Friday, September 28, 2012

Where Did September Go?

So it has been a month since I've updated this. Sorry! Thus is the life of a college senior who is also an RA. September's in college are always crazy busy. One of my fellow RA's affectionately called it "free pizza month" because there are a million events on campus, all different clubs are trying to recruit people and get their name out there to the student population. What's easier to get people to come out than to say you have free pizza. If you plan it right, you can almost get a free meal a day throughout the whole month!

Along with all these events, there have been RA duties. Being an RA is fun, but there are some work aspects to it too that can be hard to juggle. During the 2nd and 3rd week of the month, each RA had to meet with each room individually to write up a roommate agreements. There was also a floor meeting as well as welcome back events all thrown in there.

So here are some updates on my month:
Molly and I went on our yearly shopping trip, Le Epic Day of Shopping. This time, our boyfriends joined us! It was a wonderfully long day down at Great Lakes Crossing. Afterwards, we grabbed some Olive Garden and then joined the gang for some Timmy Ho's Time!
We shopped until we dropped!

One of the welcome back events was an University sponsored walk to the Flint Farmer's Market. Though I have that I have wanted to go for awhile, I have never made it over there. This time, I went with the UM and those who signed up. It was a beautiful Saturday morning to walk over there and we all received a $15 gift card to spend anywhere throughout the market. I got some fresh veggies as well as some beautiful flowers and wine for my apartment.

September 13th was the annual Welcome Back Picnic, a day of food and fun at UM-Flint. This year, they once again had some carnival rides and grilled food. I had no class or work for the afternoon, so Kevin and I spent the afternoon around riding rides, winning prizes, walking around and hanging out with different people during the day. It was a really fun afternoon!

One Saturday evening, I escaped Flint to see Molly and Matt. They had moved to a different apartment and it's so CUTE! I got to spend the night there, we went out for some drinks at Spiral and then just had a chill night. The next morning we grabbed some breakfast at Denny's before my return home.

Molly and Matt outside by the fire at Spiral.
We have had several game nights these past couple weeks in my room. This semester, I added some rather hilarious and fun games to my board game collection. Gloom, We Didn't Playtest This At All, and Cards Against Humanity have gotten some play and have caused some major peals of laughter in my room so far this year.

Here are some more pictures so you can get a taste of just how crazy life has been lately.

Timmy Ho's!

With Abijah, Kevin and Tanisha at the Welcome Back Picnic!

Getting some lunch before shopping.

We do a variety of events for the residents. One was door knob hangers. This is the one for my door!

Nick, Meg and Ben messing around during UM Move in.

This exists in Flint. 

1. Babel- Mumford & Sons
2. Whispers in the Dark- Mumford & Sons
3. I Will Wait- Mumford & Sons
4. Holland Road- Mumford & Sons
5. Ghosts That We Knew- Mumford & Sons
6. Lover of the Light- Mumford & Sons
7. Lovers Eyes- Mumford & Sons
8. Reminder- Mumford & Sons
9. Hopeless Wanderer- Mumford & Sons
10. Broken Crown- Mumford & Sons
11. Below My Feet- Mumford & Sons
12. Not With Haste- Mumford & Sons
13. For Those Below- Mumford & Sons
14. The Boxer- Mumford & Sons
15. Where Are You Now- Mumford & Sons
16. Paper Heart- David Cook
17. Death and all His Friends- Coldplay
18. Yes- Coldplay
19. Paradise- Coldplay
20. Wide Awake- Katy Perry
21. The A Team- Ed Sheeran
22. Pound the Alarm- Nicki Minaj
23. 50 Ways to Say Goodbye- Train
24. Us Against The World- Coldplay