Oh, hey, the weekend’s here. Awesome.
In other news, the last full week of spring classes has come and gone. I spent last night finishing up the last problem sets I will ever do as a freshman, which is a pretty awesome feeling. All that’s left to finish up this semester is the final paper for my humanities classes (remember Arrowsmith? yeah, it’s on that novel) and, of course, finals.
Easier said than done? Yeah, just a little. But this is MIT – what were you expecting? ;)
I’m actually looking forward to this weekend. Earlier tonight, a handful of friends and I went to a performance of four student-written one-act plays put on Dramashop (the same group that put on Suburbia last year). They were pretty good, especially considering they were all written by actual MIT students. Of course, Dramashop wasn’t the only club putting on a show tonight – Dance Troupe, MIT Symphony Orchestra, and the Chorallaries were also out in full force. I wish I’d been able to go to all of these awesome events – but, alas, I haven’t perfected the art of being in multiple places at once. (Yet.)
After Dramashop, the aforementioned friends and I headed over to the student center to grab some snacks from LaVerde’s, the campus convenience store, and sat around swapping stories and other random humor – including a very fun story about various “giant confectioneries” our group had baked or otherwise encountered recently. Around ten, I met up with another friend Samantha ’11 and headed towards Central Square to Toscanini’s, everyone’s favorite local ice cream store (yes, it was a junk food-filled night and it was DELICIOUS). Sam and I have been friends since we were prefrosh, but for the past few weeks we’ve both pretty busy with our own lives (and problem sets!), so it was awesome to catch up again.
Finally, I headed across the river into Boston to meet up with Teresa ’11, who was hanging out with a bunch of mutual friends at Theta Xi, yet another of MIT’s 27 fraternities. And that was also fun. ;)
Now, it’s about four o’clock in the morning Boston time and I’m currently sitting in my own fraternity’s TV lounge, splitting my attention between blogging, the 2012 Facebook group, and reruns of Scrubs. I should get to bed (and I will, soon), but somehow I couldn’t resist the urge to write an entry.
This weekend is shaping up to be, I think, relatively relaxing. Skullhouse is throwing our Spring Formal this Saturday night, and Teresa and I are going together (draw your own conclusions :D), so it should be a pretty awesome night. We also are going to have our house elections (drum roll please) on Sunday morning, but otherwise I’m mostly free – and when I say free, I mean free to keep plugging away at my homework. Ah, the joys of MIT.
In actuality, I have much, much more to say – but for now, I’m off to bed. To the incoming prefrosh, have fun with the Next Big Mailing, which I believe many of you have already received and the rest of you will no doubt be getting shortly. Best of luck, in particular, with choosing your Athena names. Basically, do your best to pick a name you’ll still be happy with using four years down the road, and you should be fine.
All right, I’m out. Best of luck to you all with finals, APs, IBs, or whatever it is you crazy kids are up to these days.