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Hi Real Life readers!

Video is incoming.  I’m having some technical difficulties (misplaced an important cable), so in the morning, I’ll track down an SD reader, cut my footage together, and hopefully have the video posted by the afternoon.


This week’s video topic is the game “Ninja,” which an increasingly large group of students play by the reflecting pool every Saturday at midnight.  More info on that when I stop failing at technology.

Spring Break came and went.  It was pretty enjoyable for me; I hung around on campus for a few days, just sort of chillin’—like you do—then on Monday I went to the hospital for a followup with my doctors from my little spleen debacle.  Good news (if you like me): I am recovering as expected and will almost definitely be fine!  After the appointment, I packed up my laptop and a huge pile of dirty clothes and headed back to the greater-Tacoma area.  Laundry at LC costs money (like it does at most colleges, except Whitman *shakes fist*), so I find that it’s worth it to lug my clothes back home with me if I’m planning on making the trip.  It really only saves like $1.75, but it makes me feel like I’m beating the system so I do it anyway.  So, I spent the rest of the week hanging out at my house, loving my family’s many pets (3 cats: Hidey, Cleocatra, and Quatriéme; 2 dogs: Wilbur and Padmé Queen of Naboo Young [nerd alert]; and 1 Netherland dwarf rabbit: Bootsie).  On Sunday, I waited at home until around 11:00pm, at which point I picked up my pal Angela from the Sea-Tac airport and we drove back to school with another friend, Dylan; we arrived at around 3 AM.  So, that’s how my week started!

That evening, my friend Jess and I went downtown for some füd at Noodles and Company, located across the street from Powell’s Books.  After the slurping, we attended the Ratatat concert at the Crystal Ballroom.  I had never seen them perform, and I had a great time.  Others who remembered seeing them play smaller venues Ratatat performing at Crystal Ballroom.  Photo credit: David M Nelson ( less impressed.  Oh, well.  Perhaps the most entertaining part of the evening was that I ended up giving 9 people rides back to school in my station wagon… five of whom I’d never met.  So, that was cool (for an interesting tidbit of Oregon traffic law, check out ORS 811.215.5).

Since then, I’ve mostly been studyin’.

There was a debate/information session for the candidates of the upcoming student government election tonight.  It had a pretty nice attendance, and there were a lot of great questions, many directed to candidates of the only contested office: Chief Justice of Peer Review Authority (a group of students who, in lieu of an administrator, have the authority to hear cases regarding policy violations and assign appropriate sanctions).  The most hotly contested topic of the evening was the issue of whether or not to allow RAs to run for—or be appointed to—positions on PRA.  I’ll leave the political opinions out of this post, since it’s ultimately up to student vote, but I’ll just say that there were many arguments made for and against such a stipulation.

Gearing up for some busy times ahead!

Credit where credit’s due: the Ratatat photo used in this post was taken by Eugene-based photographer David M. Nelson.  Check out his Flickr.

Now playing in my ears: “The Refrain” by Extra Life

2 April 2009