So, I know that I’m a horrible person for not updating at all in the past n months. I’m sorry. I know this also means there are things that have happened that people don’t know about. I’m sorry. I plan to fix that soon. In the mean time, tonight makes for a good story that stands well in isolation.
First of all, it snowed today. And it didn’t rain afterwards. Well, it didn’t rain the same day it snowed, although it is supposed to rain tomorrow. In any case, there was snow on the ground and it was still snowing this afternoon after classes. As I tend to do when I don’t feel like walking back to Burton-Conner on days like this, I went over to East Campus, where several of us decided that it was about dinnertime, and some place like a North End pizzeria would be pretty uncrowded due to the weather.
Then we made our first big mistake for the night. We decided that it would be fun to walk. So we did.
So we started towards the Longfellow Bridge. The snow varied between about nothing and 3 inches, depending on where exactly you were and how well it had been shoveled, and visibility was pretty limited. The snow combined with the wind felt more like sleet hitting your face (and hitting pretty hard). I decided it was a bad idea. I recommended getting on the T at the station on the other side of the bridge. For some reason we kept going.
Then we got lost. We should have realized this sooner, but we knew that the person leading our group has no sense of direction. He pointed out later that we took the scenic route with nicer scenery. Of course, with visibility being what it was, we wouldn’t have known.
It probably took us about 45 minutes of trudging through the snow to get to a small pizzeria where we demolished three large pizzas. We then walked over to Mike’s Pastry, a pretty well known shop there, for dessert.
Then we took the T back to MIT.
And that’s about all. In the mean time, I have to get up early tomorrow (which, for a Saturday, means before noon), so I’m going to bed.