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Strong-L Introductions, Summer 1999

Strong-L, the Strong College discussion group, ran all year round, and during the summer it served as a place for incoming members of the College to get to know one another and to meet the “old timers” as well as some of the College Fellows. This is the Strong-L introduction thread from the summer of 1999, extending from the end of June to the beginning of August. This transcript of the raw email messages has been reformatted for ease of reading, and personal information such as full names and the addresses of the participants have been deleted for the sake of privacy, but the substance of the postings has not otherwise been altered.


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Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 00:26:31 -0400 (EDT)
From: Millard
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Re: BTW

I have an idea (for you new folks that is a key phrase to hit
"delete")...

Last year we had people introduce themselves somewhat in-depth to
everyone on the list. It worked well. This really helps the new folks
know what they're in for (as far as they can at this point) so I hope
everyone - students and fellows - will participate.

Anyway, here's mine (dusted off and revised from last year - how lazy is
that?)

I'm Scott and I'll be a first-year grad student in history in the fall.
I completed my history BA in May. I've been a member of Strong College
since day one of my UNCG experience. I served as College Council
President (ie, big scapegoat/easy target) for the 97-98 CSC year. As a
student of history, all I ever do is read and write about what I just
read. I specialize in the Civil War. I lived in 277 for the past four
years, but will be living in 107 next year. I am the 1997 Croquet
Tournament Champion and brother of the 1998 Croquet Tournament Champion.
We plan on keeping it the family and we look forward to crushing the
competition once again at this year's event (you can go ahead and have
that plate engraved again, Dr. O'Hara). For my senior honors thesis I
wrote a history of Strong College, which most everyone will see - but
likely not read - in the fall.

My e-mail name is Millard, that unjustly ignored ex-president whose
praises I continually sing. I am a card-carrying member of the Society
for the Preservation of the Enhancement and Recognition of Millard
Fillmore, Last Of the Whigs.

My hobbies include music, reading, writing, history, delusions of
grandeur, and getting lost. Right now I am plotting world domination, as
most of us in Strong College are.

If any of you freshmen were at honors SOAR, I was one of the people
herding you around like mindless cattle.

I returned earlier this month from a research trip to the UK, where I
also took in the sights and feel complete as a person as I now have a
picture of me crossing Abbey Road (and one in a CSC t-shirt as well).

That's that - now I expect all you others to jump in.

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From: Glen
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Introductions
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 10:55:16 EDT

Cool, another reason to sing my own praises....

My name is Glen, rising sophomore and the origin of that suspicious odor
creeping out from under the door of room 210.  I was a music minor with
an undecided major my first semester at UNCG, but I dropped that after I
had the epiphany that 1) I'm a really bad saxophone player and 2) I have
no desire to be a good saxophone player.  So what do lazy, bad musicians
become....?

English Education majors, naturally!  And since I'm not a teaching
fellow, most people don't realize that I'm an aspiring educator, but
that sort of anonymity really only serves to further my plot to
brainwash the youth of this coun------ummmm.....forget you read that.

The three months I'm not at school are currently being spent wishing I
was back at school.  I also take up most days pushing coffee and stale
baked goods at Barnes and Noble in High Point.

Other fun trading-card facts:

1. I snore loudly

2. Sometimes I'll make a latte with 2% milk even though the customer has
specifically requested skim, just for the hell of it.

3. I've never broken a bone.

4. I still haven't written my welcoming committee people, so if you're
new and still haven't received anything, it's probably my fault.

Glen is listening to Marvin Gaye

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Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 13:20:22 -0400
From: Dan
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Introductions

Hi everybody!  My name is Dan and I am an alcoho... oops, wrong intro...
sorry.  Let's see... I am a sophomore in CSC.  I have also been in CSC
since my first day at UNCG.  I am known as the only thirteen-year-old
college student at UNCG although some people maintain that I am still
twelve...  I am a Teaching Fellow who is majoring in Theater Education
with an endorsement in Math (I actually want a good job when I
graduate).  I was in room 333D last year, but I am moving to room 205
this year.

Those of you at the Honors Orientation will remember me as the other guy
that was leading you around.  I am also one of the proprietors of the
Blue Lemur Coffee Bar.  My other two partners in crime are Elizabeth and
Krista.  I run Movie Night in the dorm and am a regular at Tea (gotta
get that caffeine) and most other CSC events.

That's about it for me, so I will stop there instead of rambling on and
on and on and on and on until you just stop reading this and delete the
message because it really could get boring reading a very long run-on
sentence like this one is turning out to be even though I really don't
have anything to say so if you are looking for any more useful
information you might as well stop reading now because I am just wasting
time because I live in Shelby and there is really nothing to do here
except write long run-on sentences that just ramble on and on and on and
on and on... : )

"Carpe Diem, lads.  Seize the day.  Make your lives extraordinary!"
~John Keating, Dead Poets Society

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Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 13:48:46 -0400 (EDT)
From: Elizabeth
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Re: Introductions

My turn! My name is Elizabeth and I don't mind Jar Jar Binks. I think
Mini-Me is going to be my favorite summer-movie-character, though...
Anyway, I'm co-proprietor of the Blue Lemur along with Dan and Krista.
I'm a sophomore, a Teaching Fellow, I'm majoring in Deaf Education with
a concentration in English. I live in room 170 with Krista, my wonderful
roommate who will someday succeed in taking over the world. (I don't
know WHY Scott thinks he's got any chance at world domination....).
We're right above Physical Plant, so if you come to visit and hear
something that sounds like an earthquake, don't panic. It's just the
garage door. For those of you at orientation, you don't know me, because
I wasn't there. Apologies, but don't worry, you'll see me lots the
coming semester. I'm getting ready to go out of town for 4 weeks, so if
you don't hear more from me until August, don't get too stressed out.
I'll be back. You guys have fun, and I'll catch you later!

Elizabeth

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  To: Strong-L
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 13:29:47 -0700
From: Kelly
Subj: Re: BTW

Ok, here goes nothing.  I'm Kelly, Goddess of the 3rd Moore Balcony and
co-chair of the Strong College Welcoming Committee.  I'm a second
semester sophomore and am just about to begin my second year at Moore
Strong.  I'm a double major in English Education and History with a
minor in Spanish, and if any of you are Teaching Fellows, feel free to
email me with questions about the program 'cause I just finished my
first year with them as well.  My hobbies include reading, writing, and
hanging out in Dr. Bob's office.  I also love music (even though my
piano knowledge consists solely of Simon and Garfunkel's "Scarborough
Fair"), and I'm a huge Tori Amos fan.

It's still in it's beginning stages, so pardon my mess.  Enjoy your
summer!

Kelly

ENFP and proud of it, right Dr. W?

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From: Krista
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 17:11:20 EDT
Subj: Re: Introductions
  To: Strong-L

Hello, hello. My name is Krista, and I have already been mentioned in
Elizabeth's, Dan's, and Glen's intros.  :) Thanks guys! I could be the
most notorious freshman to ever hit Strong-L last summer. I made quite a
name for myself, so much so that when I moved in, everyone said "Oh, so
_you're_ Krista". Heh Heh... oops.

I live in Room 170 with my absolutely fabulous roommate, Elizabeth. I
am, as mentioned, one of the Lemurettes at coffee bar. I am also
origianlly from Carolina Beach, near Wilmington.  I am a sophomore and a
double major in Philosophy and Psychology, and an ex-Theatre major, I
say that for Dan's benefit. ;) I always say, you can take the girl out
of the theatre, but you can't take the theatre out of the girl...

Yes, I do have plans for world domination, I am an ENTJ, if you don't
know what that is, I'm sure Dr. O'Hara will make you take the
personality test soon. :) My hobbies are: pondering the fate of mankind,
taking over the world, painting, writing, sketching, teasing Scott,
ordering Glen around, and playing with toys. I love Spawn and Beast Wars
(thanks to my two *favorite* rabble-rousers Dave and Tim, both of whom
should introduce themselves :) ), and of course cheese cake, which is
not a show/toy, but definitely worth mentioning. :)

I hope that covers everything. Oh and on the computer question, I'm with
Adam, get a Mac and save yourself some grief. I will be there on August
11th as a Welcomer and I look very forward to meeting everyone. Take
care and have a great summer!

Sincerely,

Krista

Resident ENTJ and Maximal ;)

Krista is listening to the cry of the masses and the Cult. 

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Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 19:20:44 -0400 (EDT)
From: Tim
  To: Strong-L
Subj: "Please allow me to introduce myself..."

Krista writes:

| I love Spawn and Beast Wars (thanks to my two *favorite* rabble-
| rousers Dave and Tim, both of whom should introduce themselves

Well, I can't say when Captain Dynamo'll put fingers to keys and drop a
cold rhyme on our square selves, but here I go...

My name is Tim and I suppose that, among the Junior Members of the
college I am one of the village elders. Or is that idiots? I am a
charter, past, present, and future member of Strong College, "The
Happiest Place on Earth that Isn't Already Trademarked!"

I am somewhere between 5'0" and 6'9," with skin, eyes, and hair.
Somewhere in my desk are the answers behind Roswell, JFK's
assassination, and the alarming resurgence of "boy bands," but I'm too
busy watching TV to care. I am an Aries if you're looking to complete a
set.

I am above average just like you.

I turgidly enjoy thunderstorms, crime fiction, anime, toys, writing,
cooking, film, the restorative powers of a whiskey-fueled Dennis
Miller/John Cleese/Denis Leary/George Carlin/Jon Stewart/Steven
Wright/Zorak gun-toting, hallucinogenic rampage right through Times
Square. I also like to put stuff together, if you need a hand with
something.

Chronologically, I was the creator and proprietor of the Blue Lemur,
namesake of Tim the Lemur and father of "Arrr!!" the Lemur, and
Generalissimo (Ret.) of the Strong College Corps of Engineers. I ate,
slept, socialized, and molted in the Historic Room 207, soon to be
bronzed by the CSC Alumni Association.

Aw, crap, there goes my attention span. More to come...

  Tim. 

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Date: Thu, 01 Jul 1999 00:54:55 -0400
From: Curtis
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Yet another introduction...

Hi, everyone.  To all my returning Strong College members, I hope you
are all having a wonderful summer, and I can't wait to get back and see
everyone.  To the new freshmen, I thought I would go ahead and introduce
myself...

My name is Curtis, and I am a sophomore biology major.  If any of
you freshmen are unsure of your majors, then don't worry...I am living,
breathing proof that it is okay to change your major...several times.  I
came to school a music major (vocal performance), then switched to
business for a short short time (so short that I never actually took any
business classes), and now I'm biology.  My plans as of now are to go to
vet school after undergrad.  AND, if any of you are currently looking
for a vet, I'm working at Battleground Vet Hospital here in Greensboro
this summer, so stop in and bring the pets!  Anyway...what else do you
want to know?  I was officially crowned God of the JCR (Junior Common
Room) last semester, not that you really needed to know that or
anything...my other interests include music of all kinds (I especially
enjoy Sarah McLachlan, Madonna & Tori Amos), theater, traveling,
cooking, movies, computers...you name it.  Next year I will be living in
333A, so please stop by and see me...I guess that's about it.  Any
questions?  Just ask!  I'll be on Strong-L all summer.  Have a great
time, and I can't wait to meet everyone in August.  Take care!

  --Curtis

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Date: Thu, 01 Jul 1999 01:13:06 -0600
From: Elizabeth
  To: Strong-L
Subj: More than you probably wanted to know...

Heheh...I've had to introduce meself so many times in the last week,
it's getting to be a creative form...

I'm Elizabeth, fondly known to my friends as ED (in a non-gender-bending
way) due to my first and last initials.  I'm 18, going to be a freshman,
Undecided in major, and residing in room 319.  I am also of a decidedly
warped nature (gee, I'm gonna fit right in, I bet! ^_~) and can usually
be found with a paperback book and a sketchpad.  I love Sci-fi, fantasy,
Anne Perry mysteries, theater, most musical genres, and anime. 
::wonders how she'll survive without her brother's PlayStation next
year::

I live in Asheville, NC, and actually take advantage of most of the
cultural offerings of the area (how shocking!).  I am the child of a
kindergarten teacher and subsequently am praying for all of you who are
majoring in education.  Especially elementary education.  I have a
sarcastic sense of humor and am considered a corrupting influence:
rather twisted and unpredictable.  And you get to live in the same
building with me!  Joy and rapture, ne?

~ED

"People who think they know everything are annoying to those of us who
do."

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From: Bruce
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Re: More than you probably wanted to know...
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1999 08:37:47 -0400 (EDT)

I am Bruce, a College fellow, but most people call me Econoboy or Dr. C.
The point of my life, so far, has been to give Janice, who is an
irretrievable leftie politico, grief, and to extol the benefits of
corporate marketing in general, and VIC cards specifically. I have 2
kids whom I occasionally sell to unsuspecting strangers. They keep
coming back though. (The kids, that is; the strangers are usually new.)
I have eclectic taste in clothes, but not everyone notices because
usually my wife dresses me. Occasionally the real me comes through,
though, and then Dave compliments me.

As a worshipper of all things commercial (on Sundays I take my family on
drives down High Point Road, or Battleground, stopping for ice cream at
the Wal-Mart) and a defender of mindless consumerism, I am interested:
what is anime? A new product?? (Pant, pant.) Two people have mentioned
it in their posts.

Econoboy

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From: Sara
  To: Strong-L
Subj: hello
Date: Thu, 01 Jul 1999 07:35:22 PDT

hi. my name is sara, and i will be joining the strong college community
this fall. i am new to this list, so i just thought i would introduce
myself.

i am really excited about coming to moore-strong, and i have heard so
many wonderful things about it. any neat bits of information about the
college itself and life within the hall that you could share?

i will be in room 278 this fall, and my roomate is cathy *hi cathy* she
is very nice :)

looking forward to many discussions-

sara

i was just wondering if any "experts" could share your favorite aspect of
moore-strong hall/Cornelia strong college with me, for i will be a new
member to the bunch.

thank you-sara

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Date: Thu, 01 Jul 1999 05:27:08 -0400
From: David
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Re: "Please allow me to introduce myself..."

Hello,

Those of you who know me can spare yourselves the agony of reading this.
I am Dave, an occasional (albeit determined) member of Strong College. I
was present at the first year of the revised Moore-Strong, and remember
when Phillips-Hawkins was "a wretched hive of scum and villany."

I am mostly nocturnal, but can be found working at Ghassan's Famous
Steak Subs during daylight hours.

I collect cd's, toys, and if i'm lucky, not dust.  I play guitar as
often as I can.  My religion is Black Sabbath.

I am an English major, but wish i would have been an Art major (too far
along now).

I hate trying to write things like this because I always manage to give
a strange distortion to my self description.  If you care, talk to me in
person and let me know what i got wrong.

Dave is listening to Monster Magnet

"If you can't beat 'em, arrange to have them beaten." -George Carlin

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From: Shelly
  To: Strong-L
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1999 16:18:50 -0400
Subj: Re:"Please allow me to introduce myself"

"Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a woman of wealth and
taste..."

Well, ok, not wealthy yet, and the taste would probably be debated if
you met too many of my friends...but it's my favorite Stones song and
I've never been above a little plagiarism.  (Hey, I graduated, I can
admit that.  Relax, professors, I'm only kidding.)

Ok, I'll actually take the time to write up a decent introduction of
myself. I'm Shelly, a recent graduate of UNCG and, more importantly,
Strong College.  I lived in Moore/Strong for my entire college career,
which I loved and never have or will regret.  My degree is in
Communication Studies, which I am partially using in my current position
as a training developer at VF Corporation.  Let's see...I was a CA in
Moore/Strong for two years and actually know a smidgen of useful info
about the dorm, Housing and Res. Life, and a few other assorted things. 
So if any of you freshmen want advice, info., etc, feel free to call. 
Oh yeah, I don't actually live in Moore/Strong anymore, they threw me
out for graduating.  So I was forced to rent a really cool apartment, in
which I am assembling the quintessential 70's living room (as soon as I
get the lava lamp and beads).  Which, since almost all the music I
listen to is from the 70's, fits perfectly.  (Any Led Zeppelin fans out
there?)  And I reside with a beautiful, rambunctious kitten. Her name's
Bella, and she's just over three months old.  She's very cute and
fiesty.

How you will see my influence?  Well, I was known as the "Disclaimer
Queen" as well as "Queen of the Second Floor".  Dr. O'Hara was somehow
around when I made really strange statements, and therefore I am
immortalized in the newsletter for saying things such as "When I get
tired of using English, I just meow." and "Okay, shoot Dr. O'Hara, then
we'll go." and on the Web for saying "What's wrong with the hedgehog's
fur?" I'm sure that my former residents (the illustrious new CA Tammy
being among them) will also tell stories of the glory that was my reign
on Second Moore.  HA!  Anyway, I'll also stop by to visit and may attend
Tea every now and then.  Plus, I'll still be on Strong-L, because a lot
of my workday is filled up with checking email.  Okay, you're all
snoring, I'll stop now.  That's enough anyway.

Shelly

"Weezer, you look positively cheerful.  Did you run over a small child
on the way?"  --Steel Magnolias

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From: Krista
  To: Strong-L
Subj: HI!
Date: Thu, 01 Jul 1999 14:29:19 PDT

Hi Everybody!!!!

K, first off, my name is Krista--and I know this is going to be VERY
confusing, since there seems to be another one of me already running
wild in Moore-Strong (he, he, he)  I met Krista at the Honors
Orientation (Hi Krista!) held a couple of weeks ago and a few others who
will be living in or returning to Strong Hall.

Oh yeah, I'm a freshman (somehow I think you can pretty much already
tell that) and I'm going to be staying in room 277. Oooh, my "across the
hall" neighbor is Cathy--Cathy's already introduced herself (Hi Cathy!)
and she just happened to be my roommate during orientation.  Oh, I'd
also like to say hi to her roommate Sarah (Hi Sarah! I'm going to be
your "across the hall" neighbor).

Umm...k, what else?  Oh, I'm a Teaching Fellow--English major for
Secondary Ed., as well as a Merit Scholar.  Hmmmm...I'm really looking
forward to living in Moore-Strong it seems like a great community that
I'm going to be happy to be a part of.

Krista

(Ok, I'm open to any suggestions for nicknames that I might use, so that
I won't get confused with the other Krista!!!)

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  To: Strong-L
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1999 18:25:01 -0400
Subj: Let me entertain you
From: Sherrill

My name is Sherrill and I am along with the Magnificient Tim, the
Inimitable Adam, and the Intolerant Dave, one of the living College
Relics.  My major roles these days are trying to keep my head above
water in a graduate program that I grow more bored and frustrated with
by the minute, Preside over the College Alumni Association, and oh yeah
and I'm a preschool teacher.  I keep to myself these days close enough
to campus that I could walk to the dorm, but far enough away to have a
martini when I feel like it.

I fancy myself a rebel if I had a clue and wasn't so ingrained into the
system already. Then there are those days when I feel like Frankie Sin
(Frank Sinatra for the uninitiated), when there just isn't enough booze
or enough broads to satisfy my urges.  Or there are those days when I
wake up feeling like Ozzy Osbourne and Ian Astbury have invaded my soul,
and there isn't enough booze or enough broads to satisfy my urges. (Did
I mention that I'm actually a preschool teacher and quite harmless).
Most days I'm more like 80's John Cusack (Better off Dead, Say Anything
era) bumbling through life lucky enough to win the race, beat the jock
asshole, and get the girl in the end, but never have any idea how it
happened and is pretty certain when it's all over with that I was not
the better man.

In fact, I'm basically a 22 year-old master's candidate (I hope) whose
undergraduate degree has lead him to a life of self-doubt about being an
overeducated preschool teacher or family mediator who is too young to be
taken seriously.  I am trying my best to avoid my destiny of becoming an
academic, but I'm not too sure about anything right now.  I've
self-deprecated myself to this point in life so I don't plan on stopping
anytime soon.

My introduction last year was much better, but it's not really me
anymore. In fact I'm thinking about putting my own picture on the back
of a milk carton.

Sherrill

"Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think"
    -Chinese fortune cookie

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Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1999 20:59:12 -0400 (EDT)
From: Robert J. O'Hara
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Re: self-description

Elizabeth is correct that self-description can be a creative form. Its
master was Emily Dickinson (another ED) who, when asked how old she was,
answered, "I made no verse, but one or two, until this winter."  Her
talent was rare, but perhaps her example will inspire our new students
to offer creative descriptions of their own.

I am the founder of Strong College, a fact which has probably taken ten
years off my life.  I am also Senior Tutor of the College, which means I
look after all of you young people out there and act as the "parens" of
"in loco parentis."  This has probably added five years back at least. 
Si monumentum requiris, circumspice.

Like Robert Frost, I never dared be radical when young, for fear it
would make me conservative when old.  I don't have a VIC card, and I
only use Macs.  I made Dave, Tim, Sherrill, and Adam what they are
today.  Millard Fillmore (the real one) is my seventh cousin five times
removed.  I hate hypocrisy.

I am an evolutionary biologist by trade, and have for some time been
working on a biological survey of Peabody Park on the UNCG campus.

Contrary to rumor, I have nothing to do with Sir George King and the
Aetherius Society (http://www.aetherius.org/), nor do I know anything
about any lemur invasion.

RJO

Dr. Robert J. O'Hara
Cornelia Strong College and Department of Biology
University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC 27402

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  To: Strong-L
Date: Thu, 01 Jul 1999 18:36:11 -0700
From: Kelly
Subj: Re: moore-strong hall

personally, i think that my favorite part of strong college is the
people.  there's always someone around to hang out with.  the students
who live here are willing to take a moment out to say hi to you, to hang
out with you, and to listen if you need to talk.  i can't even tell you
how many nonsmokers have spent a few moments of their evening out on the
balcony with me, just chatting.  furthermore, where else can you find a
prof who will hang out with you at 2am while you're finishing the
laundry you forgot to put in the dryer.  this place is home to me, and
to many others, i'm sure.  strong college isn't perfect, and the
differing viewpoints don't always coincide peacefully, but things
somehow work out.  i would wager to say it's the nicest place you'll
ever find on a college campus - and it's the people who make it that
way.

okay, my sap session is over now.  for more, check out our website and
look for info on the "invisible university".  that's what makes strong
college great.

kelly

| i was just wondering if any "experts" could share your favorite
| aspect of moore-strong hall/Cornelia strong college with me, for i
| will be a new member to the bunch.
| 
| thank you-sara

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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 10:35:02 -0400 (EDT)
From: Adam
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Re: Let me entertain you

My name is Adam, and I don't like introducing myself, but I felt
I had to dispell the pall of gloom left by Sherrill's introduction.
Don't worry, I've got him signed up for primal scream therapy.  Anyhow,
as has been stated before, I'm one of the older Strong College members,
between 21 and 23, depending on how long you let me think after asking
me. I'm an English and History double major exactly one class away from
graduating with Honors who is currently working in the Jackson Library
Government Documents Department, a place most people couldn't find with
a map.  If you have any questions at all about Apple computers, I can
probably help you.  If you have Windows questions, I may be able to help
you as well, but I'm more likely to dismiss you outright.  Okay, that's
it, that's all I can stand.  Eck.  I feel dirty.

Adam

 Freedom is the right to be wrong,
 not the right to do wrong.

   -John G. Diefenbaker
    13 Prime Minister of Canada

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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 10:39:18 -0400 (EDT)
From: Kelly
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Re:"Please allow me to introduce myself"

Me, respond to what?  For anyone who doesn't know me, hi there!  My name
is Kelly, and I'm also a recent graduate of Strong College (oh yeah, 
and UNCG too).  I haven't posted an introduction because I'm not sure
what city I'm going to be in as of yet (so I don't know how much I can
drop by to say hello), but if I land in Greensboro (which I really want
to) I'll come say hey!

In response to Shelly's post, can I claim selective amnesia?  I think I
was the one holding the plastic gun...

Kelly : )!

  "Unlook'd for joy..."
    - Shakespeare
        Sonnet XXV

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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 12:02:24 -0400 (EDT)
From: Lam
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Re:"Please allow me to introduce myself"

Everyone,

Hi!  My name is Lam and I am a third semester freshman.  :(  I was
orginally a Nursing major and a Nursing Scholar, but I've turned all of
that down to be not only a returning freshman, but to be a Textiles
Products Design and Marketing major with a minor in Business.  :)  With
my course load for the fall and with the courses I plan on taking in the
fall I will be back where i should be by the end of my spring semester.

There's really not much else to say, except for I'm a really nice guy
most of the time.  I will also be living in suite 333A with Curtis.
Everyone knows that Jennifer is my best friend and that we're quite a
pair!

I look forward to seeing all of you guys in the fall.  :)

Hugs & Kisses Always,

-Lam
XOXO

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Date: Sat, 3 Jul 1999 00:49:55 -0400 (EDT)
From: Andrew
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Yeah, ok, I'll conform to posting a brag session....

Hi. I'm Andy. I figure I might as well introduce myself now. Ok, well, I
no longer live in greensvegas, thank god. Most of the new people will
probably never see me at Strong College, but I'll always be there.

I graduated from UNCG in 4 years, although I only lived in Moore-Stong
for 3 years. I studied "a broad" in Germany for a year. I graduated in
may with a BA in "Special Programs in Liberal Studies, International
Studies, Concentration in Global Affairs and Development." No, Really,
that was the title. And I was one of only two people to graduate in that
major this past year. (Although I actually stood up for Women's Studies
at the horrible mass of people they call 'a graduation ceremony'). I
also did a double major in Political Science and accidently got a minor
in German. Go figure.

Anyway, I am now living in Washington DC in a kick-ass apartment. I will
be attending Law School at American University this fall and at the same
time I'll be working on my Master's Degree in International Affairs.
Right now I am interning at the Embassy of Ecuador, intensively learning
Spanish (as should every American that hopes to function within American
society in the 21st century), and Waiting Tables at a really really nice
restaurant (I have to wear a bowtie and a vest...the vest is hideously
really ugly, like something Shelly might put in her apartment to cover
the windows...).

When I'm not discovering that one more episode of my life has been
guided by luck (no comments about getting lucky, OK people?), I can be
found experimentally cooking, reading non-fiction, or debating why
Kyrgyzstan will have a greater international presence that Uzbekistan in
twenty years over an Iced, Salted Margarita or a bottle of crisp
Chianti.

Ok, so if anyone made it down down here i'll give you a little advice:
Study Abroad. If anything else it will give you an entirely new
perspective on your life, your culture, and your niche in life. Besides,
UNCG's Office of International Programs is awesome so you can go
anywhere in the world from Sydney, Australia, to Oulu, Finland. And
here's the coolest part ... in most cases foreign study credit is only
good for transfer credit, so, you really don't have to speak the
language of a country to go to that country! All you have to do is PASS,
which is usually only getting the answers right 50% of the time. Pretty
cool. Study Abroad is like an extended vacation and it costs about the
same as staying at home.

So, all that being said, My presence on stong-l is is usually to post
inflammatory comments or statements, usually in response to reading
something I cannot believe (you know, like Libreville, Gabon (that's in
Africa for all of you teacher wannabees) has the fourth highest
cost-of-living among 122 of the top international cities). I also like
to start the occassional scandal, and not just on strong-l. I am a
liberated and open minded conservative. No, really, I am.

So, enjoy my posts when they float into your inbox through the
technicolored, fiber-optic, conglomeration of all vices and virtues we
like to call Strong-L. I look forward to hearing your opinion.

Until Always,

Andy, the formerly bearded one, and man of one-thousand stories...

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Date: Sat, 3 Jul 1999 01:14:55 -0400 (EDT)
From: Stephanie
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Re: moore-strong hall

Moore-Strong is quiet (mostly). It is full of people who are willing to
help a person anyway they can. Dr. O'Hara rocks!!

Stephanie

On Thu, 1 Jul 1999, Sara wrote:

| i was just wondering if any "experts" could share your favorite
| aspect of moore-strong hall/Cornelia strong college with me, for i
| will be a new member to the bunch.
| 
| thank you-sara

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From: Sharon
Date: Sat, 3 Jul 1999 12:44:09 EDT
Subj: Here we go again...
  To: Strong-L

I've already written this once this week, buy my @#%$& computer seems to
have lost it, as it was never posted.  So, here goes:

Hi!  My name is Sharon, and I am a second semester sophomore in CSC. To
be completely honest, if I didn't absolutely love Moore-Strong, I
wouldn't have returned.  I am a History major with a focus in United
States History and Secondary Ed. Licensure.  In English, I want to be a
teacher.  I am NOT a NC Teaching Fellow (my scholarship's better, ha
ha).  I am spending my summer roasting in the unairconditioned upstairs
of my house and watching other peoples children.  I get passed between 4
families (one of the fathers, I have discovered, is a professor at our
beloved school).  There are 10 children total.  They range in age from 2
1/2 to 8.  Obviously I have lost my train of thought, or I wouldn't be
rambling on and on about something which you care nothing.

Continuing...my favorite thing about CSC is the people. They're great.
There's always someone around to share good news or edit a paper or help
decide on just the right dress.  I also think it's really neat to have a
standing lunch date with your professors (Fridays at 12 in the Caf).  I
am a welcomer, but I'm slack and haven't sent my thingys yet.  I guess I
should.  I also have a VIC card!  I don't see myself as the QOD, it was
a nickname given as a result of my obsession with Anne Rice and a year
of wearing black.  In comparison to many, I'm quite normal--but only in
comparison.  If anyone needs dirt, I mean info, on History classes,
please ask.  Or if anyone wants to watch Anastasia at 2am instead of
finishing a paper, I'm here for that too.  I will be in 236c and would
love the company.  See all the newsies (great movie, by the way) on the
11th.  TTFN. Gotta get working on those notes... Sharon

PS--I saw Star Wars and liked it.  If anyone wants to discuss the bad
guy (who was fairly well-developed) we'll do that on another day.
PPS--As a former student of Dr. B., she would be pleased to know that my
semi-liberal Republican self was classified as Moderately Liberal with
60% personal and 30% economical.  Pbbbbbbpppppbbbbttttttt.

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From: Krista
Date: Sun, 4 Jul 1999 01:42:05 EDT
Subj: Firecracker, firecracker
  To: Strong-L

So it is 1:15 am and it is officially the Fourth of July. Happy day to
all. All this talk of what's good about CSC has gotten me thinking, I'm
a philosophy major, it's my job.

The eternal question is: Why should we live in Strong College? And my
answer is: Why not?

Why not live in a place where I can have a debate about euthanasia while
I'm stirring my macaroni and cheese at 2:00am? Why not live in a place
where I can sit and eat goldfish crackers every Tuesday with the Dean of
my college and the head of the Honors program? Why not live in a place
where you can e-mail 200 people to ask for some whiteout?

Why not a lemur for a mascot?

Why not live in place where I can have professors as friends? Why not
live in a place with a network of support, advice, love, respect,
melodrama, and laughter? Why not live in a place where you feel like a
part of something bigger, something deeper, something more? Why not get
most you can out of college?

Just thought I'd ask...

Krista

Krista is listening to the sounds of CSC and she knows she's home.

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Date: Sun, 4 Jul 1999 16:13:16 -0400 (EDT)
From: Jay
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Re: HI!

dear krista, welcome to the cult. may i add that you are probably the
only german teacher in tf.  i'll try to keep my roomate, greg at bay.

anyway i guess i should introduce myself.  i am jay.  i am a junior. i
am a theatre ed teaching fellow.  i like ducks.

jay

p.s.  i'm sure greg would introduce himself but he is teaching at a 4-H
camp all summer with the legendary hockey james and jennifer. also the
dynamic duo of greg and jay will not actually be living in the dorm this
year.  we have an appartment across west market, but we shall be around,
and so shall the triumphent return of, GREG AND JAY'S HIGHLY AMUSING
MOVIE REVIEWS.  i'm gathering material as we speak

jay

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Date: Mon, 5 Jul 1999 00:27:05 -0400 (EDT)
From: Millard
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Strong-L: What Is It? 

Here's something else I posted last year regarding Strong-L and its
rules. This for the benefit mainly of the freshmen, but old hands
couldn't be hurt by a second read.

(Ed. Note: This was originally addressed to Krista over strong-l, not
the new Krista who should not be frightened except that she is living in
my old room and should remember to feed Marvin often)

Sure, we can help you out. To cut to the chase, Strong-L is simply a
forum for all members of Strong College (who wish to subscribe) to make
fools of themselves from the isolated comfort of their room as opposed
to in the presence of real human beings. Just respond to whatever's
being discussed or throw out a topic of your own. Just remember a few
general rules:

1. Nothing posted here is personal
2. Regardless of how sarcastic you are, someone won't get it
3. Regardless of how serious you are, someone won't get it
4. Refer to rule #2 often
5. Refer to 2ule #2 at all times if your name is Adam

This is a good place to get updates on all CSC events, what people are
up to, etc. It's real fun and a great way to get involved early, so dive
right in, Krista.

Scott

"I'm No Longer CSC President, So I Don't Have To Worry About Tact
Anymore"

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Date: Mon, 5 Jul 1999 02:41:01 -0400 (EDT)
From: Gwen
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Re: Hello all

hi to everyone,

to those of you who are going to be freshman, I have a few words of what
to bring, actually just three...

LOTS OF QUARTERS!!!

not only will quarters allow you to do your own laundry, they will allow
you to get caffeine and chocolate at two in the morning when you need
more energy to study for that exam, they will convince upperclassmen to
take you on trips to Walmart or to the grocery store for those items
that you forgot, they will help you make friends, when the person in the
laundry room next to you needs just one more quarter to get their
clothes dry, I could go on and on and on, but i think that you get the
point...

So those are my two cents, well 25 cents actually, but who is counting.
For those of you who don't know me, my name is Gwen and i am a Senior in
interior design,  I am currently living in Tallahassee, Florida, for an
awesome multimedia design job, and I will be studying in Finland this
next year!  I will be around for a few days after school starts, so if
you aren't a room hermit i am sure i will see you around.  As for those
of you i know, well, don't miss me yet, i'll be back!

-Gwen

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Date: Mon, 5 Jul 1999 14:12:27 -0400 (EDT)
From: Millard
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Words of Advice

To all those incoming to Moore-Strong next year, I offer all the things
I've learned from four consecutive years of dorm life.

1. Make sure you realize where your one phone jack and one cable outlet
are (they're together) before you arrange your furniture. This will save
you the most time of any piece of advice you will receive from anyone
over the next four years.

2. Arrange your furniture before you put down your carpet. This will
save you lots of grief and allow the back of the carpet to remain as it
should.

3. Arrange your furniture with your roommate. Two people will be living
in the room, both ought to have a say about where things go. This will
greatly reduce the chances of future conflict. Contact your roommate
beforehand and try to move in at the same time.

4. Do not bring additional furniture on the first day. You do not yet
realize how little space you actualy have. Get everything set up and
then bring your 6-foot couch from home over the Labor Day weekend.

5. If something is broken, call the Fix It line (campus extention FIXT).
They may not get to you before you graduate, but most of my experiences
with them over the last two years of my undergrad life were positive.

6. Talk to your roommate.

7. If you get your books for under $200, you're lucky. Be prepared.

8. Talk to your neighbors - neighbors meaning everyone in the dorm. Get
to know them. I've met everyone of the best friends I've ever had this
way. The best way to do this is to go to things like Tea, Literary Hour,
Council, the Blue Lemur, etc. Do each of these things at least once in
the first two weeks and you will be amazed at how many friends you'll
have.

9. Relax. You might not think you can do this, but you can. Homesickness
passes. So do noisy neighbors, obnoxoius roommates, terrible classes,
massive exams, huge papers, and CAF food. Enjoy this as much as you can
because it will all be over before you know it.

10. Good luck.

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Date: Mon, 5 Jul 1999 15:37:15 -0400 (EDT)
From: Tim
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Re: CSC

One: It made me want to live there through five years of college.

Two: The microwave in the kitchen heats your grub quickly and with a
nuclear vengance rivaled only by a weekend at Chernobyl.

Three: Sometimes, if you close your eyes, Dr. O'Hara sounds just like
Hannibal Lecter. It's really cool, if you live to tell about it.

Four: Strong College Tea. Be warned: In her invitations Dr. White does
for armchair fascism what Edi Amin did for afternoon snacks.

Five: Chances are there's someone in the building who likes the same
really weird (movie, food, CD, animal, humor, disease, weapon of mass
destruction) that you do.

Six: Strong-L. Period. End of story. Well, there's flyting, too, for
those of you who think you're up to it.

Seven: Strong College is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Granted, many of the usual noctivagants have migrated to darker caves,
but it's still pretty easy to find someone sitting in the JCR at 4:00
a.m., writing in one of the...

Eight: Commonplace Books. If you haven't seen one already, they are the
historical registers of the college, containing the thoughts and
feelings of students past and present, confidential accounts of highly
secret black ops to the grocery store, play-by-play accounts of all
Strong College events, and detailed instructions on how to turn simple,
ordinary car wax into leggy supermodels.

Nine: Someone, somewhere in the building will immediately take to you
and be your friend. If you're really lucky, they'll fall in love with
you. :)

Ten: Strong College Events. Coffee Bar, Movie Night, Tea, dances, Hall
Council, TV groups, Croquet, the Regatta, and then some. Half of these
events were created, designed, and executed by students just like you,
only taller or shorter, and maybe less attractive. So when you get
settled in, if nothing's going on that you're into, visit Hall Council
or Dr. O'Hara and take it from there!

What more do you need?

  Tim.

"Make sure they know you're capable of anything. Make sure they
understand that you are slightly deranged and are incapable of bluffing.
Make them understand this is War."
 
  -Harlan Ellison, "Driving in the Spikes"

On Thu, 1 Jul 1999, Sara wrote:

| i was just wondering if any "experts" could share your favorite
| aspect of moore-strong hall/Cornelia strong college with me, for i
| will be a new member to the bunch.
| 
| thank you-sara

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Date: Tue, 06 Jul 1999 10:29:24 -0400
From: Janice
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Introduction

While most people on the list know more about me than they ever wanted,
here's a few lines for the new folks.  I'm Janice, a refugee from seven
years on the political science faculty, run over on the tenure track,
but now enjoying a happy and productive new life as Assistant Director
of Instructional and Research Computing.  Basically, I run the computer
labs on campus.

An unrepentant left-o liberal and former flower child, I live at least
in part to counter the right-wing tilt created by those boomers like
Econo-boy who have forgotten their dreams and cut off their hair,
trading in their hopes for a just society and economy for the promise of
personal security and VIC cards which afford them chocolate and the
illusion of caring by faceless, monopoly capital.

As a participant in this economy by default at the least, I have just
bought a house and spent July 4th most patriotically, by moving and
meeting my new neighbors at a neighborhood barbecue.

I am didactic and naive by turns, am hopelessly conflicted in my
personal world view with the exception of trying to keep Econo-boy
honest and annoying whatever people Dave and Adam may have missed.

I go by jkt on the list simply because I'm lazy and the letters are
relatively close together.

Oh!  And when I returned from taking several days off to move, I came
back to over 170 email messages, one from my former best friend in high
school whom I have not spoken to since 1972 and who managed to find me.
The Internet is just so cool!

jkt

...jkt is having flashbacks to the early 1970s...

"Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century."
     - Perelman

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Date: Tue, 06 Jul 1999 18:56:09 +0000
From: Candi
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Hello!!

Hello!  My name is Candi and I am a Freshman.  I'm really excited
about the new things to come, but also a little nervous.  I live in
Jamestown, NC, which is a suburb of Greensboro.  I love talking to new
people and just having fun.  I hope that we will all know each other in
the future and be able to help each other.  If anybody has questions
about the Greensboro area or things to do just email me.

Candi

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Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 17:09:29 -0700 (PDT)
From: erika
Subj: question
  To: Strong-L

hi everyone.  my name is Erika and i will be a freshman this fall.

i am very much looking forward to it also.  but i just had a few
questions about the rooms.  so i figured who better to ask, than you
guys.

ok:

-are there desk lamps installed into the desks or do i need to get one?

-are the beds high enough off the ground to be able to put a sweater
bag?

-are there any places to put towels in the rooms, or should i get one to
go over the door?

-what is the best size for a refrigerator (2cuft, 3cuft, etc)?

well i think that is all the questions i have.  just general.  you know
the deal.

well i suppose since i am writing i will briefly introduce my self.  my
name is erika, but most call me grace or gracie, whatever you prefer.  i
am a very friendly person, kind odd at times, but not bad odd.  i love
to meet new people.  i love cows, which you will come to find out.  i
will be 18 in september (i'm young).  i am majoring in chemistry.  i
have a tendency to ramble when writing, as well as jumping from one
topic to another, could you tell?!  um.....i think that is all.  you
will find out who i am.  i am in room 303 this year.  stop by and visit,
i'll be happy to meet you.

until next time.  bye 

erika =)

"If you love something, set it free.
        If it comes back to you, it is yours.
              If it does not, it was never meant to be."

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  To: Strong-L
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 15:01:40 -0400
Subj: Greetings!
From: Darkwing Duck

Hi everybody!

My name is Sarah and I'm one of the lowly freshmen that's coming into
Moore-Strong next year.  I'm going to be in room 110.  I'm a music
performance/psychology major and my brother Adam thinks that I'm insane
because of it.  I have a puppy.  This is all.

Lady S

One of these mornings you're gonna rise up singing, spread your wings,
and take to the sky.  Until that morning, there's a nothing can harm
you, so hush little baby don't you cry.
                                            -Summertime

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From: Kandis
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Re: Hello!!
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 22:29:17 -0400

Hey. My name is Kandis, but people call me Kandi. Neat, huh? Well to
properly introduce myself, I am Kandis, a freshman, and a North Carolina
Teaching Fellow. I will be majoring in English. I like to do basically
anything, especially talk. So if you ever want to talk, or just chill, I
will be staying in room 274. Feel free to stop by and chat. I'm looking
forward to meeting the other Candi. Keep it real!!

Kandis

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From: C.J.
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Another Introduction
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 1999 09:20:16 EDT

Hello, my name is C.J. and I have lived in Strong College for the past 2
years of my life and I have had so much fun.  Before living here I lived
in Buffalo, NY, for all of my life.  I am a full blooded Yankee who just
happens to live down here.  As you will find out, many of the Strong
College Fellows are Northerners themselves, Dr. O'Hara, and, argh, even
Dr. White! (I bet you didn't know that--ask her about it sometime)  I
will be a Junior this coming school year.  My major is Financial
Economics in the Business School (as opposed to Financial Economics in
the School of Music). I am planning on studying in a combined
Masters/PhD program in NY when I graduate from UNCG in 2001. My future
career plan is to work for a financial services industry, either through
a stock brokerage, bank, or the investment wing of a corporation.

I will be the CA for 2nd Moore, so for you new residents and the more
tenured residents, I look forward to having a great time being your
servant and fixing everyone a homestyle breakfast at 7am, no late comers
allowed.  I will be in the dorm August 5th for some reason due to
Housing and Residence Life's commandment.  I will reside in room 212 on
the Moore side.

The past two years at Strong College have been wonderful, I have made a
lot of great friends.  I could go on and on about them, but they already
know how great they really are, that guy Marvin was a little weird
though. I have lived by myself in room 336C for the years I was here,
except for a brief time my first semester in 270 on the Strong side with
an unnamed weirdo who no longer goes to UNCG, but I have occasion to see
him roaming around the 2nd Strong corridor chanting "Marvin, Marvin"  My
favorite room (336C) was the biggest Suite Single room, although 236C is
the same except it has "Girls" in it.  The last 5 years the shower stall
in the suite would always have a constant stream of water running from
the stall into my room and under the tiles and under my bed.  I believe
that the added feature of waking up and stepping in a pool of water was
something that they should have charged me extra for, but the $2,231
that I paid per year covered all the amenities.  On occasion, the Strong
College newsletter would get in the raging water and made for a
spectacle, especially on St. Patrick's Day when the green colored
newsletters would bleed and leave a green pool of water. I called
Fix-it, and they tried to repair it, but it still leaks.

This summer I am working at an internship at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
Company Tax Department, and no I do not get free cigarettes, nor do I
smoke, nor will I ever have to "prime" tobacco.  I am in an air
conditioned office with my own secretary and subordinates, it makes life
all the more interesting :-) My interests include investing, "playing"
the stock market daily, reading, strong-l, and working.

Oh, and by the way, it is true that I do have an autographed picture of
Bill Gates and copy of the subpoena.  Just because I have these, it
doesn't make me an awful person though, right Adam?

I hope everyone is having a great summer!

-C.J.

"Life is like a hose, there is an adapter for everything."

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Date: Thu, 08 Jul 1999 20:06:05 +0000
From: Candi
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Re: STRONG-L digest 1466

Thanks for the advice.  Anyone else who wants to give me advice, it
would be greatly appreciated. I'm starting to get excited about starting
a new chapter in my life.  It sounds like this is the place to live and
hang out.  My friends are jealous of me right now because I'm moving
into what sounds like a great, fun place and because I've already met
some really neat people at UNCG.  Does anybody else watch football?  I'm
an FSU Seminoles fan.  I thought I should warn everybody now.  When fall
starts ACC football is what I watch on Saturdays and Thursday nights
(except for Friends, Will & Grace and ER).  Well...It's been fun.  talk
to you soon.

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Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 13:14:47 -0400
From: Jessica
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Re: Welcome some more new students

hi everybody, jessica here.  (introduction in the tiniest of nutshells: 
i am a verdant young freshman... music major, teaching fellow... and i
play tuba.) yes, i did attend governor's school in 1997.  i was at the
east campus in instrumental.

-jessica

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Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 16:39:39 -0400 (EDT)
From: Erik
  To: Strong-L
Subj: apology/introduction

I would just like to apologize for replying to old messages, but I get
very little time to check my email.  The past three times i have checked
it, I have had over 100 messages.

My name is Erik and I am a sophomore at UNC-G.  I live here in
greensboro and know the area very well.  If anyone needs to know how to
get to a certain part of town and the best way to get there, I can
probably help.  I don't talk much on strong-l, but I give a little input
on things that I find disturbing.  I live in room 173 and, despite some
confusion, I believe that my roommate will be John.

I work at the wonderful department store that is fairly new to the area,
Kohl's (battleground and westridge if anyone wants to stop in and say
hi).  Although working prevents me from participating in many college
activities, I enjoy gettting to what I can.  Being a welcomer this year,
I will probably be able to participate more (i cross my fingers).  I am
also looking forward to returning in less than a month.

Erik

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From: April
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 14:58:35 EDT
Subj: Re: Welcome some more new students
  To: Strong-L

Hi, my name is April.  I have been trying to follow this thing but some
of it is confusing...  BUT I will eventually get it.  :)  Well I guess I
could introduce myself even more...  I am a freshman (of course you
could figure that out), I am from a small town about 40 minutes from
Greensboro called Mayodan.  I am a music major as of right now but I
plan on switching to Psychology...  I have heard a couple of bad things
about music majors and I like "the mind" better anyway.  I have really
enjoyed all the activities I have been too and can't wait to be a part
of even more.  Well, that is all I have to say about that.....

April

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From: Tiffany
  To: Strong-L
Subj: A word in edgewise
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 18:08:56 PDT

Helloooooo everyone who has been rambing along on strong-l.

My name is Tiffany and I am an incoming freshman.  Well, the original
plan was to clear out all of the other e-mails before adding my own. But
having just gone through over 100 and still having many more to go I
decide to write first. (insert embarassising fact here:  I can't spell
worth anything so any type-o's are probably my falt and should be
ignored. And in light of this note, anyone willing to spell check my
essays before I turn them in if hand written would be a saint. :end of
embarassing fact) because if I didn't I wouldn't be talking with anyone
until after school started.  I must however reinterate the warnings of
Dr. O'Hara to not scare us lowly freshman too much (this was not
evidently take to heart.)  I must however admit that to the restraints
of normal, if there is such a thing, I do not conform.  And thus I have
inadvertedly begun my introduction:  I am curently striving to be a BFA
techinical theatre major. which I will strive not to change, unheading
the pleas of my dad.  I enjoy reading, listening to everything from
Areosmith to Broadway show tunes, and staring aimlessly at a blank sheet
of paper until I can pressure wash the cobwebs from my mind and write
something full of meaning and nonsense.  I have no real hobbies and am a
fan of most all things.  My artistic soul and philosophical though
deranged mind make me a very interesting though most always smiling
person.  I look foward to seeing all of you in just a few short weeks
and will thus conclude this seemingly endless rambling of mindless
drivel with these words... "Life is like a box of chocolates, addicting
to some and repulsive to others but in either case you are left with the
haunting dream of that last remaining piece of chocolate, not knowing
what it contains or if it is even still there."

Tiffany
  
PS  Thanks to Krista I am now listening to the voices in my head

*If all the world's a stage then I want better lighting*  =)

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From: Popinjay
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Hoi, chummers!
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 00:14:54 -0400

As I recall, the announcement of my addition to the Moore-Strong family
was made about two weeks ago, so this is a bit overdue.  Nevertheless,
here's an introduction to what you've let loose upon your living
quarters.

I'm Jake, currently a freshman working on getting into the Acting BFA
after having drop-kicked the idea of a music major out the window.  I've
lived in a town called Normal, Illinois for most of my life, and moved
to Asheville, NC, last year because my step-dad took over the theatre
department at UNCA.  I listen to REM (my all-time favorite), Metallica,
Tool, Pet Shop Boys, Phil Collins, The Wallflowers, and various anime
soundtracks.  I'm also a Pokemaniac; I proclaim it to the world, no
matter how much it diminishes me in the eyes of sentient beings.

I live most of my life in a fantasy world, since I grew up on a steady
diet of (what else) fantasy novels (starting with The Hobbit at the age
of five).  I'm currently ruminating on about five different novels, but
I dislike critical analysis of 'great' works and the dismissal of
popular literature as frivolous, so a formal English major is probably
out of the question =:).  I'm easy-going (lethargic might be a better
term) but deeply passionate about gay rights and related topics (like
how the Reagan administration twiddled its thumbs while a highly
communicable and 100% fatal disease cut a swath through the world).

Jake

P.S.  If anyone can guess where my handle (Popinjay) came from, you'll
earn my undying admiration, since I've only met one other person who's
read the books it comes from.

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From: Michele
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 01:43:23 EDT
Subj: the Italian Princess
  To: Strong-L

Hey all. well, since everyone else is introducing themselves, I thought
that I might have a go at it.  My name is Michele, and yes that IS one
"L", its not a typo :). I will be entering UNCG as a freshman and as i
perviously stated, I am from NY (long island, actually) and currently
live in Kure beach, NC, which is by wilmington.  anyone that digs the
beach is welcome to come home with me on the weekends. (assuming they
drive, or else we would be forced to walk :)

Um . . . I am (hopefully) going to get my masters in counseling, with an
undergrad in psy or something of the lot.  who knows! all i know is i
better "make up my mind bc were not MADE of money!".

My favorite color is lavander, and I deTEST pink.  I listen to, pretty
much, any type of music except for nasal twang.  I collect anything
dealing with angels (cherubs, actually), and I am a practicing Roman
Catholic.

Geez . . . this is really short. i guess that means that im pretty
one-sided, huh? :) there IS more to me, I promise!  well, if you want to
know anything, just e-mail me.  later, yo.

-Michele

0:-)

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From: Stuart
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 12:04:13 EDT
Subj: (no subject)
  To: Strong-L

Hello fellow Strongpersons,

My name is Stuart and I am following the crowd by writing about myself. 
I was born in Nashville, Tennessee, but have lived in Black Mountain, NC
(next to Asheville) for about 13 years.  Of course I am an incoming
freshman, I am a Bryan Scholar meaning I am majoring in Business, but I
may try a double in something else.  I will sing in the Glee club, and I
will try out for the plays at UNCG.  I had leads in High School, but I
realize that college is completely different but I will try anyway.  I
pretty much listen to any kind of music, I love to play and watch
sports, but I am not a big fan of reading, which makes this email system
very difficult sometimes.  But I do what I have too!  I went to GSE 97'
and Boys State 98', so if anyone remembers me from there let me know! 
well i can think of nothing else to say about myself at this moment, so
until the fall... best wishes

Stuart

Oh yeah... if anyone wants to see some funny/interesting pics of me you
can go to my High School Drama webpage; i realize it is a little cheesy
to still talk about my hs, but the site is relatively new, and i feel a
bond to the dept, and i want to get the word out. thanks

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From: Cindy
  To: Strong-L
Subj: The Last Introduction?!
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 13:39:42 PDT

Hello everyone!  Well, I guess I'm about the last of the freshmen to
introduce myself! I'm not really great at this stuff so bear with me ...
I'm Cindy and i'm from Stokesdale ... it's a little town about 30 minutes
from G'boro. I'm looking forward to living in greensboro b/c i've lived
on a farm with actual animals (goats and chickens) all my life.  Anyway,
I'm planning to major in elementary education or maybe history education.
I'm interested in vegetarianism and i am a complete shopaholic! Right
now, I have no idea who my roomate is going to be in moore-strong ...
Anyway, i just wanted to introduce myself b/c everyone else was!  I guess
i'll see everyone in August!!!

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Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 16:59:57 -0400
From: Jessica
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Re: Polka, Anyone?

| "it is a musical version and all the music was written on
| the accordion.  i have been listening to accordion music all summer.
| i'm starting to like it.  i'm scared"

now how could anyone not like the accordian?!  we wouldn't have klezmer
bands without accordians.  (klezmer, as i'm sure is common knowledge, is
the tradional folk music of eastern european jews ... i know.  i played
in a klezmer band.)

which brings me nicely to my own humble introduction.  i am jessica.
i am a teaching fellow.  i'm doubling in music performance and education.
i play tuba ... i like all sorts of music, including klezmer, though
classical is my favourite.  and i prefer british spellings, so don't
bother correcting that.  i like fat classic novels, except for james
joyce's ulysses, which i checked out from the weaverville public library
last week.  i honestly could not read it.  weaverville is about 10
minutes from asheville ... i attended governor's school east in 97. that
concludes my hesitant introduction.

-jessica

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From: Rachael
  To: Strong-L
Subj: who am i?
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 11:33:42 -0400

Hey, I'm Rachael.  I plan on double majoring in music ed and math.  I
like to play piano, read all sorts of books, write every now and then,
and sing.  I don't really know what to tell you guys, but Hi.  I lived
in St. Louis for nine years and charlotte for the last nine years, so I
guess it's about time I move on to another city for awhile.  Other than
that, I sometimes daydream about living in a fantasy world and ever
since I was little, I wished I was a fairy.  Oh well.  My mom is a
children's librarian so I feel like a little kid kinda often.  She comes
home and practices reading books to me and singing very obnoxious songs
about farmer joe and creepy spiders.  I have a tendency to apologize too
much and I'm kinda quiet.  Some people think I'm weird and some think
I'm normal, so I guess you guys can decide for yourselves. 
goodbye...see all of you soon.

Rach

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From: Beth
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Intro...
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 00:45:21 -0400

Well hello out there!!

This is a bit late, but ive been camping out in the wilds of Jefferson
National Forest, VA.  Let's see here, my name is Beth and im a sophomore.
I am majoring in biology (no, i dont want to be a doctor i want to do
research) and am hoping for a minor in business administration .  I live
in 334C (if any of my new suitemates are out there... hi!).  Im
originally from New Jersey, but i call Edenton, NC, home.  Its a teeny
tiny historic town on the Albemarle Sound.  I love playing tennis and
basketball, so if anyone is game give me a yell.  Oh yeah, im also an
INTJ.  Well ill see you guys soon!

Beth

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  To: Strong-L
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 01:52:15 -0400
Subj: At last
From: Erin

Hi, y'all!!  How are you?  I'm fine; I got home from the beach about six
hours ago and am now dealing with an insomnia attack, so I decided to do
something halfway constructive and catch up on my email.  I've been
amazingly delinquent about doing this whole introduction thing because
I've been out of town practically forever, so let me get to it...

I'm Erin and I will be a sophomore at G in the fall.  I'm an Elementary
Education major with a concentration in music, and I want to teach
kindergarten, although I'm still considering switching to a B to K degree
(thank you, Sherrill).  :)  I was lucky enough to get into Strong College
about this time last summer with the final attempt to confuse and
frustrate Erin in four consecutive dorm assignments during two months.
However, I got to CSC the first day and loved every second of the year. I
am *so* excited about getting back to school in **gasp** three weeks to
the day!!  I'm on Welcoming Committee (hello to my crew!!), so I get to
miss the whole moving-in mess, plus I get an early start on warping the
incomers' minds.  :)

Hmm...oh...my hobbies...I sing constantly and am always attempting to add
to my repertoire, which consists mostly of jazz classics.  I'd love to
sing in a lounge on a cruise ship one day (before I'm 24, because then I
have to find the guy and get married and be a teacher and
housewife/mother type...big dreams for a little girl are healthy, okay?).
This leads to a piece of Strong-L history; if you want to know the saga
of Erin and the UNCG vocal faculty, hesitate to ask.  J/K...you may pry
if you're really all that curious; if not, I won't be offended if you
don't bother.  Save it for coffee bar.  :)  Anyway, I also play at trying
to be a great big sister, cooking (which I really miss at school), and
collecting neat stuff like great jazz cd's, butterfly trinkets,
Tinkerbell and Sleeping Beauty momentos, porcelain dolls, posters/books
of Impressionist art, neat stationery to support my penpal habit, and
Victorian novels (Jane Austen is the best!!  and if you haven't read the
_Count of Monte-Cristo_ by Alexandre Dumas, get to steppin' - it's
wonderful).

This summer I've occupied myself by driving way too far for a job I love,
an office assistant at a law firm on WMarket in Gboro (a 40 minute
commute on a good day).  I've also been big sis/rules mistress for one
sister's softball team, chauferring the other sister to and from ballet
lessons so she may go "en pointe" this fall, singing with my parents'
combo band, and vacationing with my family.  Really I was just keeping
way too busy to think about how much I missed you guys.  :)

Okay, I'm finally sleepy and I've been at this for a seriously long
while.  I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the summer.  I'll be
established in room 334B (thankseversomuch, Dr. O!!), next to my bestest
friend, Beth (hi, Bethy!!) on August 10th, so please stop in and say hi!!
Take care and I'll see you soon!!

Erin

Flowers are Earth's laughter.

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From: Sarah
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 09:48:57 EDT
Subj: Hi from Sarah!
  To: Strong-L

Hi everybody!  My name is Sarah.  I live in Waxhaw, North Carolina. Just
recently, I figured out how to get onto Strong-L.  I've been receiving
messages for the past few days.  It will be great to meet all of you in a
few weeks! :-)

This past June, I graduated from Parkwood High School.  Before this year,
I was homeschooled for high school.  I liked the flexibility of
homeschooling, but Parkwood was great too.  While I homeschooled, I took
some courses at Alamance Community College as well as an English course
through UNC-Chapel Hill.  It's kind of nice to go in with 17 hours of
college credit.

I am planning on majoring in deaf education for elementary kids, at this
point.  I have been taking a Sign Language class this summer, and it's
going well.  I don't know how to sign a lot yet, but I'm enjoying it.  I
think it's a great language!

Music has always been an important part of my life.  I play the flute and
love to sing.  Before I moved to Waxhaw, I lived in Hillsborough, North
Carolina, and my family attended Faith Alliance Church in Durham. My
sister Tarah and I, along with three other girls, sang in a group called
Echoes of Gladness.  I have missed that this year.  My good friend
Joanna, one of the girls who sang in the group, is also attending UNC-G.

My family has been another important part of my life.  I have six people
in my family.  Tarah is fifteen, Craig is ten, and Daniel is five. We're
pretty spread out.  We like to do things together.  This past week, we
went to Myrtle Beach and camped in the state park there.  I love to walk,
and the beach is a great place to do that.  This Saturday we are going to
Carowinds. Then, next week we are going camping in the mountains.  Well,
I better go for now.  I'd love to hear from you!

Sarah

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Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 10:51:28 -0400 (EDT)
From: Austin
Subj: me
  To: Strong-L

well--i suppose it's time to introduce myself to the masses.  my name is
austin.  most of my friends call me boss or dago or both--theatre
nicknames.  feel free to do the same.  yes, i am, and forever shall be,
"one of those actor types."  although, i do not have 20 piercings in
various places on my body.  nor do i dress in all black or wear a sweat
band, or walk around the halls doing my mantra.  ok--enough of my acting
jokes that probably aren't funny if you aren't in the business. so--i've
been performing since i was about 14, i guess (i'm 19 now). worked
professionally at a dinner theatre for a while, and as a semi-pro with a
children's touring theatre group.  i say all of this b/c it sounds nice
and is true, not b/c i am arrogant, although i do have an actor's ego. 
but that's to be expected.  if you haven't already figured out, i'm a
drama major.  i'm coming in as a freshman, carrying about 22 hours. 
which is nice.  i have a passion for writing--mostly scripts. have a few
completed and 2 en medius rex.  i enjoy latin and roman history--just got
back from there about a month ago.  i'm not sure what else to say.  this
actor/writer is running out of words.  hmm...i went to high school (and
graduated) with amanda and travis, if any of you know them.  they're both
in strong college, i believe.  i suppose i have let enough of me seep
through your eyes for now.

oh--could someone please explain to me the suite situation?  i will be in
332A, and i was just wondering how the sharing of the bathrooom works and
such.  thanks a lot.

austin

it's enough to be on your way...
james taylor

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Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 17:37:06 -0400 (EDT)
From: Robyn
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Whoa, 88 messages. . . .

Hello to everyone!  I forgot about this list and I don't usually check my
UNCG mail over the summer anyway, so I sure was surprised when it said I
had 88 messages in my box!  I was thinking, "Could this be an error???"
Anyways, hi, my name is Robyn and I'm staying in Moor--wait, you know
that part already.  I'm going to be a sophomore in the Fall. I'm a music
major and I--please don't crucify me--I love the Backstreet Boys, and few
other boy bands.  I like lots of other music, too!!!

Just wanted to greet everyone.  I'm a Trekkie too ... Okay, now that you
think I'm totally out there, I'm going to go.

Take care and God bless!

~Robyn~

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

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From: Kate
Date: Sun, 1 Aug 1999 01:52:58 EDT
Subj: new gal 
  To: Strong-L

Hey everybody! My name's Kate, and I'll be coming in as a freshman in 2
weeks (ack!). I live in Greensboro, have lived here for many years,
graduated from Grimsley High. I am leaning towards majoring in
psychology. I love to read, write, dance, sing, just about anything. I
just came home from a week as a counselor at ANYTOWN (dunno if any of you
have heard of it), which is held at Blowing Rock Assembly Grounds by the
National Conference for Community & Justice. If you don't know, ask. That
goes for anything else you need/want to know about me.

KATE

"Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre
minds."--Einstein

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From: Allison
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 1999 16:52:59 EDT
Subj: new strong student
  To: Strong-L

Hi everyone,

Sorry about the delay in introducing myself--I have had a pretty busy
summer.

To tell you a little about myself, I love sports (especially golf) and I
love to listen to music.  I like mostly country, but can listen to about
anything.  I have lived in a little town called Keezletown (right outside
of Harrisonburg, Virginia) almost my whole life.  I love being outdoors
and just hanging out with friends.  I also love the water: swimming,
skiing, lakes and the beach.  I will be studying Exercise and Sports
Science--probably with a concentration in coaching.  I am not sure what I
am going to do with my major, but I will probably figure something out in
the next four years.

I cannot wait to meet everyone in Strong College.  I am in room #377 and
my door will always be open so please feel free to stop by and talk or
just say hi.  I will see some of you on the 12th--wow that is early! Have
a great end to your summer!

Allison

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Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 08:23:59 -0400 (EDT)
From: Sherrill
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Information

Many of you already know me from my many postings on Strong-L, some of
you may have even been my friends/acquaintices for several years (boy do
I feel like Troy McClure). Now I would like to inform you of my new role
in Strong College. I am the office assistant for thi school year.

As office assistant I am responsible for much of the behind the scenes
paperwork that makes the College what it is. Sort of the Darth Maul to
Dr. O'Hara's Darth Sidious.

I am also the person that you can come to during the afternoons in the
office if you need anything. Lose a key and can't remember the pager
number? Having roommate conflict? Want the address to the Tim the Lemur
fan club? Whatever. The office is also a budding social center. You can
visit anytime day or night and someone will be in the office for
stimulating conversation or maybe just to offer a peppermint.

My office hours will be 2-5 everyday, except Tuesday 2-6. I am also
available for questions via e-mail. I don't have classes this semester
but I am working on my MS thesis.

Come by the office during check-in and introduce yourself, familiarize
yourself with the workings of the office, and start getting used to your
new home.

See you soon,

Sherrill

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Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 01:51:46 -0400 (EDT)
From: Gregory
  To: Strong-L

Hello and please allow me to introduce myself. I am Greg. I am a history
education major in my junior year.  I will make a list of things about me
in order of importance:

1. I like my steak medium well
2. I pray to a shrine in my room dedicated to Otto von Bismark
3. I am not a Freemason
4. I am not in the Illuminati
5. I listen only to music by Herb Alpert
6. I can bend time and space at will and make quarters disappear

Things not to do in my presence:

1. Make disparaging comments about Ed Koch, Charleton Heston, and/or
    Max von Sydow
2. Speak French
3. Wave a red cape
4. Mention a One Eyed Squirrel named Horus
5. Leave voice messages saying you are Guy Sanders

People who remind me of myself:

well actually there is only one, that person being Dan Akroyd from
Twilight Zone the Movie

My favorite numbers:

1. 17
2. 43,894
3. Area 51
4. 007
5. 89
6. 7 of 9

I hope that i will get to meet all of you this year.  If there is
anything I can do to help you come to room 332C.

G

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From: Caitlin
  To: Strong-L
Subj: Re: untainted innocents
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 1999 16:34:31 -0400

Hello!

I am sorry I have been lurking without introducing myself. I am sure some
of you already know me. I am Caitlin. I'm a music education major. (I
play the bassoon.) Next semester I will be a sophemore at UNCG. I spent
my Freshman year on the quad and I have decided to come join Strong
College. I almost lived there spring semester and I'm ready to make it
official. Jessica can skip the intro for me.

~Caitlin

Caitlin is wondering why everyone wants to tell me what they are
listening to.

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