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Maren
Colleyville, TX
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April 30, 2018

“You can always go downtown”

Petula Clark, Downtown

Now that exams are here again, I unfortunately have to keep the adventures to a minimum.

But luckily I was able to squeeze one in last week before I had to hit the books.

The unhappy hour hosted by the Poe Museum downtown.

I’ve talked about the Poe Museum before in other blogs, but this was my first time going for its unhappy hour, which is definitely something I recommend to anyone looking for a fun downtown Richmond adventure.

There’s a whole schedule of events during the evening, ranging from a free museum tour to readings from Poe’s various works, plus smaller, self-guided activities like the Wheel of Misfortune, which, once spun, tells you how you would die in a Poe story.

I got poisoned and set on fire.

(My spin got caught between two options)

It’s a fun, low-key way to hang out in downtown Richmond and enjoy the night, and I’m so glad I was able to fit it in before I graduated from UR.

I’m hoping to go again after I leave school of course, but some things are more fun to try while you’re still a student, you Poe?

Hi my name is Maren and I'm a freshman at the University of Richmond. I was born and raised right outside of Dallas, Texas and have consequently heard every Texas stereotype you can think of. I'll go ahead and put on record that I don't wear cowboy boots nor have I ever ridden a horse to school. I love to travel and have to date been to over twelve different countries, including Israel, Peru, and Hungary. I'm a huge history buff and collect random history trivia like old ladies collect cats. I also enjoy reading and watching movies/tv equally, although the subject matter and depth of each fluctuates often. Toss in the fact that I'm a Sagittarius and fluent in three different types of sarcasm and you'll have more than enough information to navigate my diary entries for the rest of the year.


Why UR?

Why UR? It was the summer of 2011 and I was just wrapping up an internship in DC. When I mentioned how much I loved the area, my boss recommended that I look at the University of Richmond for college. Fast forward about two years and you have me on my first tour of the campus thinking, "If inanimate objects had souls, the University of Richmond would be my soulmate." While visiting UR I became smitten with its red brick architecture, awed by its dedicated faculty, and enticed by its massive dessert bar in the main dining hall. Richmond's location in a metropolitan area with world-class museums, theaters, and other cultural necessities (like Target) all while having a true separate campus community was a dream come true. All this and more is why I applied Early Decision, and I haven't looked back since.