So, as I mentioned last week, the Hopwood Underclassmen Awards Ceremony happened, and it was all very cool and special and it meant I got to see my family for the first time in a while (and gorge on Macaroni Grill for free–thanks, Mom and Dad). I am so grateful for everyone’s support and the fact that opportunities like the Hopwoods exist for student writers period and GAH. Sometimes life is just awesome, you know?
Also, I finally got the chance to put together a vlog about the Yule Ball the Michigan Quidditch Team put on a couple weeks ago, so if you want to check out what that was like (hint: it was fantastic), you can watch that here.
This week’s Wordy Wednesday is the lyrics to a song called “With Time.”
[Capo 4—Am, C, Em, D]
I don’t know
How to tell you what’s going on
Because I don’t even understand
I don’t know
How to let you help me
Because I don’t even know if I am broken
Is this a dent or a fracture
A detour on the way to happily ever after
Or ending of some kind
Am I something broken
Or just a heart falling open
For the world to see into my mind
I guess I’ll figure it out with time
The other day I was walking down the street
And I just couldn’t move my feet
It was like the cement
was trading places with my bones
And I don’t know
How to read a map
Because I don’t even know where I am at
Falling or flying, I don’t know the difference
It all looks the same from a close enough distance
And I don’t know how to read my own thoughts in my head
Sometimes it’s easier to rely on things already said
So, yesterday was basically one of the most exciting days of college so far, because not only was the 2014 Hopwood Underclassmen Award Ceremony in the afternoon, but we had a snow day.
You heard that right: The University of Michigan. Cancelled classes due to weather. FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1978.
With wind chill, it was -30 degrees Fahrenheit. My hall spent the day snuggled up in one of our hall lounges, where we dragged a TV and lots of junk food and pillows, and watched the first five Harry Potter movies in a row (due to the Hopwoods, though, I missed the end of Sorcerer’s Stone and all of Chamber of Secrets and Prisoner of Azkaban–which, you know, was sad, but also totally worth it since it was THE HOPWOOD UNDERCLASSMEN AWARD CEREMONY).
My parents and grandparents came into town for the ceremony, which was awesome (love you, guys!), then afterward we got dinner with my sister and I gave them all a tour of the dorm and then I studied for an exam I had this morning (which I ended up arriving a half hour early for, thanks to the dorm fire alarm playing us the song of its people).
I’ll try to get a couple pictures from the Hopwoods up this weekend, but in the meantime, here’s a shot of the lounge you wish you spent yesterday in.