Can I get a food deliver service sent to BC?

So if I ordered say HelloFresh or some other grocery/meal type delivery service, would the mailroom process it fast enough for me to get the package before the food spoils? I want to be able to cook but I want to avoid grocery stores as much as possible. Thanks wall!

HelloFresh and similar services tend to deliver by UPS or FedEx. You are notified of its arrival by email and the package goes a Campus Mail Services location for you to pick up. The problem might be the limited pickup hours there, see: bit.ly/BCPackage. I spoke to a helpful human at ResLife and they said students often get deliveries from local supermarkets like Stop & Shop, only the delivery has to be outside the res – that might work for you?

chicken or egg

Either one would probably be a welcome addition to many household’s provisions right now.

Chicken or Egg? Why not both? You know there’s an Asian dish with chicken in the egg? Btw, do the geese on campus lay eggs 🥚 here? Never seen one before?

Why not both? 😆 🐔 🥚None of my assistants have seen a goose egg on campus, either. That might be because female Canada geese choose nesting sites that are hidden, and adjacent to open water or marsh. I wouldn’t get too close to one, though: male geese are on patrol. For more info: bit.ly/canada-geese

what is your favorite snack?

1) what is your favorite snack? 2) what is the best snack? FYI: Check out the Snacket on fb.
1) what is your favorite snack? 2) what is the best snack? FYI: Check out the Snacket on fb.

1) Post-its 2) Post-its. But that’s just me. Humans might prefer snacks with a little less wood-based cellulose. Thanks for the tip! I’m sure humans who love snacks appreciate it!

I thought maybe your fave snack would be wall-dorf salad or something.
I thought maybe your fave snack would be wall-dorf salad or something.

I hear those are really good. Sorry, I don’t eat anything but Post-Its.

I hope second semester is treating you well because it sure is not treating me well!

I hope second semester is treating you well because it sure is not treating me well ! Other than going to the gym and eating healthy is there another way to lose weight?
I hope second semester is treating you well because it sure is not treating me well! Other than going to the gym and eating healthy is there another way to lose weight?

I recommend meeting with a health coach at the Office for Health Promotion. The staff there will be able to help you establish and maintain a healthier lifestyle that fits your needs. Although taking an hour out of your day can seem like a nuisance, talking to a health professional can give you strategies to lose weight and keep it off (if that’s what you need) through personalized assessments. They can also help you figure out other ways to be happier and healthier! bit.ly/BC-health-promo

How do I handle a 17-hour flight after drinking 7 cups of coffee???

How do I handle a 17-hour flight after drinking 7 cups of coffee???
How do I handle a 17-hour flight after drinking 7 cups of coffee???

1. In the airport, buy a decent set of corded earbuds (if you don’t already have some) because you’re going to watch a lot of movies. 2. Wait to board until the last minute, and use the restroom right before you board. 3. On the plane, ask to switch with someone near the restrooms. 4. Tell a flight attendant that you’ve had way too much coffee & you’re not sure what effects that will have on you. 5. Settle in with some really engrossing films until the caffeine wears off. 6. Sleep.

Do you have a good Banana Bread Recipe?

Do you have a good Banana Bread Recipe?
Do you have a good Banana Bread Recipe?

While I don’t eat or cook, I have found some interesting recipes for banana bread throughout the TX341-840 range on Level 3. The Kitchen Survival Guide (TX651 .B72 1992) has a simple but delicious-looking recipe on p. 182. For something (far) more unusual, how about the Banana and Alaria Loaf on p. 203 in Prannie Rhatigan’s Irish Seaweed Kitchen (TX402 .R437 2009? It features rum, sultanas, and alaria!

Is apple juice a childish drink?

Is apple juice a childish drink? Comment: (Btw big fan of this board)
Is apple juice a childish drink? Comment: (Btw big fan of this board)

I asked one of my helpers about this, and she wrote back: LOL.  She added AJ is a go-to soothing drink, think: after pre-k circle time, hospital recoveries, and easy on the tummy during flight.  Even though it’s a crowd pleaser with the under 10 crowd, it’s still an acceptable big kid beverage.  If you want to branch out, though, this is an excellent time of year for local apple cider.

Angry Orchards slap, they're like big kid apple juice
Angry Orchards slap, they’re like big kid apple juice

Yup. One of my assistants tells me that if you’re after some good, easy-drinking, cheap cider, check out Downeast and Bantam as well. Other Boston cideries that are doing better things than any of those places are Artifact Cider (with a Stranger Things themed cider), Prospect Ciderworks, and Far From The Tree out in Salem. If you’re really looking for wild stuff, splurge for a bottle of Farnum Hill Cider. It’s a far cry more expensive than Angry Orchard, but it’s real good.

What if I’m always hungry on TI TH class? :(

What if I'm always hungry on TI TH class? :(
What if I’m always hungry on TI TH class? 🙁

If you’re not hungry with your M/W/F classes, then we can probably rule out medical issues. Are you eating full and healthy meals? Can you bring a snack with you? It’s important not to be too hungry in class; not only is it distracting but without fuel the body gets tired and learning can suffer.

Hey Wall, don’t you think BC’s food is overpriced?

Hey Wall Don't you think BC's food is overpriced? Let's start a protest
Hey Wall, don’t you think BC’s food is overpriced? Let’s start a protest?
Agreed! Agreed +2 +3 +4
Agreed! Agreed +2 +3 +4

If a group of sufficient number is organized, you have yourself a protest. If the group is also creative and persistent and has clear demands, it may also result in changes. Do I think it’s overpriced? Well, I don’t eat, but a few of my assistants mentioned bringing lunches and getting off campus for lunch as ways to save $.

1 bagel + 2 eggs is $6 !! wth And 1 waffle is $7.80!!
1 bagel + 2 eggs is $6 !! wth And 1 waffle is $7.80!!

For comparison’s sake: at IHOP, a Belgian waffle is $8.59, as is the quick 2-egg breakfast (with bacon, hash browns, and toast.) Food prices are going up all over; my assistants have noticed this at Boston-area restaurants. For now, a burrito at El Pelon is still a cheaper lunch option than many dishes here at BC, though.