ANNOUNCEMENT dukeordai.wordpress.com is no longer. Welcome to dukeordai.com! Over the break I revamped the site and reorganized all of my posts. New logo! New fonts! New tags! New categories! At some point near 2AM one night, I was playing around with the new features in WordPress Premium, shivering at my desk since the heater was off and listening to Cigarettes After Sex but only because I had accidentally ventured into … Continue reading Introducing….dukeordai.com!!!!
‘Tis the season peeps. I wrote this on the plane home, but then I got off the plane and there was just so! much! stuff! to! do! Gosh, I missed you, San Francisco. To make up for it, here’s a fan-fricking-tastic, nutritious, unintentionally topical song for you: Patiently Waiting – Terrace Martin And now…the time I missed my flight home: It’s 8 PM on Sunday right now, and … Continue reading Missing my flight home and “kicking the shit out of option B”
I’m back home, writing from the same green, striped couch in my living room that I wrote all of my college essays on a year ago. When my dad picked me up from the airport, I felt like we were just driving home after a really really long day of school. The finger doodles I made on the foggy car window last winter were still there, and I added a few more smudgy … Continue reading This little nugget is home from college! Thoughts on childhood.
I’m at an election party in the Sanford School of Public Policy, LITERALLY DYING. People are sobbing and a drunk guy kicked the life-sized Trump cutout. North Carolina just turned red and yup, still have math homework due tomorrow. The sun better not rise tomorrow. See you at Shooters, Alice Update: Here’s some footage of the night of the election. High-key distressing in hindsight, … Continue reading OMG I LIVE IN A SWING STATE!!! WE’RE DOOMED! AGH!!
H.E.Y.H.O.W.A.R.E.Y.O.U.D.O.I.N.G? I was late for class because I prioritized and decided to eat the fluffiest pancakes with strawberries yesterday. Good choice? Y.U.M. Something that’s really surprised me about Duke is the arts community. Durham has a bustling underground music scene, and small artists regularly play free shows at the Duke Coffeehouse (Anna and I call it CoHo as a tribute to our dear friend Stanford). There’s … Continue reading We’re not in Silicon Valley anymore, Dorothy. Finding beauty in the arts.
The governor of North Carolina declared a state of emergency last week because of Hurricane Matthew. According to Zoe (my roommate), states of emergency are common. Me: Dude, we’re in a state of emergency. Zoe: Meh. Me: Isn’t that like serious. Zoe: No, we get it all the time. Don’t you get those in California. Me: Lol. Earthquakes don’t work like that. But!!!! Guess!!!! What!!!! I … Continue reading I made a video! Thanks Matthew 🙂
What’s up, man? Here’s a #lifeupdate <3: It’s raining, which means I get to use my cool umbrella. It’s transparent, and when I’m walking I can actually see where I’m going. A frat bro complimented my umbrella and I said, “Thanks, dude,” as I left him in the rain. Conclusion: this umbrella changes lives. I’m getting over a cold and doing my part in spreading … Continue reading I’m procrastinating rn
Freshman year sometimes feels like an extravagant summer camp filled with hormonal and wickedly intelligent 18 year-olds. There are bunk beds that would’ve been amazing 10 years ago and too many ice cream socials and friends who don’t yet know about your secret obsession with socks. But this camp doesn’t end after a few weeks of uninhibited indulgence. It’s the next four years. It’s the first trickle … Continue reading This kinda feels like summer camp. The purpose of freshman year.