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So it's homecoming week. Last night I went to freshman mass meeting, where they pack as many of us as they can into Waco Hall, which doesn't sit quite as many people as it needed to, and then tell us all about school spirit. More specifically, Baylor spirit, which is different than just school spirit, because we have the Immortal Ten to show for it.
It was actually a bit odd... we showed up cheering and happy, chanting and spirited up, and then they sat us down and told us about the Immortal Ten, which was a tragic accident in 1927 where a bus full of the Baylor basketball team got hit by a train. Yeah. It shut us up really fast. We got really really pumped up to hear about dead people.
Anyway, after that, they gave us the task of building a bonfire for tonight's festivities. In the middle of fountain mall there was a 6 inch deep, flat mound of sand.This thing was about 30 by 15 feet. Over to the side were piles and piles of wooden pallets (who knows where they got that many pallets...) and they said "go". So we went. A few thousand of us, looking like the human version of an ant pile that's been kicked, scurried over to the pallets, grabbed one a piece, and got back through the crowd to the quickly forming pile and chucked it on top. Well, after about 10 minutes of watching this, the guys in charge said "oh that's great, now take it all off so we can do it right." After much groaning, we did. And a few hours later, (keep in mind freshman mass meeting started at 11pm. It's nearly 3 by this point) we have a bonfire. You wouldn't think that a few thousand people could take that long, but look at it logistically: its only a few square feet. Only so many people can get near it. It was way too many people to use them all efficiently. And, being stupid kids, lots of them didn't really try and hung out by the university provided pizza. Oh well. All in all, I'd say this pile of wood takes up the whole 15x30 sand rectangle, and is about 10 or 15 feet high. I can't wait to see how they light the thing. Or how big the flames get. I'm a bit of a pyromaniac, so bear with me on my next post when I start describing how ridiculously awesome it was.
Now it's ten in the morning, I got six hours of sleep, I have class in three and a half hours, and I have a CL application due in 5 days. Joy.
You probably understand all of that except the CL part. At Baylor, we don't have RA's. We have CL's: Community Leaders. Well, applications for next fall's CL's are due in a few days, and I need letters of recommendation, a full resume, and a few questions that aren't too bad, and a few other things. The thing that's really getting me right now is the resume. I suck at remembering things, and I don't write them down. So when it comes to writing out all my accomplishments and job positions and whatever else they want, it becomes a bit of a problem. Oh well... I only have one class today. Plenty of time before tonight's homecoming stuff to think about everything that needs to go into this thing.
So that's what I'll be doing today. Party, huh? Then I get to go do band stuff - we're playing at the pep rally. *insert excitement here*
Tomorrow is the real excitement. (After the parade, of course. No one likes parades when you're in band) Win number 6 is right around the corner and a bowl game is just over the horizon. Baylor football took on a phrase this year: rise up. And God knows they needed to, after the past 17 bowl-game-less years. The sad part? Even on homecoming, even with our awesome record, even with a bowl game so close, the fans will be lacking. The freshmen will leave after halftime, most of the students will be going to Austin for the weekend or something, or just not wanna go to the game. Just as a thing of interest, I was flipping through the bible the other day, as I tend to do when I'm feeling a bit lost, and found Ezra 10:4. "Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it." So maybe I'm wrong. Maybe there will be a homecoming crowd. We'll see I guess. But I love this verse... it might be where they got the whole "Rise Up" idea. In any case, Kansas State doesn't stand a chance tomorrow - we have God on our side.
You - yeah, you. You know I'm talking to you: stay awesome. The world's better with you in it, and don't you dare forget that. :]