day is over
After being nauseatingly bombarded with
commercialism and heart-shaped candy, I can definitely say this: The best
Feb. 14 is that the overwhelming tidal
wave of commercialism ends Feb. 15.
Now that all the lovey-dovey Valentine's
Day drama is over, we can all rush to the stores for half-price candy.
As we finish off our discounted chocolates,
let us not forget the true meaning of the holiday that should last throughout
Even though a holiday may be over, its
spirit can live on — why else would The Daily Cougar newsroom still have
wreath hanging from its ceiling?
Valentine's Day should be about showing
your appreciation for the people who really matter, whether it be a significant
good friend or your next of kin.
And in the continuing spirit of Valentine's
Day, I present to my readers all the things I can't help but love about
dear old UH.
Let me begin with the ever-so-homey Communication
Building. It's warm, inviting ... hey, what's not to love? Maybe the sparse
computer lab availability in the building
that leaves students wandering like gypsies throughout the day, for one.
those labs, maybe the slow servers and
scarcity of printers.
I especially love the fact that the only
good coffee on campus is the French hazelnut-flavored instant coffee that
comes from a
machine in the University Center convenience
store. While it's pretty good stuff, it couldn't compare to a good fresh
French roast coffee, which isn't available
within school grounds.
Another thing I absolutely love about UH
is the apparent fact that one of my former hangouts, the Satellite, won't
any time soon. (And yet the recreation
center construction is strangely progressing rapidly. I guess we know where
priorities are.) What was once a cool
place to kick back in front of the television, get a quick bite to eat
and waste quarters on
video games is now a cold, forbidding
compound surrounded by a chain-link fence. I can't help but wonder if it
will ever be the
I've got to say that I love being stuck
in stop traffic after sporting events. (I can't really say "stop-and-go"
because nobody is
At the risk of being trite, I really love
parking — especially when there's a sporting event. There's nothing more
fun than driving
around for 30 minutes for a parking spot
I paid to have access to. Maybe they should close down the streets so everyone
park there. It's not like the traffic's
gonna move anyway when there's a soccer game.
Needless to say, there's nothing more enjoyable
than walking through puddles on rainy days. It's especially fun to slip
on your butt on the sidewalk.
By the way, did I express how much I love
the parking situation here? Just checking.
And finally, there's always the infamous
vending machines that won't take dollars, or worse, the ones that do take
don't give anything back. Maybe it's a
conspiracy to help UH students lose weight. You never know.