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Sorry for my lack of Quatage updates. I have been sloppy because...

Dave and Eric came down for the weekend. They are not as pretty as my last guest, but I was glad to host them none the less! Although, I thought it was NEXT weekend that they were coming. This lead to a hilarious moment where Eric spent an hour and a half at Suminodo Station not knowing were to go. Let’s enjoy laughing at Eric. Now, let’s enjoy pointing the “you are stupid” finger at Andrew for not realizing what weekend it is or reading emails properly.

We had a lot of fun. We mostly played hours and hours of Smash Brothers. The results were typical of the way they were at college. Dave and Eric would battle it out with Dave winning. While I would try and ruin every killing blow each person worked so hard and diligently to get. When you are the weakest player there is no such thing as honor. When you are the weakest player, you aim for two things: cheap kills (roaching) and “moral victories.” I had plenty of both. But Dave managed to show that he still has “it.” But Eric gave him a serious run for his money and there were many many times when it could have went either way. Other than playing Smash Brothers until 4am nightly, we soaked up the big city. Both Dave and Eric are from out in the sticks so they were happy to be in a place with things like indoor plumbing and the wheel. We went out with my friends to the Indian curry place of love. I discovered that Indian curry, while delicious, makes me ill. Nepalese curry does the same thing. Which sucks because I am a curry fan! Anyway, it is called the Indian curry place of Love because one of Dan’s friends ate there with her boyfriend. And now they are married! She says it was all the pumpkin curry. So that is what I had. Flora did as well, announcing that she couldn’t wait to fall in love with me and Kate (that is to say Daito Kate not to be confused with the equally fall in lovable Oberlin Katie) So, it would seem that Flora will now be in love with Kate and me. Eric also had the pumpkin curry so he will be falling in love with someone or some people as well. The safest bet is we are all going to fall in love with each other with comedic hilarity ensuing!

The first night Dave, Eric, and I didn’t go down to Chris and Flora’s flat party so they TP’ed my apartment. Jerks. Today the Oberlin Trio went to the Aquarium. Dave had very little time before he had to catch his Thunderbird Express home, so we spent most of our time looking at the whale shark, because he is cool. After that Dave left and Eric came back to my room for a bit. We talked and before you know it, it was time for Eric to head for Kyoto and continue his vacation.

My apartment is quite again. But their visit made me remember how much I miss college. But I don’t really miss college so much as I miss having that collection of people that I knew at college around and easily accessible. I miss those last two years when I got to know some really amazing people. I miss having them close by. I miss college so much. This just painfully drove home the point that I miss the people I went to school with. I miss being around people that are paid to be as smart as they possibly can be. I miss a liberal campus with a good heart. I miss Oberlin. I am happy here, but my years of college were filled with so many really crappy external factors that I feel like I lost out on a lot of the “college experience.” Though I don’t know what that means exactly. I just wish I knew that Laurence lived down stairs. Fleur was one building North. Dave was one floor above. Katie lived in the sticks, but don’t worry she is always stopping bye. Rhea was constantly in Dave’s room. Eric lived in the same room forever. I could walk to see any of them whenever. And best of all we were still moving more or less together as a unit. We had common goals and experiences. We were not this fragmented jumble of pieces and parts. We shared a common area, and what better common area than Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio? I know I am just being nostalgic and forgetting about the fact that I would be doing 20+ hours a week of physics, but having Dave and Eric here just got me looking back more than I often do, and right now I miss it so much.

Well this entry started off nice and happy and ended crappy. Ohh well, deal with it. Bed time.
Mood Data: nostalgicnostalgic
Musical Data Set: Anything by the Obertones
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Date:March 6th, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC)
I can partially empathize with you. While I don't miss college because I'm still enrolled--changing your major 2x a week will do that... BUT I DIGRESS!!--I've been thinking recently about high school. And like you, it's not "school" that I miss so much, but having easy access to you, Jeff, and Mike.

If you think about it, AHS spoiled the hell out of us! We were "the good kids," nad consequently were pretty much allowed to do anything we wanted! Which translates to, any time we wanted access to any computer lab, we got it. But for us, what else did we need?

Probably my favorite times were the Friday nights when everyone would come over to my place to stay the night. Video games and pizza--along with random Jerry Springer "Too Hot For TV!" rented VHS tapes--would abound! Ahhh: Street Fighter Alpha 2, (the only SNES game w/ loading... I'm still confused) Moto Racer, (remember quickly darting our hands in to safely remove glasses?? Wah haha!) Paul Bearer's "He's GAWN!!" while you were trying desperately to fall asleep amidst Jeff's cackling, (yeah, you remember... the times where I abhorred wrestling) Jeff slapping Mike in the stomach to awaken him... crap, it didn't get much better than that!

And during our senior year it got even better. We got the new computers, and Half-Life matches were daily events. This would be where we discovered Turkey Burgers for the first time! :)

So yes, I can definitely see where you're coming from. Nostalgia is creeping in.
Date:March 8th, 2005 02:05 am (UTC)

Missing Oberlin too.

I often miss the oberlin group I fell into last year. I still live in the same town, but it isn't the same. I don't have that hilariously Intelligent group. I no longer play video games or hang out. I have filled my time with drinking, because when the people aren't as entertaining you have to make up for it some how. That kinda depresses me. Andrew You know I'd give my entire Dry Bar, to spend another semester with you guys.
Date:March 12th, 2005 09:25 am (UTC)
So much nostalgia, and a great weekend. I have returned safely to the boondocks...after finding out that overnight busses really do fill up, but singing karaoke for seven hours in the company of friends while waiting for the trains to start again is a fun way to spend the night, too.

-Eric back in the Land Before the Wheel
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