Midnight on the Midway
It was the first big snowfall of the year and I got home to the I-House around 11:30 from dinner to find a flurry of excitement at the front door. It was going to happen ! A couple of us had talked about it at lunch-time, but we now had a full count. So, while a few miles west, a plane skidded off the runway at Midway airport, we were doing our own skidding and sliding on the park outside the I-house called Midway.
Midnight Football in the Snow !
This is, the legend goes, the tradition at the I-house ! To warm-up, we helped push a minivan that was stuck in the snow. And then we went at it for the next hour. We had players who had never played a game of football. Some had never seen a game of football. Maybe a couple had never seen snow ! But it was such an awesome game. At the end of it, one of them had a bonafide black eye, another had to leave because he had a head-on collision with another player, and a third lost his cellphone! All of us had tons of fun. Afterwards, changed into warm clothes, we sat around in the dining hall with beers and it was almost 3 when I made it back to bed.
Definitely one of the best experiences I've had since coming here.