Sunday, September 23, 2007

Starvation

For some reason I haven't found anything to blog about lately, so to fill space here I'm going to take a random picture and talk about it (I've become enamored with pictures on my blog and now I wish I had a camera with which to better document my life).



This is the beautiful scene in my right periphery (I'm watching football instead of doing work, in which case I'd be staring at this wall more directly). On the far left is a map of campus I put up during orientation. Within my first couple weeks here I got lost in basically every building I walked into, which was exceedingly embarrassing. Plus I naturally had no idea where any buildings were, hence the map. For some reason, my college is terrible about putting labels on any building making it even harder to find them. And they're old, so the dance/asian languages buildings still has "Geology" and "Life Sciences" engraved on it. The whole getting lost thing is not helped by our science building, which is literally built like a maze with no perceivable numbering system. Yes, that's where the psychology department is.

The thing next to the map is a random wooden-bowl-hangy-thing I bought in Tobago. I use it to hold the remote for my alarm clock. Yes, my alarm has a remote. Yes, that's as bad an idea as it sounds.

Obviously there's a Canadian flag there too. Lots of people hang flags of their native country in their dorm rooms. However, Canada is not my native country. I just put the flag up to show my lack of US nationalism. If anyone starts a political debate in the comments, I'll smack them.

Note the fire alarm. It is the loudest fire alarm ever. The ridiculous volume and strobe light flashes make fire drills feel like acid trips. I think anyone who burns popcorn will get lynched. See, we had a fire drill the other day and people were pissed about the excessive loudness of it. It's a wonder no one has actually set it off with popcorn yet, given that someone makes it almost every night (I know because the smell of food travels almost instantaneously through all four floors of my dorm).

Random anecdote: I went to this big dance party last night and got frisked by security on my way in. Ligit frisked! I mean, what the hell? Are people bringin' their 9's to college dances now? The more likely explanation is security is made up entirely of douchebags.

7 comments:

The Juicy One said...

um....you know there was a shooting at delaware state like 2 days ago?

justifiably_vertical said...

no, does that have anything to do with this post or was it just a random announcement?

The Juicy One said...

well you were asking why you got frisked, and there you go...

justifiably_vertical said...

Wow...I didn't see that connection at all and I wrote the frellin' post...

dr_koopon said...

just to make you feel less screwed then you could be by the fire alarm, last sunday cushing had its alarms go off at 9 am, 10:30 am, AND 11:30 am. yeah. talk about a ruined sunday.

dance party? damn you for having so much fun. although the frisking does remind me of that time we got pulled over on foot... XD

The Juicy One said...
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The Juicy One said...

omg....hahah I DONT LIVE THERE ANYMORE!!!

and I thought it was bad back in the day when we had the 7am one...why is it always sundays???

and yes damn him for having so much fun, our parties seem to suucckkk