One of the things that is most fun about being in school again is the little surprises that you encounter on a daily basis. Directly outside the building my office is in is what they call “central campus”. It’s an enormous green patch with the campanile and a few trees, but mostly grass. It was here that they held President Obama’s speech and where there are frequently concerts and the like. I knew that today the university was having a luncheon-type thing for the installation of the newest president of the university as I had seen it in the paper. I remembered it as there was free food (I know, I am becoming such a student!) so I wasn’t too surprised about the marquee that went up and the activity for it getting set-up. However, when I came out of the building after finishing my lunch, I was a little surprised to see an entire pep band blaring away complete with cheerleaders, baton twirlers and a set of flag wavers cheering and playing to the crowd of very unimpressed students waiting in line for their free lunch.
One of the things that caught my attention was just how loud the cheerleaders pom-poms were. I don’t remember them being that loud when I was a cheerleader in high school!
In completely unrelated news (to the pep squad at least) I got my hair cut this week. It was the first week where it was consistently cool enough that I could wear my hair down and not get totally sweaty. As I was wearing it down, I realized how long it had gotten and took measures to correct it. I was also procrastinating finishing a paper. I also tidied my room.
Last weekend I had to fulfill one of my main duties as the Vice President of the Weavers and Spinners Guild which was have the member booklets put together by the time the meeting started on Saturday. With some help from CopyWorks here in Ames and editing assistance from members of the board as well as some actual assembly help from them as well, they were finished. The covers were made by another member of the guild and are just adorable. She used actual yarn on the spindles so it came in all sorts of colors!