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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mind Doodles-College of Design Edition

  1. Dear Architects of the COD: Notice how every other building on campus is built close to the road? Do you know why that is? Because when it is cold, raining, snowing, windy, etc. or any combination of the above (as it is 4 out of 5 days here on campus) nobody wants to walk an extra 1000 feet to their destination! Congratulations, because that walkway from the road always feels like the longest part of the journey from my apartment to my studio.
  2. I am always slightly fearful when I walk over the unavoidable, uneven grate on the pathway to the COD that it will finally give way and plummet me down a story to the abyss below.
  3. Planning when to go to the COD cafe for lunch always involves a master set of strategic skill. 10:00-10:30: Looks funny to be getting lunch at this time, plus soup is not served yet. However if you have pulled an all-nighter, this feels like lunch time, so may be your best option. 11:00? Best to be avoided, as that is when they start serving soup. 11:20-11:50: Usually safe. Noon-12:25: To be avoided at all costs. Never, ever, ever get lunch at this time. The exception: you need a good 20-30 minute break from studio without your professor getting upset that you are not in class. Caution: Too much later than 12:30 and there is the unfortunate possibility that they will be out of your chosen soup/bread/sandwich topping/pasta salad/sub sandwich for the day.
  4. Dead Week/Finals Week brings the inevitable posters that proclaim the giving of free espresso shots, buildings open 24/7, and printing services open past midnight. Dude, it's like that every week here, and you don't see us getting all excited about it.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Progression of a Day with Cancelled Class, Part I

9:45 am: By pure unrelated luck, be notified that both classes for the day are cancelled. Huzzah!

9:46 am: Visualize how much work can get done now that class has been cancelled.

9:48 am: Create mental list of work that can, nay will, be done. Pretty much everything for the whole entire semester, ever. Imagine what will be done with free time for the rest of the semester.

9:56 am: Begin to look up random things online. But the whole day is free, right? It can't hurt to read some articles for just a little bit...

11:30 am: Realize that the mental list created earlier in the day hasn't been thought of since then.

11:33 am: Grab some lunch, convinced that procrastination will cease after hunger subsides.

12:33 pm: Sigh and begin work. Grudgingly.

1:14 pm: Realize need for coffee is imminent. Decide to take advantage of not needing to be in studio for once. Gather belongings to grab some Caribou and work in library. Everyone is productive in the library!

1:27 pm: Coffee in hand, remember why the library is so creepy. Proceed past masses of silent people also pretending to be studying, to the library cafe, where there is at least some semblance of noise.

2:11 pm: Get fed up with silence, head home where the TV can be on for background noise.

2:13 pm: Get to the bus stop at the exact time the bus is supposed to be there.

2:16 pm: Figure the bus came early, start walking home.

2:18 pm: Get passed on walk home by said bus. Two of them.

2:32 pm: Home procrastination begins.

3:06: Write blog post chronicling a day without class.

To be continued...


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