You might have noticed that when I have something important to say it takes me a while to say it. I delayed writing about MAGIC (More Active Girls In Computing) and am still working on my post on Web Accessibility for people with disabilities. And I haven’t even written much about Madrigal choir. However of the many things I want to write about, here is one I will:
Last week, hanging out with my friends was one of my nicest weeks for a while. This is not a criticism of CMU–there’s no way a college I have been at for 3 months and friends I have known that long could compare to friends I’ve known since Kindergarten and Preschool. They’re just different. There was a simplicity of interaction between all of us and we didn’t need to say all of the silly filler talk which makes interaction with new friends workable. I found myself comparing it to the way Ruby on Rails marketed itself. With the UNS, %80 of the work was done and we were left to deal with situation specific issues. By the way, UNS stands for the United Non-Stereotypic Society, which is a group of friends from Middle, Elementary and in some cases, Preschool who still hang out during breaks and keep track of each other across continents and grades.
That’s mostly what I had to say. Please see Eric’s blog for a really nice blow by blow of the week. Yay!
“No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the love of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.” Robert Southey