A couple months ago, esteemed bloggers pyrotechnics and Syed ventured into the trenches of Olin Memorial Library to take on Operation L.O.L. (Liveblog in Olin Library).
Today, there is an even greater mission upon us: liveblogging Olin during finals week (which has the way less catchy acronym ‘L.O.D.F.W.’).
Read after the jump to see the liveblog…and many finals week memes.
The first floor of Olin is quickly devolving. Fireworks bursting just outside seem to have disrupted the collective focus. Now, a toy mini-football is being thrown around. Lots of chatter, laughter.
Also, while I’m here, it’s my duty as a Wesleying blogger to inform you all of the hugest deal of all time.
From Broad Street Books:
@Hermes, seeing that I just saw your post, it’s going quite well, thanks!
Also, I have suspicions about who who this baby-hating kitty-lovin prankster is.
Text I just received: “You can tell Wesleying that the same friend strongly dislikes babies and would like to see kittens. You should just suck it up.”
All right Wes peeps, I am signing out. It’s been a lovely 2 hours keeping you all from doing your “work” (cough SYED cough).
Good luck on your exams.
See you soon.
Ratchet Ratchet Pi or die.
Time to sign off and catch up on well-needed sleep.
I’ll cherish these memories forever, Olin:
For anyone who missed this, earlier I said that a certain Zach (last name not disclosed) doesn’t like kittens.
Need a muse (or several) for writing that 10-page paper?
LOOK NO FURTHER.
Friend just texted me, “How do you dislike kittens?” Glad this liveblog has sparked controversy.
So. Many. Babiez.
Here’s another cute baby:
Spotted: A barefoot person.
Spotted: Bruno Machiavelo ’16 finally decided to show up and say hi.
Bruno lives in Spain and is fluent in French. He also serves as House Manager of Ratchet Ratchet Pi.
OMG REGEN ROUTMAN MARRY ME.
Spotted: Girl stretching awkwardly in Olin.
I’m all up in your subconscious, hermes.
Fun fact: one of my teachers in high school called it “twittering.”
I did not know that there was a documentary about babies…
I am about to cry.
@Zach: I was literally just about to post that too………….
You guys think it’s a big deal that Malkin blessed some kid who sneezed on the other side of the room? The Pope blessed pretty much all of Twitter today:
Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart.
— Benedict XVI (@Pontifex) December 12, 2012
Compliment: YOU ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL.
Except this baby is cuter.
How come no one else likes my idea of starting a Facebook page called “Wes Constructive Criticisms”?
Shout out to Regen Routman ’16 for being an awesome next-door neighbor.
I heard she’s really good in that movie directed by that one senior. Whatever his name is. No one remembers that guy.
Dude, I could totally take over for Wes Compliments.
Shout out to Regen Routman ’16 for being really funny and stuff.
@Zach: I was literally about to post Regen’s beautiful tweet.
It is true what they say about me and kittens.
my paper-writing process is a lot like my idea of pregnancy.constant need to pee, very painful, takes too long, end product is a wee miracle
— Regen Routman (@rroutman) December 12, 2012
Treat yo’ self to some Retta:
I love finals…
Is it socially acceptable nowadays to go to bed at 9pm?
Like, is that a thing?
Can kewl kollege kids do that?
SO MUCH BABY. SO MUCH CUTE.
Is anyone else excited for The Hobbit?
IS THIS FO REALZZ?
So many cute babies…
Wesleyan needs to address the serious baby deficit on campus.
Strange looks from people every time waynesworld and I giggle at something.
Poor Spuddi Minaj.
Shout out to Chris Caines ’16 who says he’s been in YOLOlin for 15 hours.
Salads for everyone.
Just overheard someone say that they wanted a beer. #finals
I need to charge my computer and there are no outlets under this table.
The struggle is real.
Feeling the Finals blues?
Go eat a salad alone .
Hey Syed, how’s the work coming?
Oh dear God. There’s a video.
Small Potatoes program house? Anyone?
507 views on this liveblog…
Oh, Spuddi Minaj.
ALL THE SMALL POTATOEZZZZ.
Introducing Small Potatoes
Another blessed sneeze on this side of Olin.
Awkward moment when Wayne’s photo is too big…
Waynesworld has stumbled upon the world’s greatest Facebook page (photos to come soon).
Fun fact: Our Dear Leader Zach does not like kittens.
@Samira: I spend too much time on the INTERNETZZZZ.
She too loves kittens.
Hi Mara Woods-Robinson ’16.
@waynesworld: Edit–he blessed someone who sneezed on the other side of the room.
@hermes + @waynesworld: Contrary to popular belief, some people actually do work in Olin during Finals.
@Hermes, how are you so good at memes?
He just blessed someone who sneezed. What a gentleman.
“Just because we’re stressed doesn’t mean we don’t have to be nice.”
Andrew Malkin ’15 just asked Hermes and I if he could sit with us. *insert Mean Girls joke here*
If anyone would like to claim the bag of unopened pretzels at my table, please feel free to stop by.
So far, we’ve gotten 456 hits on this liveblog. Huzzah.
Syed stopped by to say hi.
We told him to liveblog with us.
He claims he has “work.”
Syed, join us.
Okay, someone just inhaled REALLY LOUDLY in Olin.
I talked to someone today who slept through their German final.
CAPS ON CAPS ON CAPS
THAT WAS TANAYA CAPSCAPSCAPS
What if I just slept through finals week?
WANNA KNOW WHAT IVE EATEN TODAY, A HAND FULL OF PLANTATION CHIPS AND SOME COOKIE DOUGH. IVE BEEN WITH MICHAEL (LINDEN ’15??) ALL DAY GETTING SICK LISTENING TO HIM BREATHE THROUGH HIS MOUTH DO YOU KNOW HOW INFURIATING THAT IS
Tanaya: EVERYTHING’S SO BORING!!!!!!!! I CAN’T EVEN..ALL I CAN DO IS COMPLAIN I CAN’T EVEN MOBILIZE MYSELF
Tanaya Srini ’15: “THIS IS SO BORING. I’M SO MAD.” I think that’s the general feeling.
Shout out to all the prefrosh who read this blog.
OMG. WESADMITS 2017. YESSSS.
I can’t wait to troll the WesAdmits 2017 page.
And in honor of the new Girl Meets World pilot…
@Hermes 3 more days
When do Wesleyan’s ED notifications come out this year? Anyone know?
Ohhh Penn. How exciting.
@Hermes, Also Penn.
So apparently Duke’s early decision letters came out today…because there are legit 8 statuses on my Facebook about Duke.
Also, there’s this super awesome post-it note thing in the lobby of Olin.
Check it outtttt.
Liveblogging a TA session I haven’t done any of the reading for isn’t working out. Maybe this will be more successful during my Global Change TA session in an hour.
I just want to dance…
Reading so much Thought Catalog right now. Like OMG.
“If I Had a Carrell,” to be sung to the tune of “If I Had a Hammer.”
Dudes, find out what was most searched on Google this year.
I just watched an entire episode of HIMYM.
22 minutes well spent.
I wish I had a pair of legit headphones.
I feel like such a poser with my earbuds.
I just took a micronap and dreamed of the nap machine eating me.
Olin is so tame right now…it’s so strange…
If anyone would like to explain how a Justin Bieber song got on my iTunes, that’d be great thanks.
What are Pareto efficient points anyway?? (The point at which there are no trades that are mutually beneficial [utility is maximalized])
Alright, text me when you’re down to help (and where you’re at).
The Pastabilities guy is so sassy. I love it.
I LOVE KITTENS.
Southern Fried Chicken
@Zach: Classics is fried chicken and some rice. It’s pretty good. The grill is just regular stir fry. And yeah I’ve got 20 minutes to spare.
Okay, can everyone please type “kitten memes” into Google? Some of these memes aren’t cute or funny…they’re just disturbing…
Also, Hermes, what’s at the classics station? What’s at the grill? Tryna decide if the trek to Usdan is worth it.
Do you have like 24 minutes to spare tonight?
@Zach, I’d be down to recommend frostedmoose for life things
Maeve Russell ’14 just stopped by to hug me. Maeve’s beautiful golden locks are proof that she is an angel.
Also Maeve, you do not owe me candy.
But if you insist, I would prefer Sour Patch Kids.
I also should be working on a job recommendation for the esteemed frostedmoose right now. This is not a joke. Does anyone want to help with this task?
Things I’m doing instead of my thesis: helping my mom make a preliminary college list for my younger (11th grade) brother.
Dancing in the nap machine…
Concepts to think about: Welfare theorems
• equilibrium in a set of competitive markets is Pareto efficient
• If all agents have convex preferences, there will always be a set of preferences such that Pareto efficient allocation is a market equilibrium
@Samira: All I did today was discuss the origin of the word “ratchet.” I mean, I took an exam earlier, but whatever.
I would be down to walk to an animal shelter to pet some kittens right now. I love cats.
Today we’re discussing: Welfare economics, Marginalism, Utility theory, The problem of assumptions and value statements , and the Problem of obsession and abstract human feelings
I’m about to start liveblogging from my CSS Econ TA session. Hello.
@waynesworld: That’s what the 24-hour kitten livestream was for…kind of…
There should be therapy kittens and puppies, not just dogs.
Oh yeah, for peeps going to the ‘Dan for dinner: the cupcakes are good.
@waynesworld: Is the nap machine at least relaxing?
Also, shout out to Bruno Machiavelo ’16 who was supposed to drop by and visit me but decided that napping in his cozy bed was better.
And for those of you who don’t know Bruno, yes, his real name is in fact Bruno.
Speaking of great ‘staches:
Why are there so many unnecessary buttons on the nap machine?
Speaking of great ‘staches, frequent Wesleying commenter Jesse R-S ’13 has entered the main floor.
Vardan Gattani ’13 just walked by, fist-bumped me, and muttered, “I love the ‘stache.”
There are almost as many finals memes as there are presidential memes (more specifically, memes of Paul Ryan’s puppy dog eyes).
If anyone has any good hand symbols for Ratchet Ratchet Pi, please let us know.
It’s probably a good thing that everyone at this table is wearing headphones and won’t yell at me for listening to “Lay Me Low” horrifyingly loud.
Also, Socket Wrench Epsilon has also been formed in recent days.
Correction: it is RRPi.
Just kidding, that made no sense.
Will Wesleyan ever oversee the founding of Ratchet House or Ratchet Ratchet Pi (Rho Rho Pi)?
@waynesworld: How’s the nap machine-ing going?
I forgot to mention that Benjamin actually sent me the final draft of his Wespeak because the Argus apparently ran an earlier (unfinished) draft. He wanted me to run it on Wesleying, but that seems unnecessary now that the Argus has the correct version online.
Other topic of conversation to bring up: what is the true meaning of the word ‘ratchet’?
Has everyone read his latest masterpiece? (Both comments are pretty stellar.)
Breaking: waynesworld is liveblogging from the nap machine.
@Zach: I’ll alert TMZ.
Minor campus celebrity Martin Benjamin ’57 just entered Olin and sat down at one of the PAC-side computers.
waynesworld and I were visited by both of Our Dear Leaders Zachs (of the Wesleying and WSA persuasions) in the library earlier.
So much struggle.
waynesworld and I are back after last week’s debacle known as the freaking Chapel Wifi aka the Wesleyan Thinks Big liveblog (great event, by the way).
I’m probs going to liveblog from the nap machine.
I am so tired.
Well, after some initial (hour and a half long) technical difficulties, our liveblog is up and running.
Loud peeps. Everywhere.
IS IT WORKING?
Finals coming up?
Hugs are in order.
WHADDUP Y’ALL. I’VE NEVER SEEN OLIN SO PACKED BEFORE IN MY LIFE…
So many MacBook Pros…
Already spotted some people hugging it out.
Bitches be hugging in Olin.
Hermes here. Woot.