Day 2 of Orientation.
We were woken up at 7-7:10 by loud music, hollering, and door banging. According to my group, the song(s) played varied depending on the floor. All I know is..the second floor was awakened to “Circle of Life” followed by the Pokemon theme song. And nobody was really upset or anything ‘cause it was hilarious. Somebody was running up and down the hall going “Wake up! Gotta catch ‘em all! DON’T YOU WANNA CATCH ‘EM ALL!?” and shit like that haha.
I had already showered the night before and I’m not really a breakfast person..so I just hung around in the dorm room and derped around for a while. Brushed my teeth, got dressed, and met up with Alyssa and the rest of the tribe.
Okay. We sat in DIGS for an hour and 15 minutes to listen to three different speakers.. One was on how to navigate our student portal, another was about global learning, and the last was about technology and stuff. The technology part was DEFINITELY the most interesting..and not because that’s my interest. Our speaker was funny as hell, yo. Super perverted too. He compared technology and passwords and stuff to relationships in certain ways. Dude was like.. “Now I’m not a relationship guru or anything. My longest relationship lasted 10 days.. Yeah, I know. Sounds bad, right? Then she deflated..” and everybody was like “WHAAAA?” haha. Some girl in the back asked how they find out who’s pirating stuff and he explained the process to us. Then she said “So if we want to download illegal stuff, use the WiFi at McDonalds?” and he pretty much told us yeah lmao. There was a live Twitter feed for us at some point during this meeting also. Oh and uh.. We didn’t win the spirit stick. But that’s okay.
We split up again by major (well for me it was LEAP) to meet up with our advisors. Luckily our advisor had pretty much already told us what classes he recommended us to take and all we had to do was find the right times for them..and of course build an alternative schedule just in case. That’s pretty much all there is to tell.
I walked with
Jellyfish Jasmine to lunch and talked to her about random things on the way to Thomson. We instantly learned that we both suck with directions haha. And I swear we’re always the earliest so Alyssa chatted it up with us while we ate like always. We had our final tribe activities afterwards..
We headed to that one building with the computer lab (I ALWAYS forget the name..) to register for our classes. It was so awkward up there ‘cause we were all nervous and waiting for open seats. But once I sat down I really started to panic. Like..FOUR OF MY CLASSES WERE FULL. But luckily I had the alternate class codes and didn’t have to do all that damn searching. I had everything in order from the sheet I used earlier..and I decided to sign up for one elective - a Hip Hop class. But guess what? Every single code for MY math class didn’t work. They were ALL full. So I was staring at the screen like niggawtfyoumeandawgyoucan’tbeseriouscmon but one of the other LEAP advisors was nearby and hooked me up. Got my schedule printed, compared/discussed schedules with my tribe, and we pretty much went through the “We have to hangout” chats for the Fall.
At some point we talked about our common book but I don’t even want to think about that right now, much less talk about it. Now this is where everybody just lost everything..Alyssa included lol. We had to do a scavenger hunt. Yeah. A scavenger hunt in the fucking 90 degree weather. BUT GUESS WHAT? The OL’s (our group decided to combine with another) gave us the answers. They didn’t want to do it anymore than we did at that point.
Then came the last of our ice-breakers. Alyssa told us to tell her our least favorite chore to do around the house and why. We were all confused at first - but it ended up being hilarious. Turns out the game was called “The Dirty Deed.” You start off by saying “I hate [chore] because it [complaints].” And then you replace that chore with “the dirty deed.” A few examples from our tribe:
- “I hate taking out the trash because sometimes it leaks.” turned into “I hate doing the dirty deed because sometimes it leaks.”
- “I hate vacuuming because it doesn’t suck right and hurts my arm.” turned into “I hate doing the dirty deed because it doesn’t suck right and hurts my arm.”
- “I hate loading the dishwasher because it’s repetitive and doesn’t always work.” turned into “I hate doing the dirty deed because it’s repetitive and doesn’t always work.
- And so on..
We played this AWKWARD ASS GAME called “I Love You Baby” too. The tribe makes a circle and one person goes to the center. They approach someone and say “I love you baby.” in any way they want to, and the person being told has to say “Baby I love you too, but I just can’t laugh.” without smiling/laughing/giggling. I think it was Jasmine that tried to get me, but my stone face was so proper that she couldn’t even finish the sentence without going to someone else haha. It got too weird when Victor became the person in the center..so we just played a few more rounds of the watermelon game until it was time to check out.
On the way to check out we took our tribe picture. Maaan..check out was packed and hot as fuuuuuck.. AGAIN.. I’m glad I was on the second floor. You should’ve seen how many people were waiting for the elevator. I somehow managed to pack my sheets and stuff into my bag and quickly sped back down to the lobby. I turned my key in and said goodbye to anyone in my tribe if I saw them though..
Alyssa told me to come see her before I left though, so I made sure to spot her in the dorm lobby. She hugged me like three separate times and told me that she’d text us to meet up for lunch sometime in August. She also told Daniel & I that she’d teach us how to dance better LOL. Alyssa is so awesome, man.
Session 3 was dope. Hakuna Matata tribe and Team Alyssa all the way.