hill-hall

I didn’t realize I could care for so many people so much in such less than two quarters of school. I’m so blessed to be a part of fourth hill and am SO proud of our boys for making it a THREEPEAT FOR FIRST PLACE IN DACADE SKATE! Us ladies came in 4th place (ironic, no?) and won best choreography and costumes! Love you all!
I’ll try and get the videos and post them soon!:]

Hill Hall Revisited

So today I was talking to Dr. Mary Bendel-Simso, or Dr. Mary for short, and I was telling her about my bathroom blog. Naturally I told her about my Hill Hall post because Dr. Mary is one of the coolest English professors at McDaniel and her office is in Hill. AND as I was talking to her I found out that I have misinformed you, my lovely audience, about the bathroom situation in the basement of Hill. 

Previously I wrote,

“Now in the basement of Hill there also exists a single person bathroom. An SPB as it, and others like it, will be referred to from now on. Some SPBs are great. This one is not. There’s an awkward eye-level window that tends to be left open which is uncomfortable for both the person using the bathroom and the people walking around outside, plus it’s smallish and weird. Also I’m pretty sure it’s supposed to be handicap accessible yet you have to walk down two steps to get to it. So riddle me that.”

The suprise, the shock, the horror:

BUT in actuality there are TWO of these SPBs. Craziness. Yes friends located at either end of the hallway in the basement of Hill there are two of these awkward unisex bathrooms. Both have poorly placed eye level windows and are supposedly handicap accessible but aren’t due to the fact that they have STAIRS leading down to the door of the bathroom. Yes, my mind was blown too.

And a “Thank You”

A special thanks goes out to Dr. Mary for clearing this up and informing me that there did in fact used to be a handicap accessible signs on the doors to both bathrooms. FAIL. She also said she once found a suspicious looking bottle sitting outside the door to one of those bathrooms, so yeah, you may want to avoid them. 

Fugitive (sorry this is a day late)

Basically the upper classmen surprised us with fugitive the night of the first day of school. So we got paired up, tied together at the wrists, and dropped off at Kerry Park for the fun to begin! To make our way back to Hill, my partner and I walked along Queen Anne most of the way and hid or tried to look like a couple instead of people playing a game-which worked SUPER WELL! We were almost back and made it to third street. A car drove by and we hid by a tree (Reggie saved me from walking into a spider web thank the Lord) and began to make our way down the hill. Only the car turned back and stopped to look at us. Before I could say to play it cool Reggie goes bolting off and we’re being chased-only he’s much taller than I am so eventually I couldn’t keep up with his longer strides. He didn’t hear me or our pursuer tell him to slow down, so I ended up taking a spill and sliding down the hill with him for a good 15ft. Keep in mind it’s pouring rain. Anyways I was totally fine and so were my favorite yoga pants, so I thought it was hilarious! Then we walked back to Hill and waited to find out who won. It was such a fun game and I really hope that we get to play it again! What a fun story for my first day of school!:]

Hill Hall Bathrooms

As I mentioned before, I am an English major and as an English major, I spend A LOT of time in Hill Hall. For those of you that don’t go to McDaniel and are just reading this blog because it’s highly amusing, or for those of you that simply don’t know, Hill Hall is the home of the English Department and the Social Work Department. Now, the bathroom situation in Hill is kind of weird. There are no bathrooms on the first floor. I don’t know who designed Hill, probably some old dead guy who didn’t realize the necessity of convenient bathrooms, but poorly situated bathrooms are the sad reality. If you need to pee and you’re on the first floor you must go up or down. It’s your choice.

The Bad (like really gross kind of bad):

So let’s start from the ground and work our way up shall we? If I’m being honest the bathroom in the basement of Hill is not my favorite place to relieve myself. It’s creepy. The girl’s bathroom always smells damp, when you flush the toilet you can see the water rushing by your feet through a hole in the ground in the handicap stall, which is disgusting, and when someone poops the smell lingers… forever. Basically, avoid it at all costs. Unless of course you’re lazy and have a class in the basement and the idea of spending a few brief moments relieving yourself in a ick-o gross-o bathroom is more appealing than walking up TWO whole flights of stairs to get to a much more appealing bathroom. From asking friends of the male gender, I have learned that the bathrooms in the basement of Hill are nothing to write home about, so whether you choose to go up or down you’ll be semi-comfortable doing your business and then moseying back to class.

The Awkward:

Now in the basement of Hill there also exists a single person bathroom. An SPB as it, and others like it, will be referred to from now on. Some SPBs are great. This one is not. There’s an awkward eye-level window that tends to be left open which is uncomfortable for both the person using the bathroom and the people walking around outside, plus it’s smallish and weird. Also I’m pretty sure it’s supposed to be handicap accessible yet you have to walk down two steps to get to it. So riddle me that.

The Good:

The second and third floor bathrooms of Hills are great. Both the girl’s and boy’s bathrooms have huge frosted windows that, during the day, illuminate the bathroom with a pleasant white warm glow. It’s truly lovely. They have nice soap, because English professors care about their hand soap (I made that up but I like to think that they do) and the bathrooms are very clean. By any standard, they are great.

The only difference between the second floor bathrooms and the third floor bathrooms is privacy. I would argue that more people use the second floor bathrooms especially when you take into account the fact that people on the first floor probably use the second floor bathrooms because the basement bathrooms are weird. So if you like privacy when you need to drop a deuce, go to the third floor.