The time has come at last. I have been planning this post all year long. And with only three weeks left of the semester, there is no time like the present:
So, without further ado, here are fifteen of the most hilarious things that have happened this year:
Thing #1: Daniel’s Sandwiches
Inside of the Luther Caf is a review board where students can post comments, questions, and suggestions about the cafeteria food and service. During the beginning of this year, a series of reviews praising the sandwiches made by a student worker named Daniel began appearing on this board. Each review was very long and used overly flowery language, referring to Daniel as “the Michelangelo of Hoagies” and complimenting the way in which “Daniel placed roast beef with such love and passion, followed by unbelievably precise cheese alignment, each slice interlocking with the last to create a single unified layer of dairy goodness.” If that’s not excellent, I don’t know what is.
Thing #2: That One Floor Meeting
During one of the first weeks of school, the RAs on my floor gathered us together for a floor meeting in the study lounge at the center of our floor. This lounge has a row of windows that look out onto the hallway. About halfway through the meeting, we noticed that a guy was dancing past the windows down the hall, almost as if he were trying to get our attention. A minute later, he was followed by five more guys walking casually in a single file line, wearing shorts and sunglasses but no shirts.
Thing #3: A Beautified Orange
I found this perched on top of a refrigerator in the Caf once:
Thing #4: A Serenade
One night, as I was walking back to my dorm from the library, I heard someone loudly singing a love song behind me. I turned around to see a guy I didn’t recognize. Seeing me turn, he said, “Yes! I am singing hello to you!” and proceeded to finish his song.
It was definitely one of the more interesting encounters I have had at Luther.
Thing #5: Meeting Santa
One Sunday morning in December, the Caf was visited by Santa Claus. Or rather, a skinny student in a Santa suit and fake beard. This Santa was passing out miniature candy canes to every student, and he gave me two. When I told him I had already gotten one, he gave a hearty chuckle and said, in an overly deep voice, “Ho ho ho! You can never have too many candy canes!”
Thing #6: Caf Smoothies
A few months back, a student brought a literal blender into the Caf and proceeded to blend himself a smoothie from cafeteria ingredients. After the smoothie was complete, the student left with his now smoothie-d blender.
Thing #7: Mustachioed Electrical Outlets
Luther College sees very little graffiti on its campus. Surprisingly little, compared to my high school. But the very little graffiti that does appear here is usually intended to be funny and/or adorable, rather than destructive. Case in point, mustachioed electrical outlets:
Thing #8: Smeagol
One day, as I made my way to breakfast, a first year I had never met before approached me on the sidewalk and proceeded to follow me while doing an extremely realistic impression of Gollum from The Lord of the Rings.
Thing #9: The Hunny Pot
This is not hilarious-funny so much as cute-funny, but I think we can all appreciate the Winnie the Pooh reference on the honey dispenser in the Caf, yes?
Thing #10: The Ylvisaker Airhorn
Ylvisaker is one of the freshman-only dorms here on campus. Earlier this year, somebody in Ylvisaker got ahold of an air horn, which they began sounding regularly, loudly, and obnoxiously. Obviously, the RAs, hall director, and many residents were frustrated about this, but the air horn continued to sound and was been passed around from person to person so that nobody knew who really had it anymore. Thus, the air horn continued to annoy everyone in Ylvisaker without being uncovered. At least for a while. I probably wouldn’t find this amusing if I lived in Ylvisaker, but since I live in Brandt, I find it rather humorous.
Thing #11: An Unusual Napkin Dispenser
The napkin dispensers in the Caf usually hold advertisements for upcoming events in Chapel and around the Luther campus. However, every once and awhile, something winds up in a napkin dispenser that is clearly not supposed to be there….
Let's get a closer look at that, shall we?
Thing #12: Caf Waiters
After one of my friends had been dating her boyfriend for one month, several of her friends set up a celebratory dinner in the Caf. They got a booth and set it with a table cloth (actually a fleece cat-print blanket), a vase of faux flowers, and menus that said what the Caf was serving that night. They also dressed up in all black and acted as waiters for my friend and her boyfriend, bringing them food and water with lemon in it from the salad bar. It was the cutest, funniest thing!
Thing #13: Name Tags
The Caf employees are all required to wear name tags, but some of them are pretty creative. I have seen name tags that say “ANDREW?” and “BATMAN,” and many people switch name tags with friends. It makes things pretty entertaining.
Thing #14: Nick Jonas’s Dreamy Eyes
Leading up to the Nick Jonas concert, posters of Nick Jonas were plastered all over campus. Several found themselves adorned with some rather unusual decorations. One wound up with smiley face stickers on Nick's eyeballs. Another had its eyes replaced with googly eyes:
Thing #15: A Thieving Squirrel
A few weeks back, my roommate was walking down the sidewalk and bouncing a rubber smiley-face bouncy ball in front of her. The ball wound up rolling away from her and into the grass. But as she went to go get it, a squirrel came running out of nowhere, grabbed the ball, and climbed up into a tree with it. Upon reaching the top of the tree, the squirrel began attempting to crack open the rubber ball like a pecan. Finally noticing that the ball was not, in fact, edible, the squirrel dropped the ball back on the ground, where my roommate retrieved it. This was the final result:
And those are fifteen hilarious things that have happened this year! I hope you enjoyed them and found them as humorous as I did. I can’t wait to see what funny things happen in the years to come!
I hope you have a great week!
I’m off to work on some homework. And, unfortunately, that is not a joke.