The ironic part about MIT and wanting to share everything that happens here is that oftentimes there isn’t enough time to get it all down. Pictures, links, narrative, and humor are a lot of work, and past freshman year it gets to just be too much. MIT is much better summarized in little snippits, flashes, and whispers. Almost like . . . Twitter.
Let me say, I’m fundamentally against Twitter, but sometimes something like that is necessary. So, we’re going to try something new, something that’s never been done on these blogs. This is going to be my official “Mind Dump” entry.
Whenever I have something to say about MIT that I believe is important or gives you a little insight into my current mental state, I’ll dump it here. Most recent updates will be on the top. I will just re-publish this same entry every time there’s a quick update (every several days or so) and in time you’ll have a timeline snapshot of me!
This is an experiment, we’ll see how it goes.
MIT no longer has a pistol team. It was announced this morning that 8 varsity sports were being cut from MIT’s athletics program due to budget constraints, one of them being my sport, pistol. MIT’s pistol team has 2 national championships under its belt (2005 and 2007), consistently places in the top 3 or 4 at nationals every year, oftentimes shoots better than some of the most prestigious military academies (we still love you guys!), and now it’s all gone. There’s a meeting tonight to discuss what steps can be taken from here, but at this point we essentially just have a lot of very upset shooters trying to figure out why one of the best pistol teams in the entire country just went away.
CPW is over and everybody (I believe) survived! The weather machine kept MIT nice and sunny, there was Jello wrestling, parties, exploring, fire, and good times had by all! My feet are permanently stained red from a bout of Jello wrestling, Burton-Conner is covered in dead glow sticks from our rave, and campus is becoming less and less lively as all the bright-eyed prefrosh depart. Now I’m knee-deep into my 2.006 PSET and looking forward to our Moonbounce IFAF tomorrow. On Tuesday I have tickets to a Red Sox game and then Wednesday it all starts back up again. To the prefrosh, I hope you enjoyed your stay!
My 2.004 test was moved up so it fits neatly between CPW and my 2.006 test. This, in addition to the fact that both my 2.004 final and 2.006 final are on the first day of finals, has pretty much sealed my fate. I’ve decided to drop 2.004 and focus on 2.006 so that I can get an A/B instead of what is likely to be a lower grade if I continue on with both classes. Also! CPW is coming up soon! We all got our prefrosh assignments yesterday so if you haven’t gotten a call/e-mail yet, be patient, you haven’t been forgotten.
I just realized that next week is Prod week for NextAct. That means 6PM to Midnight rehearsals everyday. In addition, I also have a paper due Wednesday, a PSET due on Thursday, a test on Thursday, a PSET due Friday, and CPW from Thursday through Sunday. This is when you just sit back and weep. *weep*