Saturday, October 30, 2010

Empty house

Since the house has been left sole to me for the weekend (Jon has obligations elsewhere), I feel it's my duty to give an update on the estate. It will also begin my Tickle Closet career.

Today is a very gloomy Sabbath day. It's definitely the fall, so I thought it appropriate to cook pumpkin pancakes this morning. Although I made quite a mess and didn't produce the most dynamite pancakes, Nolan and Justin were pleased. Then I ventured over to the awakening to hear about legalism and lust.
Since then I've played the guitar, watched some camp videos, and will soon call some family members. Sabbath always reminds me of whats important. Although tonight I plan to study about carbons and the bonds they make with other atoms, I reflect now on the ever important bonds between family and friends. I'm blessed to have been brought into the estate -- a place with family dinners, foosball/ping pong/baggo tournaments, and quality people like Ali Aliban, Ali Jonahmed, and Ali Bin Tomar. I love you brothers.

Fellow Tickle Closet readers,

I hope you enjoy the fall weather, eat some pumpkin pancakes, avoid legalism and lust, but most importantly--I hope you strengthen some bonds.

Monday, October 25, 2010

David + Taylor = Musical Gratification

I posted notice a few months ago when i found out that Taylor had picked a release date for her newest album. Well, that day has finally arrived. If you were excited as i was, you woke up at 6 and bought it on iTunes. After a few times through i have a few song recommendations.

Instant classics: Mine, Back to December, Dear John, Never Grow Up, Innocent, Long Live.

I promise this will be my last Taylor related post, until the wedding announcement...

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Today I was reminded of West Whitman Estate alumni, especially two of them. While I was sitting in Monte Buell's office, the topic of "sexting" was brought up in conversation. (Sexting: A term used to describe a wide range of media communication from passively being texted by a member of the opposite gender to phone-sex). The term "sexting" has grown in popularity since its conception. "I think it was even printed in the Collegian last year," Dr. Buell remarked. I don't remember who to thank for that publication, but I think it's safe to assume it was a fruit that grew as a result of a cross pollination, if not direct contact, with a member, or members, from the Estate. Cutting edge literature of this sort, fathered by the unique culture of the TC, was commonplace during the 09-10 school year. It often led to confusion and or disgust with the average trying-to-live-a-somewhat-clean-minded-and-appropriate-lifestyle kind of person. It was also censored form time to time.

Also and furthermore, censorship has once again been the topic of discussion around the dirty dishes. Apparently Christians dressed as Middle Easterners quoting the Koran is too much for an ASWWU publication at this time.

Z pattern starting in bottom right: Tommy, Jon, Alban, Jordan.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Third Time's the Charm?

You'd think that a university would know better than to issue parking tickets to law school students who are itching for a chance to put their newly acquired skills to use... So far i'm 3 for 3 on ticket appeals.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


I ran into Chad. Chad from Senate two years ago. This little descriptive tidbit took me a bit to remember - for a few minutes he was just Chad from someplace sometime.

Chad's first words to me were, "Oh, I didn't recognize you. You look older with that mustache."

Aww yeah.

Monday, October 4, 2010

The boys are back in town.

Starting in the top right (or left) and moving like a Z, Ali Bin Tomar, Ali Mojordan, Ali Jonahmed, Ali Aliban. This year The West Whitman Estate is proud to be bringing back beduin in a new-school meets old-school and asks her on a date sort of way.

"Assalam o alaikum."