Last night, I was lying on my mattress somewhere near the precarious edge of the top bunk and feeling mildly superhero-esque in a thrill-seeking, daredevilish, almost-falling-out-of-bed sort of way. I remember vaguely attempting to fall asleep, having heard stories of people doing this at times as early as 2 AM (!). And then I woke up and it was 7:13 AM on Tuesday and I rolled out of bed and ran 3 miles and ate breakfast and walked to class and realized that electric fields sort of actually exist and dropped a class (Harmony and Counterpoint I) and added another class (Harmony and Counterpoint II) and signed up for an X-tra Special musicianship audition because I missed the actual auditions and trudged to the other side of campus and bought overpriced staff paper and suffered the pains of getting owned by the college bookstore’s price system and then snagged two free coupon books at the MIT bookstore instead of one to mitigate the obscene expensiveness of staff paper* and made a pear salad and harmonized a Bach chorale and plowed through linear algebra homework during a differential equations recitation and pontificated about furnaces with Edward ’12 for 30 minutes and went to a lab meeting and started an e & m problem set that had a lot of e and no m and ate Thai food at an advising group reunion and signed up to see Spring Awakening with my advising group in May and almost went square dancing with Donald Guy ’12 who was carrying about 6 cans of soda in his coat pockets and instead stumbled home at 7:30 PM and finished reconstructing deconstructed fragments of Bach and checked mail** and switched differential recitation sections via MIT’s uber-convenient online course management system and then realized that I had harmonized the Bach chorale in the wrong key.
*This is only acceptable if you’re not an economics major.
**Someone just regaled the dorm mailing list with an email querying, “Anyone have “cool” sunglasses I can borrow in the next 15 minutes?”
Real blog entry coming soon to a theater near you. Or theatre, if you’re on the wrong side of the Atlantic.
In the meantime, I leave you with a taste of pictures to come:
Bonus Challenge: Last week, Rebecca ’12 concocted this resplendent magnum opus of cakery for a dorm potluck. Name the recipe, and Rebecca ’12 will personally bake you a cake at CPW* after she kills me for promising this without her permission.
*Should the winner be unable to come to CPW, an alternative prize will be arranged.
Cryptic Hint With Bad Wordplay: The frosting does not mix with apples, nor is it the color that it appears to be.