Welcome to Notes from a Far-Flung Correspondent, which features the weekly interests and musings of Bossy’s Son, who is currently enjoying his sophomore year at Columbia University in the City of New York.
This week: Pluses and Perils of Dorm Life
PLUS: You get to see one of the most beautiful campuses in the world covered in pristine snow:
PERIL: If you’re a broke college student and have been relying on a bicycle to get around? Oh well:
PLUS: If you’re dying for a home cooked meal, you can rely on bimonthly potluck dinners produced in the dorm floor’s kitchen — pictured here are pigs-in-a-blanket, lasagna, shrimp cocktail, picadillo, fried plantains, and tomatoes & mozzarella:
PERIL: Please. Have you checked the price of shrimp cocktail lately?!?
PLUS: Your friends are always there to pose for photos in our best moments:
PERIL: Your friends are always there to pose for photos in our best
PLUS: You have the boys, the multi-regional collection of your best guy friends, the type of combination that allows you to go hyphy listening to Brooklyn Go Hard…
PERIL: When that very same best guy friend acts the dope and slices his thumb open while trying to open a champagne bottle, it means a 1:00am trip to St. Luke’s Emergency Center.
PLUS: Student section for great men’s basketball games! Can you spot Bossy’s son?
PERIL: Student section for terrible men’s football games. Seriously, guys. Win a game.
PLUS: You get to introduce your friends to your hometown sports team, customs, quirks, and pride:
PERIL: And then you miss home.