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August 27, 2010

I’m settling in to live at Oberlin this year – getting to know the place where I’ll be living.

The House

A two-story house with a porch, with several parts labelled (line drawing).

  • The kitchen: home to a great many meals.
  • Ma'ayan’s room: home to a truly awesome housemate.
  • My bike (in back yard): doesn't have a kickstand.
  • Living room: home to tons of tea and Star Craft LAN parties.
  • My room: home to several bookshelves, art suppoies, a huge mess, and me!
  • Second floor: home to two more awesome housies and Geek Studios.

It’s incredible how much of my life fits in a two block radius.

Northeast Oberlin map

A hand-drawn map of northeast Oberlin shows the area bound by (and surrounding) North Main Street, Lorain Street, Union Street, and Professor Street.

North (around Union Street)

  • My summer 2008 house.
  • Slapdash house: home of different groups of friends, three years running.
  • Brandi’s house: home of sweet tea, delicious baked goods, and small blues dances.
  • My house. A dotted line shows a shortcut to Brandi's house.

West (Professor Street)

  • New dormitory (almost complete!)
  • Stevenson Dining Hall

South (Lorain Street)

  • Tappan Square: so many trees!
  • Arrow pointing west: This way to the Office of Communications.

East (North Main Street)

  • Art museum (reopening in 2011!)
  • Keep Cottage: home of delicious cooperative food, a lovelu porch, and the bike cooperative.

But then again, it’s incredible how much of it doesn’t...

The U.S. (line drawing)

Outline of the continental United States with 4 points labelled, plus a smattering of stars throughout.

  • Oberlin, OH: home of four years.
  • New York, NY: home away from home. My whole extended family lives here.
  • Berkeley, CA: born and raised. Hotbed of Obie alums and future Obies.
  • Walla Walla, WA: My sister goes to school here!
  • Stars form an incomplete map of locations where Obie alumni whom I know and love now live.

A globe showing several continents. A star is drawn to represent Oberlin.

The World. Ah, home. (This image. We love this image. I guess it reminds us of important things.)

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Harris, I love this. You could illustrate my world any day.

Posted by: Helena on August 27, 2010 10:32 AM

What a beautiful world we live in.

Posted by: Ma'ayan on August 27, 2010 10:40 AM

This is incredible.

Posted by: Patrick on August 27, 2010 11:36 AM

Where's the "like" button?

Posted by: Eli on August 27, 2010 12:59 PM

@Eli In seriousness, click on "Share" right at the end of the post (above the comments), link to Facebook, and then like it and share it with everyone!

LOL I'M TECHSAVVY.

Posted by: Ma'ayan on August 27, 2010 1:43 PM

ZOMGAWESOMESAUCE

Posted by: Lillie on August 27, 2010 1:55 PM

:D

Posted by: Kate on August 27, 2010 6:52 PM

Thanks for another awesome graphic post. See you in less than a week!

Posted by: Nora on August 28, 2010 10:16 PM

This is way, way cool.

Posted by: Karl on August 29, 2010 12:57 AM

This is awesome! Kudos. :)

Posted by: Tess on August 29, 2010 9:21 PM

Draw always. Also, thanks for the delightful shout-out!

Posted by: Brandi on August 30, 2010 11:19 AM

Yup! I see. Good sense of place!

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Posted by: noa. on September 26, 2010 6:38 PM

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