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Hey world, I’m Averill! Some of you already know me from my blog last year, while others probably just found me! To both groups, welcome! This is my second year blogging and my third year at Longwood University. I’m an English major with a concentration in secondary education, which is a fancy way of saying I really want to teach high school English! I’m active in the Honors College, the Anime Club, and am usually somewhere around campus just hanging out or doing whatever needs to be done. Enjoy the blog!

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October 30, 2010 12:02AM

This is Halloween…

What is up, blogland!?  You will have to excuse my overly perky self, but I just love Halloween!  I had to wait for more festivities to occur before I could make my real post of the week, but man… what a post this is gonna be!

So, full disclosure here, I have THREE costumes.  I LOVE dressing up for Halloween, what can I say?  It’s like the world’s chance to play dress up and have fun with it!


Medieval Witch

Pirate Wench

So yeah, I am so active getting ready for Halloween.  I went to the most amazing Longwood Halloween tradition: Dr. Jordan’s Ghost Stories and bonfire!  Now, as a member of the Cormier Honors College, I heard many of these stories before both on my own freshman retreat and on the retreat I mentored for, but Dr. Jordan’s fantastic storytelling and subtle changes with every telling STILL kept me on the edge of my seat!  There’s a good reason people call him the rock star of the Longwood professor world!

After the stories, I went out to the bonfire in Iler Field, drank some delicious but super hot cranberry apple cider, ate cookies, and sat and talked with my friends from anime club until long after they put the fire out.  Haha, we were having so much fun!

Later in the week, it was time for the Anime Club’s Happy Otaku Halloween Party.  I can’t even describe how much fun it was to joke around, wear costumes, sing amusing songs, chat with our fellow anime fans, and eat the delicious pasta salad.  I really love Wednesday nights; the Anime Club is such a funny, friendly, quirky addition to my week!

Today (Okay, technically yesterday because it’s after midnight as I write this) was the very first annual Longwood costume contest.  I met some super cool and nice new people, many of whom were in amazing and fun costumes, and while I did not win any of the categories as my wench, I do not regret going in the least.  Plus, Dr. Jordan was a great MC.  (He sure is the man of the hour!)

Coming up tomorrow is a pumpkin carving party with some friends and then I’m hanging out with friends all evening.  Sunday, the Honors College is going to a fancy dessert reception with Brigadier General Finnegan, and then… well, work, work, work!

So yes, blogland, you will have plenty to celebrate around Halloween here at Longwood.  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Regular Tuesday update schedule returns this week just before I go on an Anthropology trip… with Dr. Jordan, of course (Yet again)!  Hehe!  It should be fun, our Honors Anth 101 class is doing a dig on the Longwood farm.  Later, peace out, and PLEASE, be safe this weekend!


Look at my Flickr feed for some more awesome pics of my Halloween shenanigans!

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One Response to This is Halloween…

  1. Sabrina says:

    Was just telling my husband a story about seeing Dr. Jordan years ago, and was curious if he still does it. Google searched his stories and found your blog :-) I think we may head to my hometown just to see that next year .