College kids have the most fun. Last night I know people went to see the midnight premiere of The Hunger Games. Loads of dance majors were reading the book before spring break, and I saw several older men on airplanes with a copy as well. I read them myself in about four days, from the hours leading up to midnight on New Year’s Eve to Jan 4. I didn’t get much sleep, since I couldn’t put them down.
Anyway, I have to share the best tribute to the premiere of The Hunger Games movie (if you’ll excuse the pun):
Living in a sorority didn’t seem like the thing for me (see my social apathy), but at times like these, when Delta Gamma hosts its own in-house Hunger Games, I can see the appeal.
A few highlights from the end of BSI:
I went to my first midnight premier of the Harry Potter movie with a group of students through the Butler summer residence halls. Here a BSI student wins my personal award for best costume of the night as a CleanSweep7 broomstick. I myself dressed in a red tank top and red skirt, tied a red scarf around my waist, and attached my red ballet skirt to my wrists and back — I was Fawkes, and I did not have feathers, and the costume was rather a flop. I enjoyed the movie, but the previews were too scary for me!!
Here we are at the BSI final dinner. I’m in the corner with other students and mentors, trying not to laugh out loud.
However, our basement apartment in UT (which was really much dirtier than I originally thought), soon suffered from an invasion of ants. I woke up in the morning with one crawling on my stomach. Though I emailed maintenance and they responded, they must have decided to wait until we moved out to deal with them, which was a bit icky. I know it’s summer and ants aren’t that threatening and pest control makes a room unlivable for a while… but come on, Butler. At least tell us you were going to wait until after the session. Mental preparation and all.
Funnily enough, most of the other students whose presentation photos were taken from this angle had more than just a head showing — I’m rather short. We finally presented the fruits of our BSI labors to all the BSI participants and whichever other students/faculty/mentors/staff/etc wanted to come.
I was nervous about my presentation at first; while I practiced I kept stumbling over my words so I finally had to type out a truncated script. Then I worried I would read from a piece of paper rather than make eye contact and all that. But something magical happened on Monday morning when I stood up in front of that room. Some combination of nerves and enthusiasm made all the words come out in the right order, in a short-enough timeframe, in an apparently coherent-enough way to merit detailed questions and positive responses. Hooray!
Congratulations to all BSI participants! You can view titles of projects and pictures from the program here. You can see the slideshow I made to accompany my presentation here.