senior gala-ing

Well it’s that time of year. Finals week has officially ended and now we have about a week and a half to do… nothing, really. Tonight is the annual Senior Gala, which is essentially a dress-up event held at a swanky venue. This year the party will take place at Hotel Derek, and the budget is supposedly $22,000. That’s more than a semester’s tuition at Rice, so let’s see if it can live up to expectations.

Beer Bus yesterday was quite a lot of fun. We went first to the Stag’s Head where we had Baker alumnis pick up our tab. The next location was the Marquis II where I played a couple of rounds of pool with those who were willing to challenge me (and sponsor a game). I was able to get away with an unbeaten run in about 3 games. Finally, we headed to the Boondocks and ended the night of bar-hopping. However, we did stop by at Whataburger on the way back and grabbed some chicken biscuits for the road. It was quite a delicious night.

Today, I enjoyed the freedom of not having an ounce of work to do by sleeping in till about 12pm. I then had lunch and spent the rest of the day staring at the television. There is a pretty nifty show on called The Phone on MTV which actually seems interesting and is not entirely (or even at all) trashy. The show is kind of a combination of Who Dares Wins and the Amazing Race. Contestants communicate with the host (complete with some British accent) with their cellphones and receive instructions as to what to do. Pretty intense show and one I may be following for the next week that I am here and maybe even online if my internet connection in India is good enough.

Anyways, that’s all for now. Time to grab some sushi and get my Gala on.

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