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The triumph of this week’s adventure nearly trumped the legendary conquest achieved by Arielle last week when she successfully ate a Green Cactus burrito and was not forced to abandon her meal due to any ridiculously spicy hot sauce or spices.  Go Arielle!  Since Ken and Kristen were the only two up for escaping the office today (which is just weird people – I mean come on!), they decided their odds at finding enough bikes to ride in the campus bike share stalls would be slightly better than last week’s failed attempt.  And they were right! Ken even had a route in mind! For over a  year now he has been talking about some mysterious clearing that he once stumbled upon, and he was set on finding it and showing it to all who were dumb enough to follow (Kristen).  It was bound to be an adventure unlike any other! Or at least a good way to burn a few calories, which is a good thing.

Go Arielle! What a delicious achievement!

Go Arielle! What a delicious achievement!

Having swiped their cards at the pay station, they were forced to pretend to read many rules, instructions, terms and agreements, and other such nonsense that they simply agreed to so the machine would release its death grip on the bicycles and allow them to begin having some major fun.  This major fun was found in the form of Kristen nearly crashing because she wanted to take pictures in motion and Ken narrowly avoiding wiping out when he could not figure out how to switch gears.  All initial difficulties being soon after overcome, the two headed out to find this legendary clearing in the nearby forest.

Yay! We finally scored some bikes!

Yay! We finally scored some bikes!

Kristen quickly learns that she is not as skilled as that boy she saw texting while riding last week

Kristen quickly learns that she is not as skilled as that boy she saw texting while riding last week

Ken grows tired of waiting for the green light to give him permission to take the bike and attempts brute strength

Ken grows tired of waiting for the green light to give him permission to take the bike and attempts brute strength

Moments into the ride, both bikers were quickly realizing that biking is BS, with the exception of those downhill slopes that proved to be few and far between.  Cursing happened.  Before too long, a barely visible trail was in view, and all signs of civilization were quickly left in their dust.

This is when Kristen learned for sure that Ken did not know where this clearing was located.  In fact she’s pretty sure he dreamt it. While intoxicated. Turns left, right, and in a u shape were made at every opportunity, until the rugged trail that they were following was little more than a mere parting of a few shrubs where some deer had likely once passed.  A few familiar signs were spotted along the way that helped guide them on their journey, which were particularly helpful for the return trip when they were racing back to try and beat the clock to avoid paying another four bucks.

 

Dead end #1

Dead end #1

Proof that others have been lost here as well

Proof that others have been lost here as well

Adding our mark

Adding our mark

We still fit in some walking on this exhausting outing

We still fit in some walking on this exhausting outing

A Lite to help guide our way

A Lite to help guide our way

Backtracking at dead end #2

Backtracking at dead end #2

We briefly considered abandoning our bikes and taking a cab back

We briefly considered abandoning our bikes and taking a cab back

The ultimate dead end that made us quit

The ultimate dead end that made us quit

The pair could not contain their excitement when they were soon close enough to the forest perimeter to hear traffic. Though the rain clouds above gave Kristen hope that a downpour might give her a legitimate excuse to be wet so she would not have to admit to just being super sweaty, precipitation held back for the remainder of this rigorous adventure.  The cooler breeze felt while gliding downhill did do its part to refresh the riders, in much the same way the intense air blowing cycle works to dry cars in a car wash, so they could not complain.

They made it back with mere minutes to spare, but to their dismay they could not figure out how to properly return the bikes that they now never wanted to set eyes on again.  A kind stranger shared the secret method of making them lock, bringing an official end to this week’s adventure.  Never had refueling been more of an emergency than it was after this particular calorie burn, so operation carb fest was initiated to recoup all losses.

Carb Fest 2014

Carb Fest 2014

Join us next week when we will not do this again.

This past Friday was the much anticipated Bike-O-Rama adventure.  We met at noon, as planned, with credit cards in hand to finally take advantage of the University’s ingenious Bike Share program.  With the campus nearly deserted after the end of the Spring semester and the weather being more than accommodating with its sunshine and slight breeze, we were already envisioning the relaxing time we were about the have – that is if we could all remember how to ride bicycles.

As it turned out, either we had forgotten how to ride them, or there was something amiss with the collection of bikes we found waiting for us at the bike stand. From a distance it seemed like we were fulfilling out destiny.  There were five of us, a perfect match for the five bicycles waiting at the sharing station.  As we walked closer, we realized that this number was not totally accurate.  We had not ridden in a while, but we did vaguely recall the basic concept and the parts required to ride.  Seats were helpful, preferably attached to the frame. Pedals also played a vital role in the biking experience. So we were sad to see that two bicycles were missing these key components.  Our disappointment could not be hidden.  Some members pouted, others tried to think of solutions, and some refused to admit that this outing was a no-go by biking in place.  It was not the same.

If animals can remember to ride bikes, so can we. Right???

If animals can remember to ride bikes, so can we. Right???

Though Ken claims to be trying to fix the bike, photo evidence suggests that he just broke the seat off

Though Ken claims to be trying to fix the bike, photo evidence suggests that he just broke the seat off

This picture perfectly captures our disgust with the bike share program

This picture perfectly captures our disgust with the bike share program

Kathy decides to not be affected by the misfortune of others and tries biking anyway

Kathy decides to not be affected by the misfortune of others and tries biking anyway

In desperation, we decided to go look for more bikes. We found several pedestrian bikes chained to a nearby rack and briefly considered jacking them as an alternative, but no one had remembered the chain cutters on the walk this week, so that was also ruled out as a possibility.  Disappointed, we abandoned this location and decided to seek out options elsewhere.

While walking, we came across a lovely pool of water that we had to prevent Kathy from diving into. We were inspired to enter this building to see what other pleasantries could be found inside.

The bewitching waters that nearly lured Kathy into their depths in the pool below

The bewitching waters that nearly lured Kathy into their depths in the pool below

We learned that some of our party had not been on our outing when we explored the rooftop of this building years before, and so we took another trip up, mostly because the option involving an elevator seemed the most attractive.

The view that greeted us when the doors opened nearly erased all of the previous disappointment caused by the Bike Share scam. A happy little garden was planted there for reasons that we were too lazy to read about, and our view of the blue sky drastically was improved.

The Library definitely needs one of these!

The Library definitely needs one of these!

Way cooler than Ellen's celebrity selfie on Oscar night

Way cooler than Ellen’s celebrity selfie on Oscar night

Technically celebrities, though not of Walk-O-Rama caliber

Technically celebrities, though not of Walk-O-Rama caliber

Who makes a dizzying 3D pattern in their sidewalk below a super high building with a rooftop garden? That's lethal.

Who makes a dizzying 3D pattern in their sidewalk below a super high building with a rooftop garden? That’s lethal.

Please read this and tell us what it's all about, preferably in fewer words and with entertaining hand gestures

Please read this and tell us what it’s all about, preferably in fewer words and with entertaining hand gestures

Feeling thoroughly relaxed, we descended to a lower level where another garden could be found.  Here, lucky individuals were eating lunch outdoors surrounded by lush greenery.  This inspired one of our members to begin eating the surrounding plants, which were fortunately edible.

A beautiful garden that was eaten by a member who concreted the belief that WOR members have a lot in common with locusts

A beautiful garden that was eaten by a member who concreted the belief that WOR members have a lot in common with locusts

Once inside, we discovered more beauty in the form of knitted structures that somehow involved mathematical formulas. This concept hurt my head, so I can not explain it with any additional detail or clarity. Just look at the pictures. They’re amazing and very, very pretty.

Knitting is difficult enough without adding mathematical forumlas

Knitting is difficult enough without getting mathematical formulas involved!

The ones with tails that flew were particularly impressive

The ones with tails that flew were particularly impressive/frightening

The mathematically inclined do not even share our same alphabet

The mathematically inclined do not even share our same alphabet

And they even provided our lunch! Thanks!!

And they even provided our lunch! Thanks!!

Feeling smarter and relieved of all our bike induced stress, we felt ready to leave this wondrous place and return to the office.  Perhaps we will attempt Bike-O-Rama again later in the week. Stay tuned!

Seriously

Seriously.

There can be no greater feeling than the realization as an adult that you can eat ice cream, or any dessert of your choosing, for lunch and not just as a reward granted by some authority figure for eating your nutritious meal.  Such freedom. Such liberation. Being adults with jobs, bills, and pesky responsibilities, we decided to set out to embrace this great perk of adulthood.  We waited for several minutes for Jennifer to join our eager group, since it was she who had first sparked this insatiable desire for gelato last week. But honestly, how long can one be asked to wait for gelato? Moments later, the executive decision was made to begin walking in the direction she would be coming from, in an attempt to head her off.

Right out of the gate we noticed a number of rules being simultaneous broken on our pedestrian walkway. Can you identify how many objects in the following picture are no longer allowed on our campus sidewalks?

Our Walk-O-Rama sidewalk monitor spotted several fouls here

Our Walk-O-Rama sidewalk monitor spotted several fouls here. How many can you find?

Oh, you're so adorable, but yes, you are one of them!

Oh, you’re so adorable, but yes, you are one of them!

Kristen opted for her sunglasses today which was great at shading her vision, but also led her to nearly excitedly wave at three false Jennifers.  Walk-O-Rama does not have a rule book, but if it did, rule one would be that Kristen is not allowed to wave at anyone to avoid such embarrassing scenes.

Finally, we were forced to admit that we were not going to run into Jenn on this walk, which was exponentially more depressing as we saw that our turn from our path was leading us up an annoying hill.  Furthermore, we were always on the side without shade, as our cheaters’ downhill scenic wooded path was closed for renovation. Drat! No matter, we were satisfied in the knowledge that we were burning plenty of pre-gelato party calories.  This alone compelled us to continue.

After what seemed like 4o miles, we were there, at that place we can never quite remember the name of, to claim our delicious ice cream! A photo was taken as evidence to prove that we had made it all in one piece.

Epic Walking Champions!

Epic Walking Champions!

Get 'em while you can today - they'll be gone all summer, which is kinda weird

Get ‘em while you can today – they’ll be gone all summer, which we find kind of weird

We noticed a picturesque little sitting area that seemed just made for our group and rushed out to enjoy the view. We all remembered our former Walk-O-Rama member John who had spent a lot of time and money to find a place where he could feel like a carefree kid to his heart’s content – and look! there was just such a place on our very own campus! Lucky us!

Team Walk-O-Rama embraces the good life

Team Walk-O-Rama embraces the good life

What could be more stunning or ambiguous than this white wall to gazer upon?

What could be more stunning or ambiguous than this white wall to gaze upon?

We bet John is feeling pretty dumb now!

We bet John is feeling pretty dumb now!

Just when we were thinking life couldn’t get any better, Raquel decided to complete her meal by eating her main course last.  Apparently, as we soon learned, there is an order to the universe that prohibits eating dessert first.  We had always just assumed it was our parents and their power control issues preventing us from eating what we wanted.  As her punishment for her meal order crime, Raquel was made to sit in a corner and wait what must have been a good 10 minutes to think about what she’d done. After this long, solemn meditation, they granted her her food and sent her on her way. Adulthood sucks.

We hope you will join us next time for our first ever Bike-O-Rama. A blooper section is sure to accompany the summary of that day’s events.

 

Walk-O-Rama: Das Boot

Who loves picnics? Team Walk-O-Rama does, even when they’re held in windowless rooms because we’re afraid of a few sprinkles (except the kind Ken puts on his delicious frosted cookies!). Some members brought in snacks for all as we prepared to partake in one of our favorite warm weather pastimes (indoors), while others clearly approach picnics Yogi Bear style by trying to outsmart those with the food so they could steal the feast for themselves.

Why bring food when you can just steal Ken's?

Why bring food when you can just steal Ken’s?

Food was shared, jokes were made, and sexual harassment threats were muttered and laughed away. In other words, it was your typical Walk-O-Rama gathering.

Before long, Liz was coming to make us put our food down and actually walk on our walk. Thanks, Liz, for saving us from ourselves and keeping us on task.  It was not in fact sprinkling as my phone app had deceitfully warned. Rather, it was a beautiful day, and so we decided to return to Roth Pond to see if we could locate the boot that Kristen tragically lost to the untamed waters during the Regatta.

Despite Peggy’s every attempt to keep our group as law abiding as possible, we inevitably wandered into the street to reaffirm our status as “trail blazers” walking wherever it was we felt like walking. Who uses sidewalks? Those who can’t think out of the box, that’s who. Walk-O-Rama, as we explained while dodging a bus, is all about adventure and boldly going where you are told you are not legally permitted to go.

At long last we reached the pond and saw, much to our great horror, an enormous turtle dragging his massive body back into the green waters. Would Ken, Arielle, and Peggy have braved these waters in the Regatta had they seen this man-eating monster the week before?  Not likely.  We combed the perimeter of the pond, stepping carefully around the goose droppings, trying to find Kristen’s boot.  Alas, it is probably now a turtle palace and Kristen is not brave enough to face such a creature above or below the surface of the pond. We did spot a traffic cone in the water. You may not ordinarily find this interesting, but we assure you it was.

These Regatta members get all sentimental when they see the bench we stole from other participants on race day

These Regatta members get all sentimental when they see the bench we stole from other participants on race day

And these additional regatta members would not get in the picture

And these additional regatta members would not get in the picture

On the return trip we eyed the progress of the new Computer Science Building and all agreed that we look forward to exploring it soon and telling the world what emotion to feel about its quality, appearance and function.

We do hope you will join us next week as we find some new mischief to get into. Until then, keep on walking and eating delicious foods.

 

For a good three years now, Library staff have been plotting a way to build a vessel capable of sailing to France.  This year, as we prepared for the 25th Anniversary of the Roth Regatta, it seemed we were about to get our chance! Having mistakenly ordered 150 rolls of duct tape (hey, anyone could make that error!), it was looking increasingly feasible that we might finally be able to use our now superior ship building skills and this insane amount of waterproof tape to construct a truly sea-worthy boat.  Alas, the state of New York fortunately has someone responsible on the payroll, and our plan was swiftly foiled.  Next year…

The day had arrived and the theme of the much anticipated Stony Brook tradition was announced. Video Games!!! …Huh… Our group was momentarily stumped, since some had not gamed since the release of the then hit game Tennis For Two. But what were we worried about? The Library has its own Game Lab! It was like our own little Regatta Research Station right in our building. We were too giddy for research, however, and time was tight, so we made a quick list of games that some of us vaguely recalled playing and held a vote.

With minimal knowledge of popular games to inspire us, this was how we all visualized our boat midway through our first meeting.

With minimal knowledge of popular games to inspire us, this was how we all visualized our boat midway through our first meeting.

Ideas ranged from the classic arcade game PacMan to the 80s icon Oregon Trail. Surely no one else would be building an ox-drawn covered wagon forging a river. Or would they…? That idea was promptly shut out, which dismayed Kristen who has been unable to find the appropriate event to which she might wear the “You have died of dysentery” t-shirt she was gifted in 2001. Blast! Our group, comprised mostly of active Walk-O-Rama members, was naturally drawn to the image of Mario Brothers’ dinosaur Yoshi. What can I say? We just love dinosaurs who chase after junk food!

Our video game inspiration

Yoshi Topsy-Turvy – our video game inspiration

Walk-O-Rama logo. Strangely similar...

Walk-O-Rama logo. Strangely similar…

It was perfect. The only thing left to do was determine the best way to make three circular shapes (nose and cheeks) out of cardboard boxes. Hmmm. This concept made our brains hurt, and so we assigned the tedious task to the team’s newest and youngest member, Arielle.  She was up to the challenge and made a shockingly realistic looking geometric version of the lovable character.  Having successfully performed this feat, we then heaped upon her all the other difficult work, such as making the mushroom hats and recreating a life size Princess Peach. Any volunteers to be the newest member of the team next year? Anyone??

See something awesome in this picture? Thank Arielle Hessler!

See something awesome in this picture? Thank Arielle Hessler!

For the rest of us, we met during lunch breaks, for hours after work, and even for the good part of one Sunday to construct a boat that would carry our brave crew across Roth Pond.  We did not anticipate the rain that poured into the pond for days leading up to race day, making it larger than any of us remembered. We had calculated that the boat should hold at the pond’s original size, but could not vouch for the crew’s safety in these enlarged waters. Was there enough tape to keep the moisture out? If only we had 120 extra rolls to make sure! We wished them luck, and when the horn blew shortly after noon on that fateful day, we gave them our best shove off and held our breath!

What was this? Our little Yoshi, rowed by the three bravest workers in the Library was well in the lead! Moments later, though the competition was creeping closer, they maintained this lead, earning them an enthusiastic burst of excited screams from their fans of all ages in the crowd! Shortly after, they were across the finish line, finishing first in their heat. Library pride was widespread, and strangers yelled “Yoshi!” as we carried the victorious beast back to our starting spot.

It wasn't a trip to France, but arriving to shore in 1st place somehow seemed even better!

It wasn’t a trip to France, but arriving to shore in 1st place somehow seemed even better!

This triumph had us all reeling with glee.  We were proud to boast to those who asked that we had already won our heat and were awaiting the next round. This gave hope to other staff who were out with boats of their own that day, such as the brave ladies from HR. Unfortunately for them, the mascot that they had attached to their boat lost his head as they carried it to the start line, which they feared might be a bad omen.  But win or lose, sink or float, there was no bad press on this day. Just making an appearance and representing was enough to inspire happiness amongst those in attendance.  Competitors became friends, they even shared supplies such as tape, paint, and boots. Kristen lost a boot after a competitor in need asked to borrow them.  Though she capsized and was barely able to escape the pond with her life, she was not able to save one boot that was claimed by the choppy waters. Just when we thought this loss of a land crew member might spoil our odds since we were one boot short, the student came through with a new pair of boots and saved the day! Thanks a million, Sunjae

Fellow staff represent their department in this year's Regatta

Fellow staff represent their department in this year’s Regatta

Even our competition was friendly and supportive. Gotta love the Regatta!

Even our competition was friendly and supportive. Gotta love the Regatta!

New friends who loved and lost the same boot

New friends who loved and lost the same boot

Though we did not come away from the event winning every possible trophy as we had originally envisioned, we did have a great time representing the Library and taking part in our favorite Stony Brook tradition! For next year, we are thinking that Library students and staff should unite to form an armada of sorts to improve our odds of winning.  We will begin ordering one roll of duct tape per week in preparation.  If all else fails, there’s always France…

Read more about our previous Regattas:

2012

2013

Imagining the Library's participation in the 2015 Regatta...

Imagining the Library’s participation in the 2015 Regatta…

Always one upped by Toscanini!!

Always one upped by Toscanini!!

Operation Score Some Free T-Shirts. Success!!

Operation Score Some Free T-Shirts. Success!!

Ken wins extra fans with a Mario mustache

Ken wins extra fans with a Mario mustache

John, is that you?!!

John, is that you?!!

The only thing better than being at the regatta is being at the regatta when the free ice cream was served!

The only thing better than being at the regatta is being at the regatta when the free ice cream is served!

Seriously guys, this should be the new library uniform

Seriously guys, this should be the new library uniform

YES WE DID!

YES WE DID!

One amazing team!

One amazing team!

 

 

 

 

Beyond Stereotypes

Recently, a group of Library staff members visited the Marvels & Monsters: Asian Images in Comics exhibit to see what some of our colleagues have been working so passionately on over the past several months.  Good things had reached our ears about the event that highlighted cultural diversity, but until now we had not experienced it for ourselves.  It was high time to do so.

The display was intriguing even from a distance with the bold colors, most predominantly yellow, symbolizing the Asian skin tone of the characters depicted.  It captured our attention immediately and drew us from one end of the Charles B. Wang Center quickly to the other.  We were met with an impressive array of painted panels that depicted various Asian archetypes created by American graphic artists for comic books during the Second World War and Cold War Eras.  The exhibit served to show how easy it could be to alter society’s impression of a demographic who most knew little about.  As we took it all in, we began to realize how closely this hit home to all of us.  We, being library workers, were all too familiar with stereotypes that have been forced on those in our profession, probably since the dawn of the printed word.  Allow me to address a few, as they related, at least in my mind, to their Asian comic character counterparts.

The Shusher

The Shusher

The Shusher is one of the most predominant images in the Library world.  Librarian dolls have been made that mimic this aggressive shushing motion.  To the world, library staff thrive in a world of peace and quiet and mechanically react with this hand to mouth gesture when any noise is heard.  Much like The Kamikaze villains, they are a greatly feared character void of all personality who devoutly adhere to their mission to seek out noise and stop it dead in its tracks.

The Mean Librarian

The Mean Librarian

Who can forget the depiction of The Mean Librarian in countless Hollywood films? Always seen glaring from behind a desk piled high with books, squinting angrily through a pair of eyeglasses that have slid just a little too far down her pointy nose? Ruler in one hand, overdue stamp clasped tightly in the other. Wherever there is a scene set in the library where the heroes are happily piecing together bits of an exciting plot, there is a mean librarian there to serve as The Brute, spoiling fun simply for the sake of being bitter and mean.

The Brain

The Brain

Both Asian comics and American libraries share the archetype called The Brain.  An example of a positive attribute somehow turned negative, these characters just can’t win.  Whereas The Brain in the comics just wants to rule the world, the library version would settle to help you write a stellar research paper.  Neither has a bright future in the romance department.

The Sexy Librarian

The Sexy Librarian

A beloved Asian character in Marvel comics is The Temptress, there to use her powers of seduction to thwart the hero.  A beloved character at American Halloween parties is our counterpart, The Sexy Librarian.  A little less in-your-face sexy than the comic book version, the Librarians show that there is a mysterious kind of beauty to be found in a girl with brains.

The Techie

The Techie

Every library has at least one, some guy who keeps abreast with all the latest technology.  Though we are quick to label him/her as a geek in conversation with our peers, we will always compliment them on their sweater to be in their good graces because we know we will inevitably need computer help one day.  They could be seen as a traditional Guru figure, the teacher of all that is wise, but in reality they will also always be part Alien, a perpetual foreigner in the workplace – but in a good way.

By learning of the stereotypes that have been invented to negatively depict others in our society, we were inspired to reflect on how vulnerable we all are to being unfairly categorized in potentially harmful ways by media and pop culture.  That is perhaps why it is so essential to never pass up an opportunity to demonstrate that we are bright, friendly people who enjoy laughing and learning and defying preconceived notions to express who we really are.

The same can be said of Library workers!

The same can be said of Library workers!

Library staff at play

Library staff at play

Spending time in the shoes of someone else's stereotype

Spending time in the shoes of someone else’s stereotype

 

Having been forced to endure a week of office work while the rest of campus was celebrating the best holiday of the entire calendar year, Spring Break, we were yearning for a serious adventure today.  Ken had sparked our interests with the promise of a secret trail to a new and wondrous place, but alas, part-time weather reporter Kathy informed us all that it was raining.  The sound of our hearts breaking into many pieces was all too audible for the quiet study atmosphere in the Library.  The shushes from studious patrons at the sound of our hearts breaking added insult to injury.

Thank goodness for backup plans! We all perked up a bit when we recalled that there was currently a Marvels & Monsters Asian images in comics exhibit being held in the Wang Center, an event that some of our colleagues were assisting with. So we shuffled on over, not quite sure what to expect, but feeling certain that what we really needed on this gloomy day was a vivid splash of color that this graphic narrative art was sure to provide.

The Wang Center was in full cultural swing today, with groups everywhere honoring the textiles and traditions of peoples from all over the globe.  Some arts and crafts fanatatics were busy making masks – a party which we tried and failed to blend in with to join.  As we watched from the outskirts, our attention was seized by other creative attractions, such as a map made of old pants and an indigo skirt made with the oil of a water buffalo.  As fascinating and beautiful as this all was, we were on a mission to proudly find the exhibit sponsored, in part, by the Library.

Mask maker mask maker make me a mask. I think that's how it went...

Mask maker mask maker make me a mask…

America celebrating Casual Friday by donning their denim

America celebrating Casual Friday by donning its denim

At long last we found it, the best exhibit saved appropriately for last.  As we carefully studied each picture, we saw that they were more than mere comic illustrations, they were reflections of real life that we could all relate to.  For instance, the following picture made all of us recall recent feelings of hurt and betrayal when members opted to defect from team Walk-O-Rama and walk with our competitors, Healthier U.

No hard feelings, we swear ;)

No hard feelings, we swear ;)

We also saw ourselves each depicted in the character stereotypes that were displayed in brightly colored panels, though none of us could agree which of us was The Brute, which was The Brain, and which The Manipulator.  Only Ken could be indisputably identified as The Temptress.

Ken and Celeste adding a bit of intrigue to their Friday

Ken and Celeste adding a bit of intrigue to their Friday afternoon

Ken makes a marvelous monster

Ken makes a marvelous monster. He clearly practices in the mirror each night

Fortunately for us, there was also an illustration that brought us all back to reality and beckoned us to take note of the time. Oh no! Our lunch hour was nearly over and we still had not eaten! In honor of this great Asian art, we rushed to grab some ethnically appropriate cuisine, as Ken chose pork and rice and Celeste opted for the pineapple chicken and rice.  Kristen confusedly grabbed pizza.

Translation: "Look at the clock, dummies, it's time to eat." Disclaimer: we do not speak this language and doubt it really says that. But it could...

Translation: “Look at the clock, dummies, it’s time to eat.” Disclaimer: we do not speak this language and doubt it really says that. But it could…

We’re very proud of those members of the Library, Stony Brook University, and everyone else who has worked on this exhibit so far.  Great job, guys! Check it out if you get the chance.  Learn more about the upcoming symposium HERE!

We hope to see you next week as we hopefully walk to Ken’s mystery destination!

 

 

 

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