It’s been a real busy couple of weeks so this post is gonna be a long one. Buckle up, friends.
First things first, I got my ID back! Yay! Someone had turned it into a security station at a different housing area. I didn’t know this, however and actually went to the the other housing area because they had an office that printed new IDs and I was going to get a new new one printed when the guard realized that I she had my ID!
Space! The Final Frontier
Also, my class and some of the other students in industrial design all got to go on a trip to the Kennedy Space Center! I’m not actually sure how or why this happened but whatever the case, in the wee hours of the morning a bunch of sleepy industrial design grad students hopped on a bus and rode four and a half hours to Cape Canaveral.
I gotta say though, for $50 bucks (that I didn’t have to pay, the department did) it wasn’t as spectacular as I thought it would be. I guess if I were a tiny kid who was super excited about space I would be over the moon (hehe) but as a sort of cynical grad student, I felt there were a few things they could do to improve the facilities. I say that, but I also got to see an actual space shuttle that had actually been to actual space and that was amazing. It was the Atlantis space shuttle, which was definitely the best exhibit I went to.
I also really liked the Rocket Garden but the landscape architect in me questioned the awkward positioning of a splash pad and was disappointed by the lack of benches.
Overall, it was a pretty awesome day! AND I packed enough snacks that I didn’t have to buy any food!
Log Down South
Last weekend, my best buddy forever Log (Logan) came to visit me! He couldn’t really stay in my dorm so we stayed in a hotel kinda near historic downtown. I showed him where all my classes were and we ate at many delicious places that I’d been eyeing for a while, including Sandfly Barbecue and the very fancy Planter’s Tavern. We hung out in Forsyth Park and played frisbee and watched all the dogs and then walked around downtown and looked at all the cool shops. We also ate dinner with some of my SCAD friends at Vinnie Van GoGos Pizza at City Market.
Here is a nice pic of me and Log in Forsyth Park
Other Notable Happenings
So I have to eat in the dining hall occasionally since I had to get a meal plan and I noticed a few weeks ago that they have whole veggies set out among the salad fixings. I’m talking whole peppers and zucchinis. Consequently, I haven’t had to buy vegetables in like a month. Relax, it’s not stealing. I mean if the vegetables were that important then why are the there? And who is going to eat a raw zucchini anyway? If you don’t believe me, here is some proof:
Also, it poured on Thursday. I knew that, but I rode my bike anyway. And I didn’t take an umbrella or a raincoat. I looked at the radar and it said the rain wasn’t going to stop until 11 PM. But it looked liked it was letting up so I decided to go for it. It, however, did not let up. It poured harder and I got all wet. My boots filled with water. I had to keep my head down so I didn’t get water in my contacts. I’m glad my bike ride was such a straight shot back home but its still like 15-20 minutes. At one point I passed another guy on a bike going the other way. We waved at each other and laughed which made me happy.
Shout out to my parents for preparing me for this moment, thanks to a long family bike trip in the wind and sleet.