This weekend, a lot went on. I'll go backwards starting with Sunday, to be sure to fit everything in.
Day Light Savings
Sunday was day light savings so we gained an hour. It was wonderful, although I woke up very confused because the 4 clocks in my room (including my cell phone and computer) couldn't agree on what time it was. Once I got that figured out though, I had a pretty lazy day, cooked dinner with a friend, and did some homework.
Saturday was Halloween, so a lot of people on campus dressed up and went to the Halloween Concert. Liz Low already talked about the concert in her blog, so I won't go into great detail. Overall, it was really fun to see everyones' costumes at the concert! I was especially surprising to see my brother on stage for both the group and individual costumes. He and his friends dressed up as the cast of Arrested Development, and placed second in the group contest. The surprising part, was learning that the completely blue man on stage was my brother, and that he had shaved part of his head for the costume. Apparently it was worth it though, because he also won something in the individual contest.
Our president, Rob Oden, actually showed up to the Halloween Concert too, which was exciting. I've always been told that he comes to the concert, but since I've been here he's been away on business on Halloween. This year he made an appearance though, dressed up as Indiana Jones.
Another important person did NOT show up this year, though, which was very disappointing. Schiller (the bust of an old German poet) is usually shown at the Halloween concert, but unfortunately whoever has him decided not to bring him out this year. For those of you who haven't heard of the Schiller tradition, I'll explain breifly. In the 60s, the bust of Schiller was stolen from the Art Department by a group of students, and has since been passed down from student to student. The only way to obtain Schiller is to steal him from his owners when he is shown at certain events around campus (such as the Halloween concert). I'd say it's one of the top goals of a Carleton student to try and get Schiller.
For the concert, my house dressed up together for halloween as the characters from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory, but we didn't enter the group contest.
I have video from the night, that I will figure out how to put up soon. For now, here are some pictures from the Halloween contest:
My house's costume:
The MC's at the Halloween Concert:
My brother with the shaved head and the rest of Arrested Development:
Band Concert and The Cow
Friday night was my band concert. I joined band last spring term, and have really enjoyed playing music twice a week during the term. Our concert was actually pretty well attended, so it was a fun way to start out the night. We played music by Hayden and Mendelsohn and other composers. After the band concert, I went to one of the computer labs on campus to finish my comps before meeting my housemates at The Cow for my roommate's 21st birthday. After hanging out there for about an hour (and talking to a group of professors who were also there) we headed back to our house for cake.