Sunday, October 8, 2006

The Three West Planned Community

Three West

One year in college, a few friends and I decided that it would be fun to start the Three West Planned Community. We planned out who we wanted to have in every room in the west wing of the third floor of our dorm, who would room with who, who would be each person's neighbors, and so forth. Then, on the day when we were to sign up for rooms for the next year, we would all show up ridiculously early so that we could reserve all of those rooms before anyone else knew what hit them. As far as I remember, it ended up working perfectly.

We decided that, as with any planned community, we would need some welcome materials for the new residents. So, we set up a bunch of furniture and knicknacks in the hallway one day and had a photo shoot.

Given the choice, who wouldn't want to live in Three West? Of course, there wasn't a choice; we blocked everyone else out of those rooms...

7 comments:

stolee said...

The tradition is holding strong, although the new system makes it a little more difficult. I believe Hofker was supposed to be closer to the end of the hall, but ended up near the sophomore rooms because someone didn't play nice.

Kerjo said...

Yeah :-(

But! We're going to work harder at it this year.

Swid said...

Elitist bastards. ;-)

Lincoln said...

IIRC that little scheme of yours annoyed the fuck out of me. I think I was planning to disrupt it, but then I realized that it would have involved _living on 3W_, so I bailed out.

Anonymous said...

WHY SHOULD I CARE IF MY POOP STINKS?

Travis said...

Yes, Lincoln, you RC.

Matthew Johnson said...

I actually remember being pretty upset about the whole "planned community", since there was not room for John Ross or myself. Of course I got over it, but little things like that really made me feel left out.