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Thank goodness it’s not Monday.

Sometimes I just get so frustrated with school.

It’s not that I don’t like learning; I love learning. I could sit for hours learning about history, politics, linguistics (grammar nerd!), or even technology. But some of my college classes are utterly ridiculous. I feel so antsy having to attend lectures or research topics when I know I’ll never need the information again in my entire life.

Learning, I love. Wasting time, not so much.

Luckily, there’s no waste of time when it comes to breakfast: I go straight for the good stuff!


Good stuff in the form of  Chocolate Mudslide Oatmeal.

As usual, I made the oats up the night before, so breakfast could come together almost instantly after my run.


I also threw in some of my Vanilla Fudge Frosting.

And yes, I know these photos are overexposed. Ya know what? I just don’t care. Sometimes, I have more important things to do than edit food photos. More important things… like actually eating the food.

Bake Sale for Japan:


Check out the yumminess: Updated Baked Goods List

As evidenced by the incredible list, we now have plenty of yummy-delicious baked goods (and raw treats) for Tuesday’s bake sale.Now all we need are tons of people to bid on said yummy-delicious treats!

Also, I *just* thought of an idea: What about trying to find a company to match what we raise? This might be too last-minute to work (The sale is in two days), but I’m going to try anyway. And if any of you know of a company that might be willing to match our earnings, please let me know!!

Do you ever get frustrated with school or work?
And do you feel like you learn more in the real world than in a classroom? Whenever I’m stuck in a required class, learning useless information, I think, “Sheesh, I could be learning so much right now, if only I weren’t stuck in school!” And I know that being forced to waste time on “busy work” doesn’t end when one graduates. My mom is a special education teacher, and she spends more time doing paperwork (that most likely no one will even read!) than actually being with the kids. It’s ridiculous and sad.

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. I am so excited about the Bake Sale! You are such an amazing person Katie!!! You are my inspiration! 😀

  2. Freya says:

    Oh gosh I get so frustrated with school. I hate going to a lecture and coming out and just thinking ‘WHAT was the point in that?’ It happens when a lecturer just basically copies form the textbook too – coulda stayed at home!

  3. Joanna says:

    Real world experiences are definitely one of the best ways to learn. I’m in professional school now, so when I look back at all of my undergrad classes, it frustrates me that so many of them were a painful waste of time. However, there are some classes that although were a waste as far as having zero relation to my actual career now, I still enjoyed, but I think that depends on the type of class and the teacher making the subject interesting.

    Good luck with finding a company!! I hope it works out!! :O)

  4. Jojo says:

    Hey, I feel ya. I’m in college as well, and sometimes I feel like it’s a waste of time. It also turns people into stressed out, burned out zombies, and people are always complaining to me how tired they feel and how stressed they are. Not a healthy lifestyle at all ):
    I agree with Holly, college isn’t just about what you learn in class. It’s about gaining life experience, making a network of friends, learning life skills, etc.

  5. You should try the coconut butter people. I think you send enough business their way 🙂

    Can’t wait for the sale!

    1. I’m just afraid they’re not a big enough company. But lol yeah, I think I single-handedly kept them in business. I mean, when I first started blogging about it, NO one was eating coconut butter! 😉

      I’m also afraid I might not have enough time for someone to read my request and get back to me before Tuesday :(.

  6. ~Jessica~ says:

    Sadly this kind of anal, banal bureaucracy carries on all the way to postgrad level: on my PhD course half of the sessions should be entitled ‘common sense.’

    I really hope a company does indeed sponsor the bake sale with matching financial support. I’ll link to it as soon as I post next ~ I’m still catching up with a lot of blogs after a difficult week so many apologies for missing it!


    1. Awww thank you SO much, Jessica!!!

  7. McKella says:

    I don’t mind learning useless stuff as long as it’s interesting, but I’m pretty sure I’ll never use anything I learned in Deductive Logic. Also, I don’t think I’ve used any math I learned beyond ninth grade geometry.

  8. Anonymous says:

    How do you know what you’ll never need to know when you’re older? I am surprised every day by finding new uses for all the different types of knowledge I learned in school. Life may surprise you 🙂 (and I took lots of seemingly useless classes!)

    1. It’s not that I don’t think I’ll ever use ANY of the info… I just think my time could be better spend elsewhere, as I could learn MORE information (and more-relevant information) in a shorter time period (and retain more of the knowledge). Plus, I can pretty much tell you–after elementary school, middle school, high school, and college classes in Chemistry: I will never get a job when a requirement is that one must possess extensive knowledge about moles and atoms! 😉

    2. But I guess you’re also right that some classes will surprise a person. I did NOT want to take digital graphics in high school, and it turned out to be my favorite class!

  9. That sauce looks so good!

    It’s hard to sit and listen to lectures that aren’t interesting.

  10. I love school! But sometimes I also get antsy. I think “what’s the point of this? I’d rather be blogging!”

  11. Anything chocolate = in mah belly. I am so excited for the bake sale!! I am definitely bidding:)

  12. Jasmine says:

    I definitely agree- half of the time the stuff we cover in courses seems either useless or just plain common sense, and as I get into my upper year psychology courses I feel like they have all started to overlap. But I try to look on the bright side- maybe I’ll have to use it some day, or hearing it over and over will help it to stick. It doesn’t make sitting through my 3 hour lectures any easier though 🙂

  13. Allyson says:

    I really wish I had that oatmeal right now! It looks amazing:) And I CANNOT agree with you more on the subject of school work. This college semester is so dreadful. Im a biology/pre medical major, so most of my classes are science and math based-which I absolutely love. But since I am only a freshmen I still have to take gen-ed classes regardless of my major and I hate it! I have this one class that we just talk about philosophical readings, and nothing else. It feels like a huge waste of time and money. I am all for the scholarly love of knowledge, but come on-am I really going to need to discuss Newton’s view on space to my future patients? Can’t wait until this semester is over!

    1. I seriously thought about becoming a nutritionist… until I saw all the science-heavy requirements. I just don’t get it; I’d probably make a better nutritionist than some of the people who are registered out there, and yet I still cannot tell you very much about electrons. But why oh why is that relevant to nutrition anyway?! Oh well…

      1. Allyson says:

        I honestly think you would make a great nutritionist. From reading your blog, you are very educated in all of the fundamentals of health! I have seen a lot of nutrition students in my college who couldn’t even tell you the basics of nutrition. When you find the answer of why philosophy is relevant to pre-med studies please let me know! It has been my never-ending question since the beginning of this semester! haha

      2. I second that I think you’d make an amazing nutritionist! You have such a positive attitude and you make healthy food even more delicious and you’re not scared of fats or carbs =)

  14. I totally hear you on the school stuff! And to Jasmine ^^ I agree with the upper year psychology class issue! Everything overlapped but luckily it made for an easier A 🙂
    And since I got so much info twice or even three times, some of my grad school classes are a breeze!
    The mudslide looks fabulous and makes me want a second breakfast 🙂

  15. I agree… school sucks right now!! I just recently blogged about this hah. Your breakfasts always look so good!!!!

  16. Tricia says:

    Wow that oatmeal looks good 🙂
    Lol, I don’t get frustrated with school just extremely bored, but summer’s almost here 🙂

  17. I FEEL YA! i HATE learning about things i dont wnt to learn about…. for real.. its not that i dont like learning.. i just wnt to learn about stuff im interested in GEEEZ!!! WOW vegan marshmellows!!! whered ya get those!?!?! cannot wait for this bakesale!!!!

  18. ohhh GOTCHA they’re from the bakesale list as i just checked- doh!

    have there been enough UK entries for a little UK bakesale?!

    1. I think there are… 12? Not a bazillion, but they are REALLY good ones!!

  19. Disturbed says:

    Going to a public school now from a top boarding school, I get annoyed with the academic stuff pretty quickly. I just sit there so bored most the time.

  20. Lee says:

    Busy work definitely does not end in college. I feel like it’s worse in the office world because you are expected to look busy at all times even if you don’t have anything to do.

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