Zombies & Polar Bears

October 17, 2011

Hi everyone,

Due to a little confusion over the long weekend about whether or not I was supposed to Glog, I didn’t post last week. BUT, I’m back. And although we’ve already been back from break for one (very brief) school week, let me tell you what I was doing while I was busy not Glogging over the long weekend.

It won’t surprise you that I went on some college visits, being a senior and everything. Over this break, college visits were the thing to do! It’s a little bit scary, because for many of us, this is really the last chance we have to visit before making a Decision. <—I capitalized that because to us seniors, this seems like the most important choice we will ever make. And for those of us thinking about applying Early Decision, it really feels like we are signing away our lives (I mean that in the most cheerful way possible).

photo from: http://thewarmbodies.com/

With that in mind, I tackled two overnight college visits this weekend: one to McGill and one to Bowdoin. First, my entire family made the trip to Montreal to get a sense of what life would be like at McGill. We explored the city in true Siegel family fashion (if you don’t know what that means, don’t worry, niether do I). Even though there were no tours at McGill (it was their fall break, too) we still had a thorough walk around campus. And for some added excitement, they were filming a zombie movie called Warm Bodies while we were there. Complete with gunfire and army tanks. At left is a picture of one of the posters we saw around campus. I’m not one for zombie movies, but…I can say I was there!!

Nordic meets Big City

We also did some roller skiing along the canals in the city. Perhaps that is what I mean by “Siegel family fashion.” We got a lot of stares, but it was well worth it.

The day after I got back from that escapade, I set off to be a Polar Bear with my good friend Shelby, who is a freshman at “Camp BoBo,” as some affectionately refer to it. I met the ski team and others, ate the delicious food (supposedly #1 in the country), and attended more classes than most college students do in a day. It was great to get an in-depth look at the school, and see what goes on “behind-the-scenes” rather than just what those friendly admissions folks show you. It made me excited for college, wherever I end up!

So now, it’s back to the books (er…computer) for me, as I do all that important stuff associated with getting into college. Thanks for reading. See you soon.




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