A decided-upon update when I should be working on a legal paper!
The past week has been one of the most enjoyable I’ve had at William and Mary. Despite my business with school work, I’ve been lucky enough to have the opportunity to participate in a number of unique events that really define what it means to be a William and Mary student. After all, it’s easy to get caught up in meetings, classes, and our own activities, but sometimes it’s fun to step outside of our comfort zone – or outside the confines of campus – and really experience the things going on around you.
Here’s a look at just some of the diverse highlights of my past week:
Matisyahu Concert w/ Trevor Hall in Norfolk: On Tuesday I went with my little brother in my fraternity to Norfolk to a venue called the Norva. I had never been before but Nick swore that the Norva was an awesome venue and that Matisyahu would put on a great show (in this regard I didn’t need much convincing). The result was one of the best concerts I’ve attended in recent memory – and one of the most worthwhile study breaks I’ve had this semester. Matisyahu, together with Trevor Hall, put on a rockin’ show and my voice was shot for at least the next two days. Awesome venues like the Norva exist all around Williamsburg and pull in huge acts that you can go see for really reasonable prices. As a result I’m gearing up with a bunch of friends for a round 2 venture to the Norva during finals to see LMFAO and Shwayze co-headline in December.
Syndicate Show: Think “dance crew.” The Syndicate is an awesome and incredible gifted group of students at William and Mary who put on amazing hip-hop inspired dance shows at least once a semester. This week’s show “True Life: I’m a Synner” was no exception. If you ever see one of their shows advertised, treat it as a “must see.” But be sure to get there well before the doors open, as the line has a tendency to run outside of the Sadler Center!
William and Mary Dance Marathon Rance-Off Kick-Off: At 10:30 p.m. on Thursday I went with some friends to get a little taste of what one of William and Mary’s newest events – the Dance Marathon – is all about. In true William and Mary fashion, strangers from across campus came together to dance around for a full hour up and down campus to various tunes from Michael Jackson to Cascada. The rancing (a combination of running and dancing to a synchronized playlist everybody downloads to their MP3 players) was one of the best memories I have from college this semester, especially as a moon-walker around new campus with the security guard for Swem Library.
Thanksgiving Potluck: Last night a huge group of friends and I got together to have a potluck and celebrate the holiday. I brought your typical Green Bean Casserole (a must for Turkey Day) and everybody else pitched in (some courtesy of Wawa, of course) to create what came to be an awesome event where we all sat around, talked about what we were thankful for, took a much needed study break, and enjoyed the company of those around us. Little things – like organizing a potluck for your closest friends – can go a long way to remind us all of how lucky we are, especially during the season of giving thanks.
That’s just an update from me this week! It just goes to show that you never really know what kinds of things you can get yourself into, and that the most seemingly little events, like the making of stuffing for a dinner with your friends, can wind up being the most rewarding!
What are you thankful for, readers? Have a wonderful Thanksgiving – and be sure to Gobble ’til you Wobble!