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A Not-Quite-Winter Wonderland

Posted by on Monday, November 17, 2014 in College Life, Freshman Life, Nature, Weather.

I’ve been at Vanderbilt for just over three months now, and some pretty cool things have happened. I made some great friends, learned a lot from my awesome classes, and even saw Bill Nye. But all of that pales in comparison to what happened today.

Yes, lovely Inside Dores readers. Today, it snowed.

It's a lot of snow for me, okay?

I had just gotten up for my daily breakfast at Commons, when I looked out my window and saw little white flurries falling out of the sky. I proceeded to jump up and down like a five-year-old for a bit, and fought off the urge to knock on everyone in Memorial House’s door and sing “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?” But, I mean, it was 8:00 in the morning and I’m not sure how well it would’ve been received…

In case you’re wondering why I was so excited, I’ve lived in California my entire life, so I’ve always had this very romantic notion of looking out the window and seeing snow tumbling down. In fact, the weather here might have been a key reason why I left California to come down to the South.

Anyway, my friend (who was equally excited because he’s from Hawaii) and I ran outside, and even though the snow wasn’t sticking the ground, we scooped snow off of the metal tables and made snowballs and basked in the glory of little tiny ice particles falling from the sky. And then we went inside and ate Commons omelettes. So yeah, it was a pretty good morning.

Also, I staged this lovely picture by whacking the umbrellas in front of Commons Center so that the snow fell all over me and I could trick all of my California friends into thinking there was more snow than there really was. Shh.

If you couldn't already tell how excited I was, you can now.

Someone caught me taking selfies. Awkward.

I know that if you’re from Michigan or Ohio or Massachusetts or anywhere up north, this post was probably the lamest thing ever. But to us kids from snow-deprived homelands, today is a day we will never forget. Or maybe that’s just me. Sure, college is a time when you take on new responsibilities and (sort of not really) become an adult, but it’s also a time when you discover new things with child-like excitement. And I couldn’t ask for a better place to experience it all.

Here's to a lot more snow days, or at least until I get tired of it

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