Friday, February 22, 2008

intravenous turkey refuse

(crossposted from my personal blog)

When I first discovered MIT, I got myself hooked on the MITblogs right away. Like an IV drip straight to the vein (although aren't they all? I guess you could miss), they nourished me with the life-giving anecdotes upon which stalkers feed. Their subtly sarcastic humor pulled me through the churning whitewaters of high school. When I had to stay up until 2 am to finish an APUSH essay that I started reading the prompt for at my usual bedtime, the MITbloggers coincidentally pulled all-nighters that night for their thesis papers or whatever, and then I would feel better about never having actually pulled an all-nighter because I would probably get my fair share of those in college. When I was all depressed about that B-prus test in Engrish, the MITbloggers assured me that life was okay, because they were getting C's on their midterms and even though MIT was way harder than high school I wasn't a loser at life. When I spent sleepless nights worrying whether MIT would defer me or just reject me outright, Ben Jones ranted uncontrollably about his overwhelming love for the applicant pool and its awesomeness, and I felt better inside.

Oh, MITblogs. I love them all, but Mitra and Sam were my favorites to read, and considering that they were pretty obviously dating, well, that just made them more awesome.

But all good things must come to an end. As mournfully chronicled by the MIT'12 chatroom, Sam made his Last MIT Blog Post Ever earlier this week. We modulo Sham would have cried, had it not been for our cultish secret: we know about his new blog.

Don't worry, Sam Maurer. We're watching you.

(Not really. But I mean, I don't know what the others are doing, so no guarantees.)


Michelle said...

hahahaha, think of how weird this must be if he googles his own name.

and I'm also an MITblogs longtime addict, no shame!

Anonymous said...

I am also a long time addict and am semi stalking his new blog. You are definitely not alone.

Rachel said...

I was probably thinking of you when I wrote that, Chris ;D

Anonymous said...

Sidenote, they were so not dating. Sam Maurer is def gay. Hands off ladies!

Rachel said...

*cough* that's why I put the "running gag jokes" label on it