Return from Virginia

Washington Dulles International Airport

Washington Dulles International Airport

I had a great trip to Virginia this weekend.  I went down on Friday afternoon, met my dad (who was on the East Coast for business) at Union Station, and took Metro out to my cousins’ house in Falls Church.  Highlights of my stay included getting to see my family, watching my youngest cousin’s ice skating lessons, and an apple crisp in honor of my upcoming birthday.

My return to Swarthmore was less than pleasant.  The general disgustingness of some people here is difficult to deal with when juxtaposed with a quiet, clean house and home cooking.   When I got back to Dana on Saturday night, there was vomit filling not one of the sinks in the men’s bathroom, but two of them.  It had been sitting there since Friday night, and nobody cleaned it up.  So I cleaned it up and unclogged the sinks, hoping that the bathroom would remain usable for the rest of the weekend.  Of course, now both of the toilets are clogged.

Vomit with cleaning powder sprinked on (click to enlarge - unless you just ate)

Vomit with cleaning powder sprinkled on (click to enlarge - unless you just ate)

Dorm Life and Gmail

Interesting targeted ads

Interesting targeted ads

Gmail gave me a laugh today.  It displays some interesting ads alongside emails about clogged toilets.

Dorm Life

Why I miss having my own bathroom

Why I miss having my own bathroom

My Room

I moved into my room at Swarthmore on August 24th.  I am living in a spacious single in Dana (campus map).  The vast majority of my stuff is now organized in my room (after being unpacked from my luggage, in storage across campus, shipped, etc.)  Even with all of my clothes, books, boxes, luggage, electronics, and other junk, I have plenty of room.  Pictures:

Window bench
Window bench
Green view
Green view
Desk
Desk
Bed
Bed
Dana
Dana

Ewok Village

Next year, I will be living in Dana. The dorm has a great location, close to classes and directly adjacent to the Crum Woods. Click here for an aerial view.  The large number of trees makes my sister Quinn think it’s an Ewok village.

I don’t see how that’s a bad thing. I’m quite the fan of Ewoks…

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