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Dear University Where I Am Obtaining A Graduate Education,


How's it going.

It's just me.

Just wanted to check in with you pretty quickly.

Things are going ok here. I like the campus. The new murals in the Graduate SSW are nice - thanks for hiring the students to do that. (Sorry about the student who complained about the tiny dam pictoral in one of the corners. She doesn't like them. You should try being in a small group with her.)

The 4.0 has been nice. Thanks for that. Losing the 100% by 1.5 points was a little hard to take, but it's ok. I understand. Profs are mostly helpful. Students are mostly shoeless. Work is mostly impossibly much, but nothing I didn't expect.

One small request.

I'm away from my home for 14 hours on Mondays and Tuesday and have taken to holing up on the 4th floor of the library. You know - the quiet floor? The one where you can't sneeze or type or rustle food wrappers without somebody getting upset? The one with the plethora of signs reminding us not to think outloud?

On that floor? The windows face the angry man who shouts about the fire and brimstone of God every day at 2:30.

I'm sure you know who I mean.

I love his right to exercise free speech, but why do you allow him to do that? Every day? And the man who counters him every other day with a bullhorn? And then the other OTHER guy who joins the first guy with an accordian?

An accordian. Come on, now. You and I both know how many pennies I'm paying you. Maybe a little silence on the silent 4th floor would be nice, is all I'm saying. One can barely concentrate on p values and keynesian economics with the terrors of Hell being extolled at record volume.

That's it. He's loud and it's annoying. I'll be here again in the fall and I look forward to not seeing him, please and thank you.

Have a great final 9 weeks. Some more As would be nice at that time, but we'll negotiate that out in the meantime.




  1. AandW Drive-Thru on April 16, 2010 at 4:34 AM

    Oh Lisa... thanks for the laugh... I needed one today! :)

  2. t i m on April 18, 2010 at 1:15 PM

    :) ☺


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