Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Tomorrow is Christmas, one of the most important holidays. This is just in case you forget etc.

Some people have contacted me about the lack of updates. Ryan Whiteis said that, while he loves staring at Patrick Gilbert, it gets old after awhile. This lack of updates is due to the lack of school and surplus of Lego. Speaking of Lego, if you have any Lego from you childhood that you don't want, you should give them to me/sell them to me. Lego is what runs SMCMLOLBLOG.

There exists a young man, Christopher James Henry, who lives in Dorchester and saw the ads for SMCMLOLBLOG one of my readers put up. He friended me on facebook recently, his reasoning being that he enjoyed the blog, and he liked my Christmas sweater. I was very flattered.

I saw someone from SMCM at Barnes and Nobles the other day. This person is a secret! Can you guess who?

Before leaving SMCM I spent the rest of my flex at the vending machine. I bought all the Cheeze-Itz, and a bunch of pretzels. salt salt salt!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Midnight Breakfast and Patrick Gilbert

I wanted to make a post about Midnight Breakfast and about my encounter with Patrick Gilbert, but it seemed obnoxious to make two posts within the same hour. Also highly unprofessional?

Regardless I went to midnight breakfast and it was pretty delicious. They were making fried oreos. The thought of fried oreos makes me want to vomit. The whole trend of frying foods really makes me uneasy. French fries are okay, but anything else is just ughhhhhh kinda disgusting. But I thought it was very cute how they had red and green fried oreoes. I opted to get a bagel and tater tots. I also ate a bagel for breakfast earlier today.

Also, I saw Patrick Gilbert there. Patrick and I know each other, but we didn't know that each other knew each other. What I'm saying is that we each believed that the other person was unaware of our own existance, when in fact we both knew of each other. I recognized him from my Legacy class, and he has a really great voice, and he is fun to Facestalk. Regardless, he told me that he spent an hour and a half at work reading SMCM LOL BLOG instead of working, and that he laughed a lot and enjoyed it. I was pretty happy, and I am blogging about this to brag etc., and show the great love for SMCM LOL BLOG.

Also the Dean was there and she said hello to me. At the recent SGA meeting, Andrew Bounds told me that she had accidentally wished him a happy birthday instead of myself. Personally, I think that we do look somewhat similar; large guys with short blondish hair, so I think it's a fairly reasonable mistake. But, I was happy to see that she totally recognized me now.

The photo of course is of Patrick Gilbert looking fabulous.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Lack of Updates

You may have noticed a lack of updates here at SMCM LOL BLOG. This is due to finals and several emails I have received.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I got mentioned in The Point News!

Okay Kinda mentioned. My good friend Michelle Ladas wrote an article about the lice outbreak from a few weeks ago, and how to protect yourself. I liked the article because I recognized all the people that were interviewed.

I especially liked it because of what Brian Van Parys said: "I saw some of the PG RA's wearing swim caps and gloves during checkout".

That was me, protecting myself from lice with a swim cap. It's really the only protection from lice. So, I was excited. The last time I was in The Point News they used a really ugly photo of me, so right now my grudge has been lessened, but it is still there. Never forget.

Also the article gave further proof that Anna Kasicky's mom is insane. When I met Anna's mom during my first Reading Days, she took Anna, Ryan Whiteis, and myself out to dinner. She accused me of various illicit activities, which I did not appreciate, especially when Ryan was there, and he actually does such things. Regardless, I still love Anna's mom.

Overall a pretty excellent article! I think it's like on Page 3 or 5?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

World Carnival Band

Nora Olney sent out the World Carnival band survey this morning. Here are your options:
-Cobra Starship
-Broken Social Scene
-The Academy Is
-Bloc Party
-Carbon Leaf
-Better than Ezra
-Phantom Planet
-Rogue Wave

I put them in the order of what I would like to see (Cobra Starship makes me swoon/swoons me). I haven't heard of any of the bands past Carbon Leaf. I am pretty excited to see who performs. Make sure you vote for your favorite! Click here to vote

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

SGA Meeting 12/9

SGA Meeting!

Today is my Birthday!

8:10 - I was late but the meeting started right as I arrived. They have cheese and crackers and drinks and Rocher candies. I fucking love Rocher. And Cheese. Senator Van Parys and I love cheese.

8:12 - I walked in from peeing during roll call, they called my name, and then I grabbed three Rocher candies and people laughed

8:14 - Sociology Club. They are splitting from the Anthropology club. It's all very weird but whatever I don't care. I wish them the best of luck.

8:18 - We just voted a ginger for something. I don't know what but we just voted in favor of a ginger. I am considering resigning

8:20 - Kait Hines is wearing a hat. It reminds me of those Cuban Communist hats, but it has a different design for the fabric. Either way, I usually don't like these hats, but I think it looks nice on her.

8:21 - Larry Vote is here. At least I think it is him, I'm not all that sure. He is talking a lot. I have no idea what is going on. Okay he is talking about 83 objectives and milestones that the college is trying to accomplish. One of them was having 35 students go into MAT. I want to go into MAT, so I am glad they are more or less accepting everyone.

8:25 - Jeremy Pevner and Sunny Schnitzer are sitting in front of me. Sunny is the President of the SGA, she is a cutie. They usually sit on the other side. This is exciting!

8:31 - Larry Vote is still talking. Iben Ricket asked a question. She is wearing this sweet blue blazer. It's like...darker than robin's egg, but not too dark. A very bright color, good for Spring. He is answering her question but I don't really get it.

8:43 - It's really hard to pay attention sometimes, but overall SMCM seems to be accomplishing its goals.

8:45 - The SGA just sang me, Ken Benjes, Happy Birthday. This is incredibly exciting.

8:48 - Sunny is motivating the SGA to make the meetings more interesting. Woo!

8:53 - I am very sleepy :[

8:57 - Jeremy is talking about stuff he talked about tuition increases. They passed, so tuition will increase. Jeremy voted against them, but he was the only one which is kinda lame, but expected. River Center is now the James P. Muldoon River Center. Muldoon is a kickass name, because it reminds me of Mt. Doon/Doom from Lord of the Rings.

9:04 - O god I just dropped the Lego Poinsettia that I made. It made a noise, but not too loud. I miss it :[

9:06 - The MHEC Representative (she talks about stuff about school or something) is saying the same things that she said at the Sunday Meeting. This is really boring.

9:08 - We are congratulating Kait Hines on being a cool webmaster, I loves her.

9:11 - Oh my god Iben Ricket just mentioned me for researching frisbees to give out at SGA events. I feel very honored

9:23 - Sunny just told Senator Van Parys and I that we won festive attire!

9:24 - Meeting adjourned

My Birthday

Today is my 20th Birthday. Myself being Tom Seahawk (I guess most people know who writes this blog, but just in case).

The image is the gift Bryan Miller and Ben Casto gave me. I love Lego and they gave me a wonderful gift. Speaking of Lego, anyone reading this should give me their old Lego instead of donating it to poor kids.

I am happy but also sad to no longer be a teenager. Lots of people wrote on my facebook wall that I was now old, which makes me feel okay about the fact that I am balding. Because, being young and balding is depressing (personally I think it's awesome), but if I am old then it's okay.

I am sorry to interrupt your usual SMCM LOL BLOG experience for this more livejournal-esque personal post. So here is a sneak peak of what is to come:
-Mystery Buildling
-SGA meeting 12/9
-Tuition increase
-New feature: Room of the week
-Advertising SMCM LOL BLOG in Dorchester
-Apologizing for eating Jake's mac and cheese and not washing his dishes
-Decorated Hallway

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Cult of the Chicken Patty

Today was Chicken Patty Day.

Today was the day I got the last chicken patty.

Today was the day I became a man.

I was in line for chicken patties like everyone else. There was one man ahead of me, and three left. The douche took two. Who takes two when there are only three left! Regardless, I got my chicken patty, and then the cook gave us the news: it was the last chicken patty.

On my plate....was the very last chicken patty.

Granted, there will be more in future days, but for today I got the last chicken patty.

It was a breathtaking experience.

Daily Grind Shortages

There is a food shortage at the Grind. There is no easy mac, all of the cookies and crackers and goldfish are gone, and it is very depressing. Everyone has decided to start living in the library and travel to the Grind every few hours for energy. This is depressing because I wanted easy mac but they had none. Luckily, Ben Casto went in the back for me and got some. We had to buy some because we may or may not have eaten four packets of Jake Wines' easy mac on Saturday.

Sorry Jake.

Also at the end of this post is a video advertisement. I don't know what it will be about, but it should be exciting.

Edit: For me the video is of Chris Prillo. I forgot all about this guy, but like eight years ago he had a show on the television where he talked about nerdy computer stuff and helping people with their computer problems.

Edit 2: Another video was two dads talking about head lice. One of them mentioned putting condoms on the heads of children. I fully support this idea.

Also click on the image for a disgustingly hi-res photo of easy mac courtesy wikipedia.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

River Center Dedication

I meant to go to the River Center Dedication at 2:30 and take photos but I wasn't fully awake yet and I kinda forgot to go. :[

But I do have good news! Tuition increase next year!


Friday, December 5, 2008

Pancake Dinner

Today Habitat for Humanity is hosting a pancake dinner at the Trinity Parish Hall. Admission is $5 and it runs from 5 to 7.

I signed up to help serve, it should be pretty fun. I don't really like pancakes though, except for chocolate chip pancakes.

But you should go and support making houses for people that don't have houses.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Super High Me

Demonstration Against Tuition Increases

There's a facebook event that went up a few days ago with students planning to demonstrate at the next Board of Trustees meeting over tuition increases. I'm really excited that people are aware of this, and it shows that Jeremy Pevner has done a really good job of informing the student body of important issues.

I like that the event organizers want it to be a somewhat restrained, peaceful, and quiet demonstration. Aaron French responded that he wants to open up the discussion to the possibility of a more boisterous demonstration, but I feel that in this sort of situation it isn't as necessary, and could be detrimental. The Board of Trustees is not our enemy, so I think a more respectful demonstration is the appropriate form of action.

That said, it's also important to note that increasing tuition is a result, to a fair extent, of decreasing budgets, and not just increasing expenditures. I wrote this on the wall and I hope that I am not talking out of my ass, because then I would look really stupid.

The event is set for Saturday December 6th at 10AM in the Campus Center parking lot.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

SGA Meeting 12/2

8:05 - Meeting Started

8:08 - Joanne Goldwater is here! She is giving us a summary of the BASE conversations that ResLife did. There was really good participation in the BASE conversations except for Calvert, which had like 32% participation. JAG is really good at making powerpoints.

8:16 - Brian Caffey is helping me with my Chinese homework :3

8:29 - Brian is now doing my homework for me. 她做我的功课。

8:39 - We are talking about smoking on campus. Whenever someone says "smokers" I think of the bad guys from Water World. I'm sorry, but I fucking loved Water World. It's one of my favorite movies. Someone brought up the idea of gazebos for the smokers.

GAZEBOS!!! I've been saying this for months. Prince George is totally getting a gazebo, it must happen. I love gazebos and the Amish that make them.

8:52 - JAG just mentioned "The Royal We". It reminded Senator Van Parys and I of The Big Lebowski.

8:56 - JAG refrenced Animal House

8:57 - St. Mary's Horror club thing. They want to watch horror movies and discuss horror movies and such. I don't like horror movies because they are scary. Hitchcock films are cool because they're thrillers as opposed to violent porn. I really loved Rear Window. It's the one where the guy is stuck in a wheelchair and starts spying on his neighbors. Lots of TV shows to homages to it. This guy is talking a lot and I am not really paying attention, but I do like the fact that he want to analyze and look at the films from an educational standpoint, rather than just watching horror films. It passed wooooo!

9:06 - Alabaster Women. It's a group about dancing for Jesus. I don't get it but I love dancing. It passed!

9:24 - Going over budget stuff. SMUT got money yay. I think we are planning to go to a tournament all spring break. Exciting!

9:44 - Jeremy Pevner tearjerker moment. He is talking about all the responses he got concerning tuition increases, and it sounds very depressing. Apparently he got over 100 emails. I hope he does well at the Board of Trustees meeting. Good luck Jeremy! Oooo he just revealed that he is going to vote against Tuition increases, exciting! I am sure that he will be able to make his case and show the rest of the Board that it is an issue, and that something has to be done about rising tuition costs.

10:14 - Meeting over!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Thanksgiving Break is now, I don't intend to update until it's over

Also I got checked for lice, and I dot not have lice. Woooo

Monday, November 24, 2008

Head Lice: Reloaded

Head Lice continue to plague our fair campus

Two days after the original email, another was sent out. Everyone should vacuum their rooms a lot. Also don't fumigate your rooms. I don't know how you would fumigate your room but don't do it.

From what I have heard, the outbreak started in Queen Anne. So don't try to get with any QA girls because they may have headlice and condoms don't protect against headlice.

Everyone please stay safe and remember that headlice are terrorism and that we don't negotiate with terrorists.

I am getting checked for headlice tomorrow at 9:30AM. I think it is worth waking up early to make sure that I am not infected with terrorism. Also if I do have headlice I will resign from my Senatorial post.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Head Lice

Head lice are invading St. Marys!

Earlier this evening the campus community received an email from Joanne Goldwater stating that there has been an outbreak of...head lice.

Ladies and gentlemen, we need to protect ourselves. Next time you think about hooking up with that dashing young St. Mary's student, think to yourself, could he/she have head lice? You see, head lice are often spread through pillows, and people that are hooking up often share pillows. Head lice are essentially STDs, except that a condom won't protect you.

What you should do it have your partner sit in front of you, and then begin examining their head for lice. If they question you, merely tell them that it is an ancient Chinese form of head massage, used by Confucius. They will believe you, and you can protect yourself from lice. If they do in fact have lice, proceed to shave off all of their hair so that the lice have no wear to live.

Folks, head lice are terrorism, and we need to stop terrorism. When I ran for Prince George Senator, I promised to stop terrorism. And head lice are just another example of terrorism that I will personally destroy.

That said, I am going to the health center tomorrow to get checked for lice. Wish me luck.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Overheard @ St. Marys

Like most colleges, SMCM has its own overheard website.

But it hasn't updated in half a year, which is somewhat depressing. I recently overheard Iben Ricket saying she was going to update the site over Winter Break, which would be exciting. Hopefully this will happen.

An excellent entry:
Near the Crescents, after leave an exam, a person makes a phone call.

"Hey Dad... yeah, I need the for your famous margaritas..."

I really like this one, it's just very cute and I love the relationship between the parent and child. It really makes me smile.


Dear Readers,

I, Senator Benjes, am looking for staff for the only blog about St. Mary's (that isn't horrible)

I'm mostly looking for photographers. I don't own a camera because I lost it at Colleen Vaughan's house over the summer. I recently realized that including photos makes everything much nicer.

But writers are cool too. Or just ideas about what to write about.

If interested please email this application to

Do you go to SMCM?:
Have we ever met?:

Okay that is all. Good luck.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Raccoon Alert

Today I was walking out of the Daily Grind and looked to my right and saw...


It was so goddam cute, I love raccoons! it kept getting closer and I kept backing up because raccoons are cute but scary due to rabies. Then after awhile it stood up on its hind legs and waved to me. I was so happy.

In conclusion,
Raccoons :3

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Got a box of like 200 condoms to give out. They are Trojan for her pleasure. I have found that unlike Lifestyles these don't suck. I have already given out most of them, people seem excited about condoms. It's part of the Great American Condom Campaign. They give out one million condoms every year. Exciting!

SGA Meeting 11/18


8:05 - Oh snap we are starting early tonight! I am in fact present for tonight's meeting, much like the other meetings.

8:08 - Oooo Mary Walters is here to talk about the English Club. She is so nice! Mary is trying to resurrect the English club, exciting!

8:09 - Student Investment Group Amendment. They are debating it. I don't really follow because I stopped caring about the SIG after I found out it was about investing. Lamesauce.

8:17 - Oh goodness we all started clapping and I am not sure why. I think Jeremy Pevner thanked Nathan for all his hard work, and then Jesse did the same thing. How cute :]

8:18 - Officer reports, goodness the meeting is almost over already!

8:22 - Matt Fafoutis told us all to be thankful. Senator Van Parys and I hugged each other. It was cute. :]

8:52 - Meeting Adjourned


Registration Extension

Oh goodness St. Mary's, not enough classes for the First Years :[

So registration has been extended, and more 100 and 200 level classes are being added. If I was a first year and couldn't even register for 12 credits I would probably be going crazy. Personally I wish they just left online registration open for a month or two because it's nice having the option of going back and changing classes around.

I wonder if the issue is too many First Years. The triple of lax bros next door were sad over their lack of being able to get into classes. I was thinking about consoling them, but then I decided to play Mario Kart instead.

Mario Kart :3

I still need to try switching from Frisbee Golf to Lifeguarding, because I got an error last time.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Integrated Pest Management

Just got an email about an Integrated Pest Management Meeting, Wednesday at 2:45 on the Campus Center Lawn. This sounds really exciting but I can't go due to class.

In the email they mention two animals that they are going to introduce: Purple Marten, and Bat houses.

I emailed Kevin Mercer about Purple Martens, because I had no idea what they were. According to him they are "a type of bird that eats lot of (pest) bugs that could cause damage to our landscape on campus". He didn't even tell me what they look like! So I decided to google image the bird. Apparently they are purple in the sense that a Raven is purple, that you have to look at like ten of them to see one that is actually purple.
It's kinda cute I guess.

Okay but more importantly, BAT HOUSES. Why do they think this is a good idea? It's common knowledge that Bats are vampires and will turn people into vampires. And Wesley Snipes is out in California, so I don't know how Blade is going to save us from vampires. We already had several zombies infestations on this campus, and I believe that an outbreak of vampirism would decimate the campus.

And it's going to be multiple bat houses, which means multiple rival vampire clans, who will fight each other on campus. This is bad because it will be like having gang fights and terf wars, except that the gangs will be vampires and it will be at night when we are sleeping.

In conclusion, I intend to protest this whole bat house thing. And with the protest rules being revoked, I can do it without filling out paperwork woo!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

More Dance Show and Dance Party

I ended up going to see the Dance Show again Friday night because my friend had an extra ticket. I think my favorites were before and after the intermission, with "Question" choreographed by Catherine Meringolo, and Marshall Betz's "Boys vs. Girls". Question was the dance with all the street clothes dancers, and the song contained a lot of real world noises. The song itself was very experimental and I was excited to see it in a dance performance. Boys vs. Girls was a fun and upbeat pairs dance, the kind of dance everyone can appreciate and get into. Overall I was really impressed with the Dance Show as a whole.

After Saturday's show the Dance Club hosted a dance party in DPC. I went over with some friends around 10:30 and no one was there. We danced for one song and then ran away until 11 or so when people actually showed up. I think it was pretty fun, but I wasn't a big fan of the music. I don't think there was enough variety, and far too few of those songs that everyone recognizes. I still really enjoyed it though.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Dance Show

I went to the Dance Show last night, and it was spectacular.

I don't really have much to say about it, but I would recommend everyone go see it if possible. Definitely one of the highlights of the semester.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

SGA Committees

I met with my two SGA committees recently, Publicity and Grounds.

Grounds is headed by Nathan Bossie. I like him because he always looks like he is about to laugh when he talks. Nathan is a pretty great guy, even if he seems to be a bit obsessed with SGA. We're planning to walk around with Administrators and survey the entire campus. Should be fun and awkward.

Publicity is run by Iben Ricket. I enjoyed this meeting more as I was offered alcohol, as opposed to the cake at the Ground meeting, but being a Premiere Student Leader I did not accept. Our big thing was planning the boards that are around the Campus Center (including the new one underneath the Library Arch), and figuring out what to give away. In the past SGA has given out coozies and cups, but we are looking to expand, possibly into discs.

Woo exciting!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

SGA Meeting 11/11

SGA Meeting wooo! Today is Sunny's birthday, and she is our President. I made her several cards!

8:09 - Meeting started

8:17 - SOAN club is trying to break up, as in they want a separate Anthropology club. Pevner is drilling them and I am glad because they did not think this whole thing through very well. They want to have Anthro club and SOAN, instead of trying to have anthro and sociology. They really need all the club leaders here to decide what happens when they split. Either way it's pretty annoying and boring.

8:32 - Okay now we are debating anonymous vs. transparent voting. I like the debate but it's also Sunny's 21st and she needs to go have her first shot at the Door.

8:37 - Anthropology is now a club!

8:38 - Judo club! This kid is really awkward and nervous, I feel awkward for him. I think they are requesting too much money but I don't really know. Okay it passed!!! woooooo

8:49 - Just passed a resolution to thank Rescue Squads and Public Safety. Woo.

8:59 - Chris Rodkey is bringing up a bill to make a print computer in the Library. You can only use the computer for a few minutes and it's really just to print out stuff. Cool idea. It just passed.

9:08 - I think Jeremy Pevner just hurt himself. I looked over and he was making pain faces. I feel sorry for him :[

9:13 - Things are wrappin up, almost over. Soon we will have a cake for Sunny!

9:25 - We motioned to sing happy birthday

Ghost Ride Guam

I found this video on youtube a year ago. It's about two years old. It's some guys ghost Guam

Pure Beauty

I remember as a Freshman walking outside of Prince George and seeing Tyler Aldrich and some others ghost riding his truck.

I should hope the ghost ride never dies

Edit: Holy shit I just realized Tom King was in this. Tom King was one of the owners of Maggie 8 last year. I have mixed feelings on Maggie 8, but it was always full of drinks so that is a positive I guess.

Mr. Dave Harris

I just got two calls to my room phone asking for "Mr. Dave Harris" (or maybe Paris?)

The first time I said wrong number, and the guy on the line said "thanks". Who says thanks after dialing the wrong number?

Then someone else called and I just said no and hung up.

My extension is x4506 so if you are trying to call Dave please stop calling me.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

MACUHO Conference

MACUHO is an acronym for something that has to do with Residence Life programs in the area. I went to Penn State with Krystal Dains, Julia Shatto, Terri Matthews, and Katie Schultz. It was fairly exciting because we all got 44$ to spend on food. Highlights include:

Seeing a Wendy's Sign "Wow this chicken sandwich are full of taste"

And discovering how horrible Pennsylvannia is. But Penn State is pretty wonderful.

So it was a conference full of RAs from nearby colleges. I missed SMCM :[

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Circle K Meeting

I went to another Circle K meeting. This time I brought 5$ for dues, which gets you a shirt. So if you are looking for yet another SMCM shirt which you will undoubtedly donate to the local Goodwill upon graduation, look no further.

It quickly became obvious to me why Circle K won club of the month; they are incredibly organized and balance a half dozen service projects every month. Kelli Hill and the rest of the officers put in a ridiculous amount of work. They do a lot of volunteering with local kids, generally middle schoolers. It's definitely the feel good club of the year.

We had been collecting money for Unicef, and raised 92.56$ wooo!

They need like 10 more people to bring 5$ for a shirt and membership to become a legit club (as in recognized by Kiwanis International) so I would really recommend joining.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Zombie Walk

Tonight there was an SMCM zombie walk, the first! It was pretty exciting and scary. They dorm stormed Prince George and it was pretty spectacular. I was on RA duty and I decided to go on rounds running away from the zombies.

It was pretty scary and fun. Definitely best zombies I've ever seen.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Last night I gave a presentation on Zombie Preparedness. It was my RA Programming for the month of October. It was pretty awesome and thirty people showed up. I was really surprised because I forgot to put the time on the fliers that I put up. I think the key to having a good Program is giving out food, or having a topic that is funny/interesting that the students will genuinely enjoy.

Um and I might put up the pictures later either in this post or another.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

An Apology

I would like to apologize to Jeremy Pevner. It has come to my attention that people actually read this blog, and I've said a lot of mean things about him, and that he is aware of this.

Jeremy is easily one of the hardest working students on campus. I don't know how he was time to put so much effort into the school and its future, while being RHC of WC and attending class. It's just ridiculous. He knows about everything going on at SMCM and can really give you an excellent summary of any campus issue.

And even though he talks a lot during SGA meeting and has an opinion on everything, I think it would really be a major loss if he wasn't around. I know that personally Jeremy has been of help to me in various ways, and the 09-10 school year is going to be a lot different without him around.

In conclusion, Jeremy I honestly am sorry for saying those things because you of all people don't deserve it.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

SGA Meeting 10/28


8:08 - Roll call. Lots of people are here it is somewhat exciting.

Okay so that Avi girl's name is Avideh Mayville. I really like her name, it's new and interesting sounding.

8:10 - Kevin Baier is taking photos. It sounds like a press conference as a result due to the clicking. We forced him to take a picture of Senator Van Parys and myself. I hope it goes on facebook.

8:11 - O shit the Glenndenning Hall is getting delayed. The furniture sucks and therefore it won't be open yet. P.S. I don't know how to spell Glenndenning.

8:12 - Mark Heidrich is still talking, he is the guy that mentioned the building delay. He is the Assistant VP for Acadmeic Administration. He seems nice. I like his style of dress.

8:15 - I just fucking heard wind chimes. Where are the goddam wind chimes. I think it was Fafoutis's phone. What a douche.

j/k I love Fafoutis :]

8:26 - Mark Heindrich is still talking and Kevin Baier is taking an excessive amount of photos of him. It's really obnoxious. It's probably for his own personal collection.

8:27 - Rubik's Cube club. If this passes I will resign and move to Canada. Senator Campbell is shitting all over Robyn, it's amazing.

Oh my fucking god why is Jeremy Pevner supporting this. We have a fucking puzzle club. Rubik's cubes are puzzles. I don't see the fucking issue.

Oh god more people are supporting this. Fuck the SGA.

Kevin Baier get back to taking photos and stop supporting this club.

It just passed :[

8:49 - We are discussing professor critiques and how to get students to do them. I brought up the UMD method which I think is pretty rad. It was actually a really solid discussion.

8:56 - Ooo I just realized Iben Ricket isn't here. She invited me to join Publicity Board, I am pretty stoked.

9:12 - Jeremy Pevner has been talking for at least 11 minutes now.

9:34 - I brought up the fact that our ping pong table is currently in half.

9:39 - I asked Brian Caffey "Can I have a piece of food?" He then gave me some skittles. :]

9:44 - Meeting adjourned

It's really cold out

Has anyone else noticed that it is really fucking cold outside? Because it is. Like 50's all the time.

Shit sux

Monday, October 27, 2008

Class of 2011 Meeting

I went to the Class of 2011 Meeting that was held tonight. Apparently I am the first person to ever attend one of their meetings. This is kinda depressing really. The meeting was about 10 minutes and they kept asking me questions about my opinions on what they were doing. It was creepy at first, but I can see where they were coming from and it was just cute after awhile :3

Also I somewhat feel bad that I have a 2010 shirt but not the 2011 shirt. Also 2009 shirt sucks. I hope that 2012 makes an awesome shirt.

Speaking of shirts, the week of November 15thish I think they are planning to be selling shirts in the campus center, and then have a "wear you shirt" day. Exciting stuff!

So, if you aren't busy you should go to one of their meetings so that they are less depressed. It's every few Mondays at 8.

5-Year Strategic Plan

I submitted feedback for the 5-Year Strategic Plan. I mostly said that a bunch of the ideas would lead to more yuppies and therefore it was bad. Here is the Plan if you want to read it

Strategic Plan Priorities Related to Mission Goals

Draft of January 30, 2008

Academic Excellence

At the core of the College’s identity is its commitment to providing academic excellence in the education of an undergraduate student population. As our mission states, we achieve this excellence through strong interactions between faculty, staff and students, small classes, experiential learning, and close student-faculty collaborations. Hence, of highest priority for our strategic planning are all issues related to the new core curriculum and mentoring that enhance teaching and learning activities. Accordingly, strategic planning must prioritize the allocation of funds in areas most critical to the College’s core mission.


Support all components of the new core curriculum.

Identify and address needs within academic programs for additional faculty and staff

Identify and address needs within academic programs for additional equipment and other material resources

Support student and faculty research activities.

Optimize management of programs of international education

Variety of Educational, Cultural, and Recreational Experiences

Educational programs and activities outside of the regular academic curriculum enrich the learning experiences of students and can provide services that respond to the needs of the community outside of the college. SMCM provides a considerable number of educational opportunities outside of, yet related to, its regular academic curriculum. These include international education, community service, internships, continuing education, partnership programs, and the Center for the Study of Democracy. The related educational programs and activities that are offered by SMCM respond to institutional and/or community needs, are consistent with the mission and goals of the College, and through partnership programs enrich the curriculum by providing learning experiences not otherwise available at a small liberal arts college


Provide access to opportunities on and off campus to engage students, faculty, and staff in a broad range of cultural and educational experiences

Support recreational and athletic opportunities

[Revision Coming] Intentionally create an environment both in and out of the classroom where students learn and use their knowledge and expertise

Global Engagement

The College is committed to expanding our community’s global engagement. With increasingly interconnected economies, communications, knowledge, technology, and environmental systems across the globe, a college dedicated to the liberal arts has a responsibility to provide deep and meaningful opportunities for its members to prepare to participate in the global community and to develop the disposition to do so. We believe that the study of the liberal arts cannot occur in a vacuum and so seek to both promote wide and equitable participation in study abroad experiences, and to bring the world to the campus by encouraging international students and scholars to come to St.Mary’s.

At the same time, we believe that our connection to the physical world must be grounded in a commitment to environmental stewardship, which involves recognizing and acting on the knowledge that our everyday consumption of resources and interactions with the globe affect not only our immediate environment but that of the planet as a whole. As an institution, our practices and operations must be consonant with these values and our educational endeavors must foster students’ abilities to live in the world in sustainable ways.


Ensure individual needs and circumstances of all students are met so they can fulfill the core curriculum goals related to experiencing the liberal arts in the world

Increase global awareness by providing diverse campus-based experiences that bring the world to our community.

Be a model green campus that promotes sustainability.

Student-Faculty Interactions

As an institution we are committed to strengthening student-faculty interactions through smaller class sizes and through close collaborations between students and other students, between students and faculty, between students and professional staff. Demands such as participation in athletics, peer advising and mentoring, effective classroom work and out-of-classroom study and preparation, committee work, supporting campus activities such as Nitze talks, and other campus commitments are an increasing drain on the time of students, staff and faculty. In this context where every person amongst students, faculty, and staff has an increasing roster of responsibilities, the time required for close collaborations is condensed into fewer and fewer hours each week.

The new core curriculum offers both danger and opportunity. The danger is that as faculty re-train themselves to think more creatively about class design, including design of first year seminars, their days become so full that interaction with students on a one-to-one basis becomes compressed into fewer hours. The core curriculum’s addition of a component requiring students to use their knowledge in practical ways off campus, which will likely result in increased numbers of students completing independent studies and internships may further strain our ability to foster close collaboration even while the requirement mandates such connections. Faculty are growing so busy that adding another independent study student to their load may become the proverbial straw that breaks the camel's back. In such a context, many may feel that they cannot take the time to go to a student athletic event or to participate in a student-staff-faculty event. The opportunities offered by the core curriculum, however, are great. First year seminars introduce beginning students to professors in a very small class context, fostering their willingness and ability to communicate one-on-one with their professors. Broader connections across the curriculum will encourage more team-teaching across disciplines, and students may be inspired to work more closely with faculty in all areas creating their own cross-disciplinary studies.


Foster meaningful student/faculty interaction

Accessibility, Affordability, and Diversity

As an institution we are committed to enhancing accessibility, affordability, and diversity among our entire campus community. Accessibility and affordability are pre-requisites to a diverse campus. Every member of the faculty, staff, and student bodies plays a role in making progress towards a more diverse and representative campus population. In order to maintain a diverse campus, our climate on campus must welcome and support diverse populations that vary in politics, ethnicity, race, and philosophy. Supporting the needs of diverse populations may require further education: education of staff and faculty – for example, in supporting the needs of young parents – and education of students – for example, in engaging in the ideals of community respect and inclusiveness.


Enhance accessibility, affordability and diversity

Develop new revenue sources that are both consistent with the college mission and will help achieve institutional goals.

Provide professional development to faculty and staff that supports the needs of a diverse student population.

Intentionally develop and promote a campus climate through programs and initiatives designed to not only attract and retain a diverse group of faculty and staff, but also to support, appreciate and celebrate diversity, in all its forms.

Community Built on Respect

At St. Mary’s College, we believe that a cohesive community should share a sense of mission and a commitment to strive toward common goals. Individuals within such a community should embrace the mission, and at the same time appreciate and respect each others’ differences. The recent growth of the College has increased stress and reduced the opportunities for communication across campus. At the same time, financial constraints have limited our ability to adequately recognize everyone’s contributions. This lack of cohesion is unhealthy and inefficient. Valuing the dignity of everyone’s work and improving the sense of respect and mutual responsibility among the students, faculty, staff, administration, and board of trustees will create the open, cohesive community we desire. As a result, we will see improved morale, increased productivity, greater respect for the campus and its surroundings, and higher retention of both students and employees.


Create a community which values differences of all types (class, ethnicity, nationality, religious belief, sexuality, age, etc.)

Promote an environment of open and respectful dialogue in which campus issues are identified and addressed

Develop ways for conducting difficult conversations

SMCM Gossip Girl

Someone started this blog a few days ago and they left it in one of my comments. I don't know who they are, but I have some theories. More importantly, I wish it had better writing. It's a cute writing style, but also somewhat annoying. Also, the post about kids outside PG getting busted was....lackluster at best, really devoid of any good information. They don't even use names!

Regardless, I wish them the best of luck.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


I realized that the blog looked really shitty, so I redesigned it. Just plain white, I might change it around, but I think getting rid of that picture of the Garden of Remembrance was a good idea.

Also I was just in the RA office and someone asked me how to spell neighbor. :3

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Block Party!

The Residence Halls on the Hill (Prince George, Caroline, and Dorchester) hosted a block party yesterday afternoon. It was pretty excellent. There was pumpkin carving, food, Hawk Radio, beer goggles, and most important of all

Free Shirts. It was the blue ones from Monday.

-I was carving my pumpkin, which said SMUT SLUT, and Dean Bayless walked over to see what it said, and I carefully covered the SLUT portion. Very awkwards
-Jesse Lee, Adam K., and the French kid in my Chinese class cooked food. They ran out of veggie burgers really early on so I ended up not being vegetarian for a half hour, since I wanted food and the Great Room closed early. Also they didn't have condiments until the very end :[
-A first year yelled "fuck you" at someone during the contest to win a "super sober safe sex shirt"; it was really awkward and weird. And somehow Karina remembered all of the alcohol awareness events from the week.
-Chris Rodkey and I made caramel apples. They were delicious

Overall it was pretty enjoyable. If you want to see my pumpkin, it is in Chris Rodkey's window or the RA office window

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

SGA Meeting 10/21

Meeting Tonight!!!

8:12 - Senate Leader Elections. Kait Hines vs. the other girl, Avi something. blah blah blah

8:14 - Louis Ritzinger just knocked over his bottle of water.

8:16 - Senator Van Parys said that we should play minitanks to get the SGA to bond more. I love minitanks.

8:17 - I really dislike Nora Onley's jacket. It's like a trenchcoat but it's kinda ugly. She should wear something that fits her better. On the other hand Jesse Lee is hot looking as per usual. Also Brian Caffey is working on homework, how shameful. Avi girl is droning on and on about the limiatations of SGA.

8:23 - We are now voting via ballot. FUCK THE OTHER GIRL WON. I WANTED KAIT HINES TO WIN :[ :[ :[ :[ :[

le sigh

So that Avi girl won. I don't really know her name :/

8:27 - Student Investment Group is talking about stuff I don't really care though it's boring as fuck

8:29 - I miss my soup at hand, it was so delicious. New England Clam Chowder.

8:33 - Nathan asked me to be on his committee. I like him okay but he is boring sometimes and takes SGA too seriously. I am on the...building committee I think. It sounds better than....parking committee. I really wanted to be on Publicity. One day....

8:39 - Started playing tic tac toe with Senator Van Parys I lost :[

9:15 - Going over emergency funds, it was fun. Clubs don't seem to understand the rules of how to request money.

9:30 - Still more boring stuff. I am really really hungry. Hungry hungry hippoes

9:40 - Dean Bayless thing finally. She wants all of our feedback on the Strategic 5-Year Plan. I don't really care about it and just want to go eat food/do homework ughhhhh

9:56 - Meeting Adjourned

Monday, October 20, 2008

Free Shirts!

Today at the Campus Center Candice was giving out free shirts. It's part of alcohol awareness week. I really liked the color of the shirts. I don't know how the health center gives out so many free shirts, because at the moment I have 3 different shirts from the health center.

Like I said they were an awesome color, but the message on them was pretty tacky. 10 reasons not to get drunk etc. The message is okay but I can't imagine wearing it after college I guess. I can't really imagine wearing a lot of my wardrobe after college though.

Apparently you had to play around with the drunk goggles to win a shirt, but I got there at the end and they were just being handed out.

Great Room Hours Change

I just got an email 5 minutes ago

The Great Room will close at 6:15 on Fridays



If you forgot Great Room hours, it used to close at 7:30.

Fuck this shit I hate how early the Great Room closes. It's just ridiculous. I was okay with the horrible hours on the weekends because it was the weekend. But closing early on Friday makes me want to cry. Maybe not cry but I am super angry about it. For reals brosef.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

SGA Meeting 10/14

SGA Meeting tonight. Should be exciting. Senator Van Parys and I are wearing the same outfit, dress pants, the same blue shirt with white vertical stripes. It is very cute.

Also we are one person away from quorum. Okay we have enough people now.

8:14 - Meeting started

8:16 - I seconded some stuff

8:19 - Matt Smith is chair of the Parking Committee and he does not have a car. This is awesome.

8:20 - ooo we are reading our Senate Leader speeches. I think I will let Senator Van Parys read mine because he matches me. He did a very fine job. I love him.

8:36 - We are doing a Primary Vote!

8:37 - I lost :[

8:42 - OMG They brought up and they all were against it, but I was the one that submitted our college to it. LOL

Reading Days

Reading Days just ended. It was pretty radical brosef

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

SGA Meeting 10/7

Brian Van Parys and I both dressed up. Many asked if he was going to J-Board, many said I looked beautiful. Everyone at SGA was confused and laughed. Also I got a haircut and it is very stunning and beautiful.

8:06 - Earliest a meeting has ever started!

8:09 - No students speakout today, woooo

8:10 - Guest speaker Lenny Howard. Graduated in 97'. TV noise is playing over the microphone but Jeremy Pevner, technology god, is fixing it. Okay we are good. This guy seems smart and has gone to school for a long time. He is also kinda boring :[. He is very pretty though. Kevin Baier came in late. He went to my high school, and last week he got owned pretty hard. I still don't understand what he is talking about, but I think he is here to prepare people for grad school etc. He seems really nice and like he would be really useful for hepoing you go to grad school.

8:16 - Senate Leader nominations. Apparently I have some competition. I would honestly be pretty suprised if I won. Other contenders are John Campbell, Liam Bradley, Avi Mayvill,e Lisa Neu, and Kait Hines. I think Kait would be my choice other than myself, she is really involved and pretty awesome. Ooooo I think they are postponing the vote. This is probably because people are scared of me getting elected. I mean not really, but I can pretend. They are scared of change obviously. lols.

8:35 - Fantastic Fall Festival of Fun got 500$ to spend on stuff.

8:40 - Adjourned

Sunday, October 5, 2008


O god I haven't updated in days!

Okay posts going up soon on
-Board of Directors reaction to changes in To the Point

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

SGA meeting 9/30

SGA meeting tonight. I am really excited because we will be discussing the changes in "To The Point" concerning the changes regarding Protesting and Demonstrations. Lots of new people here, including fellow PG Senator Brian Van Parys. Also Dean Bayless should show up to somehow try to say that the changes aren't illegal.

8:20 - The Point News guys are back. And they have the same presentation. Kinda annoying but this time the whole three thousand dollar camera went through Finance Board and Media Board, so I'm okay with it. The Point News is planning to create a new website, probably within a few weeks, which is pretty awesome. They will be our main competition. We will crush them.

8:34 - SafeRide is trying to expand to Wednesdays. I hope it passesO god Farkas is talking. Okay it passed sweet we can go to Boatman's now

8:40 - O man here it is, the Demonstration Clause debate. First meeting for the Ad Hoc committee is Monday at NC 18 at 8PM. Okay Ad Hoc Committee is a go, I will probably attend if possible. But I am on Duty so I guess I can't. Also Bayless didn't say anything about it lol

8:49 - Windsurfing club is proposing a major expansion of the Waterfront. They want to buy a bunch of windsurf boards, much like the dozen or so sailboats for general student usage. They are really committed to teaching students that have never windsurfed how to windsurf which is awesome. I just had diahrrea but I don't think I missed anything. Okay they got their windsurfing boards woooo I'm going to check this out sometime.

9:18 - People are debating stupid stuff in the SGA constitution.

9:29 - blah blah blah

9:36 - Oh my god the 2012 President is going on and on about changes that she wants. It's ridiculous.

9:48 - Kevin Baier just got owned

9:50 - New commuter senator in my history of modern china class is boring as fuck

9:52 - People laughed when Brian brought up the fact that our ping pong table is missing. They are meanies

9:53 - Meeting Adjourned lololol

Monday, September 29, 2008

The Terrified Pedstrian

Today the new SMCM Bike shop opened up, dubbed "The Terrified Pedestrian". Since my bike's front tire no longer holds air, I decided to stop by for the grand opening.

The shop is in Queen Anne, right across from the Co-Op. I don't know what it is about Queen Anne, but they have all the cool activity rooms. I mean Dorch has saferide, but PG and Caroline have club storage rooms and extra bike racks. For reals, a Vegan Co-Op, Bike shop, and Womyn's Center! Regardless, the Bike shop room appears to be the old FreeRide room. I was never around for FreeRide so I can't confirm.

There were three guys in there, some of whom I hope to have on my radio show this Thursday. My biggest issue was that when I went their bike pump didn't work. It's a really basic thing, so hopefully they'll get it fixed, but it does seem a bit ridiculous.

Regardless, they have free bike repair and seem to be pretty knowlegable, and it's good to see the that old FreeRide bikes are being put to good use.

Their hours are something like Monday through thursday 9-5

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Bread and Puppet Theatre

I went to the Bread and Puppet Theater. They did not seem to be big fans of the government. And their bread was not that great.

But otherwise it was really cool. One thing that I didn't like was that they had a sign with Iraqi death at 116k. 116k is the figure that's been created based off media reports, whereas other estimates paint it closer to one million. Either way it's pretty :[

So the overall performance was really interesting and very very Vermont. Kyle Clothier, who lives in my hallway, was in it. He got to hold the deaths sign!

I only saw the last fifteen or so minutes, but from what I saw it was very interesting, and I hope they come back again.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Genderless Orgasm Workshop

Last night FUSE (Feminists United for Sexual Equality) had a workshop titled "Having a Genderless Orgasm". It was based on breathing exercises and mental movement of energy through the body.

I thought it might just be a lot of newage spiritual shit, but it was really interesting and I had a really mind blowing experience. There were also a lot of guys there (by a lot I mean like 10%), so if you've thought about FUSE but feel alienated then you should check it out anyway.

The workshop was hosted by Barbara Carrellas, who was just amazing. She had a perfect mix of spirituality and realism that made it enjoyable regardless of your feelings on meditation and breathing exercises.

So in summary I had a genderless orgasm and it was amazing.

Oh and Barbara has a book if you want to check it out yo

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Live-Blogging SGA meeting

This is my live-blogging attempt of the SGA meeting.

8:06 - Meeting hasn't started yet but there are a lot of non SGA members here. Women's Rugby, Powervote/SEAC, and another group of like 10 that I don't recgonize

8:07 - Kalada gave me mad props for blogging this.

8:13 - Powervote people talked and handed out their cards. They were enthused.

8:15 - Sustainability Committee is here. I have no idea what they are saying but I see a powerpoint. This looks really fucking boring. But they have done some cool stuff in the past like CFL exchange (bring in shitty lightbulbs for CFLs), and they got the SGA to fund that Geothermal Heat pump for the river center. For the future they are trying to get a trayless dining hall, which I think is really awesome because people take a lot less food, and it's so much less trash. Also we will all get free trays for sitting on! There is this one guy with a weird accent but I can't figure out where he was born.

People coming up to the SGA are always like "please pass this, it would really help" and honestly I don't think we ever say no, except maybe if someone asks for excessive funding, but that doesn't come up during SGA meetings, just Finance Board Club meetings etc.

8:23 - There is a chart of energy usage. It went down in 2007, but now it has gone back up which is lame. I blame this on Call of Duty 4 and Xbox360 in general, bitch takes a lot of energy to power. Also, the new AC units in PG can be turned to 50 degrees which is really cold and probably wasts a lot of energy.

8:33 - Care 4 your campus week - cool stuff all week from the 30th to the 4th. On the 4th is a Community Market which is pretty rad. O god it's 8:33 and we haven't done anything.

8:35 - Kids Club. This is what that unknown group of 10 people was. They want to have a club that focuses on organizing kids games like Red Rover, Hopscotch, etc. Sounds like and idea that was made while drunk, but I'm really excited about it if they organize a bunch of stuff. Like I said we vote "yes" on everything as this club just got passed at 8:38.

8:39 - St. Mary's Puzzlers Club. This sounds fucking retarded. You don't need to form an official club to get people together to make puzzles. Oh but they want to make puzzle shaped cookies and sell them. I abstained from voting.

8:42 - Powervote resolution. I thought about sponsoring this but I didn't feel like hitting "respond" on my email client. Powervote is cool but I don't see why people still put faith in the Youth Movement. It never did anything in the 90's, in 00', 04', nor will it ever. It got passed of course while I was typing this. If the youth vote has any kind of increase over 10% I will be amazed.

8:44 - The Point News wants a camera. Holy shit 3000 for a camera that will be for photos in a newspaper. A newspaper that is often in black and white. At least they have a powerpoint. Oh but apparently said photos will be used on the website. So in that case I can see them wanting such a camera. I don't know what website they are talking about though. OOOOOOO Apparently The Point News will have a website. I hope it's a blog because then we can compete! Their powerpoint is pretty sweet and actually shows how much better the new camera is. I think the guy doing the powerpoint is calling us stupid or something for not understanding his powerpoint photoes. He is a douche. Guy in charge of point news photography is a douche.

9:00 - Ugh we have been debating this for fifteen minutes.

Oh shit Jeremy Penver was like "shut up Senate we have discussed this a lot in the Executive Board and we want it"

OH SNAP Rodkey wants to wait for the full Senate to vote on it.

I just abstained from voting on whether or not to send it to Finance Board. "I" won and it is going to finanace board wooooo

9:06 - Stipends for Recycling and Composting Coordinators. They each get 200$, I think per semester. It's pretty rad. I am in favor of this. It got passed!

9:26 - There have been a bunch of reports from the various important people. New thing is every club will get a webpage on RAD!

About to do my report from PG. Talked about shower curtains being too small, lack of hooks, stolen ping pong table and couch.

Dorchester denied all of my claims. They are whores


SGA is boring as always

Package Room

I just realized, when you get an email from the package room saying you have a package, you can see everyone else who also got a package that day. So if you see a friend on the list you could go to the package room together. It's moderately exciting. Also in about 4 hours I will be live-blogging the SGA meeting tonight.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Juicy Campus

As SMCM Gossip Girl, over the summer I came across the website

It's an anonymous gossip site for college campuses. I requested that SMCM be put on it, and about a week ago I was sent a package of shot glasses, cups, beer coozies, condoms, and stickers from the company with the news that SMCM was now on juicy campus.

soooooo go gossip over at

Saturday, September 20, 2008


At SMCM we have satellite TV, however there were a few major issues.

The current lineup was missing Food Network, Bravo, and Disney Channel.

Today an email was sent out with a new listing, and the SMCM TV network now has Food Network and Boomerang. Boomerang is great because they show stuff like Voltron, which is probably one of the greatest shows to watch while drinking. And Food Network of course has Alton Brown and Paula Deen, probalby the dreamiest woman ever.

So, SMCM has improved greatly over the past day. I don't really watch that much TV, but the addition of Food Network and Boomerang is amazing and I am super happy.

Also PG Senator Benjes is taking credit for the addition of Food Network, because he promised his constituents that he would accomplish this. So you can thank Senator Benjes for the addition of Food Network by giving him presents and your love.

Friday, September 19, 2008


Tonight is the first comedian of the semester. Every Friday for a month or two the school brings in Comedians and puts them in St. Mary's Hall. They are generally kinda funny and always awkward. I would recommend it. I will have a review of tonight's comedian assuming my friends do not get too drunk before telling me about it.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

1 Month

This Saturday will mark the one month anniversary of me being back on campus. I totally forgot about this blog but when I was at the SGA meeting I remembered it. So...

In coming weeks I will be live-blogging the SGA meetings. At the 9/16 meeting there was some cool stuff

-New club about Brazillian karate dancing

But more importantly some new information about building progress. I've seen this presentation like 3 times now, but this time there was some new info!

Okay so most everyone has heard about the plans for the Amphitheater between Monty and Schaefer right? And like most people, I thought it would be one of those Roman amphitheaters with the rows of seats in a clam shape? Like

But really it's very SMCM with lots of green space, the Big tree near Schaefer will remain, and the new space is a lot nicer than that fucking ridiculous pillow mound of earth that is currently there. So wait until you see drawings of the plans before you pass judgment. I'm trying to get some of the drawings so that I can post them here.

Other ideas for building include:

-Second Pier next to the original
-Walkway across Rt. 5 into a New building that takes the place of demolished Anne Arrundel and Maggie Brent.
-Musical center/lecture hall possibly on the field that are connected to the Crescents. At first I was surprised by this, but this would leave half of the field empty to become a Green Space, much like The Greens for the other townhouses.

Another issue brought up was rising tuition costs and how the students feel about it. Rodkey brought up a key issue that I thought was important, that rising costs really change the feel of SMCM. Personally I feel that as tuition rises, bros/yuppies increase and hippies decrease. And regardless of how you feel about either, such a change in the ratio really affects the feel of SMCM. Personally I look at SMCM and think of affordable, small, and public, all of which change as tuition increases. Obviously there need to be some increases what with inflation and all, but I think they need to consider the broader impact that such changes create.

Senior Class Crab feast! Last day to buy tickets is this Friday, and they are 25$. Go to it!

This has been a stupidly long post so I will stop here.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

College Park

I am currently in College Park visiting a friend. It's really nice here. I like the fact that they have like...stores and such.

For reals though it's awesome how they can just walk to the DC Metro station and go to DC and see bands play music whenever they want.

And it's a really nice looking campus. It's really well put together; like St. Mary's is beautiful, but I think a lot of the beauty, especially on South Campus, is just how random the setup is. Like WC has a great design and everything, but it's too much like College Park in that it's all well designed. But then you come down to the hill and see three dorms in a semi circle, with Monty in the middle.

I don't know, maybe it's hard to explain and I'm just bad at explaining, but there's really no overall design idea behind St. Mary's, it was just built as needed. And that's a lot what I find beautiful about it, that it just feels natural and not preplanned. That there are still woods and swamps to explore, and areas of campus that you'll never see if you don't try to find them.

But seriously, I wish we had some fucking public transportation down hurrrr

Friday, June 13, 2008

New Direction

I need to take this blog in a new direction. That is why I just sent the link to Bryan/Ben. Neither are on right now but one of the two will be the first to see this masterpiece

I think the issue is that I'm not at college right now so it's hard to write about it.

You should give me some advice LOL

But, this blog is going on hiatus until August 20th. The normal daily postings you are obviously used to by now will end.

And I will probably blog about all those topics I already blogged about again.

LULZ blog as a verb

I love you all

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Church Point

The Point is a pretty sweet place. There is sand and water and a giant cross. I imagine if our campus were further south it may have been lit on fire at one point or another. Luckily this has not yet happened as far as I know

Sand and water!
Public Safety doesn't come that often? Actually I don't know if this is true, I've never had issues with PS writing people up at The Point, but maybe others have

It's cold which quickly leaves you not drunk
Sand and water!

The Point is best during the day when it's nice out. You've probably ended up there at other times, like when it's ridiculously cold and windy and you have no idea why you are there, and that's when it's kinda horrible

I really like sand :/

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Daily Grind

The Daily Grind is probably the greatest thing about SMCM. Okay that is a lie because if a small food store was the best thing about SMCM I would probably kill myself. Suicidal talk aside, it's a pretty amazing place for a lot of reasons. (1) All of your friends work there! This means it's easy to get free smoothies, and it's always a fun place to visit! (2) Speaking of smoothies, o god the smoothies. I once made a blog with Kt Zawodny and Ryan Whiteis about the smoothies. We rated them and such. But then three days later we forgot about it. Regardless, the smoothies are amazing. They use real fruit and #4 is probably the best smoothie they have. (3) The Grind is amazing because despite being approximately 10x5 feet, it has everything found in a grocery store including honey, ramen, mac & cheese and candy!

In conclusion, you should probably spend all of your flex there.

St. Mary's College of Maryland

This is a blog about St. Mary's. LOL

I go there. My name is a secret but it's probably easy to figure it out?

Either way this is the first post. Hopefully this will not fail like the smoothie blog. LOL