May was the one month I’ve had so far in Australia without plans to leave Adelaide. Since exams are coming up for everyone it was probably best that I spent more time at University Hall. But University Hall has had its upsides to making life and university still be exciting. Every semester they have two formal dinners, each with a theme. This term’s theme was “Red Carpet”. It’s a fun chance for everyone to take a Friday night off and just go spend time eating good food with other people in the Hall.
The Hall committee spent a few hours decorating the usual eating area with fake red carpets and cardboard cutouts of celebrities. There is fancier food, wine, beer, and an excellent dessert. We also had a magician come in and do different tricks for us, which was wonderful. His most impressive trick was the “Nail in a bag” which involved one girl from the audience being picked to come up and guess which paper bag to slam her hand down on. One of the paper bags had a nail in it, and the magician always arranged it so that the girl wouldn’t be hurt. It was a great night off to spend not doing homework.