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: Random Occurrences.
el infierno interminable Midterms Week! After a week and a half of being buried by midterms and essays, I’m just about as fried as a person can get. So, in exchange for a well-woven tale — and yes, I understand that my posts thus far may not necessarily have been tales nor well-woven — I present to Bossy’s Council four random thoughts from the vaults of my camera phone.
Thought #1 -– Spring has sprung! A few days of warm weather have brought the huddled Columbia masses yearning to break free from the libraries out onto The Steps. Sure, daytime class attendance may be down, but at least spirits are up!
Thought #2 -– Towards the end of last semester, I hit the lottery! Sort of. More specifically, my name was selected at random along with some fellow students and one professor to attend a New York Knicks basketball game at the Garden, free of charge. Granted, the Knicks are just about as good as my fifth grade team, but it was still a blast to go.
Thought #3 -– Sure, midterms may be stressful, but as long as I have this picture on my phone, a hearty chuckle is never far away. (Thanks, Pop.)
Aaaaaaand Random Thought #4 -– For those of you concerned with my culinary escapades, fear not -– Thursday night potlucks are alive and well.
Betsey saysMarch 11, 2010 at 10:33 am
Ah, the Steps. How I miss the Steps, and the many clandestine beverages consumed there…
Have you found the owl on the Alma Mater statue yet?
zidia saysMarch 11, 2010 at 10:38 am
At last you got to see Tracy McGrady
Wendy saysMarch 11, 2010 at 11:21 am
Whooooa…at first I thought Columbia built itself a new basketball venue, seeing that they were so very winning this season. Or not.
p.j. saysMarch 11, 2010 at 11:31 am
Enjoy spring break. Those first few days of sunshine didn’t show up until mid-April in Burlington, Vt
Actually, I had a great laugh at the BWOG pictures of the ski jumps on the Steps after the big storms. Ah, the difference a couple of weeks make.
Take care, p.j.
km saysMarch 11, 2010 at 11:48 am
OMG your Dad !!!
Sheila saysMarch 11, 2010 at 12:11 pm
This member of Bossy’s council is a vintage Barnard Girl and one wonders whether any of the cute girls featured in these posts are of a similar persuasion?
David saysMarch 11, 2010 at 12:29 pm
Picture #1: Well, that sure takes me back.
Picture #2: Um. Sure. Glad you had a nice time.
Picture #3: I’m smitten.
Picture #4: Thank goodness!! My sleepless nights are over. Although the young woman in the black string tank looks like she’s getting kicked in the…..
V. saysMarch 11, 2010 at 12:55 pm
Dude, you write so well, we’re YOUR council now.
BossysMom saysMarch 11, 2010 at 1:33 pm
“It seems obvious that life in concerned with life
and not with the results of it.
Carroll saysMarch 11, 2010 at 2:19 pm
Too busy studying to blog?
Goooood boy, Son of Bossy!
Lisa saysMarch 11, 2010 at 3:43 pm
I love how the fire extinquisher is right by the door! Did you say culinary skills?
Maria saysMarch 12, 2010 at 12:24 am
I’m so glad to have spring confirmed. Really glad. Super glad. Glad as can be…because it’s just getting colder here..I actually saw FROST tonight. I feel very let down by Spring.
Bellacantare saysMarch 12, 2010 at 12:55 pm
HAHA #11 (Lisa) – did you notice that the fire extinguisher is SUPPOSED to be on the hook to the left of the door? It’s a fire extinguisher AND a door stop. Very clever!
Niki in Baltimore saysMarch 12, 2010 at 5:09 pm
Ahhhhh… Springtime at college – three of the most fun and most dangerous words in the English language. Enjoy it!
bossy's friend martha's sister saysMarch 15, 2010 at 5:10 pm
Door stop…. for the FIRE DOOR… which is never to be propped open…. from the former RA!
Bri saysMarch 15, 2010 at 7:11 pm
Hilarious picture Bossy’s husband!
Dara saysMarch 16, 2010 at 9:40 am
Your dad is a trip!
That dude is so checking out the cleavage in the last picture!! Culinary skills, indeed.
Lisa saysMarch 16, 2010 at 5:52 pm
with a second look at the picture….as with Dara #17, I think both guys are checking out the cleavage (how about whomever is taking the picture?)! Ah the college life!