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February 8, 2014

Snow, Soccer, Land, and Late Nights- Fuh Dayz.

February 8, 2014 | By | No Comments

With the rather cold, below freezing, below 0 feeling, icy, snowy weather, Soccer-in Land Gym, and Late night/early mornings have been much more common place this past week.

I will still take this weather over 100 degree weather any day.

I will still take this weather over 100 degree weather any day.

 

White on white, snow on my car. It only took like 6 minutes to shovel everything AND my car started no problem :D Hooray for no need of jumper cables!

White on white, snow on my car. It only took like 6 minutes to shovel everything AND my car started no problem :D Hooray for no need of jumper cables!

Underneath the snow, there were some layers of ice...

Underneath the snow, there were some layers of ice…

But…

If you punch it a few times, the ice breaks, and then can be removed. I tried taking a video but it was so dark nothing could be seen. (These pics are taken with flash)

If you punch it a few times, the ice cracks and breaks, and can then be removed. I tried taking a video but it was so dark nothing could be seen. (These pics are taken with flash)

 

 

I always think it's a cool sight to see my breath. I promise though, I brush my teeth so it's not visible because it's ratchet.  However, my beard somewhat appears to be! For whatever reason the right side naturally fluffs out more than the left :S

I always think it’s a cool sight to see my breath. I promise though, I brush my teeth so it’s not visible because it’s ratchet.
However, my beard somewhat appears to be! For whatever reason the right side naturally fluffs out more than the left :S

 

 

 

Moving on, with the beloved Snow Days that MNU had two of, two things were especially on the rise in the spending of my time.

1 Soccer:

This is a picture of Italy's soccer star MARIO Balotelli, we kind of look alike right?

The man jumping in the picture is Italy’s soccer star MARIO Balotelli, we kind of look alike right?

Only, with our socces it’s these incredible people that play in our beloved Land Memorial Gymnasium (Or just Land Gym).

 

These people all came out Monday night. The night we found out a Snow Day was to be our tomorrow!

Typically Killian will text a few people, and after word spreads we meet at the gym and play. Literally all people of all skill levels are welcome. From novice-never-played-before persons, to some of our actual men and women soccer stars from our actual soccer team that come and show us a good time and challenge, to everyone else in the middle, soccer is a great community building-exercise fulfilling sport. Games can have scores kept track of (which most of the time it is) or we just play till time runs out and people have to go home. The mood is virtually always light and positive. While at the same time, there’s still space to compete and get better!

Afterwards, I thought I’d give a brief tour of Land Gym so here are 3 videos of our beloved place to work out, relax, eat, study, and enjoy one another’s company.

1st is a video just after the end of our soccer playing:

2nd is a video of the Tipping Point a place full of couches and other sitting furniture. Also there’s a stage, theater seats for occasional movie nights, a piano for the clearly cool and classy peeps that can play it-Yes that was an attempt at alliteration. We also have Improv shows and Open Mic nights here! My sincere apologies for the lighting though! Oh and one more thing we have a free hot chocolate, coffee, and chai tea machine in here!

3rd We have Land Café. This place is open 9pm to Midnight from Sunday till Thursday. Because our Cafeteria closes at 7, having this place with food-such as my personal favorites: Bosco Sticks or Cream Cheese pretzels!! Late night snacks are a dream that’s actually a reality. Especially since we can pay for the items by using our flex dollars(amount of money put onto your student ID card that’s built in from your tuition.) So for those who don’t have a debit or credit card, you can still pay by swiping and feeling adult like:P

SO, after playing soccer in the night time, I returned back to my dorm room to hang out with some quality peeps.
Now you’ll find that late night-or typically-early morning hang out times are often entertaining. For example, at 4 o’clock in the morning, when cards fall out of one’s hand-that one being one of my best friends Joey V. it’s one of the most hilarious things ever. So here’s a clip of me trying to capture the moment.

And fear not, Joey was cool with this being shown here.

So Monday night/ Tuesday morning we had a great time playing card games and sharing stories.

Front left is my roommate Caleb and above his forearm is my good friend Leon.

Front left is my roommate Caleb and above his forearm is my good friend Leon.

 

Alas-ish Classes started back up, and with all the time available to do school work during the snow days, hardly was done. So staying up a little later and using the Ping-Pong room as a study room worked well for me. Yay for procrastinating! Not.
I must confess though friends, if one keeps up a late night/early morning lifestyle, it’s pretty much inevitable that Coffee (or some other caffeine drink) and naps will be your best friends. So please beware of that.

 

Till next time friends, I’ll just keep living the dream.

Grateful in Him,

 

Mario Paul Flores

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