It’s the beginning of a new semester here in Rochester! Oh Rochester, with your bitterly cold temperatures… We trudge out to class or work in the cold mornings, waiting for when we can finally come back to floor and curl up with a nice mug of hot cocoa. And it’s so easy to get that steaming mug of cocoa now that my lounge has what David refers to as “MIF water cooler.” It’s been a great addition to our suite; I drink so much more tea and cocoa now.
I’m really looking forward to this semester; there’s so much promise at the beginning of things. For me, and many of the wonderful people I’ve been living with these past 21/2 years, this will be our last semester in Rochester. But for one new member, it’s his first living on MIF! He’s been a great addition to floor so far, especially since he adds to our collection of great, unique laughs (I’m looking at you, Jamie). In addition to one new on-floor member, we also have 6 new off-floor members, all freshmen. Our on-floor numbers are down this semester, as we had 4 (!) people go abroad this semester (and one off-floor member as well). We wish them the best of luck, and many happy times in their cities.
Well, that’s all for now. Be looking for more updates in the future! And hopefully from more than just me; it’d be great to have a bunch of different voices contributing.