You people are cultured souls, I know you are. Tell me you've memorized Tina Fey's book cover-to-cover and have listened to Amy Poehler's hilarious interviews and pored over The Daily Tay's words about improv and the "yes, and" rule.
In short, to every and any scenario thrown at you, you say "yes, and." You say yes, and then you tack more onto it.
Rules get thrown out of the window during Finals Week though. Rules don't apply. You just try to stay alive.
So, I present to you the week of "No, But" --
Were you in a place of mental peace and readiness?
NO, BUT we found ourselves in a near-empty theater, crying buckets of mirthful tears at Horrible Bosses 2 until our abs screamed, our candy fell on the ground, and our ICEE melted.
Did you eat nutritiously?
NO, BUT there was pizza. And wine. And sugar cookies (pre)slice-n-baked at midnight. Come on, they had Christmas trees on them. It's Christmas, ya Grinch.
How about getting plenty of rest and good nights' sleep?
NO, BUT reverse-matched outfits did not go to waste. Birthday celebrations are never to be missed. & post-birthday celebration dancing in the rain until 5 in the morning is never to be regretted ragretted.
Have you reviewed a quarter's worth of PowerPoints and PDFs?
NO, BUT we trotted all over San Francisco (with a pit stop at Ghirardelli's for a sundae obvs), walked a few unbeaten paths, and found ourselves short of breath from laughing so hard during an improv show. A Merry Murder Mystery, in fact! Worth it.