This post is about the High Museum College Night. Read all posts about life while being a student at Emory University here.
Last week was surreal.
Or actually… last week was about things that are surreal — surrealism.
Surrealism is all about juxtaposing the expected with the unexpected. Violating your understanding of conventions.
We studied le surréalisme in French class – (like Apollinaire, Queneau, and some Baudelaire).
And! Saturday, the High Museum of Art hosted college night. Emory students, along with people from Georgia Tech, Georgia State, and some other colleges, got to see the current Salvador Dalí exhibit + live music. The place was packed.
I’ve never been a big Dali fan – just can’t get into the melting clocks! But. It does make you think. And it’s a great exhibit.
Besides, who doesn’t want to check out photos of Dalí’s stache?
One of the not so great things about being at a college downtown is the parking. And by ‘parking’ I mean ‘the complete lack of parking.’Let’s be real. Atlanta is great, but there’s barely enough space to drive down the road, let alone leave your car immobile anywhere.Emory, however, does offer a few parking lots in the name of student convenience… for a price.And that price is a decal worth more than the car I’d stick it on.
So I don’t have a car.
So I guess parking isn’t really a big problem, after all.
For me, that is.
Anyway. Fall break started today, and I’ll be going back home for the first time in a few weeks. It’s a good feeling; I can’t WAIT to watch some TV on a real screen instead of on my laptop for a change.
Oh, and I’m also looking forward to seeing some very special people.
I meant my family, of course, by ‘very special people.’
But doctors are on the agenda, too.Downside to being away at college? On any return trip home, you get scheduled for an appointment with every dentist, doctor, dermatologist, etc. you ever met in your life. It starts with Tuesday morning — rise and shine, I’ve got a 8:00 am dental appointment.Oh well. Teeth: gotta have ‘em.
Lastly. Got some new sunglasses at Urban Outfitters. They’re yellow. Serious yellow. And they make me smile.
A friend and I headed to the Atlanta Greek Festivalon Saturday. One of the great things about being at a college downtown is the ease with which you can get places! (I mean… once you get the hang of jaywalking, the sky’s the limit).
Anyway. Pretty awesome! Some dancers came out, from little kids to pro-level people, and did some of the traditional Greek dances from different regions of Greece. The pro-group even did a more modern Greek dance. And the music was great – the same sort of stuff as you still hear playing in cafés in Greece today.
The main attractions of the festival were some self-tours and lectures in the Greek Orthodox church.
There was also this massive, really cool Greek map in the church, and I just had to take a close up of Athens. What can I say? Athena always was my fave Greek goddess.