With the new year opening before us like a delicate blossom etc etc, the time to return to Butler approaches! University classes begin Tuesday, Jan 17, though my sorely mistreated little sister has been slaving away at the books since Jan 2.
I’ll be back a few days early, mostly so I can get my audition tapes in order as I begin the arduous process of getting a job. But I’m sure I can find a few leisurely moments mixed into the stress-smoothie of prepping for audition season. What do Butler students do with their spare time?
Well, we don’t have a lot of spare time, for starters. Most of the students I know belong to at least one other student organization. For me, it’s the Butler Catholic Community and the dance service fraternity Sigma Rho Delta. Even besides these structured activities, there always waits homework, laundry, and cleaning. And cooking. And extinguishing cooking fires. (That only happened once, I promise.)
However, if I get really, extraordinarily lucky, I can play a game. This usually happens during Fall Break, towards Thanksgiving and winter, very occasionally during weekends. And then, oh boy. Does my competitive streak ever love games! Word games in particular…
I own a deck of cards, of course, and the ever popular Bananagrams. My roommate has Apples to Apples, and one can check out games like Scattergories from the front desk in the Apartment Village’s Dawghouse, along with movies and the like. For the college student truly on a budget or too lazy to trek to the central building for the game, I have the ever-popular Drawing Pictionary and Salad Bowl, both of which my godfamily taught to my family — next time I’ll include instructions!