This past week, my colleagues and I spent many, many hours matching you with an MIT student host for CPW. With a record number of you expected for CPW, and a large portion of the campus hoping to serve as a host for you, you can imagine how time consuming this can be. Even daylight saving time didn’t help me leave the office before dark.
Most of you should hear from your CPW hosts tonight or tomorrow. Even if for some reason you don’t, don’t worry — I assure you we have a host for you.
CPW invades my dreams
After the long workdays this week, I couldn’t even escape CPW while I was sleeping. One night, I dreamed that one of the performances at the CPW Closing on Saturday was me and Samuel L. Jackson reciting lines from Snakes on a Plane. I’m not really sure why we were doing it at CPW. I remember Sam and I having a conversation about whether it was approporiate for him to censor himself when delivering his famous line from the film (“I’ve had it with these … snakes on this … plane.”). Another night, after seeing the new banner for the Class of 2011 Facebook group, I had a dream where I visited Snively at his school. I walked in in the middle of biology lab class, and the teacher didn’t think it was odd that some random stranger just sauntered on into the room.
The sometimes-reliable predicting highs in the 40s/lows in the 30s for CPW (what’s been up with the weather across the country lately?). They’re also predicting rain for Thursday, thought the rest of the weekend is looking okay. Pack/dress accordingly!
Things I missed this week while host matching
- Jamaica Kincaid lecture
- Three lectures by Terry Tao
- Talk by “Apprentice”/MIT alum Randall Pinkett
- Ben and Marilee rehearsing for Battle of the Bands
- Desi Pardesi: The MIT South Asian American Students Cultural Show
- Breakonomics breakdancing/bboying Jam
- MIT Hawaii Club Luau 2007: “Authentic Hawaiian Luau with onolicious Hawaiian food, local musical entertainment from the islands, tahitian dancers, hula dancers, samoan dancers, and great company!”
It’s a lot of work to prepare for CPW, but when everyone arrives, it all becomes worth it. I can’t wait to meet you (or see you again)!