View from the Library

Half way done. Ancient Greek Religion final, check. Tomorrow will be the assault of my advanced french language final. Ugh.

Currently, I have the fabulous view from a spacious table in the basement library– the AV room to be exact. One wall is all windows looking out on the library arcade, and that is where my distracted gaze moves to when I want some amusement. It’s slippery all over campus these days, and the path leading from Commons to the library– one that is frequently traveled these days– is slick with ice. Loaded up with heavy backpacks, trudging from exam to exam, students dutifully make their way across campus, slipping and sliding the whole way. I am one of them, to be honest. I have had the embarrassing experience of taking a spill in front of what seems like the entire school. It isn’t that bad. It’s funny, and just another quirk of going to school in a place that experiences real winter. You learn to embrace it.

Have to get back to demonstrative pronouns now, hope you understand. Next stop– home!

Finals Frenzy/ Snowy Situation

Welcome to Finals Week, actually one of my favorite times of the Bates semester. Yes, lots of work. Yes, stressful. BUT! Without classes to attend, everyone camps themselves in their own study nooks and basically establishes homes there– I’ll admit to leaving my books and things in a comfy chair in the library for about 6 hours while I went home and did other various errands only to return to my coveted spot and continue studying. But it’s fun! When you’re in Pgill at 3 in the morning writing your last paper of the semester with all of your friends similar situations, and  you haven’t slept for two days, suddenly a much needed surprise dance party is just what the doctor ordered. These type of guerrilla Dance parties are very common, late night in study areas during finals week! I’m not overwhelmed with work, but I will be taking two difficult tests next week. I’m excited to go through all my notes and readings from the semester, refreshing all the cool things I learned.

Another IMPORTANT part about this week is the fact that there’s SNOW! YES FINALLY! Wednesday was our first snow storm of the winter. I’d forgotten what Bates looked like with snow piled up on all the surfaces. It’s beautiful to be certain!I even busted out my long down coat, because the temperature has been dropping lately. I’m so happy I get to indulge in all my winterwear… I’m such a dork for hats and scarves!

Back to the books…

Singing Along

After having such a busy theatrical semester, I’m looking forward with a more managerial state of mind. Because of my position on the board of the Robinson Players, the student theater organization, right now I’m having lots of fun doing lots of casting.

This week, on Wednesday and Thursday, we held auditions for our annual Musical Revue. We hold auditions now, and people work through break and come back ready to perform right when second semester begins. It’s a great way to put up a production at the very beginning of the semester!

We chose 12 acts of the many that auditioned, based on their vocal talent, performance quality, and ideas for how to make their piece better. Right now, the show looks like so much fun. It will be an upbeat show, not too long, with a variety of songs and even some really dance-y dances!

Next up: Casting the (similarly annual) Vagina Monologues this Sunday, for the performances in February. After that: organizing the Colby/Bates/Bowdoing One Act Festival that Bates is hosting this year. This should be fun!