Post # 1
I’m starting to appreciate just how lame I am… It’s 5 o’clock on a Saturday (and the regular crowd shuffles in…. just kidding), and I have NO plans. I’ve been sitting at my computer alternating between homework and facebook all day in a room full of friends who are doing the same thing.
What do you, or did you, used to do for fun in college (which is appropriate for a married lady to partake in, hahaha)? Give me some inspiration! Help me get out of this rut! I’m getting to the point where I feel like just following in DH’s footsteps and joining the Marines, because it would be one hell of an adventure.
Post # 3
Seriously I didn;t do much “fun” as an undergrad. I worked 2 jobs, was a varsity athlete, and spent the rest of my time in the lab… and I liked it that way and still have no regrets.
My lab was most of my social life: hours upon hours in the lab with my lab partners, where we laughed and talked and bonded.
My lab partners (and a few coworkers) are the only ones I’ve kept in touch with from university: not my roomates, teammates, nor any of the few social acquaintances I made.
Post # 4
I joined a sorority.
I also met friends for coffee and they would knit, and we would chat.
Grabbed pizza and had a girl’s night.
…I was the life of the party? lol
Post # 5
I joined the student senate and a sorority and was a University tour guide and always had at least one job/internship. I was an RA for a year and took more than the minimum credits. I guess I kept busy. I also spent my fair share of time at parties but I guess this is only fun if you are going with friends as you are clearly not trying to meet boys. It could also be complicated if you are legal and at a party with underage drinking but maybe the police in your college town have better things to do than mine did. My roomates and I had an Easter party one year complete with a ham and beer pong, open house style. Maybe you could just invite a bunch of friends over for pot luck? or join a student club?
ETA: As a grad student one of my fav. things is girls night with colleagues, we generally go to a chic flic and out for cocktails (or a cocktail if it happens to be Wed.) after.
Post # 6
@Miss Fish: Go to the theater, either community shows or student shows. Stand-up comedy. Ordering food from all the different ethnic places in town. Potluck. Game night (board games, card games, video games). Reading group — pick a book, meet in a coffee shop, discuss it. Knitting club/stitch ‘n’ bitch. And DEFINITELY go to whatever speakers happen to be on campus! If you’re even slightly interested in the topic go and check it out.
Post # 7
Undergrad? Oh yeah, I was drunk for 4 years! HAHA! GREAT times, met some amazing people, got to figure out who I was in life! (Also graduated with honors despite the partying). Grad school on the other hand, has been a total drag 😉
Post # 8
Undergrad, I decided to get involved as much as I could. I got accepted and then ended up running a Leadership Honor Society group, and we did volunteering, had regular meetings, did events. I also was involved in a lot of on campus stuff. I really do miss it now that I’m not in school…
Post # 9
I went to school in the west and I went camping every.single.weekend. It was really great. I hiked a lot, and camped and went to hot springs. I miss it! Later I lived in a big popular house of girls and I started a trend of legendary parties. Sigh. I feel like starting a thread about this about being married! Now that I am married my life is much less exciting and legendary. :/ I also live in the upper midwest now and I just don’t feel like there is as much to do. In college I could walk to hiking, camping, fishing, and partying downtown. Now I have to drive to do anything, and I just… don’t. Plus we moved and I have been slow to make friends here- not slow to make them, just slow to actually get out and DO things with them. I wonder if it has to do with being married, or just my situation of moving and being in a less exciting place. Combo, I suppose.
Post # 10
Have you looked into what projects are being done through your campus? We had an archeological dig in Bethsaida Isreal that we could go on through our university. It was pricey, but it could be fundraised for through our alumni association and was tax deductable for those who donated. I was scheduled to go on it, but the airport we were to land on was bomb the day before we were to have left and there was sporadic fighting around Bethsaida that year so our trip was cancelled the day before we were all to leave.
Post # 11
Lets see.. I played Volleyball in College.. so when I wasn’t at practice or traveling for games, we would:
Have game nights (always fun!)
Go to clubs – we LOVED to dance!
Went to improv comedy shows
Parties (not to pick up men – I was in a relationship, but to hang out with friends)
Night Swimming (that’s what we called it – our apartment complex had a pool, and we lived in Florida, so we would grab our floats and head to the pool some nights… a few beers may have been involved!)
Post # 12
I probably couldn’t offer anything productive as a suggestion, because like PP, I pretty much partied for four years! I also graduated with honors and studied hard, but it was definitely work hard, play hard 🙂
Post # 13
I joined a club related to my major, and got involved with major-related activities. Soooooo much fun 🙂 We had club socials (ie everyone got drunk), volunteered, went on trips, made great friends!
With my major-related activities, my team members and I got to travel to several national competitions, having a lot of fun along the way.
And my last year, I did a study abroad trip with several close friends-one of the best things I did in my life!
And it all started by just going to a meeting and signing up for a very small, no-work committee.
Post # 14
If you’re looking for something fun/adventerous you may want to look into your school’s outdoor rec center. Mine puts on a lot of day trips that I’ve heard are great. I went kayaking with them for about $20 for the whole day, including transportation.
Post # 15
Haha it seems as though all of you went to colleges where there were actual things to do- the nearest actual city is 45 minutes away. I live in Amish Country. Literally. I saw a guy mowing his lawn with his horse last semester.
But your suggestions of getting involved on campus are great! We also don’t have any sororities (although I don’t think I’d be interested in joining one even if we did).
Although I somehow got coerced into playing Donkey Basketball this weekend? Hahahaha, should be a good time.
Post # 16
I studied abroad in Australia and it was such an amazing decision and I am so grateful I had the opportunity to do it!