... or as I like to call it, Dorkfest 2006. Went to Pennsylvania with my honors class... for an honors convention. Yeah, I know. But it was actually a lot of fun... the city is pretty intersting, although basically EVERYTHING closes at 6. Left Thursday from school, drove to the Provi airport, and flew to the Pitts... when we were all split up into a few different cabs to drive to the Hilton. (And that didn't turn out to be as classy of a joint as I thought it would be). Myself and two of my colleagues were greeted by a crazy fuckin driver named Renee with a great big white trash ensemble, and she proceeded to talk to us in detail about her "screw buddy" of the past decade, and how I guess he tried to dump her, but she has the incredible skills to find him wherever he goes, him also being a cab driver. Anyway, after a fairly bizarre, awkward long conversation, we got to the hotel, unpacked, and had dinner. That night they were holding some function where we were supposed to meet the kids from the other schools, and that was... interesting. The kids at my table were incredible Star Wars fans (I think one was writing his Senior Thesis on it..) and one was inventing uses for an antibiotic. A fucking antibiotic. From some plant in Africa. They made us play 2 truths and a lie... and that was his truth. Thought the guy was kidding... but.. clearly we little Lasellers were out of our league. Friday, had to wake up VERY early to go do some tour of the city... in the rain. And then it cleared up. We went up some mountain, and walked around a bit. Had lunch and ice cream, on behalf of Lasell College (actually everything we did was charged to the school haha) By this time, we had all discovered that the other kids were... um, different, and we kind of blew off the rest of the day by doing some exploring of the city and shopping. That night we were ushered to a dance, well, what we thought was a dance, but really turned out to be a swing dance lesson. I learned how to jitterbug, and Charlston.. hehe. Then we were approached by some of the other normal people there... who thence brought over all their alcohol, and we played some games, and chatted. It was fun. Saturday was our 2 groups' presentations... the first group had lots of assholes asking mean, intellectual-seeming questions, like, "Can you elaborate more on why you feel there is subliminal messaging in the media today," and, "Can you please explain how you will tie leadership into your careers in the future" For our presentation though, about 5 people showed up. Haha, it was kind of sad, considering we actually had a good topic. But oh well. Did lots more shopping, ate at the Hard Rock, and went to a karaoke bar. So many characters there... we were approached by a man named Louis who greatly resembled Flavor Flav, and some other creep who kept taking pictures of us on his phone.. it was really weird. Then we kinda found out that they didn't card, so we got some drinks. I have funny videos of Louis and the other girls singing. Oh, and I almost forgot about the prostitute and her solicitor/pimp fighting on the way back!! It was soo scary, I thought we would all be killed. Haha.
Definitely left my cellphone and camera on the van on the way to the airport this morning.. Almost fought a fucken flight attendant on the way back... fucken Sky Bitch. Haha, then, when we were leaving, Nikki hit a truck in the parking lot. Hahaha. The Lasell Van has a nice battle scar to show.
Pittsburgh is full of creeps. And dorks. You should never go there. Ever.