Thanksgiving Reading: Some Novel Ideas to Inspire Your Book List

We know Thanksgiving is all about family time food, but it it also marks our last few days of freedom before finals come rolling through (eeeek!). What will you do with your time on these precious days? Well, chances are you probably haven’t been able to read or watch something for yourself since the semester started, so you can’t pass up on the opportunity to veg out with a good book or movie. But which to do? Read a book? Watch a movie? We have the perfect compromise! Here’s a list of some quick reads that are being adapted into films in 2012! While you’re traveling home or maybe while you’re nursing that turkeystuffingpumpkinpie-induced food baby, dig into one of these movies-t0-be.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

A badass teenage girl named Katniss fights to the death with a bow and arrow. Drama, violence, a love triangle and a man-made killer (literally) arena are all televised to the nation of Panem, the tattered remains of what was once North America. Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Special at the Blue Room!

Disclaimer: This image may or may not serve as an accurate representation of the Blue Room Thanksgiving Special

One awesome thing about beings a BuDS employee is getting the inside scoop on what Chef Aaron Fitszenry is planning next. This week, it’s a pre-Thanksgiving treat to get your taste buds ready for Thursday: open faced turkey sandwiches! There’s a carving station set up at the Blue Room every day leading up to Thanksgiving where sandwiches are being prepared with a selection of Thanksgiving sides including gravy, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce.

Turkey and toppings are stacked upon a slice of Texas toast (toast cut twice as thick as conventional sliced bread), sprinkled with a dried rosemary garnish and served with a side of fresh baby spinach. If you’re lucky, Chef Aaron will be there to make it for you himself! They’re still around Tuesday and Wednesday of this week from 11 am – 3 pm – gobble one up while you can!

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Spotlight on Nime Chow: Ensuring that your Nime is a Ten

Pronunciation variations: neem-chow, nim-chow, neemeh-chow

You’re not that hungry, but you’re in the mood for something fresh and satisfying. You walk into the Blue Room and notice that the sandwich line is too long, you’ve had the sushi too many times, and the wait for General Tso’s Chicken just doesn’t seem worth it. You turn to leave, disappointed by your options, when something amidst the yogurts catches your eye. You walk over. Curious, you read the label: Nime Chow. “What’s Nime Chow?” you might ask yourself as you examine the two perfectly wrapped rolls of Cambodian goodness. Luckily for you, we’re here to give the Nime Chow nitty-gritty.  Continue Reading

Remember that time it snowed two months too soon?

It’s climate change, betches! I don’t mean to sound excited about that, but for any non-believers out there — the snow that fell on Saturday, October 29th better have rocked your world. And if that wasn’t enough to get you thinking, this snowfall was NYC’s earliest since 1869. In the dialogue about climate change, there’s a lot of emphasis on the global warming bit, but the truth is that our climate is changing in a lot of other extreme ways, too. In case you haven’t noticed, winters have been colder and longer in the past few years. Remember how long it took to whip out our short shorts last spring? Hate to break it to ya, but chances are that it’ll be the same deal this year. So why, exactly, is global warming causing fucking freezing cold winters that start in October? Let me break it down for you:

Note: this is the oversimplified version of the explanation, get at me for the dirty deetz. 

1. ice caps are melting because of higher global temperatures

2. as ice sheets melt, less of the heat on earth can be reflected back out

3. wait doesn’t that mean it’s getting hotter?  Continue Reading

Low Budget? No Problem: Halloweek Costumes for Less

So it’s Wednesday — Halloweek Wednesday, to be exact — and you realize you don’t have a costume yet. You’re low on cash, you’re running out of time and the creative juices just aren’t flowin’. Luckily, we’ve done all the work for you. Here are five easy, breezy, beautiful (Covergirl) costume ideas we put together at the Salvation Army on Pitman Street to inspire you to drag your ass to WhiskCo tonight (and submit a picture of your amazing costume to the BlogDH costume contest)!

1. The Tacky Tourist 

Throw up those peace signs and tell everyone how much you love America! Don’t forget the fanny pack and every vertigo-inducing print you can find. Top it off with a tacky visor, and you’re good to go. You get extra points if you can wear any sort of camera around your neck, especially disposable. Continue Reading

Activism on the Main Green Today 10-2!

A table is set up outside of Sayles in protest of the Keystone XL pipeline, urging students to sign a letter to persuade President Obama to make the right decision and discontinue the plans for the pipeline. In case you haven’t heard of it, it’s a planned pipeline extending from Canada to Texas, carrying tar sands to be refined and exported for oil. Tar sands are a super unconventional oil source that require shit tons of energy and water to extract. Not only would the pipeline cross and cause risk to a major aquifer, but it also carries the risk of leading to a major oil spill and increased gas prices for Americans. If Obama approves it, he’ll be letting down the environmentalist population in a huge way and risking their support in the 2012 election.

Stop by the table to hear more about it! If you don’t have the time but really care, visit for more info and call the White House @ 202-456-1111 to speak your mind!