When I walked into gathering, I was expecting just another 15 minutes of cheese, pretending I’m not talking if a teacher looks at me, and Daniel and Natalie not being able to do trivia because of someone’s personal vendetta towards them, just like usual. However, Coleen Davis decided to put that all to an end when she made an announcement about the mile and a half, as I fell back into memories of running and exercise that I had tried for months to repress.
[Cue romantic violins]
Golden autumn leaves billow off of the ground as a woman drives an open-roofed, old-style car towards the camera. A young man in military uniform strides towards the car in slow motion, removing his hat and touching his hair repeatedly. For some reason the woman is already stopped.
Although OES’s fantasy football league has grabbed coverage with its gripping story that was ran in The Dig a bit ago, the OES fantasy basketball league has much more drama. For one, the divisions that were set up at the start of the league were the White, Asian, and Indian divisions (the multi-ethnic basketball enthusiasts found this humorous). Anyways, the teams, the teams!
- Monday: Pasta, always good! Even with none of the goodness of Alfredo Sauce, the pasta was worth everything. There’s a Moroccan bar if you don’t want some pasta. 7/10.
- Tuesday: Pesto…you guessed it, chicken! It actually tasted pretty good! Also some Cajun blackened catfish…5/10.
- Wednesday: Shells and cheese!!! Nothing else needs to be said. 10/10.
- Thursday: Some “Lunar new year classics” here, such as chicken stir fry and Sichuan beef. If you don’t like this, then, well…I don’t know what to tell ya. It is pretty good though… 7/10.
- Friday: Ah, the fortnightly TexMex bar. You also have some lemon chicken if you’re not into this. 8/10.
Great trivia doesn’t necessarily need a great topic. Today’s topic: quotes from books we should have read. It’s a good topic, but doesn’t scream “greatest trivia of the year!” What made this one good were the questions themselves, in particular one nicely tricky question from Daniel. The quotations weren’t the most popular quotes from the book, but they weren’t so obscure that no one would recognize them. The golden question was the one that mentioned Troy, yet wasn’t from The Iliad, The Oddessy, or any of the other freshman humanities books. Where was it from, then? Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Everyone read that one…right?
Today’s rating: A-
These past few weeks I’ve noticed some particularly horrible dining hall etiquette. Frankly, it’s a little embarrassing to watch this shameless behavior take place. Why are we so incapable of simply cleaning up after ourselves and being courteous? It’s beyond me. But here are some essential guidelines to keep in mind for the future.