Hi all you caffeinated kiddos out there!
I guess redecorating your room is the new big thing! My friend Raj recently redid his, complete with couch, table, and rug. It’s a really nice place to hang out and chill, or work on physics, or occasionally get together to have tea!
Before you call it a tea party, I’ll have you know that it is a gathering of companions who enjoy intellectual conversation and sharing caffeinated beverages…. okayyy fine it’s a tea party. But minus the frills and pretty dresses (much to my dismay).
A relaxing place to take a break from work. What’s great about Caltech is how much liberty we have with our rooms: you can basically design them however you’d like, as long as you’re not damaging anything!
Look how artsy I am with these super close up pictures.
In the red shirt is Raj. He’s a sophomore physics major. Oh, and a movie star.
So on a side note, the PHD Movie is based on thePhD Comicsby Jorge Cham. It was filmed at Caltech, and follows the stories of a couple grad students (one of them being Raj) as they try to survive through graduate school. It’s really funny, and really entertaining to watch your friends on a big screen.
In summary, tea is delicious and a good way to connect with friends :)
Keep checking back for next time on the tricky process of choosing a major!
Depending on the house and style of room that you choose, rooms can look pretty different at Caltech. Generally, the south houses (Blacker, Dabney, Fleming, Ricketts) have similar options, and the north houses (Lloyd, Page, Venerable) are similar in their room styles as well. Rooms in Bechtel and Avery tend to look different from the north and south house rooms as well. In this blog post, I’ll be sharing an example of what a Fleming (south house) single generally looks like, and how I’ve chosen to decorate mine.
Now, based on the title you may be wondering what kind of story this will be. As you will soon find out, it’s a story of adventure born out of the pure, dark chaos that fills the minds of sleep deprived Caltech undergrads.
I’m starting a new miniseries on the blog – Film Club! Each episode, I’ll share a short clip from a popular piece of media, and then completely dissect and overanalyze it, because let’s face it, I’m doing it in my head already anyway. You say “buzzkill.” I say “science.” We’ll kick things off with a clip from Gravity Falls I discussed a bit in my previous post: Season 2 Episode 12, A Tale of Two Stans. If somehow you haven’t watched this show yet (?!)… spoilers incoming!