I gotta dash off to breakfast in the Coop with Harrell, but here’s some pics from the among friends parties in James House last weekend.
Nao’s coming tomorrow…what?!
She has to get up at 4:45 for her morning flight, so be nice to her and maybe even offer her some coffee. Or chocolate.
A sewing party.
We got our prototype for the heart gel pack pouches from Nao last week, and started out the third quarter festively with sewing parties Tuesday and Wednesday nights. With five borrowed sewing machines,amazing expert sewers, and regular folk to do the cutting and gluing, we pulled it off. We thought we might need a third sewing party (who doesn’t love a party?), but Jane and Hannah stayed late into the night Wednesday to finish off 55 pouches.
Thursday night I was all set to return the sewing machines. But Facilities Management was closed and couldn’t drive me, so I had to return them by wheelbarrow. Giant wheelbarrow. If you ever need one, check the shack behind Gummere. If you were one of the people who saw me huffing across campus Thursday night dragging a wheelbarrow decked with sewing machines…now you know why.
Come by our Comfort Station in the Campus Center, Thursday 11:00-4:00, to see the fruits of our labors.
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In John’s conceptual art class, we discussed the British artist Michael Craig-Martin. In his piece “An Oak Tree” (at the Tate), he set a half-full glass of water on a glass shelf and called it an oak tree. To him, it was an oak tree—until he couldn’t get through customs at the airport, so he broke down and told them it was actually a shelf and a glass.
When I was home for spring break, I saw that on my dad’s filing cabinet, he had a set of magnets from an opening of the Craig-Martin show “Alphabets and Sunsets.” Each magnet was a different letter of the alphabet, with a picture on it in the style of “A is for apple, B is for boy.” However, I soon realized that the pictures didn’t go with the letters: A had an umbrella, B a wine glass, and C a knife.
The canopy has been rented for the comfort station. Thank you Taylor Rentals. Thank you James for making me realize the party rental place was Taylor Rentals and not Taylor Reynolds, like the number in physics. Thank you Dorothy for making everything happen at the Campus Center (that’s where all the comfort will be next Thursday).
In conceptual art class today, David gave John a fuzzy red hat and put red and yellow face paint on him. The assignment was “Give and take.”
This evening, performers, videographers, assistants and coordinators got together for some herbish pasta, apple spinach salad, and garlic bread in Quaker House. We discussed our thrills, hopes, queries, and fears about next week’s rehearsals and performance over wine and coffee. A classy affair for a classy crew!
T-minus one week until the performance shoot!
Bi-Co Mix CD Party
Friday, March 20th, 9 p.m.
Did you participate in the Bi-Co Mix CD Exchange? Wish you had participated? Now that the exchange is over, join Mawrtyrs and Fords in James House for a party celebrating the mixes we made for each other.
Big Birthday Party
Saturday, March 21st, 9 p.m.
Do you know Emily Carton, Sydney Keough, Hilary Schwartz, Julia Ryan, Cristina Smith, or Laura Zipin? Join us in James House to celebrate all their birthdays! Bring presents, because this is their birthday party.
among friends is coming next week!