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MIT student blogger Snively '11

What I just did by Snively '11

You'll never believe it.

10 minutes ago I actually heard myself say “I really need to eat and I also really need to do 2.005 but I only have time to do one, which should I do?”*

*Why do I need to do 2.005? Kinda need to try to bring up the score from my last test. Can you say “fail?” I can! Oh, 2.005 is “Thermal Fluids.”

8 minutes ago I discovered the answer. MIT subscribes to an AWESOME online food delivery service called CampusFood. Its purpose is to provide a late-night, work-free food experience to desperate tooling college students (you’d better click that “tool” link! Check it, there’s an official, MIT-specific definition).

When you get to CampusFood you are faced with two dropdown menus. As an MIT student, your goal is for them to look like this

before clicking “Go.”

After you click go you are presented with a list of restaurants. The menu bar serves as a handy little filter tool so that you get exactly what you want.

I filtered my restaurants such that they had free delivery and chicken wings. Here were my options:

From experience I know Wings Over Somerville to be quite good, and cheap. I clicked on it and was taken to the ever-important restaurant information screen.

Payment types, hours, address, name, and various other details are listed, with an option to “View Menu & Order.”

I “Viewed Menu & Ordered”

The rest of it, well, if you care about it, is easily accessible by you. Feel free to explore and check out the different types of food you can have brought to you when you go to MIT. I ended up ordering my chicken wings and they should be here in about 1/2 an hour.

CampusFood is especially popular when large numbers of people on a floor (5-10) want to make an order because delivery is really small when split between that many people. After your order is finished you have the option of posting “__________ ordered __________ from CampusFood.com” to your Facebook feed. I usually don’t do this, I don’t really think my friends care what I’m eating for dinner.

Now I have all sorts of time to do homework, worry about bringing up my 2.005 grade, and eat chicken wings at the same time!

33 responses to “What I just did”

  1. lulu says:

    i try to go for Wing It,
    every chance possible

  2. Snively says:

    Wing It is good, but Wings over Somerville sells food by weight, which is always a plus in my book. Also, boneless wings are delish.

  3. obamawanabe says:

    i haven’t heard back from my EC in a week. should i call them?

  4. obamawanabe says:

    i haven’t heard back from my EC in a week. should i call them?

  5. Don’t forget CampusFood.com’s cousin, Foodler. As well as having a different selection of restaurants, Foodler lets you search the menus of all the currently-open restaurants in your area. Great when you really, really want that mushroom burger.

  6. '12 says:

    Hey, thanks Snively! That site is sure to be useful…

  7. Chris '12 says:

    omg, you won’t believe this (actually you might because tooling scenarios don’t differ that much), but I literally just ordered wings from wings over somerville before reading this.

    @Obamawanabe

    I’d give them another week, some of them tend to be very important people with busy schedules, if you don’t hear back in another week I’d say it’s alright to call.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Campusfood isn’t that good. Foodler is better.

  9. Anon says:

    It’s posts like these that make me kind of scared to apply to MIT.
    Of course, I will anyway.
    smile

  10. Marie '12 says:

    Hey btw there’s an application on Facebook called “Food Friendzy” where you can win actual money for campusfood.com. I myself got a whole free meal from that lol.

  11. Snively says:

    @Anon
    Don’t be afraid. MIT is hard, but totally doable. If you don’t fail something from time to time then you aren’t taking hard enough classes.

  12. brain5ide says:

    Well, simple. He had time to either prepare or eat food. He chose food. Then he had another choice to either blog about it or study. Guess what he did :D

  13. Sarah Palin says:

    *incoherent slurs*

  14. Banerjee says:

    I think CampusFood.com should pay you for advertising them.

  15. Clara '10 says:

    But Snively, dear, how do you have time to be blogging, if you already had no time to both eat and tool? Does campusfood.com _create_ time?
    (for everyone else: don’t try calling him “dear.” He hates it. I have that privelege as an upperclassmen on his hall. )

  16. Ehsan says:

    Do they deliver it right to your room?

  17. Ehsan says:

    Wait, wait, you got a F.
    I would attempt to make fun of you right now, but I have no right to. Considering the fact that I know nothing about thermal fluids.

    Also btw, 3rd last paragraph, last line, you wrote “hear” I think it’s supposed to be “here”.

  18. Barack Obama says:

    Hey…you guys are having fun without me!!!

  19. Lin² says:

    Do they have vegan food??

  20. Anonymous says:

    Of topic question…

    What type of question do they ask you at the interview?

    Please/and Thank You

  21. Mikey says:

    zomg I love campusfood. I use it religiously. Even though I’m no longer a student at MIT, it’s great because I still live really close to campus. Unfortunately, Wing It doesn’t deliver to my place, but I’ll have to check out Wings Over Somerville…yum. Another one of my favorite restaurants on there: Spice and Rice. Great Asian (Korean/Japanese) food. smile

  22. taylor says:

    what is mit like
    are the teachers cool
    how is the dating world
    how are the dorms
    is mit really like the website says it is
    what is there fun to do on campus

  23. Piper says:

    @Taylor
    Looking through old blog posts is a good way to start. They’re labeled by category, too =).

  24. Oasis '11 says:

    “Heh, the MIT “tool” wikipedia description needs citation.”

    Our lives are literally the living citation to that.

    btw, there hasn’t been a new blog post in 3 days! I think it’s that time of the year again wink

  25. Dane says:

    Hm, this is nice to know about. Apparently I won’t be living off of noodles in college after all, like the stereotypical college student does.

    Darn. I like noodles.

  26. Anonymous says:

    “If you don’t fail something from time to time then you aren’t taking hard enough classes.”
    I have to quote that. Not that I’m failing anything (yet), but it’ll be reassuring words to the guy who was sitting next to me in the exams earlier today.

    Heh, the MIT “tool” wikipedia description needs citation.

  27. David says:

    The supplemental blog entry by Matt doesn’t allow comments anymore, so I would like to post this question here.

    I have a teacher who knows me both in class and for a school club. I already have a Science and Humanities teacher writing recs, but I asked this teacher to write one too because she knows me well- 3 years. She wants to fill out an evaluation form like the A and B forms available, with its check boxes and official waiver. Could I give her a copy of one of the forms to submit as an extra rec and have a note inside, saying that this is an additional recommendation?

  28. Snively says:

    @David
    That should be fine.

  29. June says:

    Whoa! That’s so cool! smile

    How convenient. Can you use this system on a daily basis?

  30. June says:

    per se, if you were a student who “tooled” on a daily basis..

  31. Snively says:

    @June
    Yep, no limits.

  32. dei-ron says:

    the internet hates you.