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June 10, 2009
I have just passed the two week point of being home for the summer. And since this is an Oberlin blog, this is about what's different at my summer home and my Oberlin home.
A vignette from finals week
June 5, 2009
Luck, however, was with us, in the form of a front loader.
What's that about the bathrooms?
May 31, 2009
You may or may not have heard that the bathrooms are gender-neutral at Oberlin. This may or may not concern you, your parents, or someone else whom you hold dear.
The Joys of Cooperative Dining
May 20, 2009
Thankfully, there were senior members who talked me through the best ways to peel garlic, fry potatoes, and make an omelet. Never would I have imagined that a group of students could be efficient and capable enough to orchestrate what functioned like a self-contained dining hall.
Life in a Cardboard Box
May 14, 2009
Remember how I mentioned there are all these distractions during reading period and finals? Ah, yes, there is another one I failed to mention earlier, and that is PACKING.
Breakfast in my PJs, knitting parties, Oberlin Christian Fellowship, & kittens
May 8, 2009
There's something cool about occupying spaces that have so much history in them, so many Obies who've lived there in the past...
Committee meetings are better over lunch
April 27, 2009
I got a little overzealous and started quizzing people on their "action items," which I think only confused the issue.
Uncle OSCA Wants YOU To Scrub the Toilets!
March 30, 2009
I got into Harkness co-op the summer before my freshman year and have stayed loyal to the Harkness flag ever since. This year, I think I am the oldest and most experienced veteran Harkness resident. Just call me Auntie Harkness.
Al Franken and Garrison Keillor have Endorsed this Blog Post
March 15, 2009
Inside, podcasts of A Prairie Home Companion ushered Keepers and visitors into the dining room where we filled our plates and other eating receptacles with hamburger noodle hotdish, green bean casserole, wild rice, powdermilk biscuits, and jello with Swedish fish before heading outside to the sunshine.
Housing (or, new methods of procrastination)
February 21, 2009
It must have looked pretty odd--all those mini lanterns hanging from tree limbs and about five of us with cans of spray paint looking like members of a graffiti ExCo, but you get my point.
My Valentine, or, the sappiest entry ever.
February 17, 2009
Things I didn't expect from college: Moving in with the boyfriend.
Pizza Night at Keep
January 29, 2009
I learned that there is a certain art to pie-making, kneading from the center out, making sure that the middle isn't too thin, and being careful to leave a slightly raised border along the outside so there's some semblance of crust after it bakes.
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