This year, East Side Marketplace ran a special where, after spending a certain amount of money from late October to early November, customers could turn in their receipts for a free turkey. My roommates and I, as four students off meal plan and with a kitchen, were able to get two after our weekly grocery trips. In other words, I finally had the perfect excuse to want to take on the challenge of cooking Thanksgiving dinner in a dorm room kitchen.
11:00 a.m., Sunday We head to East Side Marketplace, picking up our free turkeys (one of which we gave to another friend for her Thanksgiving dinner). It turns out the free turkeys were frozen, which would never thaw in one day, so we took a voucher to get $20 off of a refrigerated turkey breast (which cooks faster and was cheaper, so win-win there).
11:08 a.m. A very nice woman at the deli counter calls me “papa.” It’s going to be a good Thanksgiving indeed.
11:20 a.m. We pick up the other necessary items: stuffing, potatoes, cranberries.
11:33 a.m. It takes two employees plus myself to find gravy in a jar.
11:35 a.m. Found it.
11:55 a.m. We return and unpack our groceries. One of my roommates is a vegan and has prepared well for dinner later (see below).
You need a costume that’s low-budget. You need a costume that’s last-minute. And you need a costume that’s Brown-specific. Fear not: you can have your
cake candy and eat it too. When it’s an hour before Monster Ball/RISD Ball/that MoChamp pregame and there’s nothing in sight but your half-finished lab report and that sky photo t-shirt, BlogDH has got you covered.
The Main Green
You will need:
- Green clothes
- A frisbee
- A picnic basket/tapestry/MacBook Air
Dress up in green clothes, stick a frisbee on your head, and carry something Main Green-related around for the night. Note: the Frisbee is essential. Otherwise you may be mistaken for Wriston/Simmons/Pembroke Green, which is not what you’re going for here.
Campus life getting you down? Checked off everything on your back to campus guide-to-the-outside? With the hustle and bustle of a
big city like Providence paired with so many trees and not enough apples on the Main Green, you might just be in need of a relaxing fall day. As luck would have it, Rhode Island is perfect for the quintessential fall outing: apple-picking. Check out these orchards, all within fifteen miles of Brown’s campus.
Dame Farm 91-B Brown Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919
- Distance from campus: 10.3 miles
- Besides apple-picking, buy blueberries, peaches, pears, plums, and assorted veggies (unlike apples, these aren’t pick-your-own).
- By RIPTA: Take the 10X from Weybosset Post Office to Hartford FS Brown, plus about 1.6 mi walking total.
- Estimated Uber fare: $12-17
Pippin Orchard 751 Pippin Orchard Road, Cranston, RI 02921
- Distance from campus: 11.6 miles
- Besides apple-picking, buy fruits, vegetables, maple syrup, honey, and assorted baked goods.
- By RIPTA: Take the 19 from the Providence bus stop (the large terminal on Washington St.) to Amflex NS Comstock, plus about 2.3 mi walking total.
- Estimated Uber fare: $13-18