Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013
After recovering from my candy-induced hangover and setting back my clocks this weekend, I woke up this morning to a lovely November Monday: marked by the lingering luxury of that "extra" Fall hour. And while I am admittedly a bit sad to see the sun setting behind the hills so early, I am just tickled by the earlier sunrise and the warmer mornings the time change brings.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Yesterday as I was leaving my last class, a pretty funny thing happened that got me thinking. To set the scene for you, it was about dusk and there was a very warm stillness in the air that was decidedly eerie, yet comfortable. As I was walking quietly along Poly View Drive, something in the distance catches my eye. The lighting was very twilight-zone-esque and I found it hard to see much -- but thought I could make out three bodies up ahead, sort of running after each other. As they got closer, I could clearly see three males, wearing what appeared to be ripped and bloodied t-shirts, with powdery white faces, blackened eyes, rotting teeth, and messy hair. Although I wasn't quite sure of what I was witnessing, a stride or two closer confirmed for me that this was indeed a zombie encounter. As "they" continued along in their hurried, limping zig-zag of a gate, I could hear them grunting and carrying on... heckling people as they went along. I was practically in stitches by the time they passed by me, and even squealed a little when the last character nearly staggered right into me. Whether this "zombie" encounter was the work of some Halloween hooligans, Cal Poly's student government, or was truly the return of the living dead... I may never know. I will say, however, that the experience reminded not to take myself so seriously. Especially in the midst of midterms, it's important to have a belly laugh or two. Even at my most frazzled, I simply can't help but feel better after a good dose of laughter, and yesterday was no exception. So to all my fellow Mustangs out there, I wish you the best of luck this week with your midterms and advise you to keep an eye out for those zombies!
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
Although there aren't many ways to detect the changing of the seasons in San Luis Obispo, you certainly know summer is coming to a close all the "WOWies" arrive. During Cal Poly's WOW, or Week of Welcome, over 4,500 new students come to SLO the week before school begins to become oriented with both the campus and the community. Hundreds of WOW groups flud downtown SLO in brightly colored attire -- becoming acquainted with new people and places, taking pictures, and just generally having fun. This year, a couple WOW groups even took a tour of the Inn and munched on some fresh baked cookies afterwards by the pool.