Cr: The earlier Parents’ Weekend
It is AWESOME that Parents’ Weekend was moved up this year to accommodate Salovey’s inauguration. The last thing I would want is my mom breathing down my neck as I’m pregaming THE social event of the century. New drinking game: take a shot if Salovey adjusts his glasses, shout “Bring back Safety Dance!” if he says “discipline,” and yell “woot woot” if you think “woot woot” is a funny thing to say.
D: YCC Events Calendar
I’m a pretty big fan of events. Some are definitely better than others, but I’ve had some great times at events of all kinds. Whatever kinds of events you might be into, I hope we can agree that on the whole they are pretty cool things. That is why YCC’s new calendar is so exciting! We can all be in the know all the time, and who wants to be out of the know? Not event lovers like me! It’s a beautiful thing that I can now know all of the campus goings-on from the comfort of my own bed! I won’t even remember that I’m being lazy! It definitely makes me more likely to get out there more, and that no doubt is an incredible feat! Sounds like a good situation, right? Wrong. Have you looked at that thing? Warning: Brain over- loaded! Eyes diverting! Sleep commencing! Excuse me, CHE members, you think I want to know when your retreat is? No. Do I want to know when ballet classes are offered? No. Newsflash: I don’t have hours of my life to throw away sifting through your disorganized bullcrap.
F: Canceling office hours
My cognitive science professor did the unimaginable this week. In an email, he told us that he would not be available during his usual 4:30- 5:30 slot. Literally, what the hell? I was planning on going and then that rug was pulled violently from under me. What if I wasn’t a religious email reader? What if I had marched on over to his office to find a locked door and, with it, a broken heart? And in the middle of midterm season, no less? Maybe something “exigent” did come up, and yes, maybe he did add other office hours to compensate and maybe the email was extremely polite, but my brain only wants to learn about itself when it wants to and I’m afraid I don’t have all that much control over that beast! Maybe you know what most brains look like when they are angry, Professor, but not this one. Not this one.