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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ode to PLU's deplorable parking

My Bout-Rim├ęs (Pre-Raphealite poetry game) Italian Sonnet for English 452.

Rules: The last word of every line was chosen for me. 14 lines, 10 syllables each. Italian or English rhyme scheme.

A day in the life of a commuter student

Some things are frustrating and make me blue
And there’s a place with colors black and gold
Whose lack of parking spaces soon gets old.
Driving round and round is kind of fun, it’s true,
But I’d rather not spend my day this way.
It’s not too bad in morning at first light,
Or even if I get here late at night,
But often it seems really rather gray.

So from my distant parking space I tread.
My commute would be much faster could I fly.
If I’m lucky I can park in the shade.
And even though I’m feeling angry, red,
And I’m driving in circles crying, “WHY?!”
Once I find a parking space it does fade.


Monday, September 13, 2010

Today so far

I made pretty good time with my English paper so now, instead of getting a head start on Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad for Modernist Lit, I'm blogging. Because I can. Ha.

My computer's battery is at 25%. Gonna keep it short.


I'm feeling a little under the weather today. Blah... I didn't want to get up this morning or go to school, but here I am. It should be a pretty good semester though. I wasn't looking forward to it up until now, first-week jitters and all that. It's just going to be A LOT of reading and writing, with few other obligations attached. Sounds decent.

Just had lunch in my favorite comfy chair of my favorite corner of the UC. This particular spot is only high traffic around meal times. It's right next to the cafeteria. Said hi to a few friends.

Has anybody noticed these new space-age hand dryers appearing in public restrooms? I first saw them at PLU a few months ago and they freaked me out. They claim to be "the quickest, most hygienic" way to dry your hands. Says so on the label. But that didn't make me want to stick my hands inside it the first time. I used my jeans the next time. Whatever happened to paper towels?

Paper towel are not "Green" apparently. Hence the super-hygienic, air jet, motion detecting, speedy hand dryers, and the potato starch spoons and paper straws.

Lately I've been seeing them all over. Like those motion sensitive faucets. Those were pretty weird at first. Now I find myself standing at old sinks for a good 15-20 seconds before realizing that I have to turn it on. By hand. Low tech.

And don't you just hate the ones that won't turn on while you stand there waving at them?

Off to English 300.