Exciting slash bittersweet life events:
1/2. It was freezing and rainy this weekend!! WHAT? It's supposed to be May, apparently no one told Mother Nature. It hailed on one of our rugby games and I got hit in the eyeball. Unpleasant. Thankfully it melted fairly quickly, but still. Never really what you want. Speaking of which...
1. Last rugby tournament of the year! We beat two teams out of three, and fought really hard and played well during the last game so we considered it a win anyways. It was in Iowa which required a bit of a drive, but rugby road trips are always entertaining and yesterday we stopped at Culver's, which is always a plus.
2. Frisbee regionals were hosted at Carleton this year, so everyone got to go and see our teams play! Two of our teams advanced to Nationals, and one team is going to D3 nationals and played some really amazing games. We are so proud of all of them! These games were also the first Frisbee games I've actually watched, so it was exciting on a multitude of levels. I'm in the process of learning all the terminology which, let me tell you, is extensive. Luckily Carleton's campus is so replete with Frisbee fans that there is no lack of experts to whom I may pose questions.
3. My last room draw is on Monday! Room draw is usually a slightly stressful, exciting, and occasionally dramatic week in which juniors, sophomores, and freshman draw into their housing for the next year. I don't want to jinx my living plans, but if all goes well I'll be living with some really cool people! I'll keep you updated. There are a lot of resources for room draw, including the entire ResLife department (which in comprised of very helpful people who do an amazing job of placing freshman-- I'm still best friends with almost all of my freshman floor!) a Room draw committee that works with current students, online resources, and a handbook explaining the entire process for freshman. So that's tomorrow night, I'm excited!
4. Compsycompscomps-- I'm currently in the massive research stage of my senior comprehensive thesis. I'm working with a partner, and we'll be designing and creating an advertising campaign for a business in Northfield. Right now I'm surrounded by books about cognitive psychology, perception, attention, memory, and advertising, trying to retain as much information as possible. It's a lot of work, but it feels good to be making progress on the project. For a long time it was all theoretical, but we're actually moving forward with business and schools to pick our final organization, and my partner and I are getting really good at organizing the results of all our research! I think it's going to be a really fun project, even if it ends up being time consuming.
5. My good friend Nora is keeping me sane amidst all of my books by systematically feeding me the wheat chex and rye chips out of her cup of ChexMix. The constant influx of snacks is much appreciated, and often necessary during long stints in the libe! Luckily the Sayles-Hill snack bar is only a few paces away, so we'll never run out!
That's it for tonight, unfortunately this is a short, picture-less post but I have an article about perspective framing to read, and a song to practice for voice lessons!
Hope you all stayed warm this weekend-- Someone had better inform the weather that we're supposed to be frolicking in flowers by now-- April is over!