Drunk/Sober/High is a series started at New York University’s blog NYULocal. It sends a drunk person, a sober person, and a high person to all go enjoy (and endure) the same experience together. We love it, so we thought we’d give it a try.
For this edition of the post, three of our writers visited Brown’s Ladd Observatory in various states of mind. The Observatory houses a refracting telescope used for research and stargazing, and it is open to the public on Tuesday nights from 7-9 p.m. We recommend checking it out at any level of sobriety. Here are our thoughts from our trip:
Getting to the Observatory
Drunk: It’s a Tuesday night and I’m drunk. I make my friends bring their Blue Room sandwiches to my room so that they can watch me get drunk alone on a Tuesday night. I’ve either made it big or hit rock bottom. I meet High at a location that is conveniently located near both of our dorms and we walk to find Sober. High tells me that his friends asked him, “who the fuck would get drunk on a Tuesday night.” Oops. The walk to the car is cold, but I have a nice alcohol blanket keeping me nice and snuggly. I’m giggling a lot and feeling excited to see some planets and stuff.
Sober: On the walk to the car, Drunk and High start calling me mama. I didn’t realize how big a responsibility I was taking on here. As we are waiting to cross the street, Drunk yells (about High), “He’s a shapeshifter! He was here and now he’s there!” High never moved. We make it across the street and High sees a lit-up building and philosophizes, “That looks like a dystopian version of heaven. You’re like, this is how I imagine heaven, except then you go in and it fucks you over.” It’s going to be a long night.
High: The car is freezing and Sober barely knows how to use the A/C. It’s cold. At least I called shotgun (Drunk is a sucker), so I’m that much closer to all the hot air that isn’t coming out. I’m not really sure where we’re going. To see stars, maybe?
It’s the most wonderful time of the
year semester. It’s the time when we sift through dozens of applications and, after a selective process, decide who the snarky bear’s new muses will be. Spring 2014 was a particularly competitive year, and we could not be happier with the results. Not only do we have 3 fabulous new writers, but we also, for the first time, have a full-time creative team and a copywriter. Together, they’ll be taking BlogDailyHerald to previously-unknown heights, and we can’t wait to see what they do. Oh, and did we mention they’re all zombies?
When he’s not adding another pair of Warby Parkers to his ever expanding glasses collection, you can count on finding Mark Valdez ’15 — a native Texan (yet mistaken New Yorker) binge watching his TV comedy favorites on Netflix. These include the classic: 30 Rock, The Office, Parks and Recreation combo, but make sure not to forget his all time favorite: Saturday Night Live (the show for which he may or may not have camped out 3 days in order to watch live — worth it). On any given day, Mark a.k.a Marky Mark a.k.a Markus can be found huddled behind his Macbook in the Blue Room, writing for the BDH, BlogDailyHerald, or the comedic web series he’s making on his own. If you ever get the chance to pull him away from all the work he has, you’ll be welcomed by a warm smile and an impeccable fashion sense. But watch out, if you make a grammatical mistake on Facebook or “forget” to respond to his text message, his inner wrath will come out in the form of a beautifully worded, grammatically-perfect letter (thanks to all those creative non-fiction classes he’s been taking). If you don’t step on his toes, however, plan on seeing that literary charm grace the webpage of BlogDailyHerald as he writes about all things entertainment.
The Herald has reported that, after an extensive two-week search, the body of missing Brown student Dana Dourdeville ’15 was found Sunday afternoon at Penzance Point in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Dana, an engineering concentrator from nearby Marion, had not been seen since New Year’s Eve, when he left to go duck hunting. “An unbelievable role model” to those who knew him, he will be sorely missed.
BlogDailyHerald is taking submissions from loved ones, friends, and family for a memorial to Dana Dourdeville. Please send photos, messages, or artwork to blog(at)browndailyherald(dot)com. We will publish the submissions on our site.
We here at BlogDH send all of our love and best wishes to the Dourdeville family and all of Dana’s friends.
UPDATE: Check after the jump for President Paxson’s campus-wide email addressing yesterday’s tragic news.
2013 was certainly chock full of fun and happenings: we had 12 days of Spring Weekend and 12 days of Flogmas, costume contests, stickers, meetings with key administrators, a Community Forum (also with key administrators), same-sex marriage legislation in the state of Rhode Island, several rounds of BergeMash, a visit from Jesse Watters, Kendrick and A-Trak (and Big Freedia), a lot of Girls recaps, gastronomical adventures, fun whilst drunk/sober/high, and everything in between. This year was an eventful one, and we’ve had a blast riding it out with you all.
In order to usher in the new year, we thought we’d recap some of our most popular posts of 2013. Without further ado, here are our most read articles of this past year: