Computing Science Department OMGWTFBBQ!


Every year or semester or something, the Computing Science department holds a barbeque, and every time I look forward to it like a kid looking forward to Christmas. Every year, I go, and I hang out with people I sort of half-know, and feel ackward, wishing I was at home, wondering how, in a department of 100 people, I can not know so many people. And as soon as it's over, I start looking forward to the next one. I don't have any idea why this is.

That didn't hold quite as true this year, which was gratifying, as it was probably my last department barbeque.

Scott Burgess who (shameless plug) is a talented and skilled professor and an asset to the community and department, was rejected for tenure. A fair number of students were incensed, as it makes abosultely not sense at all, so John started a petition to the president of the university requesting that he go against the committee's decision and give Scott tenure. Our pleas were ignored.

You guys, this is social time, not 'discuss Calc 3' time! The final's like two weeks away, which means you don't even need to start studying for like 13 days.

Who's looking so smug because he has taken his last math class ever.

Quinn's wife arrived and brought their dog. Louis, Daniel, and guy who's name I wouldn't know if he hit me in the face didn't know what to make of it.

Dennis just stopped by for the free food. Now he has to go pick up his daughter. Way to be a grownup, grownup!

Dr. Scott Burgess is not only an asset, but he also goes out of his way to be kind to animals.

Who will pet me next?

The love between Josh and Alex is palpable.

You're not even a CS major, what are you doing here?

You're not a major either!

They always go out of their way to offer vegan/vegetarian food so hippies like me can look really dorky holding a big corn cob.

We intended to throw corn cobs at Louis, but our aim was not particularly accurate, and we wound up with a whole table full of enemies.

I tried to ignore Josh while he took video after video of me looking dorky eating corn.