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So I’m a Senior

How weird is that?

When I look at that word I always feel like it would be more fitting as senor with a tilde than senior like senior citizen. Semantics aside, I’m living in the apartments this year. Let me show you what that means: PICTURE

Dinner

To you foodies out there, that’s pulled pork and coleslaw with sweet potato fries. Princeton review says we have great dining halls and I’ll take their word for it, but this is what it’s all about – that home cooking.

I’ll be honest, that meal is a best-case scenario. For every other meal, my roommates and I eat sandwiches made on bagels because they are the only type of bread we have left in the house (cinnamon raison and salami?) But my dad is a chef from New York City, so if I didn’t flex those genes every once in a while, I would bring great dishonor to my family. Like Mulan.

Moving into the senior apartments on campus is just like moving in to a real apartment, because it’s just exactly that. You need furniture, kitchen stuff, food, decorations, cleaning supplies. Without those things, you don’t have a home. You have a bedroom with a dirty bathroom.

We have a home here in Alfond 133. Astro turf rug, chair as a T.V stand, soccer flags as wall art. So college, right? My friend told me it’s like sitting in a field because of the turf and the window orientation, and I kind of believe that. It’s very Maine.

Loudness weekend really set the tone for the year. I’m a senior, I’m part of the bicentennial class, and my friends and I live in crazy dope places all over Waterville. What that means is that the land, lakes, mountains – all that fun stuff. Complete access. I’ll keep ya’ll updated.

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Hood Rich

So I have a friend visiting this weekend. I never go out to eat because I don’t have a job that pays me enough of to enjoy such indulgences (ahem) but every time someone is up to visit (secondly, and maybe more importantly, if they have a car) I love taking them out to eat here in Waterville.

Even though I’m from New York, I’d like to think that I’m not a total food snob. That might not entirely be true, but hopefully this will dispel some of the stereotypes that are no doubt floating around. I went to Jorgensen’s today, which is an order-at-the-counter breakfast/lunch place that cannot be adequately described without the word “cute” somewhere in there. With a straight up breakfast menu of egg sandwiches and so many different flavored coffees that you’ll need a friend’s finger’s and toes to finish counting them, Jorgie’s is a great space that leaks that small town feel – complete with the for-sale art on the walls. They’ve got paninis for lunch – enough said.

For dinner tonight, we went out to The Last Unicorn (it was a pretty extravagant day.) Even though the name implies a certain casual nature (does it? I’d like to think so) the prices suggest that they are going for something else. That being said, The Last Unicorn is one of the nicer restaurants in Waterville and a Colby student favorite for when the parents come visit (see: free.) And the food is generally worth the price. A quick disclaimer, the cheese dip comes with two loaves of bread and unless reprimanded you will definitely eat both of them. Pick an entrée accordingly.

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