Smart Girls Who Do Stupid Things

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This Is An Email From My Alma Mater

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They get the joke. I hope.

Hold The Tongue

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If you know me and you went to UChicago, then you probably know all the reasons I find this Chicago Maroon article about the opening of the new and improved ExLibris relatively hilarious.

New Stuff About (Cool) Stuff

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This weekend I participated in the world’s largest scavenger hunt, and wrote about it — twice! But really, read both because one has awesome photos and the other one has awesome videos.

Who brought the tiger? Photos/videos inside the UofC ‘Scav Hunt’ [WBEZ]

In its 25th year, University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt breaks a world record [WBEZ]

The Weekend Rundown

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SATURDAY: St. Patrick’s Day Is Only Good For Green Liquids
Preferably ones that are not alcoholic and projectile vomited all over the ground.

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SUNDAY: Daylight Savings Starts, So We’re No Longer Falling Back But It Feels Horrible
This year, I found that the trick with the worse day of the year is to just get up even earlier than usual and get brunch. The brunch staves off the feeling of horror that it was already noon, with a nice cushion of delicious food. The debate still RAGES on over whether this holiday is a hoax or a help (emotionally, energy-wise, etc.) but no matter what we do it so perhaps it’s time to just move on. I will say, however, that it was very poorly publicized this year; I was barely aware of the impending doom! I was told Saturday, in passing! US Gov, this is your doing — get on your shit.

BONUS: Remember when this fountain was orange? Now it’s green.

UChicago Handles Extreme Weather Well

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For those of you missing college life, this might make you miss it less. Alex, our National College Weather Correspondant reports:

What If You Were In The New York Times

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Being raved about by your mom? Her post on their blog, The Choice (which is about college admissions) is getting rave reviews from parents who just. can’t. let. go. Also because my mom is awesome.

The comments are (no offense Mom) as usual, my favorite part. They range from

The off-topic:
October 4, 2010 2:50 pm
As a Berkeley alumnus, just let me say: GO BEARS.

— asad

To the accusatory:
October 4, 2010 2:31 pm
How fortunate you are to be able to afford this. Out of state tuition. The ability of your children to rent an apartment without a paying job. Travel in Europe. They have the education , support, and connections to live comfortable lives without fear of homelessness or hunger.

These are aspects of a lifestyle impossible to attain for most Americans.

Just one small example: when I fly to another city I don’t rent a car. I take public transportation. Indeed I have taken the BART from the airport to Berkley -very convenient and around $12 as I recall. Only a person who never needs worry about money would go through the inconvenience and additional expense of renting a car for that trip.

— John drabble

I feel a lot better about my life now that I know that renting a car makes you privileged. I had no idea that that’s the reason I’m lucky to lead the life I lead.

A Daughter Relocates 2,500 Miles Away, and a Mother Flies Home, Alone [NYTimes]

These Characters Sound Like They Went To UChicago

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I mean that so lovingly, I swear.

“Amanda: I’m fat! My husband didn’t love me! My parents didn’t love me! I suck in bed! The only person who loves me is my wacky redheaded best friend, Jillian! There’s no way Simon wants me!

Simon: I’m really hot, and I seem to be a borderline case of Asperger’s syndrome! Asperger’s is SO HOT! Plus it sounds like Assburgers when you say it out loud! And women are scared by my giant penis! Also, women don’t like it when I act like a crazy recluse or when I walk away from them mid-sentence so I can run tests in my lab! There’s no way Amanda wants me!”

The Real Deal by Lucy Monroe [Smart Bitches Trashy Books]

Update:
From The Huffington Post, in college-related “news”, If Rappers Were Colleges: Analogies You WON’T Find on the SAT

And he’s from Chicago! It’s perfect!

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