18 March 2006
Picture compliments of my new Pink Motorola Razr (work got it for me). Not bad from from a camera phone, huh? Yesterday was Dragon Day on campus. What's Dragon Day, you say? Well, since 1901 there's been a tradition on campus where Freshmen Architecture students design a dragon which is paraded through campus on the last day before Spring Break. It's a huge tradition attended by not only students but also faculty, staff and locals. After making its way around campus, the dragon is taken into the middle of the arts quad where it is burned in a giant bonfire but only after the insane Architecture students dressed in any number of crazy costumes (yesterday, we saw a transformer, a shark with legs hanging out of his mouth and a doggie with his fur painted green) dance and run around the dragon. The significance of this story for me? Well, I've been at least a few times in past years, and despite the fact that it's usually cold during this time of year in upstate NY I'd usually find myself sweating, out of breath and wishing there was an easier way around campus while trying to follow the dragon and the mobs of people. But, not this year! I followed it around without any difficulty, and while walking back to my office with my husband (his building is right beside mine) I was leading him! Man, is that significant!