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Some of the pillars to be found outside the Archaeology building.

Some of the pillars to be found outside the Archaeology building.

At my school, there is a building that is used mainly (if not exclusively) for Anthropology and Archaeology. Outside, the have installed a lot of faux-Grecian pillars and have cleverly made several of them to look like temple ruins. It’s always one of those little things on campus I love seeing.

An example of some of the "ruins."

An example of some of the "ruins."

The funniest thing I find about this, though, is it’s proximity to the ROTC building.
Location, location, location

Location, location, location

As you can see, the ROTC building quite prominently features a canon! Every time I pass between these two buildings, it looks like they are at war with one another. Unfortunately for us Humanities majors, it looks like the ROTC building has yet to be hit. Perhaps the Archaeology majors are waiting until the building crumbles after years and years so they can excavate. Oh yeah, stick it to ’em, guys.
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This is the screen mid-documentary.

This is the screen mid-documentary.

So, it has been a while since I’ve posted, which doesn’t bode well. But, to be fair, it is the week before exams and I have been swamped with papers and studying for exams. But I digress… This weekend, the school kicked inaugurated their giant and inordinately expensive new screen for football games by playing a short documentary and a movie.
I packed my bag for the movie full. Included was a soft blanket, a bottle of water, a bag of chips, and headphones.

I packed my bag for the movie full. Included was a soft blanket, a bottle of water, a bag of chips, and headphones.

We stayed for the documentary (because I swear I must have heard my grandfather tell that story eighty times) while happily munching on popcorn. We decided to head out after that because the acoustics weren’t that great to hear the movie and despite the fact that we brought blankets, comfortable seating was not to be found. And this is why we stand up during football games.

Not the world's most comfortable seating.

Not the world's most comfortable seating.

After that, we headed home and got waylaid at the theater to watch Adventureland, which I would totally recommend to anyone who likes quirky, sometimes awkward movies.Friday night (because everyone knows the weekend starts on Thursday), we went to the improv comedy group on campus. It was good…for the most part. Ha!

Saturday was drinking day. We went to a party that was full of those magical things called jello shots. Ah, jello shots. The red ones are my favorites!

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And on Sunday, the rested. All in all, the weekend was good. Too bad Monday had to rear it’s ugly, 7 a.m. Class head.

P.S. I want to give a Birthday shout-out to Sarah at http://sasaphotobloggings.blogspot.com/ She’s totally awesome and fabulous and we all love her.

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Birthday Bash Bummer

So, after class I headed to the Junction for the big bash only to find…nothing. They were out of what little they had and it just seemed like a pathetic excuse for Vault (the soft drink) to come onto campus and pimp their product. Last year was so good and well organized. This year was such a bust. Sad. So we headed to a near-by restaurant we happen to like where I got something infinitely better than a hot dog (even though it cost a lot more…).
Penne with Gorgonzola, blackened chicken, applewood bacon, green onions, portobello mushrooms, and red peppers in a cream sauce. It was SO good.

Penne with Gorgonzola, blackened chicken, applewood bacon, green onions, portobello mushrooms, and red peppers in a cream sauce. It was SO good.

So, the party was a bust, but hopefully tonight will be better. We have a brand new HD screen at our football stadium that is just HUGE (it cost $70 million) and they are playing Remember the Titans on it tonight to inaugurate it.

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So many things. First and foremost, I feel jipped. And by my own obliviousness, no less! Pete Doherty released a solo album a full MONTH ago and I didn’t even know it. I need to rectify this situation as soon as possible and buy, buy, buy. Thank God I have an iTunes gift card.

And my University is celebrating it’s (106th?) birthday today. Which means, of course, that there will be free food, drinks, homemade ice cream, and live music. I am so jazzed. I’ll have to post pictures later. As a side note, I go to an old Ag school (which now means nothing), and there are still some vestiges of that left, including the fact that we make the most amazing ice cream here on campus with all of our own ingredients. Seriously, it is SO good.

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Stitch and Bitch

Good morning, everyone.

With the weather as lovely as it is, it is a shame that I am stuck inside a room with all the blinds pulled and power point slides about the upstream discharge of a river channel. Seriously. But I really am glad it has cooled down a bit after the unseasonably warm weather last week (80 degrees!) and while I am wearing a hoodie (which, yes, I know, is the college uniform), I am still rocking out the flip-flops.

On to other things…I started a scarf maybe two weeks ago and it was actually going okay. Not great, but it is the first thing I’ve ever knitted. Well, actually, it is the second. But the first was such a travesty that I have blacked out that memory. So the second, which I am now calling the first, needs to be picked up again. Here is what it looks like so far:

Knitting Beginning

See? It isn’t so bad. Just really, really short. Not much of a scarf yet, is it. Which is bad on one hand as it is April. On the other hand, this gives me months to finish! I need encouragement.

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Third Time’s a Charm

Or fourth…or fifth. I am terrible about keeping blogs, but in my goal to write daily and try to post a photo-a-day (of…whatever I see), I am going to try yet again to get this thing off the ground. So here’s to hoping! Cheers!

As I don’t have my camera on me (which I guess doesn’t bode well for the picture plan…), I’ll just post a picture of where I want to be right now.

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