Monday, September 24

The Past

This is me in my grad school "office" at Rutgers in 1999. I would keep my bike in there (you can just catch the wheel) but the space was so small I had to stand it upright next to my elbow. Steve has posted a photo album from that era that captures the bleak and institutional atmosphere of Rutgers perfectly. If you'll indulge me, here are a few more photos:

My Home - Starkey Apartments

Aaron Ruby sits in the philosophy grad student lounge and contemplates 5 more years in New Brunswick. He took a different path.

Gathered in the lounge (me with the shaggy hair)

I can't believe I lasted 3 years.


As Gazza reminds me in a comment, the Rutgers philosophy building was the world center for static electricity. You just had to sit around for a while to build up a charge. One time, I was working in my tiny cube, listening to music on my headphones (just like in the photo above) when I decided to remove a fleece. Bad decision. So much static electricity was produced by the fleece running over my long sleeve shirt that (as I was grounded via the headphones in my ears) it discharged into my ears with a CRACK so loud Gary heard it in the next office. I leaped out of my cube swearing and holding my ears. Good times indeed.


Blogger Steve Peterson said...

Aaron always looked the coolest, though I also like the one of Stewart with his head tilted, making it look like he couldn't quite fit in the building.

What I like about the Rutgers Philosophy lighting is that they make it so that we only look healthy and human in the bar photos.

11:24 PM  
Blogger Gazza said...

Dan, remember the time you administered Electric Shock Treatment to yourself aurally?

Good times, man, good times...

9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God it makes the 90s seem so far away!

8:18 AM  

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