Cruising Through the Streets and Strutting Through Airports

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Driving – One thing we miss more than anything during our time here at Collegium Bostoniense is cruising around in our awesome-sauceum swaggermobiles. From the very moment the DMV worker handed us our licenses with a sigh and an eye-roll, we knew we were destined for rubber-burning glory. Blasting some “Uptown Girl” and going nine miles over the speed limit, we were the ultimate rebels, the kool kids, just a couple of no-good, devilishly attractive young people out for a night on the town.

Twin Peaks – The classic show is set to premiere its third season, 25 years after the show’s initial cancellation, in 2017. If you haven’t watched the first two seasons head on over to your local Netflix store and have a lookeroo. It’s worth the time.

That Gum You Like is Going to Come Back in Style –  I’ve got good news.

Reslife Twitter –  In these crazy housing times, when it feels like the world is collapsing around you and nothing short of a miracle could get you a good pick time, ResLife twitter has been keeping it classy and entertaining with a wild brand of housing-based, ultra-informative, humorosity.

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Spiders – While doing your daily 7,000 pushups and wearing your hand-skinned wolf pelt, you notice a spider crawling along the floor toward you. Leaping into the air, you let out a shriek of terror and wave your hands in the air like two cold, flapping, dead fish. Paralyzed by terror, you stare at the malevolent little monster as it scuttles toward you. Your years of killer workouts and wilderness survival courses can’t help you now. It’s just you and the spider. With a desperate lunge, you sprint from the room, slamming the door behind you. Now you’ll spend every night in a cold sweat, waiting for that eight-legged creature to crawl up your nose and lay eggs in your sinuses.

Spring Break Schoolwork – Nothing helps you relax over Spring Break more than work. Reading, worksheets, upcoming tests, problem sets, pages, sets of problems, sheets of work, exams, quizzes, it’s all still looming over your head like a shark with a chainsaw for a nose, ready to swoop down and carve up a nice chunk of your skull.

Airports – There’s nothing more unpleasant than witnessing a cross-section of humanity at its most vulnerable, frustrated, and angry. Walking at a rather brisk pace, as you are apt to do, you hear the sounds of a world gone mad. There’s a grown man jumping up and down and flailing his arms around because his flight was postponed for the sixth time today, a couple mashing their tear-soaked faces together outside of the gate before they part ways, a woman screaming into her cell phone because the company forgot to book her a seat on the flight to Duluth. And in the middle of it, there you are, just a normal leotard-wearing civilian trying to make it to your flight.

Featured Image by Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP Photo

March 2, 2016