5/17/08

Do You Hear That?

There are some things to be said about living across the street from a university...

The Good:

1. Interesting and smart neighbors. Like Mr. S for example. Mr. S is an old cranky professor. He has to be AT LEAST 90. My grandmother remembers him teaching when she was young and well, as much as I love my grandmother, she's no spring chicken! Mr. S. is short, around my height, 5'0 and maybe a 100 pounds. He's the little fussy kind of professor. Mr. S plays the carillon at Burns Tower. He plays the bells I hear every hour starting at 7:00 AM until 11:00 at night, when the good night song plays. The song is actually the alma mater song, Pacific Hail. I just call it the good night song and Mr. S doesn't sit there all day long play, it's programmed to chime except on one day... more on that in a second...

2. Having a beautiful place to walk.

3. The sports. It's especially fun to root for your neighbors who play on the basketball team, the women's volleyball team, and the baseball team.

The Bad:

1. Finals. Why are finals bad? I 'm not taking them. They are bad because our neighbors that are students have their heads up their asses. They cross streets without looking, park in your driveway, block your driveway, just generally aren't paying attention.

2. Parties. Actually the parties don't bother me so much until 9 cops all in separate cars show up! It was a doozy.

The Ugly:

1. Graduation is ugly. You can't even get down your street where you live. People park in your driveway or block your driveway. I always want to say, "Now I see where your kid gets it from."

2. The Graduation Bells... The carillon starts ringing at 8:00 AM and doesn't stop! While it's lovely every hour with the Westminster Chime and at 12:30, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30 song. It get a little annoying when it never let's up. I will hear bells in my sleep. My dreams are accompanied to music.

The Funny:

Every year seeing the nearly naked frat guys running down our street singing, "I Enjoy Being A Girl"

11 comments:

cndymkr / jean said...

You need to take some pictures of the last one! I need some "fuuny" today.

melissa said...

just occurred to me while reading this, and now knowing where you live, that my HS boyfriend went to college there. weird.

I was just on msn reading about the most miserable cities and stockton ranks no. 2. awwww. LOL.

noble pig said...

Every school has a bell tower. You know if you live across the street from a university (I think I know which one) your place would be worth a fortune in rent. So move out and rent your place. Isn't that just great advice...go to a house with a/c...go..go on...

Laura said...

i wanna see pictures of that last one too!!!

Pixie said...

Krysta will you adopt me? I just love you and I promise that I will be a 'good' child.

Missed ya.

Mental P Mama said...

You are quite the trooper! And our drunk frat boys sang show tunes, too! The Wizard of Oz seemed to be a favorite of theirs. Thanks for the memories!

QueenofPlanetHotflash said...

I live 2 blocks from our University and summer is the best...Most of them go home & the traffic lessens considerably.

Snooty Primadona said...

Wow, free entertainment at its finest. I guess to get it, you must endure the rest of it and keep your camera with you at all times, lol.

White On Rice Couple said...

You have us rolling on this one. We walked the dogs last night and walked by this house that is across the street from a school. We thought about never, ever wanting to live across the street from a shool!
But there's one good thing, if your kids go there, think of all the money you'll save on gas!

Neen said...

heehee. I love Ivory Tower neighborhoods. They seem to have their own time zones, calendars, rituals... way more interesting and idiosyncratic than the alternative. I'm hoping that Do sticks with academics as a career, then we'll be living in Ivory Tower neighborhoods for life.

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