Well, it’s been quite a while since I updated this page. Last weekend, a bunch of us went up to Tahoe for the weekend. Other than the fact that I forgot my camera (an unpardonable sin, I know,) it was a great time. I somehow volunteered myself as a driver, and increased my blood pressure a bit by driving on snowy roads in the dark, but thankfully we had walkie-talkies to pass the time, and got to the cabin around 10:30 pm Friday night. There were 11 of us in a nice 3-story town home, so there was plenty of room for everyone, unlike many dorm ski trips of yore. Most of Friday night (and some of Saturday morning) was spent playing video games. You can take the geek out of Stanford, but you can’t take the…. whatever. We’re geeks.
Saturday morning, I decided I wanted to get to the slopes early, so I set the alarm in the room for 8 am. When it went off, I got ready to go, and unsuccessfully tried to wake up some other people. Around 8:30, I realized the alarm clock was 20 minutes fast, so I stopped trying to wake up people and sat around, twiddling my proverbial thumbs until I couldn’t contain myself anymore. Mariel and I got out to the slopes around 10:30, and I had a great day snowboarding. Thanks to my limited skateboarding skills, sorry, skillz, I can get off the lift with not too much trouble, and I was also learning to carve. I was just sorry we only got to go to the slopes for one day. Later that night, I went with Mariel, Matt, Brendan, and Mike to The Horizon casino, and dropped $12 on a buffet, and $30 on the slots. Brendan, in his eternal scheme to take the casinos, won some money on video blackjack. Matt and Mike also lost, and Mariel broke even. Later that night, we had a rousing game of Trivial Pursuit, where we somehow lost to the Drunk Team. I blame the cards.
The drive back home Sunday morning was pretty uneventful, but we did discover a bizarre Taco Bell that had drive-through only until 1 pm. The things you can learn.
That was probably the most exciting thing that happened lately. My classes have been going fine so far, seeing as I haven’t yet gotten any assignments. I predict the slow spiral into despair will begin soon enough. I can’t wait.