This past Friday, Wilgus and Dobson hosted the very popular Cupcake Wars FNC!! Thank you to the MANY residents who showed up and decorated over 500 cupcakes! I love this event the most because it’s not only fun and delicious, but it allowed me to be able to walk around, talk to everyone, and see just how creative you could all be! Whether you decorated your cupcake to your heart’s desire or kept it within the different themes for voting, they were all beautiful!
Thank you Porter for hosting such a fun event tonight! Night in Vegas taught us all how to play different casino games with fun colorful money from the “Porter Bank!” I went into this event only knowing how to play Blackjack and I left tonight having learned how to play Farkle, Craps, Roulette, and Texas Hold Em. Next year, I will finally learn how to play Euchre!
CPR hosted it’s final Dollar Movie Night of the 2016-2017 school year and luckily I was able to attend with so many Wilgus residents! In a theatre that only seats about 50 people, Wilgus had 20+ residents in attendance to see Beauty and the Beast! This was my second time seeing Beauty and Beast, as it has always been my favorite Disney movie but who could’ve guessed that I would cry more the second time around than the first time?! Hope everyone enjoyed the movie and so happy to see so many 2W residents in the theatre!
A night full of laughs this past Saturday thanks to CPR!! Pete Lee put on a hilarious performance joking about Wisconsin’s love for cheese and Tinder! Happy to have a few residents come out with me to enjoy the night!
Something a lot of people fail to realize is just how healthy for you laughter can be! It might not be the most straightforward work out in that sense but here are a few of the health benefits of laughing:
- Laughter relaxes the whole body: laughing relieves physical tension and stress, leaving muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after the fact.
- Laughter burns calories: a study showed that laughing for 10-15 minutes can burn up to 40 calories. So considering this stand up show went for an hour and half, that’s 240-360 calories! Over the course of a year you can lose upwards of 5lbs just from laughing!
- Laughter protects the heart: laughing improves the function of blood vessels and helps increase blood flow. This benefit can help fight against heart attacks and other cardiovascular issues.
For more information on how laughter is healthy for you check out: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/emotional-health/laughter-is-the-best-medicine.htm
Last Friday, Rountree hosted their Trivia Night FNC! So happy I was able to attend and learn that I clearly know more about cartoon characters than I do about geography…did you know that Charleston is the capital of West Virginia and not South Carolina?! I sure didn’t! Hope everyone who attended had a great time and thank you to the group of residents who went with me!
(The trail mix bar was a nice addition too!)
A big thank you to CPR and Pioneer Lanes for hosting Dollar Bowling Night! While it was storming outside with tornado warnings, we were having a blast and had no idea about the terrible weather! As Allison form 1E said “Bowl away your worries!” and “Time flies when you’re having fun!” I did learn that I am actually pretty bad at bowling and should probably go more than every 5 years so I don’t look so bad in front of the residents.
Some fun facts about the benefits of bowling are:
- Improved hand-eye coordination
- Bowling helps promote muscle exercise of the lower body
- Approximately 2 million bowlers socialize and bowl together each week in leagues throughout America
- Bowling helps you slim down by speeding up your metabolism
- By engaging in physical activity, bowling allows us to relieve daily stress
We concluded Women’s Weekend with a lovely brunch with guest speaker Jen Artz! With a wide spread of pancakes, all different toppings, eggs, sausage, bacon, and fruit, the food selection was not lacking! Following brunch we had a great presentation by Jen Artz talking about being able to identify changes we would like to make in ourselves and how we could accomplish those goals. Thank you to Jen Artz for coming to speak, thank you Michaela for planning this, and thank you to everyone who came out to all the different Women’s Weekend events! All the time spent planning and preparing for this weekend was well worth it!
Thank you to Michaela for putting together a Women’s History Jeopardy! I have learned so much and realized that I don’t know enough about all the amazing things women have done throughout history. I should probably stop relying on Hollywood movies with distorted Hollywood endings to teach me about history. After a couple of rounds of Women’s History and Black Women’s History Jeopardy, we followed it up with Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Women’s Weekend Edition.
As an extra bonus we also did Disney, High School Musical, and Twilight Jeopardy!