This past week, I spent doing a J-term called “Groups and Group Dynamics,” aka Cabin Fever.
8 students piled into a van with Professor Hamilton and headed to a cabin in Branson for a week. We had class room discussions in a living room around a fireplace and tasks to accomplish as a group, such as building a tower out of recyclables that was 30 inches tall and could hold a brick off the ground for longer than 30 seconds. or searching for our own names on tombstones in cemeteries (I was set up for failure with my name.) Or bowling a game between 120-125 with a partner who was blindfolded. Or cooking meals for the group with 2 others.
One could speculate that all of these tasks would keep us busy. However, we still made time for the best part of the trip.
Ladies and gents of MNU blogs, I present to you: #CF2013: the Instagames.
What’s an instagame you may ask? Instagames are competitions on Instagram where everything’s made up and the points don’t matter. We made them trending topics so we could compare and contrast and laugh.The categories included:
#HarkMamilton- pictures of our professor that he didn’t know were being taken. Funniest wins.
#SleepingSelfies- pictures with people in the group asleep. Only rule: cannot be in the sleeper’s bed.
#BlindSelfies- pictures with the person who was blindfolded on trust walk day (each of us had to be blindfolded for an hour,) that the blind was unaware of.
#FlatbillFriday- gangsta pictures in our matching pink sparkly flat bills.
Over and Out!