This week was Fall Break for Berry students, which means we
had Monday and Tuesday off. Now, most students go home and enjoy a relaxing
time with their families. But since my parents are in VA, I normally stick
around campus and just chill. You may be surprised by how many geeky fun
things you can get up to!
My Fall Break began with me cleaning my townhouse bathroom from
top to bottom. I also washed ALL the laundry… Ah, the joys of adulthood!
Now, my creative writing professor had happened to mention
that I might take a look at Rick Riordan’s Mark
of Athena and get a few ideas about character voice. Logically I decided to
spend my Friday evening attacking the book with multicolor pens and then typing
up an analysis of my findings (which, if you are an awesome geek like me, you
can find here). This was the perfect, relaxing start to my Fall Break—and I am
totally sincere! You can ask my housemate (who is also out-of-state and stayed
on campus)… I’m sure she’ll be glad to tell you about my enthusiasm.
On Saturday, I split my time between reading more Rick
Riordan books (for “research”) and rewriting the beginning of my own
novel-in-progress for my class. I went out to dinner with a Berry student I
mentor, which was delightful. My housemate joined me in the evening for an epic
marathon of the period drama Little
Sunday happened to be my 22nd birthday! I went
out to dinner with my housemate and afterwards we loitered in Barnes and Noble
for quite some time. Then we ran back to the townhouse to watch Once Upon a Time. We did a live chat
with our friends who were out of town. Since there’s about nine in our group of
viewers, we’ve dubbed ourselves the Fellowship of OuaT. I’m the designated Sam,
I’m the token Hufflepuff of the group. So I got appropriate props for the
Monday and Tuesday were filled with period drama marathons
and hammocking and reading Shakespeare and writing.
Overall, it was an incredibly relaxing break. Now, if only
every weekend were four days long…
So there you have it! Fun at Berry over Fall Break.