I hurt my back recently and the easiest way to make it feel better is to bend over backwards. (If you see me doing this, please don’t laugh where I can hear you. It hurts my feelings.) This means that I’ve spent more time than usual looking up. Today I was sneaking around the Sewall Courtyard to see if I could find those cats again (no) and I stopped to execute this little manuever. And when I did I saw this:
Which instantly made me think of this image that I’ve never known what to do with:
The only way this makes sense, I think, is if that’s Allen Center in the background and the unfinished wall is the side of the courtyard. This seems like a pretty delicate operation, doesn’t it? I like to think he got to ride up there with it.
Bonus: I’m currently occupied with cleaning out a storage room in Abercrombie, so offerings may be light for a few days. Shockingly, I got very badly lost in Abercrombie this afternoon, something that has only happened to me at Rice once before. That C wing is a complete maze.
Welcome to old folks world, Melissa !
Frankly, it’s not looking that great so far!
“Despite the high cost of living, it remains a popular option.”
I’ve had a lot of rooms like that over the years.
What department was using it for storage?
There’s some good stuff in there. It’s completely worth my time.
The spires on Herzstein are actually functional (at least one contains a passage to the attack from the roof, while those on Sewall Hall are not.
I’d better go have a look at that. Thanks!
If leaning back relieves your pain, you may well be suffering from a contracted psoas muscle, a common affliction of those of us who hunch over a computer all day. I have found that lying with a therapy ball in the small of my back and rolling around on it a couple of times a day has almost eliminated the problem. Here’s a website with other solutions: http://www.squidoo.com/psoas
Melissa, amazing things have been found in storage rooms in Abercrombie over the years.
Keep you eye out for one of these in the storage rooms:
(“One famed Apple product, the original Apple I, sold for $374,500”)