Ben Sikora

Air Conditioning At Last!

Ben and I helped Laura L. and Amy Dubetz move in to their new apartment, which was air conditioned. Soooo nice. Ryan Thompson [thefacebook] and Kevin Reynolds [thefacebook] and we all got pizza, which was good. Links here and here.

After we helped, and ate, and then just sat around, Ben and I headed over to Target so Ben could get a new watch. We walked around the mall for a while because our house was still being fumigated for bugs so we couldn’t go back quite yet. I gave him my little rant on copyrights, trademarks, and patents.

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Lodging for Next Year

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I signed up for a dorm room last week. However, it now looks as if I may be living off campus. Ben, Chris, Mike, myself, and one yet-to-be-named person are getting very close to renting a 5 bedroom house less than a half mile from the center of campus and about two blocks from the Hall of Justice (see the picture for satellite image). I’m really looking forward to this for multiple reasons.
First, I would have my own room all to myself.
Second, I wouldn’t be forced to buy a meal plan (which is required if you live on campus) and eat the awful food at the cafe (we’re ranked #2 for “Is it food?” only behind St. Bonaventure University).
Third, I would save money.
A Double room in the Traditionals costs $3,300/year and the meal plan is another $2,912.00. All told, that amounts to $776.50/month. The house we’re looking at would be $340/month plus ~$40/month for utilities which includes gas, water, electricity, cable, and internet access. I would probably forfiet my deposit at CSM, but I would save so much more.

So, any thoughts?

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eDays! w00t!

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EDays started today and thus far it has been awesome. Ben girlfriend, Sarah, came down from CU. Then we headed out to the IM fields. Ryan, Charlie, Mike, Jens, and Chris joined us shortly after that. I rode a mechanical bull, boxed with Sean using huge boxing gloves, raced Ryan on the Bungie run, fought in the Gladiator ring, and oh so much more. There was a guy who juggeled chainsaws and then the fireworks. Oh the fireworks, what an expierence that was. The show lasted about 30 minutes (starting at 9) however people start lining up around 8. The fireworks are placed on the football field and the people sit in the stands. For the entire 30 minutes, everybody was cheering and the fireworks were soooo loud. Definatly something not to be missed, ever. There’s some dancing going on now, so I’m going to go to that.

Check out the photos and video

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