The past week has been one fo the busiest I've ever had. We just had Fall Break this past weekend and mine was legitimately a break. Although, it probably shouldn't have been. But I left campus for a few days and stayed with a friend who graduated last year in Boston. I'd never really gotten a chance to check out the city and it was pretty cool. I liked how there weren't too many high rises and skyscrapers. I expected a little bit more of the New York vibe. It was a really nice weekend weather wise too. The drive from Amherst to Boston was tremendous cause that was peak weekend for fall foliage.
Anyway, because I was absolutely one hundred percent unproductive there, I had more work then I've ever had here before. Totally all my own fault. Terrible planning on my part. But I'm through with Midterms and have been relaxing since Wednesday night when I finished my last paper.
I've been getting emails from a lot of students overseas asking about the college lately. It's been really, really cool. (Keep them coming!) But I got one about mid-week from a student in Zimbabwe. He asked a lot of good questions, but one in particularly made me laugh out loud. He asked if it ever snows here. It was ironic because that evening we got our first dusting of the year. By the time most people were up in the morning, it was gone. But there's lots of snow here. Not just yet, but in a month in a half there very well could be.
Today wasn't too warm, but it was sunny for a while and it was pleasant to be outside. I had an early morning dance rehersal for an acrobatics piece I'm in. We put together some new choreography this morning and practiced some of the stunts we're going to pull. It was awesome. I love when you work on individual things and them, bam, you put it all together and you've got a legitimate dance piece.
So overall, good start to my day. Then I went to the farmers' market in town with a friend around lunch time. It's one of the last ones for the year. I was a bit sad though because I always buy flowers there from a woman who works here at Amherst in the Registrar's Office. I usually get lilies for my room, but this week there weren't really any flowers because we've had a couple hard frosts. But I still have some from last weekend blooming in my room so I've got some extra little color left.
I also had a cider date at a local coffee place, Amherst Coffee, this afternoon with another friend. (It wasn't a real date, sorry, my life isn't that interesting.) She's an RC in a dorm kind out of the way from anything (Yin's dorm actually) so we have to get together to catch up sometimes. It was a fun date even though Amherst Coffee in general scares me because it's a super classy and somewhat pompous place. But their apple cider was so delicious. Gotta love fall. I prefer a place called Rao's which I haven't been to in a while but it has awesome coffee and it's got a much more chill vibe, but no cider as far as I'm aware.
It was kind of a typical weekend day. Not terribly eventful. Did way less work then I should have. Relaxed, kicked back, enjoyed myself and took advantage of our awesome little town. Between farmers' markets and an abundance of coffee shops, there not much more I could ask for.
Tonight I have no definite plans. A couple student organizations are throwing parties this evening and I'll probably drop by a few of them. I'm going to kind of just go with the flow. Odds are I'll be lame and head to bed early tonight cause I didn't really get too much sleep last night. I stayed up far too late talking with people. It's a bad habit I have, but I love those brilliant, deep late night chats. But there's a chance that 90's Party being thrown by the Black Students' Union will turn into a crazy dance party, and if that's the case, it would be a shame to miss it. Haha.