With all of this rainy and chilly weather, many of us are probably feeling pretty glum, and you may just have the urge to lie in your bed all day and sleep or watch Netflix. The weather is chilly which also tends to make us grumpy and can put you in a bad mood. It looks like it will be rainy and chilly for the next few days, so here are a few things that I think will cheer you up!
- Only 2 weeks left of classes. Technically, only 7 class days after today!!
- 25 days until Christmas!
- It is supposed to be 67 degrees tomorrow!
- There are at least 525 million dogs on planet Earth. And there is a possibility you could see one today!
- Holiday drink flavors are out! Like Starbuck’s peppermint mocha.
- Winter break lasts 5 whole weeks!
- Santa Claus is 1,746 years old.
- Forgetful squirrels plant thousands of trees.
- An octopus has 3 hearts.
- Cows have best friends!
Hopefully these fun facts cheered you up and will help you get through the rest of this week! And here are some pictures of my dogs that I hope will make you happy.
My dog Ruby!
My dog Kopper!
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It’s Cyber Monday and that means deals deals deals! If you are like me then you would rather shop the online deals then to have gotten caught up in in the Black Friday madness. I am not a fan of crowded malls full of push and cranky people, so I do not partake in any shopping after Thanksgiving. I find that many stores have online sales all weekend through to Cyber Monday (today). This is a great way to get the deals with out having to torture yourself with Black Friday shopping. I informed Santa (my mom) of some of the deals on items that I wanted for Christmas so she could save too! But most importantly I have used the online deals to get Christmas and birthday presents for my friends. What is better than getting great gifts for others and also saving some money? I love getting gifts for other people so this is a great time to shop and be frugal.
There are only a few hours left of Cyber Monday so do not miss out! Amazon has some great deals and fun gift options of you need ideas. Also check out the bookstore’s online website for their Cyber Monday deals. Hopefully you find some good stuff, happy shopping!
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By now most students have left campus and are either home or on their way home for Thanksgiving Break.This break is especially exciting for most students because they get to enjoy the greatest of all HOME COOKED meals! While many students enjoy dinning hall meals or cooking on their own, nothing beats having a giant feast prepared by other people. If you are lucky enough you will even get to take some leftover back to campus with you, that is if they don’t get finished before you go.
Hopefully you have something fun planned like dinner with your family or Black Friday shopping (if you want to torture yourself). Rest up while you can because this is the last breather you have before the last few weeks of the semester. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun and pulling all nighters!
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It seem that the cold weather is finally here! This means frigid walks to class, cold wind chills,and being frozen all the time. For such a small campus our classes can seem pretty far away which really stinks when you live on the western shore, have an 8:30 in Toll, and it 32 degrees out! To stay warm for these next few months here are a few things I recommend!
- Winter jacket- This will keep you nice an cozy on your walks to class and will be big enough so you can wear many layers underneath.
- Scarf- This is both fashionable and functional. It will keep your face and neck warm and is also easily removable if it gets to warm.
- Fleece lined leggings- This one is for us girls that like comfort but also don’t want to be too cold. Thick leggings will keep you very cozy when it gets too cold.
- Gloves or mittens- These are important especially if you carry things like your coffee or want to text on way home from class.
- A hat- Just like a scarf it is cute and will keep your ears warm!
- A thermos- take your hot drinks with you to warm yourself up.
Black Friday deals are coming up and would be a great time to purchase some of these items if you do not already have them. In the meantime stay warm!
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On Saturday November 19th, the sisters of Alpha Chi Omega are hosting their annual “Casino Night.” This event is part of their philanthropy and all the benefits go benefit the Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence. The event was planned by Emma Craig’18 who is their Philanthropy Chair. Tickets for the event are $5 for students as well as children and $10 adults. Personally, this charity means so much to me because I come from a domestic violent situation and the sisters of Alpha Chi to be doing something so wonderful really means a lot to me as well as other victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence is a terrible thing to experience and no one should ever go through something so terrible. Their mission to support victims of domestic violence is so heart-warming and amazing.
Many people who have attended this event have said wonderful things and have talked about how fun it is. Everyone comes out to support the Mid-Shore Council while playing various card games and socializing. Held in the Casey Academic Center, from 6pm-9pm, those over 21 can enjoy a cash bar while those under the age of 21 can enjoy light refreshments. Not only that, there are casino games, raffles, as well as a silent auction! Everyone who has the opportunity should go out and support this wonderful event because it impacts more people than you think. Seeing so much support for domestic violence victims makes me so happy. So please, go out and have a wonderful time!
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Tonight I had the absolute privilege of seeing Erin Coffman’s SCE direction of “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams and I was so impressed. Words cannot even describe how wonderfully stunned I was by this amazing production. I had heard of “The Glass Menagerie” before but this production exceeded my wildest expectations. The cast was absolutely incredible each actor displayed so much talent. There wasn’t a time where my focus left the stage I was constantly following the characters and the dialogue. The cast made each of the scenes so realistic and emotional. The show was a total of 2 hours and 15 minutes with a single intermission but I was so captivated and caught up in the plot I barely noticed how long the play was. The dialogue kept rolling into scene after scene while keeping the audience intrigued and mesmerized. The piece was incredibly well chosen and well directed. The costumes were spot on for the characters in that time period as well as the setting. The stage had simple pieces that made the setting comfortable and open. It was as if you were casually sitting right there in the living room of the small apartment just watching a family having a typical evening. I absolutely loved everything about this play and wish I could see every single production.
If you have the opportunity, go see “The Glass Menagerie” November 18th and 19th in Tawes Theatre at 7:30pm. The show is so incredibly wonderful; you’ll be captivated from the minute the dialogue begins.
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Tomorrow evening its WAC’s famous Thanksgiving dinner! All students line up outside of the dinning hall to get a taste of the delicious thanksgiving food the dinning hall staff has prepared. This event is by far one of my favorites because the food is great and I get to spend it with my friends. Thanksgiving dinner at WAC is a great time to show appreciation and be thankful for all that you have around you. From your friends to you professors to your ability to be attending this school, make sure to reflect on all that you have. Each year my fellow AOII sisters and I all get a big table so we can enjoy the evening together. We like to talk about our friendship and why we are thankful for each other, which I find to be very nice because sometimes you forget to thank your friends for all that they do.
So make sure to grab your roommate or your friends and go enjoy thanksgiving dinner together. Not only is it fun to spend this time with friends but you also get a taste of thanksgiving food before the actual holiday! Prepare yourself because this will be a very busy dinner so make sure you have plenty of time to spare! See you there!
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