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MIT student blogger Laura N. '09

Yay CPW! by Laura N. '09

I'm just trying to see how many blog entries we can get in the RSS feed with the word "CPW" in the title.

CPW is finally over, which basically means I’m back to sleeping again. I definitely had an awesome time hosting events for Burton Conner and getting to meet a lot of you, but it was exhausting- I lived in the Burton Conner TV Lounge. When one event was over I’d clean up from it, take a 30 minute nap on one of the couches down there (during which time I dreamed about all of the things that needed to be done in the next x hours) and then set up for the next event.

But, from what I hear, you guys had a good time, so at least it was all for a good cause. ;-)

Unfortunately, I don’t have many pictures of the weekend because of an unfortunate camera battery charger mishap (long story I’ll tell you sometime). Luckily, however, our good friend Snively used my computer to clear his pictures off his camera memory card. My own personal motto, which I repeat to my friends often, is “I don’t judge, I just take pictures.” In this case, I feel like it needs to be modified to “I don’t judge, I just post pictures.”

[This entry was brought to you by the following quote: “I look forward to a time when I’m not sleep-deprived and can argue with her without totally getting pwned, it’s ON Laura!” in Bryan’s guest blog entry.]

So now, I present to you, Snively’s real view of CPW.
















And now, to enjoy the interactive nature of the blogs. It’s caption contest time! The person who submits the best interpretation of the following portrait of Snively and exchange between Keri and I will win…um…bragging rights. Or something.

Caption Contest A:

Caption Contest B:

Coming soon: actual pictures of the awesome natural ice formation I saw on my most recent floor trip. <3 Conner 2!!!

26 responses to “Yay CPW!”

  1. Snively says:


    The whale though, I have no regrets about taking a picture of that whale, he was awesome!

    For all my pictures (more than 350 (no promises on quality c^)) check out:

  2. milena '11 says:

    Keri looks like she’s going all “Oh no, you didn’t” in the pic. So I guess that’s my caption.

  3. Caption A:
    “I wonder if that would look cooler in a serif font…”
    Caption B:
    “You’re a geek too? What is it with this place?”

  4. Keri says:

    Caption A: “People still read books at MIT?!”

    Give me a break, I’m tired.

  5. Sara '11 says:

    hahaha it’s my hair!! i think i made fun of him for taking a picture of it, way back when. i already told him he would never win against you….. this is priceless.

  6. Harrison says:

    For the record, no one can argue with Laura and win. No one. I came the closest of anyone last weekend and she still owns everyone. If Laura argued with herself it would probably end with bloodshed and an episode of Cops.

  7. Snively says:

    –insert chuck norris joke here–

  8. Anonymous says:

    me: laura owned you
    snively: yes i know. very much so.

    just for the record ^^^

  9. Kieran says:

    Caption A: “I knew MIT should offer more English classes. Doesn’t anyone here know the difference between a plural and a singular…?”

    Caption B: “1 + 3 = player”

  10. Sara '11 says:

    oh. and the Anonymous me was … well, me.

  11. Christina says:

    Anthony: Lovin mah cookie.

  12. Kari says:

    Caption A:
    “dude…library has “bra” in it.”

  13. Kathy B. says:

    Snively!! You got a couple pix of me on the hand car at the East Campus BBQ. i was looking through the pix on photobucket and i thought to myself “that girl has the exact same outfit as me!!” and when i looked closely, it WAS me! haha…im the one in the biege jacket on the hand car. The guy who built it is my boyfriend. =] do you mind if i save some of those pix?

  14. Snively says:

    please do, save as many pics as you’d like!

  15. anonymous says:

    Caption A:
    This has to be another Caltech prank. MIT doesn’t have libraries…does it?

  16. Kathy B. says:

    thanks snively, btw, add me on facebook? im a pre-frosh too =]…Kathy Bui in the MIT network will be the search.

  17. Nathan 10 says:

    Snively, you are my hero.

    You have the only photographic evidence so far of my handcar’s existance, and I’ll be sure to steal them from Kathy. Did you ever get a ride on it? If not, you can ride Determination v2.1 during Rush! (I have to take apart, but it will return!!!)

    Hope you enjoyed your CPW, and glad you got to come by EC (I live on 1E, by the way….)


  18. Vihang says:

    Those pictures are just awesome.
    Great job Snively.

    *I think I should try arguing with Laura to see if I can win.*

  19. Kristen says:

    Caption A: The infinite questions to be answered at MIT -What is the real meaning of MIT Libraries?

    Caption B: Keri- “That’s your answer to the meaning of MIT Libraries?”
    Guy in the back- “hmm something slightly more interesting than the meaning of libraries is going on over there.”

  20. Emily L. says:

    Caption A: hmmm…lib…libra…librar…LIBRARY!

  21. Vytautas says:

    Caption A:
    “Where did I put my camera?”
    Caption B:
    “Snively promised what??? PWN ME???”

  22. Dizzle '09 says:

    Woah. Those are totally 2.007 balls.

    AURGHHH!!! It’s even taunting me on Laura’s blog!!

  23. cindy says:

    Caption a:
    It was an admittedly immature prank and he fell for it, pushing open the door and striding briskly into the ladies lounge.

    Caption b:
    The students had a strange idea of how to have fun in their free time, and formed an orderly line against the wall, waiting for a chance to argue with Laura,

  24. Sauza says:

    A: Damn…I wish I knew how to read
    B: *backing away slowly*

  25. Maia '11 says:

    Laura, your BC events were awesome. Yay smores and taboo!!!

  26. Whale thief says:

    Where was that whale? I want to steal it and put it in my living room, with my 5-foot tall Darth Vader cutout.