So how does a boy from Texas survive the oftentimes harsh winters of Massachusetts?
With flip flops of course!
While I must say that flip flops are my shoeware of choice, even I have to give in at some point and start wearing shoes and socks.
To get ready for the winter, this week the ARCSAB (Academic Resource Center Student Advisory Board) put on an event called No Flip Flops which was full of pointers on how to survive a winter at MIT.
I must admit that I also learned a lot of new information myself. I learned about the difference between frostbite and frostnip.
I learned a bit about winter fashion, and how to dress appropriately. I was the example of what not to do ie I was wearing board shorts, flip flops, and a tshirt. There’s actually a lot to take into consideration when you’re getting dressed in the winter. Layering is key, but you don’t want to over or underdo it either.
I also learned about YakTrax, and if you’ve never heard of them, don’t feel bad. I learned about them on Monday myself.
We also taught the freshmen about the best ways to get around when it’s snowing outside. These solutions ranged from Saferide to the MIT underground tunnel system.
As far as winter thus far, it hasn’t really dropped down that low, and not much snow has fallen either. However, I’m kinda excited for the snow because that means snow football and more occasions for hot cocoa?
Anyone from warmer climates have any other questions on what it’s like to spend a winter here?
Pictures! (a little late)
Dan and Rebecca setting up for the event.
Rebecca gives pointers on how to eat healthy for the winter.
Mark and Tim give a few pointers on winter safety.