Random Updates on Life

It’s the last week before break and it’s about time for me to make one of my random posts about life. Since I’m fresh out of ideas at the moment and not doing anything interesting except 1) trying to learn to make chain mail and 2) writing stuff, I’ll make a list of things that are so great about home.

1) Food- It’s not that I’m starving, it’s not that I’m dying, but Eickhoff and Brower just don’t cut it. Sure, it may be my only hope of gaining some weight short of actual physical exertion (never gonna happen), but that doesn’t mean that’s enough to redeem itself in my eyes. It has been so long since I’ve had any quality fish, or meat that doesn’t put my sneakers to shame, or any real variety of vegetables. Oh, how I could go for Japanese or Italian…

2) Beds- There’s something about a mattress that isn’t just springs in a plastic bag that simply radiates comfort. I can’t quite place my finger on it, but it seems that beds at home are more comfortable… and bigger. Not to mention the fact that I sleep under virtually nothing (granted, that is my own doing). It’d also be nice if I could get on my bed without raising the dead, it wobbles to an annoying degree, even with a jury-rigged fork-made shock absorber.

3) Access to ‘Stuff’- Every now and then, I wish I had something that I would otherwise be able to pick up in a heartbeat, like tools and various other work-related supplies. Finding pliers for my chain mail was annoying enough, but I’ve also had to improvise a Phillips head screwdriver with a fork and fix a rough patch on my bed with Elmer’s glue (it was a splinter hazard, I keep the room child-safe 🙂 ).

4) 2-Ply Toilet Paper- What can I say, I room with a bunch of cheap b-… boys…

5) Classes- Or lack thereof. It is my understanding that there is a correlation between being at home and not going to classes… just a thought…

6) Laundry Room Fights to the Death- I also find that at home, I’m not trying to outwit the competition by doing my laundry at absurd hours (The best time to do it is at 7 AM, because you don’t have to beat out the insomniacs and no normal person gets up as early as I do). Home, I don’t need to divide up laundry time amongst 40 people. Hell, I don’t need to do laundry at all. 😀

7) Internet- I don’t know how the IT people haven’t been mobbed yet, but TCNJ Internet intakes air forcibly. It’s one thing if YouTube videos buffer slower than snails crawling across my screen, but it’s another if a simple webpage takes more than 5 seconds or so to load. Not to mention the sporadic Internet outages…

And thus concludes another episode of As Winston Complains.

Still quiet here.sas

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