In the meantime, with every passing day, Amherst is assuming its school-year character. Driving past a student rental yesterday evening, I saw my first big lawn party with a sign informing drivers, "You honk, we drink."
Of course, as one of my Tweeps recently remarked, "if they need a reason to drink (honk) they just aren't in the big leagues ;-) " I replied that it was probably just that they were not very athletic and considered this a form or sport.
In the meantime, inspired by the satirical advice proffered to new Boston-area students, I am thinking of collecting my own advice for the new Five-College arrivals.
Be sure to pronounce the "h" in Amherst very clearly, so that people will not think you are an ignorant outsider.Your suggestions?