I'm really starting to get used to this high-roller lifestyle.
In the past week, thanks to a law firm reception and 3 alumni weekend events here at the law school, I've had so much good wine, good hors d'oeuvres, good entrees and AMAZING desserts that I'm not sure I'm going to be able to return to my microwaved-veggie-burger-and-space-rice monotony without some kicking and screaming. Seriously, there was a chocolate fountain last night. One of the 1Ls working the event with me commented that he felt like he'd crashed somebody's wedding. It's always a little awkward as a student volunteer wandering around the alumni reunion--the alums are almost universally way more interested in talking with their former classmates than with you, but you're there anyway, eating their stuffed chicken and lemon tarts and drinking their wine and cocktails. Hard to beat a free meal and a $15 gift card to Barnes & Noble, though (even if it does mean that the short paper I intended to have done by this afternoon has yet to really get off the ground. Sigh).
I also raced for the cure yesterday morning, which was a ton of fun--I've never participated in a 5K race before, and oh, the swag you get afterwards! The downside was, of course, the fact that I'm pretty sure the last time I went running was before CEDARPOINT OMG, and I didn't pace myself very well. I was all GO GO GO at the start of the race, but after passing the first mile marker I felt like I was going to throw up and had to cut waaaay back. Averaged a 10-min mile, which is nothing to scream from the rooftops, but it's still an accomplishment in my book.
Need to hit the store if I want soda to drink and lunchmeat to eat in the coming week... though I suppose I'm going to be gone so much that it probably doesn't matter whether I stock up or not. It was so nice just being HOME this weekend. I don't want to go to the airport again! I don't want to! I have classes and papers and out of class work and the new TV season to watch and and and... gah. Being a 2L sucks. Someone tell me how it came to be October already? *sigh*