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October 15, 2014

Molly Gorin ’16

Hey readers! Assuming you're here on purpose, you're either interested in Oberlin College or you're my mother (hi Mom). This blog is my slice of Oberlin life. Who am I? Good question. I'm glad you asked. Unless you're my mother. In which case you should really know.

I'm Molly Gorin, a junior here. We call it third year instead of junior because junior makes it sound like there's someone a generation above us with the same name (that's not actually why). I'm a creative writing major and a dance minor, and this year I'm living in an on-campus apartment. Which brings me to the theme of this blog: Adultish: Tips, Tools, and Tales. It's a common joke with my roommates that we're only adult-ish. The best explanation I can give for this is that we made sure that we would have a waffle maker, but we keep forgetting to buy toilet paper. It's the little things. And occasionally the big things also.

So come laugh with me at my haps and mishaps (Is haps a word?) (like short for happenings?) (I just looked it up and the haps in mishaps is an old Norse word for luck. Learn something new every day).

I also want to show you, dear reader and Mom, just how varied Oberlin life is.

One evening last week over dinner I found myself in a conversation about how much work everyone felt like they had finished that day. When we shared what our days had consisted of, as a group we had:

  • Written a non-linear short story based on an overheard conversation about an aging man and his relationship to his lesbian daughter
  • Made significant progress on a computer game, including finding an algorithm to completely randomize the... (ok I didn't understand the algorithm)
  • Proposed an outline for a research project on the criminalization of pregnant bodies in the media
  • Performed open heart surgery on a rat

In the scope of all the possible Oberlin experiences, I'm going to share my little slice. It involves a lot of writing, all kinds of dance from modern to blues to swing to rapper sword to contra and back again, being a peer advisor for some excited new freshman, cooking in co-ops and in my own mini co-op, and constantly getting to collaborate with all kinds of excitingly varied people, doing excitedly varied things.

Sound interesting? Welcome to my blog!

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