(Saturday) Fixat10ns: Really Nice Weather

Friday Fixat10ns: Nice Weather from thehoya on 8tracks Radio.

This was the first week since May where you didn’t start sweating immediately after you walked outside. And even though this lack of sweat was a completely foreign feeling to me — especially after having spent an oppressive summer in D.C. — I couldn’t get enough of it. The crisp mornings and evenings of fall are upon us. But it’s still warm enough to wear shorts and tanks everywhere. So, to commemorate the most awesome weather ever this week, I’m dedicating this week’s fixat10ns to this spell of crisp mornings, sunny afternoons, refreshing breezes and mildly chilly nights.

Sunshine — Matt Costa How could one not want to listen to this song on a day like today?

Morning Now — That Ghost I’m mildly upset with myself that I only just discovered this song a week ago, even though it’s been out for six months. It’s a beautiful song.

We Own the Sky — M83 Like all M83 songs, this is a great morning song. But it only works if you’re emerging into a beautiful day.

Paradise — Coldplay In stark contrast to the rest of the summer, this past week sure felt like paradise.

Wilson — The Salvadors This song probably doesn’t really fit in this mix. I just listened to it a lot in the springtime and so I thought I should include it.

Sky — Joshua Radin feat. Ingrid Michaelson If I could have one person serenade me, it would be Joshua Radin with this song.

Dirty Paws — Of Monsters and Men I’m totally obsessed with this song. Warning: this song is so beautiful that it will make you so happy you might start crying.

Hell of a Season — The Black Keys These guys are pretty great. This song is appropriate, also, as we are approaching the best season of them all.

Deep Blue — Arcade Fire The sky was very blue this week. Also Arcade Fire rocks. I listen to their newest album on repeat.

Out of the Blue — Julian Casablancas After making lots of great music with The Strokes, Julian Casablancas made his own album like two years ago and it rocks.

Stuff Georgetown Kids Like: Healy Beach

With weather climbing into the 90s this week, it’s hard to deny that Healy Beach season is officially upon us. One of the common denominators of Georgetown student life lies in the grassy expanse of Healy lawn on a sunny day. Every group has their niche, though some more alternative folks might head to Copley lawn instead (I’m looking at you, Ultimate Frisbee).

Once the sun comes out, there are some characters that you can reliably find out on the lawn. Walking across the front of campus becomes a scavenger hunt: four people smoking hookah, three Sig Ep bros tossing a football, two girls tanning and one guy playing “Wonderwall” on an acoustic guitar (bonus points if he doesn’t have a shirt on).

But the predictability of Healy Beach only makes it that much more welcome. Along with sundresses and allergies, it’s a sure sign that spring has finally arrived.

And who could complain about that? Our professors maybe – the thought of sitting in an underground ICC classroom can be too much to bear with the sun shining and the smell of GUGS in the air. Watching the rest of the student body frolicking through the windows of Healy might be even more unbearable. Let’s just say if it weren’t for finals, we would be seeing a lot more empty classrooms around this time of year.

While our neighbors might not be fond of sunbathing, they can’t complain if it’s on campus. You can get away with wearing a bathing suit, despite the lack of beach or pool. Just be sure to bring a blanket – for everything there is to love about Healy Beach, scratchy grass isn’t one of them. And who wants grass stains ruining a perfectly good tan?

Healy Beach also acts as a beacon of good things to come. And by good things I mean Georgetown Day. Even without a beer garden gracing Healy lawn this year, or the moon bounce on Copley, these will still be the central meeting place for the best day of the year. Since we’re only about a week away at this point, I think it’s a good time for a throwback to Snowpocalypse 2K10 to say just how excited we are for Georgetown Day.

Stuff Georgetown Kids Like is our attempt to classify and understand, well, the stuff that students at Georgetown like. It is  homage to Stuff White People Like, which we like.

Photo: Michelle Cassidy/The Hoya