The 12 Foods/Drinks of SW: Fratality

First beer in space.

You made it through the rain, the chicken dance, the crowds at the soccer house and the loud electronica. As a token of our gratitude, here goes the Ode to Natty Light:

Your delicate can of silver and blue,
So often crushed after a shotgun,
Lifeless can surrounded by others,
Amid a sea of tan, exhausted legs.

Oh, the joy you brought to all!
The buzz of your beer, after a while,
Awakening our senses
To the smell of the lobster.

Some surmise you were made from another,
But you taste better;
So here’s to you, Natty God
May you live forever. 

At least as long as Binder keeps coming.

Peace out SW ’12. We hardly knew ye.

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The 12 Foods/Drinks of SW: Munchies

OMG Want.

So it’s now officially the first day of Spring Weekend, which means you’re furiously trying to cram… every single Childish Gambino lyric possible so you can impress all your friends tonight. But you know what’s better than working/going to class? Relaxing on the Main Green with a large crowd of people seems like an easy answer. Adding to that some semi-legalized smoking, the choice is pretty obvious. And if you put in some tasty cookies, there really isn’t anything more you could ask for.

Pro tip: bake them yourself, and bake them fresh. When the clock strikes 3, start a basic recipe like this one. At 3:45, pop a sheet in the oven and prepare another one. Take the first one out at 3:55 and turn the oven off, leaving the second sheet out and ready to go. Make the trek to Main Green at 4:00. When you come back, immediately turn on the oven and bake round 2. Savor.

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The 12 Foods/Drinks of SW: SPECialties

Do it like this guy

Although it has cooled down since Tuesday’s heat wave, there’s nothing better than the prospect of dunking John Stein in a pool of ice cold water to get you outside. And that’s only the first in a long list of things to do this afternoon at the annual SPEC Carnival, which includes the inflatable versions of bull riding, jousting and foot racing. And even if getting rug burn on your knees is not your thing, or your Whisco hangover is still a bit too intense, there’s one thing you won’t want to miss: the snacks.

Yes, I know you’ve told yourself you’re going to stay healthy this Spring Weekend, and imma let you finish, but the amount and variety of delicious food is the best of all time: burgers, popcorn, hotdogs, lemonade, sno-cones; you name it, they have it. No matter what diet you’re “following”, the smell of cotton candy as you walk by will entrance you. Don’t resist — this is what Spring Weekend is all about. Continue Reading

The 12 Foods/Drinks of SW: Party time


This also works with Andre

Spring Week is here for real. (In case you had any doubt, the weather provided a hint.) There’s just one final piece of the puzzle still missing: parties. But all of that changes tomorrow night, with Whisco. It’s time for some celebration, and here’s the perfect way to do it:

You want to start the night off classy, even if you’ll be ending up at a place that “totally blows.” With some bubbly, you celebrate the fitness/pool center’s grand opening, which also somehow coincides with you finishing your paper due early next week and succeeding in the housing lottery. Whether you’ve actually visited the new center yet or not is unimportant (although we do highly recommend it). The main thing is you and your friends all deserve some fun, and it’s got to start somewhere, right?

Next on your Spring Week marathon, the classy classic Wednesday tradition: FishCo’s legendary Fish Piss shots. Back in the day, these tasteful little shooters cost a mere buck (or so it seemed), and were the perfect way to keep the grinding dancing going. Although no one ever knew (and never will know… RIP) what they contained, the easiest way to recreate them at home is by combining all delicious drinks into one — how could that possibly go wrong?

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The 12 Foods/Drinks of SW: The heat wave

heat-wave-july-2011-weather-mapIn case you didn’t know yet, today is the beginning of everyone’s favorite week of the year. There’s also a very high chance that we will beat the day’s 2003 temperature record of 88°. (Poor little pre-frosh won’t know what hit them.) Don’t stay inside and reminisce on your sweltering move-in day in Keeney/Andrews: this beautiful weather should be a cause for day drinking/complaining the slip ‘n’ slide hasn’t started yet celebration and outdoor activities, especially since two of your favorite nourishments will be in attendance.

First off, frozen lemonade. You can’t quite remember that first time you had a sip/bite mouthful of some Del’s (your first Spring Weekend? Back in the March heat wave?), but what you can remember is that the the lemony tang of this ultimate refreshment sent chilly waves through your body as the ice melted in your mouth. Despite the trickiness in how to actually slurp it (hold the cup like a hot dog and ooze the ice out… yep), you found a way to do it, and you knew your $2 were well spent. At BlogDH, we don’t like picking sides, so why not also try out New England Frozen Lemonade? It has better online reviews.

Second, ice cream. If the crowds of young-looking students swarming your classes are any indication that ADOCH is happening right now, then that also means the ice cream social will be happening tonight! Although we can’t really condone this (but who are we kidding), it’s probably the best/most successful chance you’ll have at creating your very own false identity while having a tasty dessert. With your newfound talent for Chinese calligraphy (but you can’t do it outdoors) and your U.S. Orienteering championship, convince pre-frosh that Brown is the better Ivy, and that the weather here is always this good.

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The 12 Foods/Drinks of SW: Spring Cleaning

add_vodka_napkinWhat better way to spend a sunny spring afternoon when all your friends have work to do than cleaning? Yeah, we didn’t think so either. But since you have a little spare time on your hands and you might want to get your room in order before all the pre-frosh/soapy roommates arrive, why not take care of that random collection of nearly empty liquor bottles?

Thanks to a helpful column at the Indy (The Georgetown Independent, what were you thinking of?), and a Cornell student’s short blog, you’ll get a few tips and recipes to use up that leftover Bailey’s/Kahlua/peach schnapps. And if you’re missing a key ingredient, it’s never too late to go buy something — you will have plenty of occasions to drink it all next week/during Reading Period after finals.

Our suggestion for the weekend? Mojitos.

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