I don't know what's going on this winter. There's been almost no snow and when there has been some it's all melted so quickly. The last few days have been really warm too. And tomorrow is supposed to be almost 50 degrees and sunny. I won't complain though, that's nice weather. It's beginning to feel like spring a little. (Knock on wood...)
This past Friday was Marsh Mardi Gras and it was so much fun. Marsh is the art theme house and it typically is almost all sophomores so I have a whole bunch of friends that live there. One of my closest friends Katie, and her roommate from last semester (who is also named Katie and is also really cool) planned the event. There was a live band and a cake and awesome decorations and a lot of people made masks. It was really festive and a really good time. Lots of dancing and great live jazz music. Unfortunately, I had to be up bright and early the next morning to help conduct interviews for new RC applicants. I didn't get to stay out all night, but that was fine. From the beautiful decorations to everyone getting dressed up to the cake with little babies in it to the whole dorm coming together, plus me and a couple other honorary Martians everything was incredible so I still had a great time.
And the RC interviews were fun as well. It was interesting because the interviews I helped with were in the same room as I did mine in last year. So I kind of had a little bit of a flashback, but I don't remember much of my interview. I knew how they might have felt though. I remember being nervous at least, haha. It was cool to help be part of the process though.
I had a couple of friends who went skiing today and they offered to bring me along, but I had a bunch of work I wanted to get done. I have a particularly beastly petrology (the study of how rocks are made, essentially) problem set that I've just been staring at. So I think there may be a geology study party tonight. I'm going out for Thai though tonight to celebrate my birthday (which is tomorrow) so I might miss part of the study party. Sad times... But I'll work something out. It would probably be good to understand what's going on in petrology.