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Groggy

Sorry, I would’ve posted earlier but today is Doghead. I don’t expect you to know what that means, but I will tell you that Doghead is enough of a reason to come to Colby. The bullet points are I’ve been awake for 2 days straight, have been all around the campus at different parties and meeting up with different friends, saw the sunrise with everyone I know on the steps of Miller Library, went off to an off campus house and rocked out by a bonfire, got my face painted like a raccoon/Natalie Portman in Black Swan, and have spent the rest of the day trying to recover and eating pizza alone while watching TV reruns. I’m going light on details because I don’t really know what I’m allowed to write about here, but the point is, Doghead is a group activity that facilities a wild and unique stretch of 12ish hours. So have your own.

What I’m gearing up for right now is Spring Break. Every year, the Frisbee team goes down to Savannah, Georgia for a huge tournament, where the accents drip slow like molasses and where local cops love to give out arbitrary speed tickets to cars with out-of-state plates (I’m not allowed to drive Colby vehicles anymore, so thanks for that.) A 22-hour drive from Maine to Georgia in a straight shot. I’ve got a car with 5 other seniors in it and I have no doubt it is going to be wild. Do you guys know what ‘South of the Border’ is? “America’s favorite highway oasis,” a rest stop and attraction going down 95, replete with Mexican food and fireworks and rusted carnival rides. But standing in the way of that is me memorizing all 54 lines of Sammy Coleridge’s Kubla Khan and writing a 21 page story for my fiction class.

But I’m oh so close.

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Greetings readers, I am writing to you from my desk in 28 degree Maine yet I am somehow peeling from my face and back. How is this possible, you may inquire. I shall tell you: SPRING BREAK BABY

I’m sure that I’ve mentioned I’m on the Ultimate Frisbee team here at Colby, and honestly I can say the number one reason I do it is because of the spring break tream every year to Georgia. It just encompasses everything that a Frisbee player could want: beaches, pools, big houses, lots of days to do nothing, hot weather, sun, other colleges, limited chaperones. It typically turns into a wild week were you really get to know everyone on the team in a social setting, which is helpful because of human nature’s tendency to form cliques.

The worst part? There’s a drive, and we all have to drive. Well, except for me, who got a speeding ticket in Georgia during the last spring break trip making a left hand turn in a fully loaded suburban. REALLY LOCAL COPS? HOW DID I GET TO 47 THAT FAST? PHYSICS SAYS IT IS IMPOSSIBLE.

But anyway, there’s a roughly 22 hour drive to some island (this year is st. simon) and believe me that car ride is a trip in itself. It really tests the bonds of friendship and body odor. But you are rewarded with arriving on an island midday and having at least two days before you have to play Ultimate.

There are three full days of play that run from Tuesday to Thursday, with an optional playing day on Monday (I didn’t do it this year, and I instead chased dolphins on the beach. No joke, tell me I made the wrong decision. I didn’t, let me save you the time.)

A farewell party follows, hopefully you’ve made friends at other schools, and then you all ship back up to the tundra on Friday. It physically pains me to write this, as my fingers feel like they are going to snap off because of the cold. I can hear the wind outside. Isn’t that weird? It’s air. But it’s loud.

Bring me back south.

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