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Day in the Life: Tefiro Kituuka Serunjogi ’15


6:50 a.m.—Alarm goes off and I instinctively hit snooze.

7:20 a.m.—Alarm goes off again, which means it’s been half an hour since it first went off (It always feels like it’s only been 5 minutes)…I check my email and read the news—it’s become something of a ritual.

7:24 a.m.—Get out of bed, get my ‘SWAG’ on a.k.a. head to the bathroom (since I’m all about intellectual property and all that jazz, I’d like to give credit to Souljaboy)

7:25 a.m.—I look outside and it’s snowing…again! I remind myself that it’s sunny and warm somewhere in the world (home)

8:00 a.m.—Get done getting dressed… good things take time.

8:10 a.m.—I make it to the eggs to order line and realize there’s like a million people waiting for eggs. I do a quick analysis of the situation and decide to get a waffle, the next best option. The opportunity cost (ECN-111) of waiting in line was going to be too great.

8:29 a.m.—Still in the dining hall because I met my ‘roommate’ Benjamin Vaughn [’15]. He tells me about the endless number of things he has to get done and I tell him I have no class. He says he hates me (he doesn’t really) and then runs off to catch his 8:30 a.m. class.

10:25 a.m.—At work sending emails to future Grinnellians. I love my job! I really do. Emails, prospies and hot chocolate!

12 p.m.—Head to the Grille in time for outtakes. It’s meatloaf. Get my lunch bag and turn to head out. Run into Gwenna [Ihrie ’15] and her inseparable roommate Jordan [Schellinger ’15]—end up talking to them for a good half hour.

1:00 p.m.—Get to finally eat my outtake. Meet up with Natalie Duncombe ’15 (she’s an African princess…like really though) to talk about our Altbreak trip to Texas.

2:00 p.m.—Homework in Noyce.

5:12 p.m.—Been in Noyce for over 3 hours and I’m only halfway through my chemistry problem set. Head to the Bear to workout. (Pandora is an amazing thing!)

6:15 p.m.—Leave the Bear and realize it’s snowing yet again! What is this life?

6:30 p.m.—Dinner! (Spend half an hour playing hide and seek with the silverware) Run into Meg and Emma. I spend most of dinner trying to explain to them something about pyramids

8:03 p.m. —Mentor session.

9:10 p.m.—Run to my 9 p.m. meeting

9:45 p.m.—Still at the meeting when someone says something about bison. I know it’s time to leave.

10:00 p.m.—Back in Noyce.

1:00 a.m.—Call home (time zones can be a pain).

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