I hope that you’re all happy and content after the long weekend, and that you’ve counted your thanks. I know I am and have 😀 I also happen to be sporting a healthy food baby. Mmm, stuffing; the best part of the meal. At times like these, I’m glad to be living at home.
I was hoping to post a picture of the turkey yesterday, but I got caught up with
procrastinating studying chemistry. Chemistry, why must you be so confusing?
So here instead is a summary of my long weekend. Also, Kim’s.
Someone please, teach me how to study efficiently 🙁
Stroke, stroke, stroke, stroke! Golly, that word sounds weird after a while.
For those you you who haven’t heard about it, Day of the Longboat is a UBC REC event held at Jericho Beach. Basically, you form a team with whomever you like (I went with a faculty team) and you race against other teams in an oversized canoe. It’s more fun than I describe it to be, I promise!
Here’s how my day went:
- I got up at 6am this morning. Yes, on a Sunday (the horror!). There was no sun, and the moon was still high in the sky (and it was really, really bright).
- I drove to Jericho Beach, which took me half an hour. It was a lovely drive because all the lights along my route were pedestrian lights, and since no-one was out at 7 in the morning… What? Of course I didn’t speed!
- Paying for parking at the lot was a pain for three reasons:
- Today, you have to pay for parking; tomorrow, parking is free.
- $3 an hour. Seriously, why so outrageous?
- I had no coins, which meant I scrambled around for twenty minutes looking for people who had change for a $10 bill.
- I met up with 8 other first-year kinesiology students. Our team name? The Kintagious Kinky Kinners! …Oh boy, do Kinners love their puns.
- We went out in our
oversized canoe longboat and paddled hard. I’m pleased to say that there was no capsizing of any sort, although we came close. There was, however, lots of screaming, splashing, cheering, and laughing.
- We did not come in last place. 😀
- We soaked in the (really, super-duper-ultra-hot) hot tub for a bit, and then went out for lunch and cheered and heckled incoming teams from other heats. There were a lot of kinesiology teams out there, and we cheered for them all!
The KKK: After the race!
What disappointed me (a little): after we finished up, it felt like there wasn’t much to do. There was a feeling of “What now?” once we got out of our lifejackets, and there seemed to be no incentives for us to stick around. (Maybe that’s good, because we all had to study for our physiology midterm).
Still, I’d say Day of the Longboat is one event that all UBC students have to do at least once. If you’re looking for spirit, you’d find it here! It’s definitely a team bonding activity, so I’d recommend that you gather a group of friends, or people from your floor, or your faculty.
And for goodness’ sake, not that kid you really can’t stand.
Can’t wait for next year!
Posted in FIrst Year, Involvement, Kinesiology
Tagged Day of the Longboat, driving, faculty pride, Kin Pride, Kinesiology, midterms ugh, parking woes, UBC REC, weekend
No I’m just kidding. I didn’t actually do that
Tonight was definitely the highlight of my week/weekend! After all, where else am I allowed to belt out my favourite songs? The best part of it was that Tegan and Sara played never-before-heard songs from their upcoming album! I liked them very much.
Now wish me luck in catching up with all the homework I pushed aside.
Procrastinating and cramming is not and should not be condoned here.