Winter break is finally over and I’m back at MIT. As much as most people complain about MIT, you really miss it when you’re gone. Of course, maybe I just miss the freedom that comes with being away from home, but I miss being here just the same.
There was so much I wanted to tell you about last semester, but I didn’t have the time. I think it would be kinda silly to go back and try to write posts about that stuff now, so this post is dedicated to my favorite memories from Fall 2007.
Navy/Marine Corps Birthday Ball
Each year Boston NROTC hosts a formal celebrating the founding of the US Navy (on 13 OCT 1775) and US Marine Corps (10 NOV 1775). This year we went to the Park Plaza Hotel. It was a lot of fun: live music, good friends, and all the cake you can eat.
Greg ’08, Me, Jackie ’08. 3/4ths of MIT’s graduating NROTC class
Kristen ’09 and Vanessa ’09
My girlfriend Kristen ’09 and me. Who says you can’t find a girl at MIT who’s beautiful, smart, and can cook?
The senior class cruise on Halloween. Hence the name “Boo’s Cruise”, though I’ve always wondered if it had another meaning though. Like a good senior I went, and various debauchery ensued. Some pictures are omitted to protect the innocent (and guilty).
Katy ’08 as Goldilocks. I don’t know what’s up with that face
I was superman, Julianna ’08 was a border patrol agent
A-Entry Thanksgiving Dinner
A new tradition we started in A-entry this year. Each person was asked to bring a dish and we all got together to eat. A-entry is pretty diverse, so there was a good selection of food there. Everything from meat lasagna (which I made) to trail mix and donuts (which our Jamaican residents provided. They’d never had thanksgiving).
Drew ’10, Jenny ’11, Kristen ’09, Kristina ’08, Kevin ’10, and a bunch of other crazy people waiting for food
Kevin didn’t seem to trust the food
Me with my lovely A-Entry co-chair, Leslie ’10
Lynn ’11 surprised that there’s ham on her plate. Lynn cannot multitask at all. In fact, if you try to talk to her while she’s watching TV, it seems like she’s ignoring you. But she’s not. She’s like your computer when you try to play Elder Scrolls IV with maxed out settings and try to burn the entire second season of Battlestar Galactica to DVD. She needs time to process
A Phi Holiday Mixer
Each fall Alpha Phi hosts a party celebrating the holidays. Sorority events are dry, so it’s a nice break from the ridiculous antics you might see at a frat party. Normally there’s hot chocolate and cookies. The logs (my favorite acapella group) performed too.
Meeting Paul in person! It’s not everday you get to meet a blogger
My favorite A Phi lady Leslie ’10, and one of the coolest people to ever major in Course 10, Mariah ’08
The logs performing. Absolutely incredible
So we do have fun sometimes. Even the cranky seniors =)