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Today was another very busy day. Here at Michigan we don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on St. Patrick’s Day. We celebrate St. Patrick’s Day either the weekend before or the weekend after the actual day and you basically plan to devote all of Saturday to celebrating the luck of the leprechauns. As some of you may know, the University of Michigan is a party school. A smart party school, I might add. It’s not as if all people do is party. They also spend days (and nights) in Michigan’s many libraries. As they like to say here, “we work hard and we play hard.” Now, I will not admit anywhere that I partake in any illegal activities, but I shall let it slide that I went to a couple very impressive parties today.

When you hear “impressive party” and you hear “frat,” you usually do not want to put the two of them in the same sentence. At many schools, frat parties solely consist of a frat buying a lot of alcohol and putting a couple elevated surfaces in their basement for the night. At Michigan, the frats rent mechanical bulls. They order ice luges with “ADPI & CHI PHI” carved down the side. To celebrate the weather getting warmer (but still being really cold), they create their own massive ice rink and have “broom ball” competitions– a sport they have made up over the years. At the beginning of the year when it’s still nice out, they get massive slip and slides for their annual welcome back party. For one party earlier in the year, a girl in my sorority and a guy in another frat pretended to get married and we had a full-blown fake wedding.

The University of Michigan frats know how to throw impressive parties. So, needless to say, I had a very fun day.

I would also like to offer my deep condolences for being a bad slicer the past two days. Tomorrow I’ll catch up on comments, I promise.

Until tomorrow!

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