This morning I got up bright and early - 5:00am. I'm just a little bit irritated. My whole time at Judson, I've never gotten up early enough for MMI's Halloween Run through Judson's campus. I've only seen it in picture and YouTube video form. Student life announced that the annual MMI costume run was to be 5:45 this morning. I decided that I had to go to one before I graduate, so came over to watch the run with friends in the dorm. It's a tradition to pelt cadets with water balloons and get them with silly string when they come through the road next to Kirtley, the freshman dorm. Some girls had ice and water to throw too. Well, we waited, and waited, and waited..Finally we saw the cadets in the distance - a huge horde of them.
..and they turned to go through campus the opposite direction from normal. So we all hid between and behind cars with ammunition waiting for them to circle around. We finally realized that it was taking way too long. A Judson security guard drove around and told us that one of the cadets said they were going back to campus, even though they hadn't run through the Judson students. I heard later that it was one of the PT instructors who didn't listen to any of the people telling him he was going the wrong way.
A few girls that had cars and keys nearby were able to get the guys between formation and the dorm, but I and most of the other girls just went back to get ready for 8am classes.. Some girls stayed up all night filling water balloons until their fingers bled. So irritating we missed all of the costumes. I heard from a girl who made it to MMI that they were good.
So, on to the rest of my weekend preparations. This afternoon, Science Club and Tri Beta members helping with Treats on Bibb Street are meeting at 2:00 to go over the Thriller dance for our booth. Treats on Bibb is a Friday before Halloween event that Judson holds for the community. Kids come by to have a safe and easy place to trick or treat. We'll work on Thriller, then set up our booth and hang our banner afterwards. I'll go over and hang with Art Club as soon as that's over. I'm supposed to be painting faces when not with the Science Club and Tri Beta. Need to finish touching up my costume. It needs a lot of work. I may just go with it - not enough time. Doubt the kids will care much what I wear! Will add a pic to this blog soon of whatever I come up with.