As I write this Sunday night, I feel like this week was blurred
into two weeks because of our snow day! Let's recap for both our
- We got the 3rd biggest snowstorm in Chicago's history, which
permitted a SNOW DAY on Wednesday! (Note my car picture
- Thursday night Frat played whirly ball!
- The SuperBowl
- Our first test of the trimester
- Audra's bday!
That's a pretty jam-packed week in my book!
What is Whirly Ball?
Thought you would never ask! To be frank, it's the greatest game
you've never heard of. Someone clearly sat down with a bunch of
kids and said how could we make the greatest game that nobody has
invented yet? One kid said bumper cars, another basketball, and yet
another lacrosse. Yes, you are reading this correctly. Whirly Ball
is the child of that crazy idea in someone's head and gave me one
of the best nights of competitive "bumper
car-while-throwing-balls-into-a-hollowed-out-backboard" that I've
As can be expected, there were lots of laughs, a few bruises,
plenty of trash talking, and one victor (not my team haha). The
highlight is definitely when you score. The netting lights up and
you raise your hands in victory only to realize you now don't have
control over your bumper car going full speed (with no brakes) and
you crash into the boards seemingly breaking your legs, yet the
adrenaline of what you just experienced makes it feel like pure
Snow days are always bittersweet at National because (I'm told)
we never have classes cancelled, and even though it feels like a
free day, it's not, and you better be studying or you'll slip
behind. With that said, I chose to take the snow day off anyway and
grind hard the next day (haha). On a random note, I did shimmy
across the freshly snowed field in front of Lincoln the words, "Got
Snow?" in case anyone was wondering who did that! The picture is
from my friend's apartment on the third floor.
Tests Around the Corner
The first test of Tri 2 goes to neurophysiology and I did very
well because everyone says you have to hit that test out of the
park and ride the rest of the scores home because they get a ton
harder from here to finals. Sweet I guess? With midterms right
around the corner, this week will be mostly work and no play for
SuperBowl Ad Flop
Of course, a big congrats to all the Packers fans out there
(Kenz & Jill). Aaron Rodgers is the man and I'm happy he
doesn't have to answer another Brett Favre question again. I can
guarantee the Pats will be back with a vengeance next year!
Last but not least, did anyone notice that this was the second
straight year with abysmal SuperBowl ads and that the coolest thing
about the half time show was the people with crazy light jackets?
Next year's Halloween costume anyone?
See y'all next week,