I'm currently typing this from the Campus Center and I'm wondering why I'm inside on such a gorgeous day. It's sunny with fluffy blue clouds in the sky, about 72 degrees, and there's a nice breeze. Due to the storm last weekend, Smith really cranked up the heat and hasn't turned it off so I'm almost suffocating in here (and everywhere else but the houses) but I can deal. I'm having a great time and I have purchased a sweatshirt, tee shirt, lanyard, and a coffee mug :)
There were a few surprises. Green Street is closer to the academic buildings than I thought (a plus), the Quad really isn't as far as everyone makes it out to be (neutral), and the people here really make me feel at home. I have to admit that I didn't get paired up with the best host for me though; she lives in the quad and is really social whereas I would fit in more on Green Street. Regardless, she's really nice and I'm having fun tromping around the Quad. I'll be putting Green Street down as my first choice and I really hope to be in Tyler because it's about two inches from the science quad.
Despite the fact that the food isn't normally this great, the weather isn't usually this nice, and there won't be this much free stuff available to me in the fall, I have found the perfect place for me. It's funny because I feel completely at home here even though, as I was thinking this, I was sleeping on the floor and my back hurt like no other.
To the parents of current Smithies (especially TheDad because your D reminds me so much of me), thank you! I would never have considered Smith if not for constant praise for the school. I really have no criticisms of the place except for the fact that the doors are funny :)