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Saturday, December 06, 2003  

Today I shopped. Yes, you can hear my joy, can you not? I spent lots of money and got stuff and felt all productive and whatnot. I also braved the protesters in front of Borders and got books. There were a lot of security people about making sure the protesters kept their distance, though, so it was OK. For some reason a figure skating team from Minnesota was taking a tour of the campus. I saw them all with their Minnesota Figure Skating Club jackets in the diag. Inexplicable.

Also inexplicable was the large group of people wearing business suits with blindfolds over their eyes. They had their hands on each others shoulders, and were being led around campus by a couple other people in suits. I had no idea what was going on. It looked like an initation of some sort, but it wasn't for a frat or sorority, since both genders were represented. It looked like a business school initiation, but I am skeptical of the existence of such a thing.

Anyways. Last night.

Around 6ish I headed out to the gallery opening at the WORK gallery with Helena and some other kids (Meredith, Heather--a different Heather, Kevin--a different Kevin, Zach, and Megan). The new Kevin doesn't go to UMich, he goes to some school that specially trains engineers for Ford. Insanity. Meredith is 21 and bonded with me over roommate stories, since her roommate is a nutter as well. But at least they share an entire apartment, as opposed to only one room.

The gallery had some good stuff in it, like a giant flower thing made out of plastic spoons, and some really cool-looking chairs that must have been a project for some industrial design class or other. It also had some very, very bad things, like a couple of sculptures made out of doll parts and a cloth doll with a guitar that was literally taken right off of a Korn CD cover. My fruit-covered-in-candy-wrappers thing was in it, so hurray for getting into a gallery and all that. It had its own little podium all to itself. Helena's GWBush sculpture was in the show too, as was a sculpture by Meredith that looked a lot like a Henry Moore creation.

The entire downstairs bit of the gallery was taken over by an 'eco art sculptures' exhibition, sort of existing within the rest of the 3D exhibition. The whole thing was masterminded by, surprise surprise, Mr. Joe Trumpey, the biological illustrator I tracked down like mad and will be learning from next semester. Some of it was stupidly angsty (a giant metal mesh cube filled with garbage), but some of it was cool. One kid had done a whole bunch of incredible little pen and ink biological illustrations of closeup plants and critters that he arranged according to where you would find them (branches on the ceiling, bugs and feathers hanging so they were in the middle, worms and fallen leaves on the floor).

After we had had enough of the opening we all went to Cosi for dinner. I have decided that Cosi bread is one of the best kinds of bread in the history of bread. Then we had Stucci's ice cream, because we felt like it. I had pepperminty goodness. It was pretty delicious, but it can hardly compare to Richardson's.

Then Helena and I went to her room in Markley and chatted until her roommate kicked us out. We went and mucked about outside in front of Mojo. There is a bridge in front of the Jo door, and we went under that and explored around. It's a neat space.

After a while (it was around 11ish) she went back to Markley and I went in. My roommate had gotten roaringly drunk with her friend Adam, and was stumbling around the hall with a dress on over jeans. She was going on and on about her dress. Everyone on the hall felt really bad, because she was plainly quite happy about it, but the dress had the waist right under her chest and it really, really, really made her look like she was pregnant. No one said anything, because a) no one wanted to bring her down from her drug-induced joy and b) it was damn funny.

Elisa's boyfriend, Derrick, is the lead singer and guitarist for a band called The Jaded Reason. The frats Alpha Delta Pi and Psi Upsilon were having a Battle of the Bands for some charitable purpose or other, which The Jaded Reason was participating in. So we decided to go see it, 'we' being me, Sara, Amanda, Beth, Katy, some girl named Ashley, Kevin, and Tom. Elisa wasn't with us because she was with the band, so we met up with her once the band got there. We ended up meeting up with Adam (a different Adam than the one with Brynn), Alex, and some other fellows I did not know there. Oh, and I met up with Dave, but he didn't know any of my hallmates, so he was rude and only said hi to me. Sigh. Guys.

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We had a heck of a time getting there, because we knew the general area it was in, but we had no idea where it was exactly. So we were wandering around the streets, peering at house numbers and trying to figure out which direction to go in. Eventually we sighted some people who looked like they knew where they were going, so we followed them and managed to get there.

A momentary intermission here. What is up with all the repeated names? I now know two different Heathers, two different Kevins, three different Sarahs, and three different Adams. HI MICHIGAN USE SOME DIFFERENT NAMES EVERY SO OFTEN.

Right-o. So we were at Psi U. A frat. I am not a fan of frats, at all, but this was actually pretty fun because people were drinking, of course, but they wouldn't let you bring the beer down past the second level, and all the bands were playing on the first level, so there were no people stumbling around and spilling beer everywhere. I, of course, was not drinking at all, but it wasn't odd-feeling, because no one else was either on the entire first floor. It was a really pretty building, with all these old, decoratively molded ceilings and whatnot. Very unfratlike. There were a lot of people there but it wasn't overly crowded. So it was a much better time than frats generally are.

The Jaded Reason was really quite good. Derrick's voice reminds me quite forcibly of Incubus, but their music is a lot more 'rock' than that. They were on for a while, and the crowd reacted quite well to them. He sang a song to Elisa that made everyone go 'aaaawwww'. It was very cute. They're a hilarious couple, since she's tiny, and he's huge.

I've no idea who won the Band Battle, because we left after The Jaded Reason played, and I think there was still one band left to play. At that point it was around 1, 1:30 am. The boys were hungry, so we all went to Panchero's and had Mexican food and gave blessings to restaurants that stay open late. We ended up sitting there for quite a bit chatting, and then we headed back to the dorms, and got there around 2:30ish.

Yup. That was my night. Very long and very full but very fun.

OK, I do believe it is now time for me to put away this gloriously clean laundry and then work on my projects. Which I am not going to finish on time. *sniffle*

Quote of the evening comes from Loud Sarah, talking to Jen at dinner tonight: "I can't believe you're married. I just can't believe it. That's like me saying I have a third boob. Marriage is like a third boob."

7:26 PM

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