Purdue University, presented by TxDOT, OkDOT, Hank the cowdog, MoDOT, Bass Pro Shops, LBJ’s Andrew Jackson Expansion Memorial (aka the Gateway Arch), IlDOT, construction, Neil Armstrong, Home Depot, tornados, and the letter R (reserved).
I also need to mention that we’ve felt that labeling the distance down our very long hallway was necessary; frame of reference is the handle of the fridge. Can you think of anything more worth knowing the distance from? I don’t think so.
This week has been spent setting up the apartment, going to orientations, registering, etc. And playing ultimate and saying “y’all” as much as possible. My roommate is kind of awesome. Oh, and the payroll orientation and forms were, IMHO, solely to make sure we knew how to write our names and Purdue ID numbers – roughly a hundred times. I mean, there must be some reason behind this incredibly pointless bureaucratic exercise. Or maybe I’m giving them too much credit.
As to classes, I’m swinging between cynical anticipation, enthusiasm, and wondering what new hell is in store for me. I have Math I, Rocket Propulsion, and Orbital Mechanics, as well as TAing “Jet Propulsion Powerplants”. I think I need to start doing some major reading.