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Like Burger King – Only Not (Guest Entry) by Paul B. '11

That ain't no Etch-a-Sketch. This is one doodle that can't be un-did, homeskillet.

By Shannon Elizabeth Moran ’12

You know that feeling when you wake up right before your alarm goes off, or you put on that favorite sweatshirt you’ve had since forever, or you get home after a long trip and just put down your bags and sigh because it feels so good to be home?

Yeah. That’s kind of what going back to MIT feels like.

So I visited back in February, had probably the second best time of my life (getting accepted and learning Calculus are tied for first – I’m quite serious), and knew absolutely for sure hands down no doubts that this was the place for me. If you want to get technical about it, CPW served no other purpose for me other than meeting new people and eating free food. Both of which I was fine with.

About 15.3 other people have already told you all the events that made CPW amazing, though, which sort of makes me repetitive. Of course, there’s the

among other things. But those alone doesn’t do this place justice, though citrus tastes oh-so-delicious.

The best parts of my CPW were a mix of

And you know what? I ended up at half of them by accident, or they weren’t even on the schedule, or I just happened to be walking along and think, “Hey, that looks like fun.”

So Class of 2013, even though you’re probably all reading this and are thinking, “Ohmygods I can’t wait to watch bouncy balls fall out of the sky and play in a ball pit and eat liquid nitrogen ice cream,” what you get out of CPW will not be defined by what you read on the schedule – though that part will be awesome, too. You only get one genuinely pre-froshy CPW, so take advantage of it – if you’re walking around in Baker and run into a bunch of current students who want to talk to you, stop and talk. You might just be there for an hour. Or if you don’t think you’re the Greek type, go to a frat party anyway. You might just have an awesome night.

Your CPW is going to be as completely unique as you, so make the most of it. I mean, this was just my CPW. Have it your way.

17 responses to “Like Burger King – Only Not (Guest Entry)”

  1. jenn '11 says:

    hey, i’m one of those current MIT students in baker you guys ended up talking to for an hour. glad you guys had a great time!

  2. Judy '12 says:

    That’s the best bouncy ball drop pic I’ve see so far!!!

  3. looook loook it’s pictures of me! And apparently there’s another Judy ’12. I’ll just sign mine as Ju (mrawr)!

  4. Rachel'12 says:

    Sam is FIERCE. Again.

    That looks like it would hurt.

  5. Liz'12 says:

    I really wanted to see the bouncy ball drop.
    I missed it because I fell asleep.
    But the liquid nitrogen ice cream was great =)
    and the Jenga of course.

  6. Paul says:

    I claim this first post in the name of truth, justice, and MIT.

  7. Omar '12 says:

    Hahaha… yet another hilarious picture of Sam at CPW!

  8. Judy H. '12 says:

    Hey cool, another Judy

    I’m Judy Hao… I think I’ll start signing as Judy H. from now on

    Hey the other Judy, what’s your last name?

  9. Chris B. '12 says:

    OMG, that picture of Sam is TRANNY FIERCE!!! Sam if you are reading this, that needs to be your facebook profile pic,. Pronto. Also Tiffany is looking ferosh by the jenga ,I love it.

  10. Judy V. '12 says:

    Hahaha I’m Judy Vasquez. So perhaps I’ll sign Judy V. raspberry
    But seriously, Judy H. is right, it basically looked like that, except a lot brighter–the strobe lights made the bouncy balls look suspended smile

  11. Jarey says:

    Sam, that’s awesome. I think I almost died when you did that.

  12. Rutu says:

    Wow, agreed with the Judy who said that that’s the best Bouncy Ball Drop pic I’ve seen……

    Also, I think I met you at the Physics till you pie thing……..though, I can’t seem to picture where you were sitting……..

  13. Judy H. says:

    Nice to meet you Judy V.

    That pic looks cooler and cooler… they remind me of those slow motion water droplets we see in those school science videos

  14. So I visited back in February, had probably the second best time of my life (getting accepted and learning Calculus are tied for first – I’m quite serious)

    Riiiight. Learning “Calculus”.

    So that’s what you kids are calling it these days.

  15. Noelle says:

    wow I think this is one of the first entries mentioning the class of 2013…I don’t believe it’s almost that time.

  16. Kevin '12 says:

    yay for more photos and less words!

    haha, i’ve seen so many interesting pictures of sam on these blogs.