Monday, January 4, 2010

Walking to Kellogg POV

Today was the first day of class for the Winter quarter.  I woke up bright and early for my 8:30AM DECS class, which was my only class.  I decided to record the walk from my apartment near Oak and Davis to the Kellogg building.  It is about a one mile walk, and it normally takes between 15-20 minutes depending on my stepping speed.  Here is the route that I took (the last leg of the walk is inaccurate because Google is stubborn).

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I make a few observations/comments during the walk, but mostly, it is just me sniffling (it's cold!) and background music from a live recording of a Jason Mraz show; that's the kind of music I would normally be listening to on my 5+ year old Ipod mini.

So if you have 15 minutes to kill, here you go!


  1. you posted that video just at the right time... I am transferring photos and videos over to a new 1.5TB drive, which takes forever!

    looks already pretty cold there... i remember freezing my butt off last February.

    btw - thanks! your video helped me figure out where I shot that pic...
    (Alice Miller Chapel)

    alright... have fun in your 2nd semester!

  2. This has to be one of the greatest posts ever. Absolutely cracked me up that you video taped your walk. My favorite quote: "It's kind of cold now."

  3. Wow. You really are blogging everything about the experience. I'm impressed.

  4. This should go on the Admit Student portal...classic!

  5. Glad to hear that you all enjoyed the walk! I felt a bit silly holding the camera in front of me as I walked, but it was well worth it in the end.

  6. Funny post. It had to be difficult to record the entire walk. Here you have an alternate route (another google map, if I managed to do this correctly) that avoids Sheridan as long as possible:
    When you walk by the music school, you frequently hear students practicing, while the walk through the dorm quads greets you with cacophony of alarm clocks!

  7. Thanks for the link! That is actually very close to the route that I take (and the one that is in the video); I just couldn't get my route on Google maps to run through a point where the road ends.

    I normally move onto Sheridan from University Pl though.

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