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The Never-Ending Plight of the Natural Helper

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Everything is Awesome

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Everything is awesome! Everything is cool when you’re part of a team!

Unless the guy you’re doing stuff for pro bono is a dick. Then it’s less awesome.

Attack of the 50-foot Chinese Exchange Student

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We’ve both been reading Calvin & Hobbes lately, and I think it shows.

The Unjudging Glass Betrays

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Special thanks to Lynn for the camel-to-English translation. Because seriously, I have no idea how to replicate that noise as text.

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A Campus Pilgrimage

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I think I make a circuit around campus trying to dance around red tape at least three times per semester. The photo / camera / recording / marketing labs are bad, but financial aid is by far the most obnoxious. They’ll send you to sixteen offices, one at a time, in an order determined not by the logic or ease of the route, but by the hellishness of the walking distance. They’ll also send you to fetch things that could be e-mailed or faxed, because reasons, and Lo, this turns sixteen trips into thirty-two trips. And you have no choice but to make their brimstone pilgrimage, because all the money you need for the semester is locked in their interlocked, dry-washing clasp, which is foul like a harpy’s.

Not that I have opinions, or think there is a special copper pot in hell for paper pushers who delight in the misery of people who do not understand bureaucracy. I just want the wonders of modern technology to save me a little leg work.

On Practicing Essential Skills in Public

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I like to think that bus creepers are all actually innocent, awkward nerds who have no idea what the context of their surroundings creates when they spook up on a girl who is clearly uncomfortable.