Last Fall we decided to put together an event for any friends that were available to get together and hang out for a weekend. We called it the "Basement Olympic Games". We were all assigned random countries and had to represent them well. The opening ceremonies included a presentation so everyone had to be prepared. The event was a huge success, so we decided to do it again 6 months later.
The 2nd Basement Olympic Games (Spring edition) were held this weekend and competition was fierce. Most notably, the designing of "country-wear" and representation was stepped up a notch. The main difference was that everyone got made-up countries this time (i.e. Oz, the Matrix, Camelot, Rivendell, Narnia, Neverland, LOST, Hogwarts, Whoville, and the Death Star). I was actually quite shocked by the sheer amount of preparation put into everyone's countries! Anyway, we got to spend the weekend hanging out with each other and had fun competing in events. It felt like being back in college!