September 28, 2004

Update: SHU Squirrel Dearth...and the Drive


While waiting for the infamous shuttle at Seton Hill University to take me down to the nether regions of the extended "D" lot (the one with the handicapped parking spaces), I noticed--get this--two squirrels careening through the grass.

They were frolicking a bit close to the road so I shooed them up a tree, where they safely stowed away their nutty delectables. I hope they may find a tree farther away from the pothole drive.

The Drive

Today, while going around a curve, I almost lost a tire in the pothole. I am about ready to go walking down the hill with a bag of cement.

While I do not have documented proof of this statement, the shuttle driver, one of the campus police officials said that the drive will be paved after the construction is complete. Can we wait this long? Is patching the drive a possibility?

I fear for my entire car going up the drive. If something isn't done soon, I will either lose a wheel, an exhaust, or the rear end of my Chevy.

FYI: There is a pattern that you must take to avoid the crevasses: Swerve left, veer right, and go into the other lane (that is, if no one is in it), and then finally clench your teeth when you see Elizabeth Anne Seton (the statue) ahead--the BIG ONE is coming up.

GRAVEL. TAR. CEMENT. REEDS FROM THE NILE. Whatever it takes to keep me a mobile commuter. We could have a flashmob and each dump a handful of gravel into the holes...imagine what we could accomplish!!

Maybe that is a bit extreme...but something needs to be done.

Posted by Amanda Cochran at September 28, 2004 10:10 PM

The moral of the story: something needs to be done.
Amanda, keep in mind that this is Seton Hill, the shuttle driver is probably right, they won't do anything until it is far too late to benefit the current students - it is all about the future!

Posted by: Diana at September 29, 2004 11:32 AM

Yes, I agree about the drive up the "hill." It's more like an obstacle course to me.

Here's what I look like when I hit that last "big one" up the hill:


YEAH. something like that, anyway. I think something ought to be done, especially with the coming winter weather (yes!). But I highly doubt anything taking place until someone loses their muffler or *gasp* their whole car in a pothole. *shrug*

Posted by: Karissa at September 29, 2004 2:25 PM

By the way, here is me "ooo"ing and "ahh"ing at the fact that you centered something on your blog--most likely with the help of that scary cipher HTML! Mwhaha... ;)

Posted by: Karissa at September 29, 2004 9:39 PM

And that cocky-ass "Hard Hat Griffin" just keeps smiling, waving, and thanking us for his patience.

He's going to feel the wrath of an editorial cartoon before this is all over.

Posted by: Mike Rubino at September 30, 2004 11:47 AM

Just the thing I like to hear :-) (MWHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHA) The power newspaper people possess!

Posted by: Amanda at September 30, 2004 2:20 PM

A cartoon?! Oh no you dinn't... what a fabulous idea! :)

Posted by: Karissa at September 30, 2004 9:55 PM

man, my car got all messed up from the stinkin' potholes on the way up the hill. sure, i was probably driving entirely too fast over such dangerous terrain in such a crappy car but now my alignment is all out of whack! grr!

every time i go over a pothole, i think, "$10,316 a semester!" i get very irritated.

i'm glad you bloggd about this.. i've been meaning to but i keep getting distracted. ;)

Posted by: Moira at October 1, 2004 1:38 PM

omg! just noticed the flashmob link at the bottom of the page! flashmobs rule!!! i did an oral report on flashmobs in my social psychology class last fall and everyone was so into the idea. i was trying to get a flashmob going in the Greensburg area but no one cared. maybe i should try again!

Posted by: Moira at October 1, 2004 1:39 PM

As long as it isn't something that stops traffic or kills anything, I am an open ear.

Posted by: Amanda at October 1, 2004 5:26 PM

Well...if you lose the back end of your Chevy going to and fro on the trek up the hill, then surely I will...after all, we do own the same vehicles. ;)

Perhaps my needing to take my car to the garage tomorrow morning has something to do with the ridiculously paved hill at SHU? Shall I send my bill to Seton Hill??? :-P

Posted by: Renee at October 4, 2004 7:51 PM

I would love to participate in the flashmob! Can you imagine people just randomly appearing with wheel barrows, shovels, bags of cement, and water? haha. it would be so much fun!

Posted by: Sarah Elwood at October 6, 2004 2:39 PM
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