Tuesday, November 13, 2007

So much to blog, so little time

There's a reason I haven't blogged lately. It has three letters, begins with M, and ends with T. The middle letter is imaginary.

It's not that I don't want to blog, or even that I don't have things to blog about. Cases in point: my classes, p-sets, tests, why I love Pass/No Record (but am trying not to overuse it), UA Senate, my UROP (!), reflections on being in a fraternity, thoughts on East Campus/West Campus, general advice on college applications...and so on.

So much to blog, so little time, right? Actually, as it happens, I probably won't be able to blog this week at all, because I have an ungodly amount of work to do over the next three days (3 p-sets, one assignment for F/ASIP, and the mother of all 8.012 tests). I've already started on most of that stuff, but even so, I have a sinking feeling that the next few days are not going to be pretty.

But enough of pessimistic proclamations. My point is, I have lots of things I could blog about. At the moment, I'm planning on having my next entry be about general advice for applying to colleges (MIT and elsewhere). But I also wanted to open this up to the people who still bother to read this, especially since a fair number of you are prospectives. What are you most interested in hearing about? Whether it's one of the topics I've already mentioned or something totally different, let me know!


Sam said...

I'd love to read about the East Campus/West Campus divide, actually. I'm really wondering which residence hall is most of a mix of these two cultures. Which building do you live in, anyway?

Paul said...

Hey Sam, thanks for voicing your opinion. I live in Simmons Hall, which (in my opinion) is mostly a West Campus-type dorm, but with a bit of East Campus flavor. Or at the least, a very weird architecture. ;)

Since my own East/West entry may be a ways off, I'd encourage you to pursue some other bloggers' thoughts on this topic, particularly this entry by Jessie, which (in my opinion, at least) could easily be one of the most important posts on all of the MIT blogs.

Sam said...

I think of waffles when I see Simmons. Is the community tight at Simmons? Like, does it have the floor culture that Burton-Conner and East Campus have?

And it might be strange to say this, but I love Jessie's post. A lot. More than any healthy love should be for an inanimate collection of words on the internet.

Oh, and the structure and function post is good, too. Especially because she uses "subtle East flavors" to describe Simmons.

All of which simply brings to my mind a vision of spicy curry waffles.