Monday, December 22, 2008


At the beginning of the semester, my housemates and I decided we would have a themed party once a month.  At the time it sounded like fun, not overwhelmingly ambitious, which is what it turned out to be.  By the end of October, we had yet to have a party, so we decided to claim Halloween among our group of friends. 

We had a lot of fun making goodies: caramel-covered apples, caramel popcorn, vegan cupcakes, dirt and worms (chocolate pudding with gummy worms in it), and other things to nibble.  We picked out fun music, instructed all our friends to dress up, and took down our dining room table so as to turn our dining room into a dance floor.  It’s a hardwood floor so it works well for dancing.  There were some traditional costumes and some more creative ones.  Here we have a samurai and the GRE samurai:

Here is Jill with our friend Ian, who dressed as Samuel Clemens and stayed in character all night:

Julia, whom you may remember as my roommate from my semester in Hungary, came dressed simply as “Fall.”

Julia wasn’t the only Hungary-friend to come, though.  In fact, there was quite a group of us there at one point.  It was fun to see everyone together again, although it did make us miss the others from our group who were not present.  That semester spent in Hungary was probably the best four months I’ve ever had - low stress, good friends, few money worries, lots of free time, and an interesting culture to explore. 

All in all, it was a very successful night.  I think everyone had a good time.  I know my housemates and I did.

Posted by Emily MacLeod on 12/22 at 04:49 PM

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