Sara here! Long time no post! Last semester was a little crazy, but I'm ready to meet this one with enthusiasm! So anyway, on to the topic at hand!
One of the things I love best about living in MSV is the programs that happen periodically in the big lounges.
Take tonight, for instance.
I am typing this from inside a blanket fort I made with a couple of friends. It has couches in it. We're thinking of camping out all night and falling asleep in a cuddle puddle.
Building it was an adventure. We had access to a ton of blankets and all the furniture in the lounge. Our third try was the victor! We pushed a tall table in between a couple of couches, put tall chairs at either end, and tossed the blankets on top! It's a lot like a tent, and people keep stopping and peering inside to see what it's like. We can't fit as many people in it as the neighboring blanket fort, which is a bunch of blankets draped over tall chairs, but ours is more comfy. We even managed a game of Apples to Apples in here, depsite not having a level surface!
It's this sort of thing that makes living on campus totally worthwhile. Classes haven't started yet, but future programs will certainly provide a welcome break from studying. For example, next week there will be free canvas painting! Fun times in the dorms! I am looking forward to what fun nights the rest of the semester brings!