This has been fun.
The blogger Cullen has written about it, my boss Lisa mentioned during training that it would happen, and I envisioned it happening when I accepted the Life on the Hill job offer over a year ago.
What am I talking about? Being recognized on campus as a blogger, of course! I guess because of this ever so flattering picture of me on the Cornell site…
…my face is burned in to many-a-freshman’s mind. Some interesting examples of being recognized:
- Clubfest: Thank you, freshman reader, for coming up to me at Clubfest a week or so ago and saying, “Whoa! I recognize you! I read your blog!” It was quite the morale booster, and cheered me up from the fact that I had put my NetID on wayy too many organization’s email lists. Seriously, my email is still getting flooded with emails from clubs I’ve never heard of. (Hint: if they’re offering free cookies in exchange for your email…think twice).
- Astronomy 1101: I overheard a freshman sitting near me in Astronomy telling her friend how she read that “David, the Life on the Hill blogger, was also in this class.” As I was only 3 seats away, I then introduced myself and started a conversation before the lecture. Awesome.
- Olin Library: Thanks to the girl who came up to me and asked where the printers were located, then wondered why I looked familiar. After mutually confirming that we haven’t actually met in real life, she admitted to having read the Life on the Hill blogs, including mine, as a senior in high school. (By the way, since it was a good question–the printers in Olin are located in an enclosed room right in the center of the front study area. There is also one in Kroch.)
Switching gears, in my last post I promised to post the funniest comments submitted to the “What would you do if you saw Bill Nye?” question…so here goes!
First, the poll results, as of September 10:
Interesting. Not too many giggling schoolgirls in Bill Nye’s presence, that’s for sure.
And for the most interesting responses:
“HUG HIM! It’s on the 161 list.”
“**** my pants.”
“Smiled awkwardly and eventually said hi.”
For the sake of my laundry experience, I’m glad I didn’t do the second one. And I’m glad that the third commenter would have acted as I did in that position.
Today’s plan: WORK, WORK, WORK! I have a 5 page paper to write, a programming project to do, and various other assignments/readings. So I’ll be pretty busy, don’t you worry.
Until next time…