Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Here you see Maya buying groceries, photo taken by Peter.
For class, we recently did a study of shopping as it has become more mechanized. We went to the olde-fashioned Haymarket and compared the higher-tech experience to Shopping at Shaws. It was somewhat of a surprise how positive the shopping experience at Haymarket was, compared to shopping at Shaws. At Haymarket, the vendors were very friendly, while at Shaws, they were merely functional. It is interesting that the separation of job functions, and optimization of efficiency in the shopping process has also resulted in shopping being more task oriented in finding and aggregating, vs. negotiation and persuasion.
Check out my songs on the haymarket and shaws experience, made from sampled sounds by Sara and Peter.
Monday, September 11, 2006
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Friday, September 08, 2006
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Today we went to Chinatown and had dim sum. It was rainy, but the dimsum was good. As always, I was able to get my coconut jello fix, and jim got his cha siu bao fix. Our hall residents came along, and it was nice to see V & R, Rebs, and Juana and Rob again. Next time we go though, I'll have to organize it later-- people have trouble waking up before noon. :) Although, the good stuff is usually gone and not as fresh later in the day. Tomorrow is a holiday, and hopefully we'll have a good day for the ec bbq.
I finally got 1W rush pix up. We had a terrific rush, with a carnival theme organized by the hall chairs, Ryan and Kelly. They did a superb job, and it was fun. We got our palms read, fortunes told, and horoscopes dispensed. We played Tic Tac Toe, Ring Toss, Yoshi Mini Golf, Cork Gun gallery, and even had a working Skeeball machine with Stickmen scoring. Jim had the high score (32.5 (4 full stickmen, and 1/2 point)). The food was entirely awesome too, we had corndogs, deep fried oreos, and frozen chocolate-nut covered bananas. yum! You can hear your mortality when you bite a deep fried oreo, kinda tastes like a chocomuffin. We also slurped down our hall drinks: (virgin daquiris) and bagadodots.
In the days leading up to rush, we had Kevin's bday and also Chris finished his awesome Seurat painting. Go Stickmen Rush! As you can see, everyone helped out, and all in all, it was a success. Even many of the other floors came down to see what the fuss was about. Best of all, we got our hall t-shirts. Yay! This hall's got it together.