I’m a SuperFan of GLOG
It’s quite the honor to be the first post on GLOG ever, but hopefully I’ll rise to the occasion! I guess that’s what happens when you get put on Monday. I’ll be posting up every Monday, letting you all take a peek into my own life here at Gould and maybe I’ll be able to ease your case of the Mondays too. (One thing you should know as you’re reading all these GLOGS, is that any word in blue is a link on the main Gould website related to the word, so you can click it to learn more about it.) We’re starting GLOG now, but Gould itself has been going for a while now. It’s been almost two weeks since the new students first came and headed out into the boonies for their orientation trips. They’re not really new anymore though. With us already through the first week of classes, I don’t really see anyone in the hall and wonder who they are anymore! So I’ve got that going for me! I’d say it’s a top notch group of new students though, and new faculty too. It looks like we’re set up for a good year though, I’m really looking forward to it.
I think my favorite part about being Mr. Monday is that I get to be like the weekend correspondent! What a weekend it was. Everyone was here this weekend so the campus was real busy. The first weekend always has the infamous First Dance, and this one definitely lived up to its name. The theme of the dance was Super Fan Dance, but I was pretty surprised that some people didn’t know what a “Super Fan” was. For any readers who don’t know, Super Fans are the people who paint the letter on their chests or shave the team logo into their head at games, basically all the crazy guys at events. Luckily, all the Seniors (yeah ’08, ’08 is great!) dressed up like Super Fans for class on Saturday, so at the dance that night we had some intense Patriots tail-gaiters, some wicked hahd-core fans of Red Sox Nation, some radical band fans man, some NASCAR Jeff Gordon Fanatics, and even some Canada Pride! One of my best friends Thach-cat or “DJ Randy Moss” for the night, did a great job blasting some music in the tent we rented for the night, and people really cut some rug . . . even though we were outside on grass. I think everyone would agree that the highlight of the dance was when Mr. Daulerio aka “BIG D”, Head of the College Counseling Department, rocked the mike with an old school rap to the song “It takes two”. He represented his roots in the streets of Philly well! There was also a smoothie bar at the dance too, so everyone was able to have a great time!
The work for classes is picking up, (no more just learning names!) but I guess that’s why we’re here. It’s a lot work, but at least it’s not boring work. Like today I worked forever on this question for AP Biology, it was about how many tomatoes it takes to make all the ketchup in the world, and how many acres to grow them, and a ton more parts. It took forever, but it was pretty interesting. I think I might not be able to eat a burger with ketchup for 2 weeks, but at least I know that it took about 20 tomatoes to make that one bottle of Ketchup! I’ve got some summer reading projects coming up and even a few tests! These teachers are so eager to get going! School is no longer just starting, we’re in the full swing of things now. It’s only going to get more crazy and exciting from here, and I’ll be back every Monday to give you the low down on what’s going down in the life of Marty! Oh yeah, and if you ever want to comment on anything I’ve written or tell me how much you enjoy my GLOG, you can write comments to me that I’ll be sure to read. Keep reading and I’ll be back next week!