- Wake up at 8:30. Because my body likes to stick to a schedule
- Stay in bed until 10:30. Having a projector means I can watch English Premier League soccer and The Daily Show on the wall.
- Had breakfast. Found a nice surprise in that Swetha is visiting us from Cooper Union for the weekend. It's just like old times!You remember Swetha, right? This was her at the NYC OCO concert...
- Went to Brandeis with Charlie to watch his sister fence. Makes me interested in learning to fence. Then I ask myself where I would put that into my schedule.
- Did work for a while. Not too bad since a) my German is actually coming along and b) it was a beautiful day outside, so working in the sun with a cool breeze coming through the window is nice.
- Made plans. Because Power Chords was competing at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) in Boston, there was a shuttle running between the Eliot T-station and Olin. We decided it would be a shame to end such a nice day without getting into Boston, especially since by some miracle our workloads were not too ridiculous this weekend.
- Mess around until 7 pm. Take the shuttle. Catch a train. Asa, Sebastian, and myself made quite the sight on the train: a man with a ponytail, a German, and a man in a German naval bridgecoat.
- Arrive in Harvard Square. Sebastian suggests going to a place with a ridiculous name: Wagamama.
- Have a delicious dinner at Wagamama. It's Japanese food, but not in an "Asian Restaurant" setting. I had grilled swordfish. It was delicious.
- Ivy was in Boston finishing up work for her UOCD team. She came and joined us before we all headed over to Newbury Comics.
- Unfortunately this diversion meant that we just missed making it to LA Burdick Chocolates, a.k.a. home of the best damn hot chocolate you'll ever taste.
- Took a train back. Ran into 1/3 of Olin. Crammed back into the shuttle and back to Olin.
It was crowded. Really. Made stopping and starting exciting. As my face shows.
- Wrote a blog post and fell asleep. Reflected on the fact that whilst school is incredibly busy, it makes the opportunity to unwind all the more enjoyable. Especially when you can have a great tasty dinner with your friends and have conversations bounce around from film analysis to food to geekery to politics to education to entrepreneurship to that person with the awesome CNC-milled iPhone case.
February 5, 2012: Good day. Reminds me why I love being at Olin. Makes the weekday madness worth it.