Good GOD! I just escaped a formal dinner put on by the school. I got dressed up (I'm in a SKIRT!) and went down at six for pre-dinner drinks. And "mingling" with a bunch of people I don't know. Thankfully all my room-mates were there so I didn't actually mingle at all. That took about half an hour. We go down to dinner and have what I just found out is lamb (which kinda grosses me out) with berry sauce *and* gravy. Suffice to say, I didn't eat much. Then we had cheese and biscuts, and then dessert. We were supposed to stay for after-dinner drinks and coffee, but I left. Fuck formality, I thought I was gonna die of boredom. There was a nasty guy to my left, and a nasty woman across from me. Huge. Waste. Of. Time.
...and one of the people that stayed for coffee has the keys to my room. I hate formal events.