Sweetness

November 2, 1999  Tuesday As Collinsville, Tom and I were having the Greek discussion of the last entry (“Why I Write This Thing 2”), a story broke on the TV that Walter Payton had died at noon.  It’s one of those moments you can’t describe.  Walter had been ill since at least last February when…

Munsoned Again!

October 25, 1999  Monday I went home Saturday morning for the first time this semester.  Elmwood does not change, I have come to find, as if in a vacuum of time and space.  Besides one or two new houses going up, it has remained unchanged since my time there. It was good to see the…

Tom’s B-Day

October 20, 1999 Wednesday I have been pondering for a while the state of my hair (that’s right, you get the heavy hitting news here).  It had been had two months since the last cut, so I had been playing with the idea of growing it out.  Yet I got it cut yesterday, and it’s…

Figures…

October 19, 1999  Tuesday Tom and Collinsville had both been asking me to write again (although they want most material to pertain to Amdor stories) and they read yesterday’s entry, “All Because of Algernon” as soon as I got home from the computer lab with it. Last night Tom and I, being out usual busy…

All Because of Algernon

October 18, 1999  Monday On Sunday, October 10th, we were visited on Calhoun by a few hundred bats.  At first, in the afternoon, I thought they were just birds–lots of noisy, screeching birds going crazy in our trees in the backyard.  Until night came.  We first found out they were bats when Camille told us…

The End of the Love

May 14, 1998  Thursday It this doesn’t convince anyone of the ease of a Dr. Fraiser class, nothing will.  When I got to class he didn’t have the tests for Film run off–the finals–so he had to go do that while we waited.  In a few minutes he returned and passed out his test… and…

Sara, the New Vice-President

April 20, 1998  Monday I have to say that the movie we watched for film class tonight, Singin’ in the Rain, was the was best so far.  Sure a few parts were a little corny (it was made in 1954) but I really liked the comedy and premise, as well as the dancing.  Best of…

Answering The Tempest Wind

April 20, 1998  Monday Because of my up and down weekend, I needed to burn off some energy yesterday.  Unfortunately, Jeremy was the only person around the floor, so when we played catch I couldn’t throw it as hard as I would have liked.  But it good to be outside and doing something, all the…

One Down, Many More to Come

December 18, 1997  Thursday A few weeks ago my Sociology professor wrote on the board that the final would be on Thursday the 18th, but I later didn’t remember the time.  Last night I called his office to find out the exact time.  Let’s see, I had a final at eight at so that would…

“A Day in the Life of the Artist,” by Jake Baskins

December 10, 1997  Wednesday Jake took some liberties in telling of the events that happened to me tonight.  In the next entry I’ll tell my side of it.  By for now, since he’s a guest to his journal, here’s Jake’s little story: “Wednesday night I went with Brandon, Tom, and the very cool Jake to…

A Who’s Who of the Fourth Floor

November 27, 1997  Thursday Jake is quite the creative guy.  In fact, he made up most of our residence floor’s names and slogans.  He named Alec Dickerson “Collinsville,” he named the two Davids “Lil’ D” and “Big D.”  He gave Dan Franks the moniker “Korn,” and first stated “Fourth Floor Love.” I get my own…

Writings in the Dark

June 20, 1997  Friday The dark has yet to take a complete grasp on the night.  A rim of sky, skirted above the treeline, meets the black.  Tonight, an eerie, black moon spies on me as I write this in the open air. Tonight, when I returned home to Elmwood, I was restless.  I called…