Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Well, that was exciting

How to wake yourself up from the studying-for-midterms haze:

Have a fire drill. The sirens go off, the lights flash, you stand in the cold and rain for 10 minutes until the RAs and security people let you back in...and you are very thoroughly awake afterwards.


Theocentrica said...


Some [gentleman] put a pizza in the oven downstairs and then just went out somewhere. Sometime around 11:30 the alarm started wailing to high heaven, and we all evacuated... luckily it was rather warmer than it had been for a week, and not raining.
Did I mention this is the honors dorm for intellectually gifted students? XP

...and I'm told this happens once every week and a half or so. Everyone always knows it's a pizza on fire, but we leave the building anyway because it's the oldest dorm on campus and the insulation in the walls would go up in a flash if there was any kind of fire.

And the oven doesn't work now, because it turned into a mini-inferno and shorted out.


Shakespeare's Cobbler said...

This is why someone invented umbrellae small enough to fit in your purse, and also the only reason such umbrellae are worth owning, and that itself is possibly the only reason some of your would deign to be like other girls and get a purse.