A day in the
Residents start tanning on the roof of OB Hall and on grassy
Towers. Photo by Keith Leino.
8:09 a.m.: Alarm blares. Hit snooze bar (second time).
8:17 a.m.: Roll over, turn off alarm.
8:26 a.m.: Become convinced that my 9:00 class isn't worth this
torture, decide to drop it.
8:28 a.m.: Realize that I paid a fortune for the books for my 9:00
class, decide I can't afford to drop it.
8:29 a.m.: Stumble into shower.
8:29-8:38 a.m.: Get alternately frozen and burned by the never-quite-
right shower temperature.
8:39 a.m.: Look at watch, see that I have only 20 minutes to get
dressed, eat, study the things I put off last night and get to class.
8:44 a.m.: Notice that I forgot all of my books, run back to room.
8:51 a.m.: Go to the Satellite, pick up a Saran-wrapped bagel, cream
cheese and an apple juice. 8:59 a.m.: Arrive at my 9:00 class.
9:53 a.m.: Contemplate skipping 10:00 class to sleep.
9:56 a.m.: Decide to go anyway (Mom would be so proud!).
10:00-10:51 a.m.: Doze off and on through 10:00 class 10:52:a.m.:
Decide to skip 11:00 class to sleep.
10:57 a.m.: Look at 11:00 class' syllabus, see that I have a test today.
Panic. Run out of room.
11:04-11:37 a.m.: Bomb test.
11:38 a.m.: Decide that college really doesn't matter. Did Einstein go
to college? Did Springsteen go to college?
11:39 a.m.: Get awful mental picture of myself at age 57, pumping
12:28-1:35 p.m.: Sleep.
1:36 p.m.: Awakened by keys knocking at my door and a voice,
saying "Housekeeping. Housekeeping?" Get up to answer the door,
but not before the housekeeper opens it.
1:37 p.m.: The housekeeper looks at the floor (what little is left
visible), laughs hysterically, and leaves.
1:38-2:51 p.m.: Sleep more.
2:55 p.m.: Check mailbox (sign says "Mail Has Arrived. Now Sorting
3:28 p.m.: Check mailbox again. Realize that the mail signs are
fictional and all part of a complex game the staff likes to play with me.
5:04 p.m.: Check mailbox one last time, in case the "mail elves" had
visited me. Find a pink package slip, which is now useless until
tomorrow, since the mail room is now closed.
5:05 p.m.: Go to residence hall cafeteria to drown my sorrows.
5:06 p.m.: Refuse the egg plant parmesean.
6:21 p.m.: Think about writing a paper (due tomorrow).
6:22-11:37 p.m.: Put off writing the paper.
11:38 p.m.: Go to Two Pesos with many other people who are putting
off writing the same paper.
12:48 a.m.: Realize that paper is now due today
12:53 a.m.: Go to vending machines and try to decide which soft
drink has the highest caffeine.
12:54 a.m.: Buy 5 Coca-Cola Classics.
1:01 a.m.: Like a zombie on steroids, start writing paper (due today).
5:12 a.m.: Wake up at computer keyboard, see a finished paper on
the word processor, kiss the computer and thank it for the miracle.
5:31 a.m.: Collapse on bed.
► D. Lee Grooms (Taub Hall)
Residents of Bates Hall's third floor are Derrick Ferguson, Tina Haffner, Christina
Bautista, Dawn Case, Warren, Scott Palermo, Sherrianda Pitts, Felecia Hollowav,
Trina Perkins, Jeff Contreras, John Cordary, Dawn Lostak, Karen Tec, Karl Decker, Shari Cason, Karl Bernard'RA), Melanie Sohl, Willie Coulbourn. Jennifer Hns-
no, Tammy LaCour, Sondra Malone, Mike, Eric Potts, Latanya Archie, Sonna
Prince, Dannele Pinson, Beth May, Janice Gaines, and Jennifer Kilgore. Photo by
194 ■ Residence Halls
Bates Hairs fourth floor residents are Alicia Hinojosa, Ed Kaiser, Lance Hingst, Fred Adams, Ngozi Kalu, Kelly Jones, Eileen
Edmonds, Amy Aukstikalnis, Gena Orenwedge, and Ann Ong.
Photo by Mona Arnold.
To the left, another resident takes advantage of the grassy area
around the Towers to sun herself. Photo by Mona Arnold.
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