getting my bbq on.

WARNING: this post does contain Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl Man, please proceed with caution.   First off, welcome to all our new bloggers! Looking forward to working with all of you! 🙂 If you're like me, you like food. If you're also like me, you also enjoy when things are free. So imagine my excitement when I got a Facebook event invite that entailed that there would be both of those things. I squeed like Honey Boo Boo on gogo juice. Yes, this past Friday, the MSA, Power 2 Change, the UTSU and other groups (about 12) held a free barbeque on the lawn of the UTSU building. So as soon as the clock struck two, I was out on Hart House field ready to get my grub on. Why so early? For good reason, as the hour passed by, the line for the food grew increasingly long. A great man once said, “When you get free food and you don’t have to wait a long time for it, you’re a boss.”  Ergo, I’m a boss. But if you think I only like food and free things, you would be wrong. I’m not that shallow.  I also like playing N64 games at the Varsity, pictures of cats wearing funny hats and discussing the plot lines of North Korean romantic films amongst friends. Indeed, I also like interacting with my fellow students and this barbeque gave me the opportunity.  You meet old friends, make new friends and increasingly grow to view your fellow students as people with smiles on their faces and not heartless droids (sorry, these aren’t the droids you’re looking for).  So, this was a triple F event.  FREE. FOOD. FRIENDS.  Huzzah! You’ll find that there a lot of triple F events on campus and you just have to know about them. Stay informed my friends.  Read the Varsity, listen to Beyond the Classroom on CIUT, make sure you follow U of T groups on Facebook and Twitter and be on some clubs' listservs. The events will start pouring in. Now, you must be asking, Abdullah, how can I get into such triple F events? Well, my friends fret not, for these events are not restricted for Mitt Romney and the famous. They are for all students!  Do I have to invest a lot of time?  No! Have an hour or two between class? Go to an event. They are great destressors and you don’t have to really stress over the time. So next time you get a Facebook event invite to an event on campus and stop and think before you robotically click decline (especially if there is free food); you may just have a good time. - Abdullah

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