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May 05, 2003


Why is it that as I sit here, pounding angrily away at the keyboard, the community college powers-that-be find it necessary to pump every room in every building full of *freezing* cold air? It's only 65 degrees outside, if that. (and it's far colder indoors). Yet despite the fact that air-conditioning in these past winter months has been totally uncalled for, I notice it's effects in every classroom or lab I enter: kids are huddled together in corners for warmth, puffing out air that's cold enough to be seen. Textbooks are being burned in trashcans, attracting huge crowds trying to warm their stiffened fingers. Rioting ensues every time frozen students deplete the cafeteria's coffee supply. Those who can't take it are left for dead, as others quickly crawl underneath their half-alive, semi-warm bodies to save themselves. It’s every man for himself. It’s cutthroat. It's mutiny. It's cruel and unusual.

But in all seriousness, it is ridiculous. I'm sitting here wearing long pants, a shirt, sweatshirt, and huge wool coat, and it's still FREEZING! It's so cold in my next class everyday that sometimes it's difficult to concentrate. I mean, come on! It just seems rather silly to me. They've been air-conditioning us year round, and we want them to stop. It's not that I feel there should be heaters running, but I don't see that point in making it any colder inside. Isn't there still an energy crisis? Don't they want to save money? I mean, what exactly are they trying to do with this maneuver? Turn OFF the damn air-conditioners, you administrative fascists!! You're making us all MAD! (and by "mad" I mean both crazy and irritated).

Posted by kati at May 5, 2003 12:38 PM


Sack-up you thin skinners.
Suddenly Fat's where it's at!
Eh? Eh? What NOW G?

Posted by: Teddy at May 7, 2003 12:34 PM

be careful, kati, your face might freeze that way.

HA! where i live, that is funny.

Posted by: didofoot at May 7, 2003 02:47 PM

teddy: mad props on the haiku. many consider it a lost art.

Posted by: holohan at May 7, 2003 03:06 PM

Was that an intentional haiku? It has six syllables in the first line.

Posted by: kati at May 8, 2003 01:26 PM

oh, you can play around with form. poetry is an art, not a science. except limericks. now there's a science for you.

Posted by: holohan at May 8, 2003 01:27 PM

There once was a fella from Sydney,
who drank 'till he ruined his kidney,
He drank and he drank,
And it shrank and it shrank,
But he sure had fun doing it, didn' he?

Posted by: kati at May 9, 2003 12:12 PM

Not to smash my natural and enviable talent for arts of all kinds - but the line has six freakin syllables!

Sack - up - you - thin -skin - ners.
That's six right? But check this shit out.

Eggs, bacon and toast,
Hot cakes, orange juice and jam,
Ah- sweet, sweet breakfast.

Posted by: Teddy at May 10, 2003 02:16 AM

There once was a portly land lubber
Who dieted and lost his blubber
He fell off a boat
Thought he would still float
His last words were "Glub glub glub glubber"

I be here all ze week.

Posted by: sean at May 10, 2003 10:13 AM