||[August 7th, 2006 @ 10:03pm]
FACET was FUCKING AWESOME.
I met some really cool people. We divided into our groups (number 43 yo!), and I hung out with a guy named Andrew Kovaks. He's in my HPS class MW at 3... with Snow, who apparently gives extra credit if you donate blood. We had some cool, like, freshmen seminars. At the night stuff, I met a guy named Paul Foster, who apparently went to GHP with Kento.
I had dinner with a guy named John Tucker... he was pretty cool.
Before the comedy thing, I sat in the hallways talking to Andrew, and three guys from Pope: Daniel, Sam, and Adam. Then another guy named Adam came and hung out, and then Alex did (Alex is in my dorm, cool kid), then a guy named Ismael (who's also in my dorm). So, we had, like, our own posse. Then we watched the skit stuff, then went into groups. I got with Paul and Alex, and we had to do an impromptu presentation on the stereotypes of being atheist.
Then we got our registration assignments, and then we had a get-to-gether party thing. I went with Andrew (who's in Folk, close by) and his friend Tim (who's in my calc 2 class) back to our dorm to drop stuff off. Greg, my roommate, was already there trying to sleep, so I was quick. I met up with a couple 3rd year guys, and they showed me their dorm and how they'd arranged it.
Then, we went to the party. I didn't do much: fixed up my Buzzcard, then played Trivial pursuit with three students from Wheeler High School: Bharat, who's in my dorm, a really smart guy named Sheevem, and a chick named Kristy. A guy named George was there. Basically, red team (me, Kristy, and George) got our asses kicked by Bharat and Sheevem.
Afterwards, I walked back to my dorm with some guys from Brookwood, Kyle and Tod. We talked about, ironically, debate, cause they both knew Cameron and Marie, and Kyle was, like, best friends with the state policy champs.
Got back to the dorm, and it was freezing. Greg was up, and was pissed about it being freezing. And the guys in the room next to us were completely blaring out Mario Kart 64. But it was cool... fell asleep around 3...
Got up at 6. First one in the dorm up: Showered, went outside and did some surveys. They were on culture, and I wanted to shoot myself:
"Would the world be better off if all other cultures were like American Culture?" I was like... no... strongly disagree...
"Write an essay about a recent problem you've had involving culture" The latter was quite humorous. I was at breakfast with Adam, a Che named Sam, and a guy named Daniel. Daniel was filing his out.... Sam told him to put down erectile dysfunction. So he did. Official 7 dollar survey shot to hell.
Then, we divided into our different groups. I, of course, am a Che, Chemical Engineer. Other than Sam, I hadn't met anyone else. Anyways, we went through a small orientation thing. It actually kept me awake. Afterwards, we waited for our parents to get done with some orientation thing, so I chatted with a girl named Stephanie. She was from Macon, some place I hadn't heard of, but she claimed had a good debate team... I was skeptical. You ever heard of the 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon? Where one person can be tied to another in 6 people or less?
Well, Stephanie and I were talking, my parents come out, and my mom is wearing a USTA shirt, and Stephanie points that out, because she plays tennis. Apparently, Stephanie and my mom have had the same coach, and they know, like, the same 20 people.
After that, it was basically just waiting for registration. I hooked up with Andrew again, and he recommended some classes for me to take. I went, and registered. Then, we went to a huge ass Barnes and Noble that they had there, where I ran into Alex. I bought some books, drove home.
"w00t we're going to GA TECH" moving in party! w000t! FIREWORKS AT THREE IN THE MORNING!