John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey

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Catholic (adj.)

broad or wide-ranging in tastes, interests, or the like; having sympathies with all; broad-minded; liberal.

laurie_robey and I are currently hanging out at Catholic University as we wait for our seminar on "Optimizing Your Web Sites for Google Search" hosted by Adam Lasnik to begin. The facilities are entirely too nice for a college campus, even a Catholic one, and we're happily gobbling up their free wifi as we wait.

I must say, I disapprove of the current trend of colleges having decent food and housing for students. The deprivations of living three-to-a-closet and having the Marriott corporation's cruddiest, carb-heavy watery offerings are vital to the cultivation of postgrad nostalgia. How will you know how great it is to be able to eat good food and live in a comfortable place, if you went spent your college years in a resort hotel with professors? Pfui.

It's always fun hanging out at a Catholic institution of any kind; at lunch, a friar (sandals, rope belt and all) with a backpack slung over his back walked by in the cafeteria. There is a large, beautiful old building at the top of the hill which I am assuming is the original college; the rest of the buildings on campus are more contemporary sort of collegiate buildings ... and of course everybody has that quiet air of good-natured sanctimony that never quite lets you forget that if you don't say "please" and "thank you" a hatchet-faced nun will pop out from behind the furniture and thwack you with a ruler.

Still, it's a nice place and looks like a promising seminar. Hooray for getting paid to do something I'd enjoy doing anyway!

-The Gneech
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