It’s that time of the year again (nope, not the holidays). You can just smell it in the air! The tensions, the nostalgia, the last minute crams. Here’s a new playlist to sum up what remains of the year, with a few minor tweaks to the lyrics you know and love (although considering my musical tastes: lyrics your dad knows and really wishes you’d love).
Post-Thanksgiving: You just got the small break you desperately needed, and oh look! you’ve returned with a sliver of hope. Little did you know how quickly the finals f**kfest begins.
♪Let the new day (ONLY UNTIL 4PM OF COURSE) shine its light on me
Shake the old way, nights too dark to see
Free tomorrow, it’s bright with something new
Believe the righteous, and it will come true ♪
Last Week of Class: “Wow, how the hell is the semester already over? I swear I was just about to go to the prof’s office hours for the first time yesterday, and form a meaningful connection for that recommendation letter I need”
“I wonder if she still remembers me from that one time we talked about climate feedbacks”
Time is fleeting friends.
♪In the days of my youth
I was told what it was to be a man
Now I’ve reached the age
I’ve tried to do all those things the best I can
No matter how I try
I find my way to do the same old jam
Good times, bad times
You know I had my share
When my soul left home
For a midterm so bad
Well, I still don’t seem to care ♪
Live the best S/NC life people!
… and how long I could listen to them for (each of them is roughly 2 minutes long.)
Nickelback x Miley Cyrus (or Hannah Montana… idk)
They say Hannah went off the rails, but they ain’t seen nothing yet.
HOW LONG DID I LAST? The whole 2 minutes. It was one of the first few I made.
David Bowie x 2Pac
Two classics that are great by themselves- and strangely, not that bad together. Or maybe I was just desensitised, because it was the ninth mash-up I’d made.
HOW LONG DID I LAST? Ashamed to admit it, but the whole 2 minutes.
Rihanna x Bob Marley
Exactly as horrible as it sounds.
HOW LONG DID I LAST? 2 minutes, but only because I was horrified into paralysis.
We’ve all been there.
A stressful day, week… month. Where to go? What to do?
The lost and confused student need not wander much further than the shining beacon of hope that is the Ratty. Sometimes, the most therapeutic remedy in a time of tribulation is to resolve one of our most biological needs: the need to eat. For seven days a week, the Ratty is there for students, offering a bountiful wealth of sustenance, with the glimmering promise of “comforts” and better days to come.
It is nearly a perfect place. An area to socialize, eat, reflect, and learn. One glaring issue, however, restricts our beloved Ratty from reaching its full, unbridled potential: 24/7 CNN news coverage blaring from the large television mounted prominently on the wall.
This is for all the freshmen and transfer students out there.
In your honor, I have listed all worst/best icebreakers I’ve partaken in and/or heard about. I also added sarcastic commentary for effect — so it would really be in your interest to continue reading. After all, it’s best you prepare yourself — because if your first year at Brown is anything like mine was, a storm is coming…
What’s your favorite ice-breaker? (Nope, not a meta-question. They meant the candy.)
Turn to the person next to you and stare at them for ten minutes without speaking. Write down what you see. (As reported by someone in Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction whose name I do not know.) This allegedly made things icier than they had already been.
What’s the weirdest noise you can make using only your body? (It was a combination of a yodel and a burp.)
If you were an ice-cream, how would you want to be eaten? (The tension in the room thickened noticeably after this question. Fortunately, I’d left.)
If you could be the one to liberate Dobby, what color sock would you give him? (Even though this is essentially an interesting way of asking someone their favorite color, it’s undermined by the fact that someone asked what your favorite color was. It doesn’t really get more generic than that.)
What moral school of thought do you subscribe to? (Okay, fine. This may have been asked during an introductory Moral Philosophy lecture, but still. It counts.)
What are you most insecure about? (I mean… that would definitely break any ice. And probably produce other effects, as well. )
What’s your favorite type of calculator? (If it’s anything other than a TI-84, it’s not even worth breaking the ice with you.)
What good quality do you pride yourself on? (I was oddly tempted to answer with “humility”…)
What’s your favourite publication at Brown? (Trick question, everyone knows the only correct answer is BlogDailyHerald.)