We know many of you out there had begun to suspect that Walk-O-Rama had been disbanded. Even we as members had wondered from time to time over the course of these long winter months if we were still officially a thing. Fear not, faithful readers. Wednesday marked the premature celebration of the mathematical constant Pi, which we observed by eating lots and lots of pie at work. So naturally we felt the urge to get some physical activity on the following day, to burn off a few calories and prove that we were at least as constant (to say nothing of irrational) as the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.
Not everyone knew quite how to express their enthusiasm when we gathered at our traditional meeting spot at high noon on Thursday. Even our new members were excited to set off on their first walk with legendary Walk-O-Rama explorers. Some smiled to express their happiness, while those in the front row spontaneously broke out into dance by performing the Charleston. It was weird. We blame this ridiculous winter that has kept us cooped up at our desks.
Though the wind prevented the day from being quite as nice for walking as the previous “stuff a bunch of pie in your face” day had been, we were determined to explore a new building on campus, the new Computer Science Building, guaranteed to be open by 2014. The posters told us so.
As we approached the building, we began to wonder if perhaps we had missed the grand opening in 2014. Perhaps that was the only year it was open to the public and it was now being disassembled? It seemed the only logical explanation. given its state of total not-readiness. When they said Computer Science 2014, we had no clue they meant, really, just for 2014. Luckily the old junky Computer Science building still stands, so employees can retreat to the more comfortable atmosphere that they’ve been growing to love for decades. As the new furniture had been packed up for storage, being no longer needed in this expired building, we opted to re-purpose it for the library.
Feeling sorry to have missed the glitz and glamor of this building during the year of what surely must have been its prompt, as-scheduled unveiling, we decided to head to the Roth Pond to show the newbies where we would be forcing them to row in this year’s regatta. The pond, once spacious and grand, seemed to have shrunk considerably. We tried to get the new members to walk closer to take a better picture, but they were onto us and wisely pointed out the signs that warned to stay off the ice. Too bad. We would have enjoyed that close up picture.
This brief exploration was short to keep us from getting too exhausted as we get back into the program. It also contained a limited amount of lawlessness, when we only briefly considered stealing the Anthropology bus skin and claiming it as our own. Gotta love those adorable lemurs! Anticipate chronicles of longer, edgier, more Walk-O-Rama-esque adventures as the season progresses.