Either I'm the last-surviving human after a nuclear apocalypse, or it's Red River College's first-ever reading week.
The background about how this reading week came to be is in this Uniter article written by CreComm grad Kristy Rydz; I think she gives our PR research assignment altogether more credit than it deserves, but I'm a sucker for positive feedback. Let's hear it for being needy, people!
So, what do we do on reading week? I thought I'd start by making a list. Here's what I've got so far:
- Buy marshmallow hearts for half price. Eat them alone.
- Clip toenails.
- Meet past grads for lunch; give them back unmarked papers.
- Go to the talkies in a horseless carriage.
- Fist-fight U of M students at the Alexander Docks.
- Watch downhill skiing. Continue saying, "That's where my career is going" until it gets a laugh.
"That's where my career is going." Cue tumbleweeds.
- Watch Jersey Shore again to pick up some of the nuances I may have missed the first time.
- Phone in to the Larry King Show and pretend to be the ghost of Michael Jackson calling from Cleveland.
- Lobby for my inclusion at "Breakfast with the Interim President."
- Work on my Freddie Mercury impression.
"Two hundred degrees - that's why they call me Mr. Fahrenheit!"
- Buy 365 lemon trees to present to people whose feelings I will accidentally hurt over the next 365 days.
- Shoot all of the pigeons in Grand Theft Auto.
Those damn pigeons! Just make...them...stop cooing!
- If time permits, read.
Ask not what reading week can do for you; ask what you can do for reading week! To where do I send the lemon trees?