When the Magic of Freshman Year Wears Off

Where’s the time gone? I swear, just a few weeks ago I was at orientation walking out Talley Student Center with some people I met with a cream soda in hand towards Lee Residential Hall to pick my stuff up and head back to Charlotte. Shortly after that, I was moving into Metcalf Hall and…

Why seeing other’s posts gives me inspiration to write

I can be rather self-critical about my writing abilities. The fact that my style is unconventional doesn’t help but does make it more fun for myself when I write. After reading  bunch of blogs from people I knew and didn’t know (otherwise known as the entire blogosphere), and after having a idea in the shower…

Met In Transit: A Special

Last Friday, my girlfriend was at her university’s dining hall going (I assume) to grab some early morning noms–a meal otherwise known as breakfast. While she was there, she decided to strike up a conversation with the university cook who was preparing her omelette: and MAN! In trying to get conversation started, she commented about…

Why Pressure is the Meaning of Life

CORRECTION (2/17): The Original article referred to Ylvis as one man. Ylvis is a comedy duo. Those of you who are die-hard Ylvis fans know the magic that is this Norwegian comedy gods. Those of you who don’t need to hear me out: Contention 1: They discusses the deep mysteries of ancient monuments Contention 2: They…

A New Project!

Don’t worry, I’m not going to abandon Why Mondays Are Cool. But a friend and I had planned on starting a food blog for the Raleigh area for the longest time and we finally went ahead and did it! If you live, or are going to visit the Raleigh area, come on over to RaleighNoms to…

Met In Transit: Emma

I’m pulling back from my records for this one. I wanted to have at least two people to inaugurate the MIT series so here goes nothin! Transit Method: Train My seatmate on this 3 hour train ride from Charlotte to Raleigh was Ms. Emma: a fellow student at NC State and a pretty swell person!…

The Five Senses of Life: Sound

Kids have a evolving perception about word lengths. To them, words like “Vegetable”, “Grandmother”, and “Together” are rather difficult. Then comes high school and college: where words like “2-benzyl-1,1-dichlorocyclobutane”, “prestidigitation”, and “cow” become all the rage. But in all, the best words I’ve ever heard are the ones contained in these tomes: onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeia consists of…

Met In Transit: Richard

This is a new segment to Why Mondays Are Cool. How often I post on here depends on how often I run into someone while getting from point A to point B. But the basic premise of Met in Transit is to share human stories at a time when they intermingle. So let’s start with…

The Five Senses of Life: Touch

I like study groups. They help me make sense of things when things make less sense than a baby narwhal riding a camel in the middle of the Gobi during a spring-time thundershower as a thousand fluffy bunnies do the cupid shuffle with Ryan Gosling on the Electric Triangle. One of the first things that…

The Five Senses of Life: Taste

Cooking is fun, and whoever says it’s not has obviously not tried their damndest to make a quality home-cooked meal. Over the weekend, my girlfriend and I had some friends over for dinner at my apartment. On the menu: fried chickpeas with paprika, pork chops, my recipe for Mexican Red Rice, and sauteéd zucchini with…