I might be repeating myself when I say this, but I still believe it holds true that there are few feelings more triumphant—heroic!—than walking out of Hollenbeck Hall after the last class of the day at the end of the week, seeing the afternoon sun over the Hollow. I put it among my top Wittenberg moments, for sure. I mention this because I experienced that very sensation of accomplishment and relief today. Somewhat dramatically, memorably—definitely appropriately—my walk of glory today came not after just another class session, but an actual exam in Communication 200, no less. However, while usually these moments are on glorious Fridays, today is, in fact a Thursday, and as in most Christian-accepting countries, we get the Friday off. Officially, they call it “Easter Break,” since, I guess, the weekend comes right after, and it seems like a “break.” (It’s not really.) Not that I’m complaining, with my computer’s “Days Left Until Flying Home” countdown reading “21 days, 7 hours.”
The weather’s been kind of wonky (surprise!) in Ohio recently. Falling asleep (or lack thereof) has been accompanied by really loud thunderstorms and lighting the past few nights, and rain and gloom are commonplace. Every now and then there’s a glimmer of hope for the summer though. The rain was rather unfortunate over the weekend however, since Relay for Life was taking place on the stadium track. If you don’t know, by “for Life” they mean “against cancer.” In essence, it’s an event that lasts all day, organized in association with Colleges Against Cancer, to raise money for cancer research. The problem is that it involves running (or at least walking). Outside. As expected, the turnout was less that hoped for, had it been sunny—nonetheless, kudos to the many (even I went and paid my dues to helping) who ran regardless of the conditions.