Day 2: An Introduction

Today, I woke up early and went walking around the campus. I found out there are lots of rabbits on campus, and it’s awesome!

Seriously!?!? Why are there so many rabbits?

We started out our day with some little get-to-know-each-other games. I tricked everybody with my two truths and lie. A common pattern was someone would say something that involves a number, then say that number was a little off and thus making it a lie. I said I liked New York (which I did and also loved. Yes, you can like and love something. People may argue with with me and say that I’m wrong, but I think I’m write. Besides, like and love are used interchangeably, unless you’re talking about a person). We also had a presentation that was pretty cool. We also had to build a tower out of spaghetti and marshmallows. Our team won because of a technicality; the top of the tower had to be marshmallow and the “winning” team had a little spaghetti sticking out of the top. We also went through a little campus tour and played with a Frisbee and why is Frisbee capital? Seriously, that was the suggested spelling and I don’t know why. Sorry, rant over. Anyways, I did Hollywood style catches; they look cool, but didn’t actually work in the real world. In my defense, catching a plate that changes directions every five seconds is WAY harder than you would think. Despite the difficulties of catching, I had lots of fun and I hope we can do it again.

I don’t know how they got TJ Miller to come here and I’m impressed that they did

We also ate at the food court, and I liked it. The only disappointing part was a got a hot dog that wasn’t a hot dog. It was a polish/cheddar/cheese/sausage or something. It had cheese inside of it and honestly, I have no idea how they get it in there. Anyways, lunch was good and I talked to a graduate student and learned a little more about graduate school. After lunch, we went back and did more stuff at the lab (where other people and I got horribly lost. It was embarrassing, but at least I learned how NOT to get to the lab). After all of the work was done, we learned about the buses and learned how to take them to out apartments. I felt like I was taking a subway and it was really cool!

Guess who’s back in New York, baby! PSYCH! It’s just my first bus ride in Iowa.

After going back, I went to the gym with others and went on the biking machine for a whole 30 minutes! It hurt and I couldn’t walk correctly, so I’m pretty proud of myself. I even walked back to my dorm and I hope to be healthy this summer. Lastly, my roommate set up his VR system. It was really cool! We played this game where this robot, that looks a lot like WALL-E, gave you disks that would 3-D print objects you could grab. They also played an iRobot style shooter game. Anyways, today was a good day and I hope I find out what I’ll do for research. May God guide me through these tough times.


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Day 2: An Introduction — 3 Comments

  1. I enjoyed your dialogue with yourself on your little “rant”, it made this post so funny and enjoyable.
    I’m also looking to change my lifestyle to be a little bit healthier this summer! Maybe we can stay on track by encouraging each other. 🙂

  2. Please … take all the rabbits with you … they look captivating in the beginning, until they come and eat all your plants in the backyard … so please… take them with you 🙂

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