So some recap of the past few weeks is in order:
Three weekends ago (Easter Weekend) we had an epic pledge party, whose decorations included a 40 some foot obilisk that was erected in our front yard.
Two weekends ago, I went to visit my big big brother/fake cousin who now lives in Dallas and is now doing healthcare consulting. In my first visit to Texas, he took me and two of the others in our lineage out to a HUGE ranch where we saw buffalo, longhorns, and rode a mechanical bull.
Last weekend, my mom decided to grace her alma mater with her presence as her sorority celebrated their 125th year of being on campus. It was also my Fraternity’s parents weekend. Guess how much I saw of my mom that weekend…But, my youngest brother did get to spend a night in the Frat! I did decide to not take him out to party with me as I felt that might be mildly inappropriate. Instead, we had an awesome night watching Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. As they say: “Frat Win”.
Then, in one of the funnier traditions that the Greek system at Cornell has to offer, was Pi Phi and Kappa Kappa Gamma’s “Tacky Formal”. The idea is that everyone needs to get dressed as hilariously and as tacky-ily as possible. I was invited by one of my best friends from my Freshman year dorm and had a blast, but it meant we had to go shopping for tacky outfits…
All of this comes on top of social life, sleep, fire training, and of course, classes. As the semester winds down, I remember just how much I have to take care of (A paper in every class is looming over me. My procrastination is bad news these days…)