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!

9 comments:

  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... http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3611/3494897940_32d8f83a92_b.jpg
    (Alice Miller Chapel)

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

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  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."

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

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

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  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.

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  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:
    tinyurl.com/ygpsnuv
    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!

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  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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