Writing weekly blog posts is difficult. My summer work days have so far not provided good writing material. I typically work 9-5 in the Admissions Office, then 6-9 at Smith House, where I work for the Annual Fund phonathon (collecting Alumni donations that help, in part, to maintain Amherst’s large financial aid packages). As I get farther into my afore mentioned summer reading, I hope to engage you, Reader, in some form of philosophical discussion (or at the very least stimulate some latent interest in questioning the world). For my blog is intended to be a safe haven of the mind; only a simpleton would write about what they did last weekend.

Anywho, here’s what I did last weekend.

Saturday: Sunny with a chance of extreme torrential downpour

In the morning, motivated almost exclusively by the need of something to blog about, Maria and I went tree climbing throughout Amherst. It started by standing on a rock.

Yoga.    Maria the Explorer 

We first climbed a nice tree across the street from Newport House (the Spanish and French theme house). Here’s some footage documenting our climb.

We then did some cool posing in town.

It was hot out    A scary and confusing world without Maria.

Hey, look, more tree climbing!

Tree me
 Whoa!    Tree climbing.

Looks like we’ve got a badass over here.

Then the downpour started. I don’t have video or pictures of it, because it would’ve destroyed my camera. Needless to say, I ran from Hitchcock Dormitory, where I’m living this summer, to Johnson Chapel and memorial hill. You’ll have to take my word for it that it was crazy. Just for some perspective, it was raining as hard as that time I set off the sprinkler by accident in Marsh House my sophomore year. For those who are interested, and I can’t imagine who would be, here’s a letter I wrote to the Amherst Student with the help of my friends Terry and Deidre.

Sunday: S**t, the blog post is due tomorrow 

Maria and I went to the Bookmill (I’m actually there right now) to write our blog posts and get a nice lunch. It's called the Bookmill because it was once a mill, but now a book store. That's some crazy concatenation.


Another video? Ok.

There’s a dining area to eat really good (albeit expensive) sandwiches.

Dining room.

Look! A study space in a book store!

Legitimately nice place to work.
The rest of Sunday is left to the future (from my current position in space-time). 

Other updates:

Diablo: I’ve beaten normal with all five of the classes and have chosen to play toward the inferno difficulty as a monk. Does anyone care about this?

Reading: Ask again later.

Thesis: See above.

That's it for this week. Next week, I'm planning on producing a video blog (or vlog, as the kids are calling it these days) exploring the beautiful and historical reading rooms of campus.