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Keeping the Fun Alive

Things tend to get hectic in the days leading up to Thanksgiving through the rest of the semester. In fact, you could say that Thanksgiving is like the eye of a storm–a calm in the middle surrounded by chaos.

Despite the fact that the end of the semester is typically a stressful time (as I’m sure you can imagine), it’s important to continue to take some time for yourself to relax, do fun things, and spend time with friends.

The fun in my life has definitely been kept alive this week, particularly yesterday when we had our annual Thanksgiving lunch in Glar. Thanksgiving lunch is one of my favorite meals of the year. Turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes and other delicious food is served buffet style, and for dessert, they’re all sorts of pie, cake, and cheesecake to choose from. Glar is packed with students, faculty, and staff looking to unwind and have a nice meal. This coming together and festivity makes me feel all warm and happy inside. I can’t wait to do it all over again in a few weeks when we have our annual holiday lunch.

There must have been pie left over from lunch because in the afternoon, Dr. Roger Casey, our college president, got pied in the face (twice!). In actuality, he got pied because his name raised the most money in a fundraiser for the Vagina Monologues, in which students and other members of the college community donated money into bags with the names of members of our administration. The person whose bag received the most money got pied. Our Dean of Student Affairs also got a cupcake to the face for coming in second place. Both she and Dr. Casey were really got sports about it, and it was for a great cause. Dr. Casey even seemed to enjoy it and said that the coconut cream pie tasted good.

I’ll continue to make sure I enjoy myself over the next few days. Eventually, some of my friends will come over tonight and we’ll probably watch Monty Python’s Flying Circus or something else silly. We might also watch some Star Wars this weekend too, since we watched the prequel trilogy last weekend. But I won’t let the Star Wars conflict with going to see Danger Sauce, McDaniel’s improv troupe on Saturday night. Members of Gettysburg College’s improv troupe are also coming to do the show with them, and the proceeds of this show will go to charity. I’m interested in seeing how the two troupes interact and perform with each other, and I’m glad this event will be fun for all for a good cause!

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