It’s been an eventful weekend at Rutgers. A 19 year-old sophomore died early Sunday morning for reasons being investigated, but seem to include the fraternity DKE and alcohol—especially poignant after what happened at UWM. And then not twenty minutes ago I found out that another student was killed by a bear. I didn’t know either of them, not likely at such a large school, but it’s still upsetting. Harsh reminder of life and the real world after my own fairly idyllic weekend.

Computer problems.

My computer was still blue screening when it shouldn’t so I finally got it back to the Apple store today. I had thought it was a software problem that they could fix today, but no, they have to send it out again. So I’ll probably be not super communicative for the next while until I get it back.


The world is crazy small.

So the hall director for Demarest this year is a grad student named Kat who’s from Salida and she did her undergrad at Sonoma State. I just found out that she knows a girl I went to high school with who goes to SSU. Weird!

There’s also a guy from San Diego (his family moved to NJ when he was young though) and another from Corona.

Just finished my first week of classes. Pretty good so far, I’ll write more about it later.

Dave, Mihir, and Flake decided to have a jam session.

Been super busy since moving into Demarest last Monday. Between days of training, helping first years move in, meeting & greeting all the new people, catching up with old friends.

I bought these antlers to use as a coat rack for last year. Now I have more décor to match, haha.

Just found five of these cuties rummaging through our trash. Probably should’ve shooed them away, but they’re not hurting anyone.

I love summer thunderstorms. Sitting on the back porch, eating my quesadilla, listening to the rain and lightning and thunder in a t-shirt and shorts.

Clambering around the Alabama Hills outside Lone Pine. In a dress.

Slowly getting through pictures from my three weeks in California & Nevada. Click here for the rest of the pictures on my flickr page.

So my friend Will took me to the range today. It was really fun! I got to shoot a .17 bolt action rifle (that’s the one I’m shooting in the picture), and also the first picture of the target (chest). I had a few practice shots, but my aim and grouping were both pretty good. (Will was kinda impressed.)

The other shots are from a .22 semiautomatic rifle, and my aim was off because the scope was calibrated for 50 yards. Shot two magazines, and one shot from each was off so 4/5 was pretty good.

Then Will grabbed some shotgun shells off the ground and wedged them in the target. Put a hole through this one on my first try, and knocked the primer out of where it usually is.

Then he pulled out his 12 gauge pump shotgun, and that was really fun. Lot more kick to that and I might have a bruise on my shoulder tomorrow. But it was a good time and now I know how to shoot a gun safely.

So tumblr decided to delete my account for no reason.

I have no idea what happened or why, but suddenly one day my account and blogs were just gone. According to their support people they have no idea what happened and they don’t have the ability to restore my old blogs.

So I’m starting over, I guess.