My most recent best/worst idea was attending a Super Bowl party in the middle of the night before an 8-hour day of school on a Monday. In case you the reader are not American (or are an American living under a rock), the Super Bowl is the championship game in the NFL, the professional American football league. The Super Bowl is definitely the most popular annual sporting event in the US, but I never really considered the fact that people in Sweden would also be interested in watching the game. However, Sweden’s public television broadcasting service (SVT) provides a live feed of the game, so any person living in Sweden who is willing to stay up late is able to watch the Super Bowl. How cool is that? I didn’t have any plans for the big game until my friend Gustav thankfully bailed me out by inviting me to come along with him to hang out with some of his friends at a student-run pub at Chalmers.
Half the fun of any Super Bowl party is the extravagantly unhealthy menu (vegetarians with a weak stomach might want to stop reading here). The guys in charge of the pub wisely decided we should make some Roethlisburgers, which are essentially an amalgamation of all culinary goodness. Basically, we gathered up a bunch of hamburger, sausage, eggs, onion, and cheese and cooked them all up on the grill. Finally, add in some homemade potato chips in the deep fryer for a side dish and Budweiser to drink; we were officially ready for the big game.
Since I had a 7:00 alarm set for the morning, I unfortunately only managed to watch half of the game before heading home at 3:00 to catch a few hours of sleep. Most of the rest of the guys stayed at the pub until 5:00 to watch the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers on the big screen (complete with a halftime interlude from Beyoncé and a lengthy power outage) – true fans!
While this entry seems to be focused primarily on football, my main goal is to actually highlight the fact that Chalmers is home to 19 different pubs operated by various student organizations. These pubs periodically offer great food and drink specials throughout the school year and are a perfect place to hang out with friends. Whatever your interests may be, there is a great chance that the there is already a student organization at Chalmers that has other like-minded people interested in the same activities.
As for me, I can definitely assure you I’m not going to make a habit out of midnight parties on Sundays, but this opportunity was simply too good to pass up. Now it’s time for me to catch up on my sleep (and my homework)! Until next time…