Halloween at Cornell is always interesting to say the least. Starting Thursday, fraternities and other organizations threw Halloween themed parties and the costumes all came out. Continuing literally until Wednesday morning (with the exception of maybe Sunday night) Cornell students celebrated All Hallows’ Eve. I have never been a huge proponent of Halloween; I typically throw on the same costume every year (an Against All Oddz velour jumpsuit). There is no reason for my lack of enchantment in the Cornell Halloween scene, since I loved Halloween as a kid; I guess I just have never gotten to into it.
Thursday night was the night of Psi U’s annual party, Psi Boo as I mentioned before. I received news from some of the guys that it was a big success so I am glad to hear that. Friday I pretty much laid low and didn’t do a whole lot – I was a bit tired out from the week and wanted to catch up on some rest. Saturday was the really big night for Halloween parties – the night almost everyone was dressed up. I threw on a Manny Ramirez jersey (of the Boston Red Sox) and a Red Sox World Series Champs hat. I actually got quite a few, “he’s just Manny being Manny” comments which were a nice surprise. I hung out with the guys I live with for quite a bit and then met up with Ange, who had been out and about with the girls she lives with.
So, some of the more interesting costumes I saw – a group of guys dressed up as Duke Lacrosse Players (they actually I think started a few fights due to the controversial nature of the costumes), someone dressed as Steve Irwin (again, kind of in bad taste), a basketball team and a coach, a bag of trash, roller-rink style roller skaters (with short shorts and pink shirts), Borat, and the list goes on and on. As you can see, there are quite a few “interesting” costumes that Cornellians do come up with.
This week has been pretty slow so far. The big news is that a) Jake went to the bathroom in his litter box finally b) I got cable in my room and c) Nick ordered NBA Season Ticket so we are going to watch every Celtics game all season long. I don’t have any work tonight so I might hang out with some guys a little later on as soon as I get out of these darn office hours…