Finally! Hallelujah! The new season premiere of Fringe aired this Friday. The anticipation that has been building up inside of me for the last few months was half the excitement. My roommate and I are both avid Fringe fans. Since the Fringe fans population is pretty small in general (the show is underappreciated but mind-blowing and amazing), it was a strange coincidence that we ended up being roommates. We celebrated the season premiere and watched it together while eating Twizzlers in honor of Walter Bishop. Forget pregaming, this is what’s good.
The episode was way too short. When it was over, we dressed up for the Great Gatsby Formal. I could not justify buying a pricey 1920s dress for one event, so I stuck with a black t-shirt style dress and tied a black flowery scarf around my neck and rotated it backwards so that it hung down my back.
Unfortunately, all the hor d'oeuvres were gone by the time we arrived, but I did eat chocolate-dipped apple slices, pear slices and pretzels. The mocktail bar was spiffy – I wanted to join in on mixing the drinks. The juniper soda and lavender soda they served were intriguing. I ordered the Champagne Cocktail, which was ginger ale, my favorite soda, with a splash of peach juice. I could come up with lots of cocktail recipes (alcohol optional) with these ingredients for my food blog.
The music was positively jazzy. If I were to learn a band instrument, it would probably be a saxophone so that I can create a jazz band with my little brother Jacky (the Kim Jung Un lookalike) since he plays the trumpet. I went downstairs to the pool room and played a round of Mah Jong. I did not expect Keefe Campus Center to actually have a Mah Jong board game, but the mah jong pieces were strangly flat. I have not played Mah Jong for over seven years and the last time I played, I gambled with potato chips. After one round, I watched a game of billiards and then headed up to “The Speakeasy.” The second part of the Gatsby Formal wasn’t as fun as the Luau, but I stayed untill five minutes before it ended and got a piggyback ride back to Stearns.
When we got back, my roommate and I took our obligatory first roommate picture. My fellow Stearnies and I stayed up till 5 AM singing along to songs. We sang Christmas songs. No, it’s never too early to get into a Christmas mood. Now, all we need is snow. Lots and lots of it.