i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
11:08 PM: a long time ago, we used to be friends
"...but i haven't thought of you lately at all..."
michaelmas & i were surprised tonight to discover joss whedon acting in an episode of veronica mars! also, as the characters chatted on the campus of a random san diego university, we both immediately recognized the craven hall rotunda at csusm, which was the building where I used to work. sure enough, when we rewound, we suddenly recognized that the whole campus was csusm!
the csusm architecture was its own kind of wonky logic. based on a style called "italian hillside," it meant that each building was on a different level and "ground level" meant something different to each building, and sometimes even to each floor of the building. so to get to a room in another building, you'd have to know what floors had connections between your two buildings, and then figure out how to get to the right floor in each building, which was often hampered by elevators & stairs that only went to certain floors, hallways like labyrinths, or hidden exits & entrances. i enjoyed the game of it, but it took me a couple of years to stop getting lost.