar. In 50 degree weather.
Maddie – Tufts: Getting my cartilage pierced on a sketchy beach boardwalk. Let’s just say I had some issues, and the earring came out quickly.
Meregan – Brown University: I deeply regret trying tanning oil (even though it had an SPF on it!). Not only is it bad for the skin, I roasted myself the first day of break and had to stay inside the rest of the week.