Tuesday, October 23, 2012

October Fun

Hey everyone!

Wow, it has been a CRAZY month. I feel like the work never ends...but, we still manage to make time for fun! I thought, hey, why not post a few miscellaneous pictures from the past few weeks that we've taken in-between all of the stress from classwork, meetings, etc. Basically, here's a sneak peak into what we SMC students do in our free time..enjoy!

#1  Eat ridiculous amounts of vegan desserts from Alliot

#2  Read magazines like Cosmo or Glamour (which had a political section this month!)

#3  Try on and model strange hats

#4  Clean our terribly messy room (yes, this is fun!)

#5  Ride scooters around campus (I just got a pink one with light up wheels!) I know, I know...I'm 5 years old at heart

#6  Snack dates with friends

#7  Sing! Preferably Disney songs...like when Mary (pictured below) sang a song from Mary Poppins the other day.

#8  Go into town and get STARBUCKS! Because really, who doesn't love Starbucks?!

So, the moral of the story is...we love to have a good time here at St. Mike's. Yes, obviously we work very hard too...but there's always a time when a little fun is necessary!


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Rock Climbing Adventures

Hey guys!

So, 2 weekends ago my friend Mary and I decided to do something totally random and exciting...we signed up for an all women's intro rock climbing trip through the Wilderness Program! I had always talked about wanting to go on one of their trips..there are so many cool ones like kayaking and ice climbing..but since the rock climbing opportunity presented itself, we decided to go for it!

If you're a current student, I strongly recommend signing up for rock climbing or one of the other trips, it was awesome to get off campus and do something spontaneous and out of the ordinary for an entire day! We left at 8am for Bolton Valley after grabbing some food in Alliot, and our awesome student leaders Betsy and Kat were joined by Andrea from Petra Cliffs...and let me just say, they were amazing!

I managed to get a ways up on most climbs, but it was fun even if I didn't make it to the top! After climbing, we did some rappelling...which was definitely my favorite part of the day. Dangling over the side of a cliff and then lowering yourself down? Love it!

Here are a few pictures from the day, thanks to the Wilderness Program blog!!

lunch break!

the group!

getting ready to rappel!

mid-climb. I'm on the right!

After trying out rock climbing, I'm definitely interested to see what else I can tackle. Ice climbing perhaps?