I am drinking an iced tea as it snows outside. But I am not evolving quickly enough!
Before I came to HWS I never had to imagine, experience, or even consider that water could fall from the sky besides its liquid form.
Here is the Oxford dictionary definition of snow:
Snow (noun): Atmospheric water vapour frozen into ice crystals and falling in light white flakes or lying on the ground as a white layer.
This word can be verb and it has a phrasal verb form. The phonetic form of snow is /snəʊ/.
Here is the William Samayoyo definition of snow:
Snow (noun): Frozen water that deathdropped out of the sky and is personally victimizing William Samayoa. It collects on people's bodies, like in their in hair, undoing all the hairspray and work put in. Once it melts it makes you smell like a wet dog, and not even Paco Rabanne's cologne Invictus can mask this scent. It exists because of some property of science that I was too lazy to read about in my geoscience homework. This word can be a verb and phrasal verb. The phonetic form of snow is /IHATEMYLIFEIMCOLDPLEASEGETMEABLANKETANDCOCO/.
So why am I wearing my scienftic cap today? I am discussing the phenomena of snow because it's something I'm still trying to understand myself. I have the basic idea of tolerating this atmospheric attack down; wear layers, don't throw a picnic outside, and consider if you really need to go to Kappa tonight (the answer is ALWAYS).
My first year I remember waking up late and sprinting to class fully adorned in my winter gear. I lunged into class with my gloves on, bean boots tightly laced, and my cardigan and scarf color coordinated. I was shook, extremely shook, when I saw my peers in shorts, T shirts, and in Birkenstocks. My professor was dressed like it was a typical spring day, this was fall semester, and he said to the class, "Looks like winter came early for Will." In that moment I was so embarrassed that I broke a sweat and began to undo the armor I had for the outside.
When I had awoken I remember checking my weather app and it said the high was 60 degrees. It made sense to me to bundle up. In L.A. our winters are 60 degrees.
This was me minutes after I landed in Rochester, NY for my spring semester at HWS. This was my first time in snow, and of course I had to document it. May this be the start of my career in front of the camera.
I wrote this because I ran into a friend and he said, "Will what you doing tonight?" My response was, "Stay in, it's way too cold to go outside!"
He laughed and preceded to say, "You're so funny! See you out tonight!"
Even now, people still make jokes about my whining, but I really mean it! My friends, and peers, think that I am never serious. I understand that my demeanor is very light and I perpetually crack jokes. But one thing that is not a laughing matter, the winters on the east coast.
So I want to share a list with you about things I recommend on doing when the weather is being petty (like it is today):
I don't believe that you need to go out every weekend to enjoy college. I came to college in order to find out who I am, and while we need people to provide us with experiences, we also need alone time to process it.
What ever you do tonight, give it your all (and make sure to HMU)!
- Will out
Author William Samayoa
Marketer by profession and storyteller by passion. L.A. raised, proud Latino, and pop culture enthusiast.