Time for Spring Break

Can you feel it? Like Jim Carrey said in “Ace Ventura,” that’s how I feel about the approaching playtime we call Spring Break. While this year’s break will take us to various destinations, there’s no question that we will receive it with warm welcome and it can’t get here soon enough.

Last year, four friends and I (also known as the fab five) set out for Puerto Rico. The trip got off to a disappointing start for a couple of us after finding out that we couldn’t gamble in “Atlanta City” during the four-hour layover. When we finally arrived in San Juan, we greeted the island’s warm breeze and regetn music by hopping in the Daewoo rental and screaming “bodiqua.”

Remember that song by the Cars on those Circuit City commercials? Anyway, the trip was “just what I needed” as my experiences distanced me so far from school that I forgot everything I studied the week before for my mid-terms (like that doesn’t happen anyway).

No seriously, after experiencing a 50 Cent concert, gambling with Deon Sanders and having a 400-pound NFL lineman at Dunkin Donuts tell us that kids at BYU were weird because they don’t have sex, but rather hump girls’ legs (so true!), the trip was well worth it. Phrases such as linear equation, thesis statement and Grass Roots finally left my head.

Yeah, so pretty much what I’m trying to get at here is that you don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune to have fun during Spring Break.

While many of us are going to Costa Rica, Mexico or Hawaii, just as many are going to St. George, Boise or country dancing at Trolley Square. The Puerto Rico trip was memorable, but we never accomplished what we had planned for the day. This was largely due to staying out at the clubs until five in the morning and then sleeping away the afternoon.

It’s kinda like that MasterCard commercial. Don’t be bummed if you’re not on your way to visit MTV in Cancun or Mickey in Orlando. Studying back home is commendable too, but it goes against my philosophy for this year’s break, “Remember to Forget.” Forget school, forget the campaigns, hell, forget your wife! Let loose, work on the tan and if it happens to be your forte, get crunk.

My fellow Utes, don’t take this week for granted. There are many places in the world where the luxury of Spring Break is not an option: Iraq, Ecuador and BYU. If you see people from Happy Valley, make sure to rub it in their faces that we have time off-they hate it. You could sing them a song that goes “Rise and shout the cougars aren’t out” and then the rest is up to you. I can’t believe those wankers don’t have Spring Break. I guess they don’t put STUDENTS FIRST!

Q: What does your ideal spring break consist of?

A: “Somewhere warm and on the beach.” Lindsay Knudson Sr. Communication

A: “Girls, girls, girls. And girls that think I’m hot.” Dave Bonnemort Jr. Computer Science.

A: “Leaving Utah; traveling somewhere, preferably somewhere where there’s an ocean and other people my age.” Brittany Stagg Sr. Communication.

A: “At last, a week where I can accord my computer the attention he deserves.” Todd Lamoreaux Jr. Dinosaur Studies.

A: “A good Spring Break is anywhere the production crew for “Girls Gone Wild” is filming!

Brandon Plewe Sr. Communication

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