Lab is very peaceful today. I'm the only one here. Listening to loud grrl rock which is something I can't really do when there are other people around.
The undergrads are arriving on campus in droves. They started to swarm on Thursday of this week and now there is only a small stream of them trailing in. Thursday they blocked off the streets around the freshman dorms. It was crazy, there were hundreds of expensive SUVs, shiny station wagons, new minivans. The amounts of money displayed were just obscene. And people were loading shiny new electronics into carts. New computers, microwaves, refrigerators, stereos. I kept wanting to see some kid drive up with his parents in a beat-up old station wagon and wheel hand-me-down stuff into the dorm. I'm still waiting.