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Bubble Tea @ Sweet Harmony

I’ve been craving bubble tea since my last foray to Quickly in November, so when I heard that Sweet Harmony on Broad Street was now offering it, I enthusiastically jotted down plans in Google Calendar and promptly forgot about it. Today in a psyc paper-induced slump, fellow blogger Braille and I finally headed down to test the waters.

This isn’t your everyday bubble tea. It’s remarkably thick, but in a good way, with a generous helping of tapioca cooked to just the right amount of QQ texture. No gritty or frozen centers here. Think of the best milkshake you’ve ever had had, bring down the temperature just a notch and add boba. It took a little longer to get our drinks than at a typical bubble tea joint, but that’s because they were pretty much making it from scratch–We could hear the blenders going from our comfy armchairs. You could tell that it was actual mangoes going into the drink and not just mango flavoring. Two amply-sized drinks cost $6.75 including tax, and we got free oatmeal and raisin cookies!

They carry pina colada, mango and strawberry bubble tea at the moment. I’ll definitely be headed back for more during Senior Week. Go check it out: Sweet Harmony is located at 158 Broad St.

Braille adds: They have arguably the best decor of any dining establishment in town. If you’re into that sort of thing.

GZA bootleg

An anonymous donor sent in a recording of GZA’s set from Spring Fling today. He says:

All the songs are tagged correctly, I think. Also, all the tracks are split up, so you don’t have to deal with one hour-long file. Oh, and he played every song but the last one (“B.I.B.L.E.”) off Liquid Swords.

Get it here!

For those interested, here’s the setlist:

1. “Liquid Swords”
2. “Dual Of The Iron Mic”
3. “Living In The World Today”
4. “Swordsmen”
5. “Cold World”
6. “Labels [a capella]”
7. “General Principles [a capella]”
8. “4th Chamber”
9. “Shadowboxin'”
10. “Killah Hills 10304”
11. “Beef [a capella]” (Boogie Down Productions)
12. “Investigative Reports”
13. “Gold”
14. “I Gotcha’ Back”
15. True Master freestyle
16. “Illusory Protection [a capella]”
17. “Crash Your Crew”
18. “Destruction Of A Guard [a capella]”
19. “Clan In Da Front” (Wu-Tang Clan)
20. “Animal Planet”
21. “Hip Hop Fury”
22. “Breaker, Breaker”
23. “Legend Of The Liquid Sword”
24. “Older Gods” (Wu-Tang Clan)
25. “Queen’s Gambit [a capella]”
26. “Reunited” (Wu-Tang Clan)
27. “Silent”
28. The Tongue Is Like A Sword
29. “Triumph” (Wu-Tang Clan)

Thanks, Anon!

4/20 @ Wes

Where were you at 4:20 today?

Did you see the three guys in handmade squirrel suits, carrying stuffed acorns?
The marching band?
(The top of the tuba weaving its way through the crowd?)
The streakers?
The person in a chipmunk suit?
What about the person in the banana suit, being chased by the person in the gorilla suit?
Did you see your friends?
Your friend-crushes?
P-Safe intently watching the baseball game?

We hope you all had a wonderful WesFest weekend!

(And, of course, send us pictures at wesleying(at)gmail.com!)

Abortion as senior art thesis

For senior, abortion a medium for art, political discourse
Yale Daily News
Thursday, April 17, 2008

Art major Aliza Shvarts ’08 wants to make a statement.

Beginning next Tuesday, Shvarts will be displaying her senior art project, a documentation of a nine-month process during which she artificially inseminated herself “as often as possible” while periodically taking abortifacient drugs to induce miscarriages. Her exhibition will feature video recordings of these forced miscarriages as well as preserved collections of the blood from the process.

[…]

The display of Schvarts’ project will feature a large cube suspended from the ceiling of a room in the gallery of Green Hall. Schvarts will wrap hundreds of feet of plastic sheeting around this cube; lined between layers of the sheeting will be the blood from Schvarts’ self-induced miscarriages mixed with Vaseline in order to prevent the blood from drying and to extend the blood throughout the plastic sheeting.

Schvarts will then project recorded videos onto the four sides of the cube. These videos, captured on a VHS camcorder, will show her experiencing miscarriages in her bathrooom tub, she said. Similar videos will be projected onto the walls of the room.

EDIT by Jacon: This may or may not be true.

Your WesFest Weather Report


I just wrote a really long, personal post about why WesFest is so important to me, but decided against it.

Basically: I wouldn’t have come to Wesleyan if it weren’t for WesFest. I love it here, and I love WesFest. Fuck the administration and fuck admissions for not knowing why people choose Wesleyan in the first place.

Show those prefrosh a good time!

Definitive GRS Pick Thread

Wesleying: More central than the ACB. Go on, post your pick. (And group size, and class, and whatever.)

Speaking of which, someone posted this:

I found out the hard way last year, so I’ll let you in on a secret:

The last number is (about) 600.

I was # 573 and I got the second to last one room double on Wash.

If you have 480 + you will most likely end up in Butts, 156 High, Wash, or homeless if you have around 575 +

Unless by some miracle.

If you are a freshman and your number is in the mid-late 300s, you are probably a jock and/or had a triple in the butts so you got that extra smidgen of a point. Congrats, Hewitt and Nics are fresh for picking.

The 400s are vague and vary. Do not be surprised if you might have to be in the butts at 460-470.

THe point of this is that I knew a few unhappy people living in Nics/Hewitt because all their friends were in the Butts. Just keep that in mind if you really want to stay in close proximity to your friends.

And I knew a lot of unhappy people in the Butts. And some happy ones. It varies.

So. Hrm. Yeah, that’s the guide. Sorry it’s such a bitch, I just wish I’d known last year instead of imagining that it was out of 1000 or something.

Plan ahead!

Facebook chat is now live

Log in and check it out for yourselves.

Edit: Okay, unless I’m a beta tester and don’t know it, it should be in a bar on the bottom of the window.

Another edit: Added screenshot. My housemate doesn’t have it either.