Well, I'm still not working too hard yet. It's a little weird. Your mind is ramping up to go, but the work isn't. I think it might be hard to get going when the assignments start to pile up. So it's time for more random comments.
When I was walking home last night, I saw a group of soroity pledges or whatever they are called. Oh silly undergrads. These girls were standing in a line on the block between 40th and 41st on Locust (for you Philly people). This WASPy girl was on the porch of a row home shouting at them, "Do you know who's birthday it is!??!!?" In unison they should back "Jessica!!" "Do you know how old she is!?!?!" "20!!!" "This girl is like totally my f***ing best friend! If you b***hes mess this up, you will be in so much s**t! You b***hes better make this the best f**king birthday ever!" And so on. I don't know how long this continued because I heard about 2 minutes of it and it was still going. Sounds like the type of friend I want to pay for. I seriously stood on the other side of the street watching and laughing. It was pure entertainment.
What is up with the naked guy at the gym? I was at the gym this morning and I just get a locker to store my coat. But there is this guy down there doing his whole routine naked. He's just walking around, putting on lotion etc buttass nekked. Those guys always seem to put on their pants last too. They are walking around in a shirt and tie, socks, no pants.
The MFA students have an exhibit in Meyerson right now. There is this one video piece. It's basically another iteration of something she did last semester. Last semester she was dressed like a hooker type, on all fours and moving around like a dog watching you tease it with a ball. OK. The new version involves a lounge chair and end table, and basically the same video, but now she is topless and wearing a bridal vail. I know it's something about her being Korean and her parents wanting her to get married so she feels like she is being marketed. But everyone just kind of walks past it and gives it the old "WTF?" Then it's even more strange when you do kind of look at it, say WTF and turn around and the artist looks you right in the eyes. Has anyone else ever experienced that? You're fine with it until the naked person in the awkward position is looking at you? There was this guy last semester that we refered to as "Crush your cock and take a picture of it guy." Because he used to do just that. Beautiful photos. Incredible detail, but he was doing Lord Alien Brain like this kid in junior high. The gallery would be covered with 15, 20 copies of photos of this guy's smashed genitals. It was disturbing, but got worse in his second series when he included his face, and started wandering around the building. And no, it wasn't just me feeling uncomfortable, it was most people. A lot of "Oh god, there he is!"
There have been more and more muggings around Penn lately. Some guy got mugged Thursday. Well, actually, they didn't get anything, but the hit him with a wooden cane that broke and a piece went in his hand. Kind of gross. But they ended up running away. I think if they can't get what they want with minimal effort they give up. I don't know why muggers attack students. It's really stupid. I guess they think we have money because we go to an expensive school. But it's the complete opposite. The most I will have on me is like $30. Dude, you maybe be broke, but I am in a house-worth of debt. I don't have money. Go ahead, take my 2 year old cell phone and $7.42.