Yeas and Nays
Published: Friday, February 22, 2013
Updated: Friday, February 22, 2013 03:02
Yea to Grady Garrett. We will miss you in the office. Know your years of loyalty and selfless devotion to your craft have not gone unnoticed. You are one of the best, a gentleman and a genius.
Yea to ASOSU election season approaching. We are ready for the drama, the accusations, the back stabbing and the swaying loyalties. We’re glad 6 percent of the student body will vote in this.
Nay to executive sessions.
Yea to budget time being over.
Nay to budgets going to mediation. No one wants to drag the heartache and boredom out any longer.
Nay to devising “House of Cards”—like plots in your head involving student government and university officials.
Yea to the ASOSU cabinet being full of good dancers. We’ve seen you at the Peacock and we are impressed. We might have to challenge you to a Snell Hall dance off. Know that we will crush you. The gauntlet has been thrown.
Nay to mid-week 21st birthdays.
Yea to wrestlers buying you a shot and a beer on your 21st birthday.
Yea to getting feedback on a staff editorial.
Nay to finding out we may have bitten the hand that feeds us.
Yea to “Downton Abbey.”
Nay to not being able to wear top hats, morning coats and the like. We want a life of luxury that only involves getting dressed for dinner, hunting and galas.
Yea to nature walks to Bald Hill and discovering a newt along the way.
Yea to cupcakes.
Yea to shooting stars.
Nay to meteors hitting the earth. We don’t think Bruce Willis can save us all this time.
Yea to an idea for the next “Die Hard” movie that we’ve recently come up with. It should be called “Bad Habits Die Hard,” where Bruce Willis has to foil the plans of a group of terrorist nuns who end up fooling the entire Notre Dame football team they are dating the same woman. Throw in a bomb or something and we think this is a winning script idea.
Yea to having a typewriter in your office.
Nay to early morning meetings.
Yea to it almost being spring break.
Nay to not having any money to go anywhere nice.
Yea to new ideas about parking being promulgated by the university and the city of Corvallis. Maybe some solutions can be found to make everyone happy. Or maybe just some of the people happy.
Nay to too many late nights at work and keeping the people we care about constantly waiting for us.
Yea to our favorite OSU actor delivering our sandwiches in the middle of the night.
Yea to “started from the bottom now we’re here.”
Nay to another dismal weekend. Go ahead children, continue to fall behind in school, consume too much alcohol and ignore the rules. We hope you get caught.
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