So, there are a lot of activities going on right now! This past weekend was 6th weekend, and I had to divide my time a lot.
First of all, on Friday, Nightshade had a couple auditions, and we had a couple really good guys show up. Unfortunately we could only take 2 of the three who auditioned. I'm excited to get to hang out with them more! After that, it was ultimate frisbee alumni weekend. This means that all those people who played frisbee in college but have now graduated come back to play frisbee and socialize for a weekend. It's fun to see everyone from '08 to older ones who have kids and marriages and such. This was Eclipse's first alumni weekend (we only started in 2004ish, so we are only now getting enough alums to play a game).
On Saturday, I divided my time between the alumni games, the MIAC track championships, where I finally saw my friend Tom run the hurdles, and my roommate Amy do her triple jump, and the International Festival, a Carleton tradition. Here's a video of one of the cool performances (the ones I saw were all super cool). The food was absolutely delicious, too. After all that, I had a reunion for my study abroad which was last Spring in Maastricht, the Netherlands. It was good to see most people (a few are currently in China), especially since many of the others are seniors.
On Sunday, I had an all-day field trip for Geology to Interstate State Park (that name is not a joke, actually, it encompasses the Minnesota-Wisconsin border along the St. Croix River). I have a few pictures from when I went to Wisconsin last weekend, so I'll attach those here. It looks completely different, as further north on the border, you see basalt resulting from a mid-continental rift that used to be active. This trip was a lot of fun, involved a lot of hiking, climbing, and scrambling, and also sandwiches. Yum.
On Sunday night, looking to quell my screaming muscles and hang out with my roomie, Amy, I went to the Contented Cow for Pub Trivia. Did you know that there are 406 species enumerated (that link only includes those that appear) in the Star Trek movies, tv shows, etc. (not including the books), Mother's Day was created in 1914, and John Lennon wrote a (rather angry) song called "Mother"? That last one was my contribution. Also, apparently Kiefer Sutherland turned himself in for assault after head-butting someone. Yay for trivia (you can kind of tell what a couple of the themes were).