Hello hello! Brendan here. I hope you’re ready to begin your education in the ways of being a diva, because we’re about to begin. So listen up, and don’t be afraid to take some notes. I’m sure Britney had to at some point too. Hey, we all have to start somewhere!
Today, as lesson one towards your higher education in diva-dom, I bring you: “Life is Suite.” (Please excuse the pun, I simply couldn’t resist.) Anyway, as many of you may know, we were recently hit by Hurricane Irene here at SUNY New Paltz. Due to the clean-up measures that needed to be take, the students, myself included, enjoyed an extended weekend. However, there was no internet or cable. Now I know what you’re probably thinking, “No Perez Hilton?! What is a diva to do?” Well, I can now confirm that it is possible to survive without celebrity gossip over an extended weekend, so have no fear.
In fact, the whole experience was actually quite enjoyable. On Saturday night, I went over to Dubois, one of the suite style residence halls here on campus, and stayed with my friends. Over the course of the weekend, we were able to just hang out with each other, not needing to worry about going to classes or having to do homework. Granted, I still took some time to do some reading for a couple of my classes, but for the most part not much academic work could be completed. We ended up playing games and hanging out with one another, watching movies and doing things like ordering pizza to Dubois and playing charades late into the night and engaging in an overload of Boggle. It was the first weekend that everyone was back on campus too, so it was an added bonus that my friends Sarah, Jenn, Eileen, Lindsay, Jon, and I were all able to spend so much time together.
Later in the weekend, when the roads opened back up, we went for a drive around town and looked around to see what the hurricane had done. Luckily, there wasn’t too much damage but there was some crazy flooding all around that we were able to see as we drove around the area. Seeing even that small bit of damage made me feel lucky that nothing worse had happened, and that the campus had remained so safe during the storm.
Yesterday, I closed out the luxurious weekend by going into town with my friends Jen, GiGi, and Kim. We went to Grimalde’s and had white cheese pizza with sun dried tomatoes, onions, and pesto. It was the epitome of awesome. Then, we took a walk down through town and went to sit at the Waterstreet Market where tons of people were enjoying the beautiful weather. Another one of our friends, Jen (I know, 3 different Jens in one post. This is crazy!), came and joined us, then we walked back up to campus together, stopping at my favorite place, Starbucks (or Starbs as I like to call it), where I indulged in a caramel frappaccino. It was delish. I closed out the day by catching up on some reading, and hanging out in my friend’s suite in Dubois once again watching Will and Grace with Jenn (the first).
Today, I returned to the normal schedule of life, and while in some ways it is nice to have a regular routine once again, the time I had over the weekend to just spend with my friends, especially while I stayed with them in Dubois, reminded me to take advantage of and enjoy the simple pleasures that life has to offer, since we don’t always have as much time to relax as we might want. It is always important to value your friends, and enjoy life as it comes at you. That’s why today’s lesson is “Life is Suite.”
In closing, I would just like to leave all of you with a bit of Diva News as well. Beyonce is pregnant. Take it in, and enjoy it. Rejoice.