Aside- This picture is only tangentially connected to the end of this story, but since the makeup came much better than a couple years later when I did the whole costume, I put it here.
and I had known one another since first grade. One Legend of how we met is that
my allergies had me sneezing on my really cheap, ridiculously thin, yellow math
paper every day and ruining it. He suggested I turn my head . . .
the next day I sneezed on his math paper.
Neither of us is sure if this is anywhere
near the truth.
Note- That is version one of "the shirt." It was the black replacement that inspired the sign.
continued once we moved into the dorms (for real) the week before Labor Day. I
was thrilled to be assigned to Bray Hall. While the overall floor plan and
individual rooms were identical to the other freshman dorms, there was one
difference. Bray had a larger than life sized mural of the Original Series (at
that point, not counting one Next
Generation season, the ONLY series) Star Trek crew on the bridge of the
This idea started as a paragraph long introduction to the RPI E-Dorm stories with the
intention of containing quick highlights to some First Year adventures occurring before we
moved into the dorm we lived in the remaining college years.