Mmm… is there anything as delicious as an afternoon barbecue at the beginning of summer? I think not.
Tonight we had our (usually) annual SCCS/CS system administrator’s picnic. Lisa and Tia stopped by briefly, and we tried to grab Rich, but his wife had a baby just seven days ago so he figured that he’d be in troubled if he stayed at work to drink at a barbecue instead of running errands.
Before we started, I was hanging out in Sproul after my afore-mentioned final exam. Matt Fowles complemented me on my typing technique, which was surprising for two reasons: (a) I don’t think I’ve ever heard Matt give a complement regarding computer usage before :oP, and (b) I don’t actually type that impressively, in my opinion. I touch type more or less by muscle memory, because I’ve never learned all of that structured home row QWERTY stuff. The end result is that I’m decently fast, but also fairly error prone. At least I don’t have to stare at the keyboard anymore; it’s a nice speed-up for coding and such-like.
The BBQ itself was great. There was good grilled meat and veggies (thanks to
Oh yeah – the BBQ was on Sproul roof, which, as it turns out, is a really awesome space! It was a nice way to say goodbye to Sproul, which instead of becoming an awesome student space is getting converted into stupid alumni relations offices. If anyone who works for
We also had an excellent discussion, about the oil industry, the war in Iraq, closed support groups at Swat (SQU, SAO, and the like), and issues about personal and national cultures. I think a big post on that is in order later, since I’m too happy to unintentionally offend anyone right now. I think I ruffled Sorelle’s feathers a little bit :o(.
Anyway, yeah, good times. A great way to spend the evening. Frisbee on the roof. Also…
I checked off another largely forbidden campus location on my list: some of us snuck into the observatory dorm through a window. It’s a very cool echoey space, but it was very dark, so there wasn’t much to see. The telescope seemed a lot bigger that I though it would be. I promise, we didn’t touch anything except for the window sill and the floor.
I got the steam tunnels my freshman year, and I got to see LPAC back (and under) stage earlier this spring when I helped Emery strike the You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown sets.
This leaves me with Papazian sub-sub-basement, which I don’t actually know how to get into, Parrish Ballroom (although that goes away this summer, doesn’t it?), and the Belltower.
If you can think of any other cool hidden places on campus (utility closets and the like) let me know :o).
I just found out that my parental units are currently playing canasta. Online. Against each other. While in the same house.
I mean, I knew that my dad was addicted to online canasta, and that both of them play canasta together as something to do when my sister and I aren’t around… but this is just… Hi mom!
Speaking of online games… our flag’s blockade of Papaya Island in the Midnight Ocean ended in a tie. The Bloody Seas is only a medium-sized flag, but because of some great allies, we were able to hold our own. Since we tied, Papaya is still uncolonized, and we can try to capture the fair isle again. For the few rounds where I was online, it was a really awesome combat.