Monthly Archive for February, 2010
I snapped this photo in the laundry room. It looks like the pictured clothing belongs to a very enthusiastic UConn fan. Everything down to the blue flip flops just barley in view represent some serious Husky Pride!
Above: Census ad that asks “should we count the cows?” Very appropriate for Storrs which has a sizeable livestock population. I attended a workshop with one of my fellow DC’ers on understanding the 2010 Census hosted by the CT SPJ at the Homer Babbidge Library this morning. Arthur Bakis and Ana Maria Garcia of the Read More
I snapped this photo as I walked by the construction site for the new West Building, the 42-million-dollar replacement for Arjona. I remember attending the press conference for the official groundbreaking of the site back in December, 2009 (they had already fenced off the site and made some preparations when I returned from Thanksgiving break). Read More
I’m not writing from any Carribean Island. I’m still in Storrs. But a sign that I saw outside a travel agency by campus made me want to be relaxing in a warmer climate. While it may be 83 and sunny in Aruba, it’s 33 and cloudy in Storrs. Just a slight difference… And speaking of Read More
I ran around campus for the first time this semester. That statement does not include running to class — I’m just talking about running for exercise here. The campus and I have changed the last time I blogged around running around the Storrs. I now actually know the roads and terrain. Compare that newfound knowledge Read More
At the Girl Talk concert tonight, SUBOG announced that Kid Cudi will perform at the Spring Weekend concert. However, there is apparently a lottery for tickets. I’m really hoping that I’ll be able to get a few tickets…it’s not everyday that a recording artist like that comes to UConn.
Despite the fact that Girl Talk’s multimedia show emphasizes the phrase “i’m not a dj”, he runs a massive dance party. Tonight my floor secured “reserved seats” at Jorgensen. Only the seats were not really necessary. When you hear straight mashups for two hours, it’s almost impossible to sit down.
It’s Winter Weekend. That means that the university brings in notable performers to entertain the student body. Tonight, John Oliver did some stand-up comedy at Jorgensen. I particularly enjoyed how Oliver localized his routine. He managed to mix in a few jokes about basketball and puppetry, two notable programs at UConn. (In case you didn’t Read More
Above: WANE/Channel 15′s YouTube Video of an epic snowball fight in D.C. In contrast to the one snow day that I have had at UConn, my friends at D.C. colleges have had as many as four snow days! Below: Blog post on the first snow day at college When you get an e-mail from Jay Read More