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Day in the Life: Jesse Ney ’13

Photo by Devon Gamble.

7:45 a.m.— Alarm goes off. Must be time to go ham… I can already tell it’s Wednesday.

7:50 a.m.— Brewin’ up that hotness.

7:51 a.m.— Say a quick prayer… Please God, don’t let this coffee wake the slumbering Megan.

7:52 a.m.— Oh God, it’s her. I pour her some coffee and hand her a slinky. She’s preoccupied as I make my escape.

7:55 a.m.— Quickly set out some carrots for Julia. Julia loves carrots.

8:00 a.m.— Head to Burling. Print out articles—I’ve already read them, I swear—and figure out what I need to do today.

8:20 a.m.— Check the fantasy baseball squad.

8:22 a.m.— Send Sabathia and Ethier to Marques, receive Bautista and Morrow. Gotta love Joey Bats.

8:27 a.m.— Feeling great already—just upgraded the offense and the caffeine is starting to kick in. Very productive start to the day.

8:30 a.m.— Apparently it’s actually 8:33. The Burling clock and the Bucksbaum clock are at odds with each other. Sorry Professor Delmenico!

8:33 a.m.— She still welcomes me warmly—Delmenico is so damn cool.

9:10 a.m.— One of my classmates just said she last visited Disneyland in the 1900s… I glance around the room.

10:00 a.m.— Say what’s up to Griffin as he’s walking into the ’Baum. Calves are looking great today, buddy.

10:21 a.m.— Shoot a text to the beautiful Aniela Wendt. She’s in class so I know she won’t text back.

10:22 a.m.— She texted back. Ooh, she bad.

10:50 a.m.— Snag that Outteezy on my beezy. Bagel and milk everyday. Chat it up with some Grillellians…Dom’s working, too.

12:20 p.m.— Medical Anthropology time, baby

1:50 p.m.— Snap out of another daydream. Why would I ever want to be a badass doctor in the middle of the jungle anyway?…

2:10 p.m.— Walk into class. Prof. Tapias says hello. I swear she still expects me to walk in at 3:25 every day.

2:53 p.m.— The conditions in Haiti are harrowing. We all need to step in and help, but how?

3:30 p.m.— Mind abuzz, I leave the room. Jack “My Boy” Adams is just as frustrated as I am. At least he has Pat back home.

3:45 p.m.— It’s so on! Hayes and Cody want some. Luke and I lace up, grab the rock, head over to the court.

4:37 p.m.— Hayes is off to a hot start. They win a close game 1.

4:56 p.m.— Hayes is still so hot. Doesn’t even need Cody. They win game 2 running away.

5:14 p.m.— Hayes scored all 15 points. Cody’s eating chalk again. They sweep the series.

5:22 p.m.— Drag Luke into the weight room, but once we’re inside he escapes up to the Stairmaster.

6:50 p.m.— Hit the showa.

7:15 p.m.— Grab a quick bite at the d-hall and meet up with Aniela.

7:30 p.m.— Blumpy wants to hang out, but I graciously decline. Instead, he spends the evening with Cheesecake the rat.

8:35 p.m.— Aniela and I take a study break…by going to the grille for snacks 😉

9:15 p.m.— Close the books. It’s time for some ModFam, maybe some New Girl, sprinkle on some Glee and I think we’re good.

9:17 p.m.— Go ahead, talk sh*t about Glee. I bet you watch Gossip Girl. That’s way worse, Nitz.

11:30 p.m.— Time for bed. Good night Grinnell College. You just lived a day in the life of Jesse Ney.

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