Saturday, March 20, 2010
There's nothing better than free food. That's why I went to a block party today instead of the dining hall. The food turned out to be disappointing because I didn't go early enough. But, that said, it was still free! I even ate a ham and chesse wrap and I don't like ham. People can convince me to go to pretty much anything if there's the promise of free food. At work I used to get free food everyday; it was amazing.
Friday, March 19, 2010
The varied schedules on class, homework, eating, sleeping, and partying of students in college results in periods of boredom that could be used effectively to do your work while everyone else is doing work. Of course, it’s too sensible to finish all your assignments when there is truly nothing else to do. This is where procrastination comes in. The Internet provides lots of opportunities to waste dead time; however, even laptops get boring after awhile. For instance, when your hand hurts from playing too much Tetris. Next, people usually gravitate to video game systems like, Xbox; however, I find video games boring when not played in a group. My likely choice is a nap, possibly a very long one until the next morning. Otherwise, one can read except that reminds me of school work, ugh. Then, there is always cleaning. I doodle. Sometimes, I go on bike rides or if I’m daring a run. FOOD! (enough said). Ultimately, my old procrastination/boredom fallback is staring at a wall. I’m not joking but, that’s only after I get tired of watching cars on the highway and people in the park outside my window. I should probably get more posters for my walls.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I’d just like to thank the Internet for providing so many ways to procrastinate. My recent favorite has been Facebook. There are just so many things to do its unhealthy; however yesterday, I experienced a moment of extreme joy merely because Facebook allows me to quickly communicate with all my friends. While stuck writing a paper in my dorm, I happened to hear bag pipes, which is quite unusual in the Kenmore Square area of Boston, if not everywhere. But, my luck, it was St. Paddy’s Day. Really excited about this random occurrence I posted a status about it on Facebook: there’s a guy playing bag pipes outside my window. Hahah. And a very short time later, someone confirmed the how amazingly awesome this event I witnessed was. Nothing else so meaningless can bring such a sense of joy than people “liking” the Facebook status you thought was epic. Yes, stupid little things make me overly happy and excited. It feels like a great accomplishment sharing random and bizarre events in your day and getting comments on and having others “liking” your status. For at least 30 seconds during its prime on Facebook, it truly was a fantastic event.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Today was St. Patrick’s Day and also coincidentally the first day the weather has reached the mid-60s in New England since last Fall. Naturally, everyone was out enjoying the sunshine and warmth. It’s odd seeing the majority of people dressed in green when walking down the busy city streets or the in the park even if you know everyone’s just showing their Irish spirit. Being surrounded by green isn’t such a bad thing though. It generates a sense of bonding and belonging among vast groups of complete strangers. To say the least it’s a community developer. I think random color days should be celebrated for absolutely no reason other than to boost everybody’s spirits and make the day feel special. Plus, it would give purpose to women’s outfit selection and coordinating processes. I cannot imagine being capable of feeling depressed or anger or sad on yellow day when engulfed by people wearing yellow all over the city. Proof nonsense can be meaningful, I guess.