I have literally done nothing interesting over the past week ’cause of the tests and projects I’ve had to do. This past weekend was pretty solid, though. Saturday, I attempted to break Guinness World Record. Well…maybe not just me. At the girl’s basketball game on Saturday, the crowd tried to break the record for unwrapping the most pieces of candy at one time. Riveting, right? Who’s going to say no to free candy and sports? Not this guy. We didn’t break the record, in fact we missed it by about 350 people, but that’s okay. We move on.
I also had my first Jersey Mike’s sub. I’ve heard rumors of them, but had never experienced it first hand. I’m glad that I can say that I have now. Those guys make a good sub, no doubt about it. If you haven’t had one, you’ll probably live since I went without one for 20 years, but you should definitely give it a shot. That’s my consensus on Goo Goo Clusters as well, which was the candy we opened at the game, but once again, free candy.
Week after this will be Spring Break, so like any normal student, I’m excited. Where am I going? Correct answer is back home. It’s been a while since I’ve seen my girlfriend and family, so I’m very ready to see them. Belmont will be waiting for me when I get back, and I’ll be happy to be back. As for now, have fun on your break if you are on one, or enjoy your classes if your still in school.
If you think Homecoming is just a dance where you get to be promiscuous with your lady/man friend, then you might be in for a shock when you get to college. Here at Belmont, there’s no dance or football game, but instead there’s a week of going ons for you to get involved in. This Saturday, we have a tailgate followed by our Homecoming game where we play Austin Peay and where our Homecoming King and Queen get announced. Bruin Recruiters, the group I’m involved with and that you see on preview days with red shirts on, have three people nominated for either King or Queen, so chances are high that we’ll have royalty among us by next week. There’s also a bonfire and a car smashing, and who doesn’t love fire and smashing things with a hammer?
On top of all that, we also have a Bruin Recruiter retreat this weekend to train the newbies and get ready to see all your faces in March when you come to Preview Day or Be Belmont Day. You’re coming, right? Right? Good. That’s what I wanted to hear. To keep you occupied until the next post and to get you aboard the hype train for Saturday’s game, here’s a gif of Belmont’s final score on North Carolina a few months back. Enjoy yourselves.
BONUS: Here’s how I used to dance at Homecoming (and this is usually how my girlfriend reacted).
Well, it may be the Spring semester, but some days it really doesn’t feel that way. Our first day back was a whopping 1 degree with a negative wind chill. I’m from Alabama, so this weather is not normal for me at all, but I survived. But of course, this is the South, so of course the next day is was a nice 40 degrees and sunny. Everyday is a surprise in Tennessee! But really, despite the cold, this semester has been great so far. It’s a little tough to get back in the swing of things, but it’ll all come with time. Bruin Recruiters is on a little bit of a lull right now, so there’s not a lot to do with that at the moment, but that will be back full force in no time. Hope to see all of you at the next Preview Day.
In non-Belmont related news, I went to a Preds game on Sunday. It wasn’t my first or anything, but they’re always a good time. It was a little disappointing though. I wanted to go to a fight and a hockey game break out, but it was the opposite on Sunday. Preds lost 4-0 in the end, but my friends and I had a great time.
Lastly, it may only be January, but March is coming up fast, which means that March Madness is close. We always hope our Bruins make it, and they have the last two years, so here’s to hoping for a threepeat.
I don’t have a New Year’s Resolution, because I’m great. There’s nothing to change. Keep on keepin’ on with yours though.
While Belmont may not have a football team, we make up for that every year by having an amazing basketball team. You may have noticed that we consistently get to the NCAA March Madness Tournament and have a winning season. These make the basketball games so much fun to go to. Last week, we had our home opener against Indiana State, where we managed to hold Indiana State in the last few seconds of the game in order to come out on top. Not only was this game a nail biter, but it was also First on the Floor, where all the Freshman get to come out on the court at the start of the game and the most spirited group wins the spirit award. It’s really cool experience for these first year students, and bring some extra energy to the game right before it starts.
If we’re talking about Belmont basketball, I’m sure a lot of you have seen the Belmont fan “sing” Wrecking Ball during the University of North Carolina vs Belmont game. If not, you can always watch it here, http://tinyurl.com/pw47k93. I don’t know how much that actually helped, but Belmont came out victorious again in that game, beating the number 12 Tar Heals 83-80.
Last night was also Battle of the Boulveard, where we play our biggest rivals, Lipscomb University. At the end of the first half, we had a solid lead on Lipscomb, and that only continued to grow as we finished the game with a win by over 30 points. No Wrecking Ball this time, but we still got the W.
As the year goes on, we’ll have more and more games, and maybe even news stories, so make sure to keep an eye out for Belmont this year!
With about a week left until Halloween, some events are starting to happen on campus. The most exciting activity, in my opinion, is the Pembroke Haunted House. Pembroke’s the oldest dorm on campus, and every year they turn their whole dorm into a giant haunted house with strobes, music, scares, darkness, and everything else that makes a great haunted house. The guys of the dorm do it all themselves, and it’s actually really impressive to see and go through. A lot of the other dorms on campus have events as well, like Potter Hall’s Scary-oke, like karaoke, just in October, as well as tons of other stuff. Plus, Nashville around this time of the year has so much going on, an easy five minute trip will get you to the heart of where there will be definitely something to do come next Thursday.
I put a picture of our hall last year up at the top. Imagine this, but much darker, and about as scary as the idea of Miley Cyrus as President.