September 26, 2009

Orientation

for SHP (which is back on! Wooot!)

In the morning, Mom dropped me off at the station. I waited by myself for a while, pacing in figure eights (or infinity signs) primarily out of boredom. Then, I looked over towards the station. I wasn't wearing my glasses, so everything looked a bit blurry, but I saw someone who looked a lot like Cormac. I tilted my head sideways and squinted, trying to decide if it was him or not. He turned his head sideways to imitate me, so I figured it must be him and said hello. It turns out he's taking a theater class on Saturdays until January, so he'll be on the train most mornings, which is most definitely good news. It's amazing how much faster the rides feel when you're talking to somebody.

I took a cab by myself from the station, since Archie and Helga had taken the earlier train for fear of being late. I was still early, though, so I went and got a delicious cranberry muffin from Nussbaum and Wu, the only deli I've ever been to that sells both sushi and baked goods. I went to Pupin to get my class assignment (cytoskeleton, which Melissa is in as well) and checked a few other people's (Ariadne is in nano, Irving in complex calculus, and Mario in psych) before heading to the orientation for returning students. I found Allana, a friend from last year, who was sitting in the back along with a bunch of Asian guys and one white guy who looked vaguely familiar but I couldn't remember the name of so introduced myself to anyways. We laughed about the ridiculous number of lost looking Asian kids with maps running around outside looking for Havemeyer. Then, the actual speech started.

I paid attention for the first few minutes until I heard the signature four beeps my phone makes upon getting a text message. I then spent five minutes digging through my bag for my phone before I found it and opened it up. I had a new message from Caleb. "Is that you in front of me? I think it is, but I don't want to awkwardly say hi to someone I don't know." I turned around and waved at him before unsuccessfully attempting to continue to listen to the lecture.

6 comments:

Jackie said...

OMB I COULDA TOLD YOU HE WAS GONNA BE IN NY!!! HE TOLD ME THAT THE OTHER DAY!!!! Btw you mixed up his name with his brother. You were supposed to write Cormac. And you have two camerons (yes, i am guilty of fixing the errors in the spreadsheet, and noticed that there were two.)
now to read the rest of the post - sorry my enthusiasm got the best of me and i responded asap.

Jackie said...

AND AHHAHAHAHAHHA about caleb. secret stalker lover boy.

Jackie said...

oooooooooh did i just say that?!

Tea said...

I have a cammie and a cameron- they're different people.

yes. yes you did.

Jackie said...

you have two camerons in addition to cammie...

Tea said...

it's an error that came from Gretchie and I merging the sheets. I don't know who the Cameron who isn't Cormac's brother is.