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Femion » Halifax Bike Ride

Halifax Bike Ride

August 29th, 2007

Now that I’m in Halifax, I actually don’t have much to do. Our student life overlords have banned all ‘hazing’ of any kind, including our ‘frosh names’ (where we give each freshman a stupid name and action that they have to do whenever we call their frosh names) and our Eliza initiations, where we blindfold them and give them the choice of drinking or wearing tabasco sauce and then have a mustard and ketchup fight. Actually, I’ve just quoted the only two instances of so-called hazing we do to the frosh, and that’s really not that bad compared to what they make the council and RAs do for their initiations, and ours are all optional.

We were given 5 days to prepare for frosh week (which is closer to 4 days than a week) and most of that involved picking the frosh names or planning initiation. All of the activities are pretty much the same as last year. Which leaves us with a lot of free time.

I took my bike down to the Halifax marina after dinner this evening. It’s a good place to bike for exercise. There are a lot of hills. I also got to see how the other half of Halifax live. It was very nice:

halifaxmarina.jpg

On a side note, I thought I should mention that I won one of the first James Randi Educational Foundation scholarships. I’ve got a signed letter from James Randi himself (or someone who can fake his signature). And the editor of Scientific American was on the scholarship committee.

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