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Yesterday I went over to Farrell Hall a little bit before a 2 pm meeting so I could take in the scene and bring you one of our “Five Senses” blog posts. Here you go, Deac families!
- a giant blue crane on one end of the Living Room and an orange platform/people lifter on the other. It is not clear to me what they are doing, but there are 2 men on one cherry-picker and 3 on the ground observing. Yellow tape is roping off the equipment.
- half of the tables and comfy chairs in the middle of the Living Room are occupied. It appears to be a mix of students individually studying or eating lunch, and some in clusters or groups.
- cold weather clothes. It is chilly today, and most are in sweaters, sweatshirts, or fleece jackets (or have them nearby)
- lots of laptops, both at tables with just one student, as well as the groups of students
- a couple of students I know; one with a delightful accent comes up to talk to me
- administrators and faculty walking through the Living Room, occasionally talking to students they know or each other
- the sound of the equipment moving up and down; rather a drill-like sound
- jingling keys
- the ice machine at Einstein’s Bagels
- people ordering from same
- snippets of conversations. I am near two girls who erupt into periodic giggles. They appear to be rehashing someone’s escapades.
- the nubby fabric of the chair at my table
- the very smooth and pleasantly cool marble-like/solid surface of the table. The patterns of the tables reminds me a bit of a good French pate.
- the occasional breeze as doors open
- cinnamon raisin bagels from Einstein’s
- hazelnut. Einstein’s has a hazelnut-vanilla blend that is aromatic
- a cup of that hazelnut coffee (couldn’t resist!)
And that, my friends, was the Five Senses of the Farrell Living Room at nearly 2 pm on Wednesday. Hope you felt like you were there with me!