This is a slightly updated repost of maya‘s repost. Please note: this is by no means an exhaustive list of eating options in Middletown, as this perfunctory Yelp search will show you. Feel free to add your own recommendations in the comments.
Middletown has so many fantastic dining options that at first you might feel like this turtle: faced with an almost insurmountable mountain of deliciousness. Much like the above turtle, though, you’ve got to start somewhere. We’re here to give you a head start.
It’s Reunion & Commencement Weekend, which means campus is crawling with wealthy alumni; nervous soon-to-be-graduates; underclassmen working temp jobs as ushers or golf cart drivers
or squatting in their senior friends’ houses; and, of course, Wesleyan dads.
In between all the snoozing on Usdan couches, schmoozing on Foss Hill, engaging in Senior Week shenanigans, chasing after famous alumni currently on campus (shoutout to Joss Whedon ’87, Matthew Weiner ’87, Craig Thomas ’97, Carter Bays ’97, Santigold ’97…), and packing up your life’s belongings with your parents (godspeed), you may have missed an important piece of Wesleyan history reemerge in the Gordon Career Center.
That’s right: after a multi-year absence, the Douglas Cannon has made an appearance once more. Read past the jump for more details
Grades for graduation candidates are due Monday at noon, so hopefully at least those folks graduating are no longer procrastinating on school work. Whether or not you’re still working, this short and sweet procrastination destination is for you, with some nice dancing, reassurance that you’ll figure things out whether or not you graduate, and a reminder that “It’s Alright 2 Cry.”
What better time than the end of the year to finally learn how to cook? Now is the time to try some fun new recipes as you clean out your kitchen, and the internet has lots of excellent tutorials that can help you sharpen your skills… or not. If you are looking for useful advice, today’s procrastination destination probably will not help you. But perhaps this collection of intentionally bad internet cooking tutorials will serve as good examples of what not to do. Read after the jump for more:
This is it, folks, the last procrastination destination I will write for Wesleying. (Assuming, that is, that I keep my own procrastination in check enough to graduate…) Today’s procrastination destination is exemplary: completely useless, shockingly time-consuming, destructive, self-deprecating, and at times, oddly sweet. It’s also a truly collaborative effort: someone made a half hour compilation video of themself cutting various objects with a very hot knife, someone else captioned said video, someone else watched and then sent it to me, I watched the entire thing during finals last December, took screen shots of much of it and wrote this ridiculous post, and you, dear reader, are wasting time on the fruits of all of our labor. Read after the jump for many screenshots and a link to the original video.
(kitab posted this pic bc it’s too cute not to share)
Today I learned that there is a website dedicated to streaming animal cuteness, and proceeded to lose 2 hours that should have been spent writing a paper.
You can choose to watch sloths, kittens, penguins and even cockroaches.
Proceed with caution, and only if you do not value your time.
My only qualm is that they have yet to dedicate one to squirrels. Although, attaching a GoPro to my head and following squirrels on campus might become a reality in my near future.
Ever wanted to see stuff falling from the top of Exley? Come see the big drop! Sponsored by WesMaSS and the Free Radicals, students will be throwing everything from fruit to PINATAS from the roof. Come and see some great demonstrations.
Here’s a link to the video from last year:
Date: Wednesday, May 10
Place: Exley Patio (closest to Lawn Ave)
From Lucy De Souza ’16:
We would like, if we may, to take you on a strange journey- a journey through the craziest night in the lives of the newly engaged Brad and Janet. After a flat tire halts their trip to see an old science teacher, the couple stumbles upon Dr. Frank-n-Furter’s castle, filled with servants, groupies, party guests, and his very own live experiment. Come see the campiest, sexiest horror parody movie this side of Denton! Absent Toast, Wesleyan’s very own Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcast performs the midnight cult classic right in front of the screen, with full audience participation.
Dressing up in your finest corsets, fishnets, and heels STRONGLY encouraged!
Date: Wednesday, May 10
Place: CFA Hall (Ring Family Performance Hall)
Facebook Event: Here!
More on the cast:
Rho Ep writes in:
Buy a Spring Fling 2017 t-shirt to support New Horizons Domestic Violence Services, a Middletown organization that supports survivors of domestic abuse. You can buy them in person, or simply order on this form!
Date: Through Wednesday, May 10
Time: 11AM-2PM; 7-10PM
Place: Downstairs Usdan (lunchtime); Exley Lobby (evenings)
From the CFA:
The Toneburst Laptop and Electronic Arts Ensemble, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Paula Matthusen, teams up with Artist in Residence and University Organist Ronald Ebrecht to present a series of works involving live-electronics and the Memorial Chapel organ. The concert will feature world premieres by Linda Buckley, Visiting Scholar in Music Terri Hron, and Jeff Snyder, as well as new works by ensemble members.
Date: Tuesday, May 9
Place: Memorial Chapel