This past Friday Brandon and switching things up a bit and drove up to Logan.
The main incentive for going up there was to go to Le Nonne, a fantastic little Italian restaurant that Brandon's cousins own and run. We went there a few years ago and the food was a little disappointing. This time, however, as his cousin was back in the kitchen leaving his expertise on every dish, it was absolutely delicious. We'd planned on going to dinner and then doing the gallery walk, but by the time we finished eating and talking with Pier, we had about ten minutes of the gallery walk left. So we briefly stopped in at one place before they closed.
We'd then planned on going to see Dracula: Untold, but not quite remembering that it was opening weekend, and running a little late, by the time we got to the theater (just a few minutes before the movie started), there were four seats left in the theater and none of them were together. So, we decided to pass on the movie. However, we'd meant to use the movie to kill some time, so we were left a little footloose and fancy free for a little longer than we'd have preferred. Why were we waiting around? True Aggie Night!
There are two occasions where a person can kiss someone on top of the "A" pedestal and become a True Aggie. If they're kissing someone who is already a True Aggie, then they can do it at midnight on any full moon. If both participants aren't True Aggies yet, then it has to be at midnight during Homecoming. Though Brandon is already a True Aggie, Homecoming weekend happened to coincide with the gallery walk, so we decided to do both the same weekend.
As we had some time to kill, we drove around Logan for awhile, visiting various places, and took a brief nap nearing the midnight hour. But we finally were close enough to midnight that we wandered up the hill to the "A" pedestal where a ton of people were standing around in a huge crowd. We found the end of the line to the "A" (with perhaps 400 people in front of us), and once the clock struck 12:00, waited for our turn. We probably waited about thirty minutes, but it was quite entertaining just to see and experience everything. Although we both felt out of place, we both look young enough that I doubt anyone would have guessed we weren't students. There were also four or five proposals in the line ahead of us. You'd think after the first one that the other four would have left the rings in their pockets and waited for a more private/personal moment, but no, there it was.
The drive home was late, but we were awake enough after our thirty minutes in line for it to not be too bad.
Not a bad way to spend a Friday night! We made up for it by doing almost nothing on Saturday. The only thing we did of some significance, was for me and my roommates to clean out our freezer. This may sound like a nothing thing, but understand that because of the highly varied schedule that we all follow, having us all in the kitchen at the same time almost never happens. And this has (apparently) been the case for several years. The disgusting freezer was gutted, cleaned, and more than half the content was unclaimed and disposed of. I can put things in the freezer now! :)