February 19, 2011 Yesterday it was warm enough that I could run outside in a t-shirt and shorts. Today it’s so cold that after walking from my dorm to Commons, I can’t feel my nose. And it’s incredibly windy. Looking out at Minor Field right now, it looks like a sandstorm in the desert, only white. And much colder.
Unfortunately, the warm weather a couple days ago meant that the ground was super muddy so the Outing Club had to postpone the Illuminated Glen Walk (we line one of the main loops in the Glen with tea-lites and people can ski or snowshoe or just walk around) to a time when the weather will be more cooperative.
Nothing much exciting is going right now. It’s pretty much been a typical week here on the Hill. It’s cold, and there’s a lot of work to do. Especially reading. My eyes are not very happy with me at the moment since in an effort to lower the amount of pages I print I put 8 pages on one sheet of paper (4 per side).
The BANFF Mountain Film Festival was on Wednesday and it was amazing! Some of the things that people do are just incredible. There was one film about two guys who kayaked from Australia to New Zealand. On a side note, did you know that if you Google directions on how to get from Japan to San Francisco, the directions will tell you to kayak or canoe?
Anyway, all of the films were great. And as expected there were many moments when my jaw dropped in disbelief at what I was seeing. I finally decided what I’m going to do over Spring Break. I’m going to spend the first week at home in the California sunshine. And then I am going to go on an Outing Club trip in the Grand Canyon! Oh my goodness, I’m so excited I can hardly stand it. Should be a great trip. Now all I have to do is get plane tickets.
Major: Environmental Studies
Activities: Hamilton Outing Club, Glen House Equipment Room Manager, Hamilton Community Farm Volunteer, Hamilton Marathon Canoe Race Team, Intramural Sports
Favorite Pastimes: Trivia Night, drinking hot chocolate in the Glen House, runs in the Glen, watching The West Wing reruns, a cappella concerts, CAB Acoustic Coffeehouse concerts, climbing mountains, naps (especially in the Glen House hammocks)
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
High School: Palo Alto Senior High School