Archive for October 9th, 2010

Millions of students lined up outside Bailey Hall to take their psych exam. So many umbrellas!!
Millions of students lined up outside Bailey Hall to take their psych exam. So many umbrellas!!

It has been raining non stop in Ithaca. I am not complaining, I love the rain. Especially now as the leaves begin to change; the rain makes all the reds and golds look more vibrant and clean.

In the varying levels of rain this past two weeks, there have been a few days where it has absolutely poured. Like buckets were being dumped from the sky. It was one of the few times when I have actually wanted an umbrella (Typically, I am exclusively a rain-coat wearer).

As I walked back from class, wishing for the first and last time in my life, I had an umbrella, I started to look at some of them that my fellow Cornellians were carrying to see what kind of person it is that actually carries an umbrella. While I didn’t figure out what differentiates me from those umbrella touting weirdos, I did gain some insight into their lives. I started taking pictures, which resulted in many strange looks (how do you hide the fact that your taking a picture of someone’s umbrella? It is raining and I have whipped out my camera-phone as I scurry after you…)What follows is a semi-artistic photo montage with thoughts included in captions:

When filling out surveys, she claims to have a "colorful personality" in addition to her colorful umbrella
When filling out surveys, she claims to have a “colorful personality” in addition to her colorful umbrella
I don't get patterns on umbrellas. Why aren't they all just one color? Do you have to match your outfit to the polka dots?
I don’t get patterns on umbrellas. Why aren’t they all just one color? Do you have to match your outfit to the polka dots?

Although it is a little grainy and hard to tell, this umbrella was HUGE. I don't know if I have ever seen one this big.
Although it is a little grainy and hard to tell, this umbrella was HUGE. I don’t know if I have ever seen one this big.
I don't know if she got a job with Oliver Wyman, or just took this from their info session in an attempt to spite them
I don’t know if she got a job with Oliver Wyman, or just took this from their info session in an attempt to spite them

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