IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE LAZY: You, email me, picture of you + Valentine’s Day card. End memo.
First, and most importantly: BEN FOLDS IS COMING TO MIT.
So every year we have this thing called Spring Weekend (the link is to last year’s site), which this year falls around Drop Date, the last day to drop classes and have them disappear from your transcript (April 23); AXO Lip Sync, which Snively has blogged about (April 24, and formally Alpha Chi Omega, by the dubs, shortened to A Chi O); and Greek Week, which is this week long celebration of Greek life on campus, which is kind of a big deal- last I checked, 50% of men are in frats, and a little less than 25% of women are in sororities (April 26 through May 2, in case you were curious). Paul, Chris, and I are all Greek, but that is an entirely different topic.
What’s most important, is that right there in the middle of all that awesomeness is the awesomeness that is Ben Folds on April 25. Christmas come 8 months early. Literally. I am so exited beyond belief right now.
But okay, so that was exciting news today on campus, but, you know, Ben Folds only got the thumbs up from 70% of the student population, no big deal. Today being the day before Valentine’s Day meant that the different a cappella groups on campus (plus the fabulous, never imitated, very charismatic and definitely shameless marching band) were all selling serenades- for a mere 10 to 20 dollars, you could chose from a list of songs and have them sung to your sweet heart/friend/sorority sister you really wanted to embarrass (uh…) in the middle of class.
By far the most adorable of the groups doing this, though, was the Logs (short for Logarhythms), who are our all-male a cappella group and kind of the heart throb of more than one female I know.
To get a taste of this, here’s them at our CPW closing ceremonies last year, though the quality is kind of eh. If you really need to procrastinate, just youtube “MIT Logarhythms” and you can lose a few hours of your life.
So in the middle of our 18.03 (Differential equations) lecture, a bunch of guys in shirts and ties ran into 10-250, yelled out a girl’s name, and went running up to serenade her. To give you some sense of how middle of everything this was, here’s the end of the song and them literally just running past our very bewildered professor.
And the song they sang to her, as sung at their concert back in December.
They’re pretty awesome.
What’s ALSO awesome (oh, slick transition WHAT) are the Valentine’s Day cards we sent you kids earlier this week. So. Following last year’s tradition, send me an email with a picture of you and your card (and tubes and Holiday cards, if you’re feeling particularly awesome) and I’ll put all of them up tomorrow in an awesome collage. It’ll be awesome.
And before I use the word awesome again, I should probably end this entry. Alright. GO EMAIL GO.