On my Snap Story this past weekend: “Fall Fest is lit.”
Without a doubt, other students milling around posted similar things. Why? Well, there was:
A gorgeous breeze drifting by in cloudless sky at a human 77ºF. No conditions could have been better for walking around with friends and sampling the countless offerings of food. It was just a beautiful thing, spending time outside. Why can’t every day be like this? (For real though, I’m a SoCal girl and I need sun.)
White canopies set up out on Old Campus, Harkness Tower keeping watch, the Jamaican music duo banging out covers of “Happy” and more calypso-laden songs. For real, this school gives everyone more and more to love every day.
I did what the sign told me to do. So did everyone else there. Chicken tikka masala, dalmooth, Moroccan vegetable tangine with couscous and my personal favorite—fresh fruit. I got all these weird looks as I was hauling apples and a plate of baked goods from the Italian booth back to my dorm. But hey, I know I’m not the only one (ay, Sam Smith).
I’ve been craving some solid Mexican food since school started, and I got it today. A wonderful little pork barbacoa taco with fresh salsa and sour cream. Too real. Too cute.
And aren’t these beans absolutely gorgeous?
Honestly, what made me really happy was seeing all my friends enjoy the food. Watching them obsess over the Italian ice, making super-studious friends come outside, dancing around, going searching for starfruit (mission accomplished).
The only thing missing? “I wish they had a petting zoo,” said one forlorn freshman. Poor freshman. Now I wonder, is there a zoo around here?
(Note: if you Google “petting zoo”, here’s what comes up)
Ezra Stiles: petting zoo?
So Fall Fest = just another step in “college-ing” (otherwise known as living the college life. I made that up myself ^.^).
We’re all college-ing here, and here’s a simple truth: The more food, the better.