Oct 5, 2007
Posted in: Miscellaneous
(Answers to your questions are coming next entry; keep on sending them in!)
(interspersed throughout random times of the day)
EVERYONE I KNOW: There are elephants being marched down Mass Ave tomorrow morning at 10 and YOU should go see them!
ME: Everyone else I know just emailed me to tell me that.
EVERYONE I KNOW: That's not true; you only know us.
ME: Oh, right.
Every year in October, the circus comes to town, and the only way to get the elephants from the train behind Simmons is to walk them through Cambridge - an event that everyone I know (see above) is very excited about. I received maybe eight or ten different emails telling me to go see the elephants- from Burton Conner, Dance Troupe, the chemistry department, Ben Jones, my friends, my FAMILY.. I think I may even have received an email from my mom at one point, even though she's 3,000 miles away and doesn't particularly care for large mammalian creatures.
So this morning, I rolled out of bed two hours early for elephants. The only other Burton 1 residents to wake up were Cathy '10 and Evan '11 (Oh, Evan '11. I might never stop writing his name, just because it rhymes), because while MIT does have a communal love of gargantuan zoo creatures, nobody's quite alive until after 10 AM. We in fact almost missed the procession due to this particular affliction, but ended up running all the way to the Museum of Science by the Charles just to catch up.
It's a good deal, right? They give everyone quite a show (how else would you get twenty elephants through Boston traffic?), and also, anger every commuter for several miles!
It was a lovely start to the day. We walked back to Burton Conner making elephant noises of triumph, feeling thoroughly satisfied with our early-morning pachyderm photography. Then we all proceeded to crash, because seriously, who wakes up before 10?
In any case, this was dedicated to everyone I know.