September 28th, 2009

It is a very windy day today. There is some sun every now and then, but it is clearly Fall weather. This homecoming weekend, mother nature also showed that it is not summer anymore.

Friday, I went to Common Grounds. Common Grounds is a program that offers students an alternative to drinking on the weekends. Common Grounds has a chemical free house were they offer drinks and games. My girlfriend Keri and I went there together because Common Grounds was celebrating its ten year anniversary. We played some Tabboo and we had a grapefruit slushy.

Saturday was the first day of campus wide homecoming events. In the morning, I provide service for the tailgate leading up to the homecoming football game. It looked pretty gray already, but from that point on it only got worse. The campus had organized a parade with decorated cows, but the cows did not stay dry. It started raining rather hard. For a little while, it seemed like the gods were with the Fighting Scots because it cleared up when the game was about to begin. However, in the beginning of the second quarter, the refs decided to stop the game due to weather concerns. Moments before that, there was a big thunder and the refs did not want any players to get struck by lightning.

Later in the day, we had the homecoming soccer game. This looked more like a big mud fight. Unfortunately, the Scots lost.

In the evening, there was a very interesting International Alumni panel. Several alumni shared what they have done with there lives after Wooster. This made me think about my own future. They all sounded very serious. One of the alumni had gone to MIT and Harvard business school and is now one of the strategic managers for Staples. Before Staples, he had worked for the Boston Consulting Group and Capgemini. I’ll just say that success comes in many forms.

Saturday evening there was a big event with the title Viva Woo Vegas. I was one of the dealers for Blackjack. In one of the raffles that night, I won a nice Wooster hoodie. This after I had won Wooster gear earlier in the week with Mr. Wooster. My sister Suzanna won Wooster sweatpants in another raffle. It was our week.

This Sunday, Keri’s grandparents came to visit. They took us out for lunch and dinner.

Today, I got my Transitions to Advanced math exam back. I scored 90 percent, but I could have scored 98 percent if I had not made two very silly mistakes (tip: 51 and 91 are NOT prime). I also got my Linear Algebra exam back. That was a disaster as I had expected. Hopefully, I will be able to recover from that during the semester.

Note to my readers from home: ik weet dat “bijhoudt” in mijn email “bijhoud” had moeten zijn. Ik schrok er zelf van toen ik het las. Het is maar goed dat ik af en toe nog wat in het Nederlands schrijf. Op die manier houd ik mijn basisschool lesjes een beetje bij.

3 Responses to “Wind”

  1. Hannekeon 28 Sep 2009 at 2:14 pm

    dearest Bastiaan
    thank you for letting me know about your weblog! I enjoyed very much reading all about your life in Wooster. You told so much about your plans last summer in friesland, and now it is happening! Say hi to Keri!
    Love! Hanneke

  2. charlotteon 29 Sep 2009 at 1:35 am

    Hi Bas!! I enjoyed your note again and thank you for making bijhoud wright because i was reallu worrying about that! Hopefully you’ll do better on your next exam. I enjoy reading your posts so please keep up the good work. Where are Keri’s grandparents from that they came and visit? XXX

  3. charlotteon 30 Sep 2009 at 11:32 am

    I only slept 4 hours when i posted that comment…sorry for my writing mistakes as well!
    Take care! XXX

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