Monday, December 4, 2006

West Philadelphia, Born and Raised

Well I guess it's about time to talk about my crazy weekend in Philadelphia...

So my mom was going on a recruiting trip at the military academies (West Point and Anapolis). As part of that she got some tickets to the Army/Navy football game for me, her and my dad. I agreed that I would go along way back at the beginning of the semester. So it was a little surprising to realize that it was only the week after Thanksgiving.

Anyway, I went out and joined them, and it was a ton of fun. The game was fun. It was neat seeing all of the Army Cadets and Navy Midshipmen, who get to come in from their schools to watch. It was especially wild seeing them all line up and march into the game. It was almost like a movie or something...

It was also impressive to see that there were a bunch of cute girls who are going to be future officers, both in the Army and the Navy. I've never heard man say that they had a thing for women in uniform, but maybe it's time it became a thing...

WordAlso I found out that women make up about 25% percent of the student body at both schools. Which got me thinking... sounds a little bit like CMU, huh? Hey oh! Ba dum dum...

Another neat thing was going out in Philly. We went to a few Belgian bars that were really happening, had great Belgian beers and good food, like mussels and french fries dipped in seasoned mayonaise (even better than it sounds).

The only thing was, it was way crowded. It reminded me of Chicago in that respect, being a very fun place but just a little too much for me. It's definitely one of the things I like about Pittsburgh. Just because a bar is cool here, it doesn't mean that there wil be 1000 people inside.

It's great to be back!

Oh and no, I won't be talking about USC's loss this weekend! It's still too close.

5 comments:

  1. Women in uniform? Never gave it much thought. Except for cops. Not that I find female police officers to be alluring or anything, but I would enjoy saying that I was porking the bacon. Get it? Get it? I use that old joke to death...

    25ish% female student body at CMU? Someone must be picking up the slack, considering 0% of this year's CSD incoming PhD class were females.

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  2. ok, got it. You were referencing Fresh Prince, because in my head I was like, "No, Nolacoaster, it's born and raised in south Detroit." Because, you know, Journey is so much cooler than Will Smith....

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  3. Amazingly, there are way more girls in the undergrad CS program here than there were at USC. But in the school in general that's just not the case...

    25% is certainly what it seems like some times... Let's see if I can look it up...
    Okay so this article: http://www.thetartan.org/2006/9/11/news/gender_gap
    says 40%. That's about what I figured.

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  4. Sometimes I wish I could take a midnight train going anywhere...

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