Northfield is cold.
At the moment, it is 7° outside; however, according to the Weather Channel’s website, it feels like -13°. Today’s weather will eventually drop down to -16°, and I don’t even want to know what that feels like.
To further put it into perspective:
But don’t let this dissuade you. For the last three years, I’ve lived in Minnesota, and I’ve happily endured the Min-eh-sow-en winters.
Aside from slightly dry skin, I’m still alive.
I now own fish. To be more specific, I now share custody of two fish, Agamemnon and Yisrael. For brevity’s sake, I’ll save you the details of how this situation came to be.
Why fish, though? It’s because the school prohibits other animals. Which is logical, because anything more complex than a beta would have the Animal Cops right at your door, given that a dorm room isn't the most ideal place to house a cat, dog or miniature pig.
If you’d like to further enlighten yourself on this fascinating topic, click here.
If not, look at these incredibly glamorous pictures (set in the bathroom):
There I am, slightly perplexed by the fish.
This is Elijah, who is far more competent at transferring fish than I am.
This is a fish in a teacup. (Given that we didn't have nets to transfer the fish, we used a teacup instead. College students are known to improvise, and Carleton has taught us how to be crafty.)
There they are. In the same bowl. With a divider, of course.