Architecture student, what more is there to say?


woensdag 26 oktober 2011

What my life is like...

I knew there was a list somewhere with things about architecture students, I copied it here and removed the ones that weren't aplicable to me and added some comments and new ones :)

You Know You're An Architecture Student When:

- you're spending 90% of the time you're awake, behind the computer.
- you're quicker reachable on mail than with a cellphone (because of point above)
- you analyze everything as if it were a building.
- concept of time is not forward, but a countdown from the time a project is due ("What time is it?""4 hours 'till").
- you slice your finger, and the first thing you think of is if you'll be able to finish your model. and if it's presentable
- you say "It's only midnight- I have plenty of time to finish."
- you're not ashamed of drooling in class anymore, especially in Structures
- The idea that you have a room to live in outside of studio is just a myth.
- You draw perspectives of your friends room on your homework just for the fun of it.
- Whenever you finish a project and don't have any studio work to do, you are constantly wondering why you aren't in studio working
- You buy trace paper in mass quantities.
- You understand what 4B, 2B, B, HB, H, 2H, and 4H are and have lots of each type.
- YOU ALWAYS WRITE IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. (I am trying to do this )
- The biggest decision you have to make near the end of the term is "pencil, or ink?"
- You always have a supply of bandaids around for xacto knife cuts.
- You have a 30, 60, 90 and a 45, 45, 90 degree triangle. Or two. Or three. Or more. (One for measuring, one for cutting, one that actually measures straight, one for if I've lost the other ones)
- You keep around adjustable triangles too just in case.
- You never have enough wall space to pin things up.
- You always have a supply of portable and non perishable food.
- You can go for days without sunlight. (You go to class in the dark, you come home in the dark).
- You put up everything on your walls with drafting tape.
- Push pins become a valuable commodity.
- Computers are known only as the white box of death. (They keep crashing on you).
- you can live without human contact, food or daylight, but if you can't print, it's chaos.
- Pencil smudges and ink smears are the bane of your existance.
- You start competing with each other for number of hours without sleep.
- Your four basic food groups are candy, caffeine, coffee, and pretzels. (no coffee for me, but protein drinks and such)
- Time spent with friends must be scheduled way in advance.
- you've slept more than 20 hours non-stop in a single weekend.
- you've listened to all your CDs/itunes (in one night)
- Days don't exist anymore, everything is based on number of hours of work. (Of which there are a lot).
- you take notes and messages with a rapidograph and colour markers.
- your parents have more of a social life than you.
- your friends get more sleep in one night than you do in one week. (That depends on which week, if we have a jury week, this is sad but true)
- you consider 3AM an early night.
- "scoring" involves an X-Acto blade
- you've got more photos of buildings than of actual people.
- you've ever dreamt about your models...
- you start wearing all black. (sometimes, I do like my colour!)
- you have no life, and admit it.
- you can use Photoshop, Illustrator, AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, Vectorworks, Sketch-up, and make a web page, but you don't know how to use Excel. (I do have basic excel skills)
- you refer to great architects (dead or alive) by the first name as if you knew them. (Frank, Corbu, Mies, Norman...)..
- you ask Santa Clause for architecture supplies.
- Everytime you tell someone what your Major is they just look at you and say, "wow!"
- you CELEBRATE space and OBSERVE your birthday.
- you think it's possible to CREATE space.
- you fight with inanimate objects.
- you always carry your deodorant.
- you've danced YMCA (a fav clubdance number) with excellent choreography at 3 am and without a single drop of alcohol in your body.
- you see holidays only as extra sleeping time.
- your roommates say "good morning," and you reply "good night."
- after all of your expenses, you can't afford to pay attention
- you hear the same song on the radio 3 or more times in one night.
- you spend more time in studio than in your own bed.
- you only leave studio to buy supplies.
- you see showering as a waste of time.
- everything you eat comes in single serving baggies
- the only building on campus with its lights on is your studios'.
- you receive mail in studio.
- you strangle your roommate because he said he stayed up late studying.
- your Friday night is 68 hours long. (sometimes yes)
- you know how much a cubic foot of concrete weighs (150lbs). haha duhh who doesn't know that?
- you understand why architects have glasses and white hair.
- you can conceptually compose the food on your plate.
- you think "X-Acto Blade Throwing" is a sport.
- you only buy groceries once a month.
- you start to critique a radio selection's selection of songs.
- you bring your friends to studio to keep you company. (or enlist them to help you do your project...)
- you have memorized every radio commercial that airs after 10PM.
- you confuse today and tomorrow.
- you can write your thesis paper by procrastinating.
- you count the number of days (not hours) you've been awake.
- Homecoming" happens once a week.
- you start using words your instructor uses.
- you contemplate suicide 3 times a day.
- you contemplate dropping your major 3 times a day. (oh yes! but we're hanging on!)
- You wear your USB Drive around your neck (on my keys, but still it's close)
- The trunk of your car contains wood glue, a backup roll of trace, and a blanket... just in case.
- You daydream about the euphoric feeling of an ultra soft drafting brush on bare skin
- You are constantly picking drafting dots off the bottom of your shoes
- You think of "You know you're an Architecture major when..." lines in studio at 2 a.m.
- You realize that when someone is talking about French Curves they aren't talking about the girl they met over Spring Break
- Your roommate acts surprised if you ever come out of your apartment
- When asked what day it is you have no idea, but always know how long until a project is due
- You use your alarm to tell you when to go to sleep
- You know what Tacky Glue tastes like
- You avoid eating, sleeping, or going to the hospital because you need to finish a model
- All of your teachers wear black only black (jup!)
- When asked if you like the Guggenheim you reply Which one?
- You have an ample supply of B HB H & F and know the difference between them
- You think mechanical pencils are for sissies
- You have listened to every song on your iPod within two days
- Telling your teacher your major actually gets you excused from work
- You are a "fourth year," not a senior cause you definately aren't graduating any time soon.
- You know how to silk screen your own t-shirts :-)
- You know how awesome those black sketch books made of recycled paper are.
- You have waited three hours in the middle of the night during competition week to print out a project, just to realize the damn plotter is spazzing out and there's no one to fix it until the next day.
- You know that professors aren't required to come to class, ever.
- Professors are always called by their first names, obviously.

list from http://goldthang.blogspot.com/2006/05/you-know-youre-architect-student-when.html

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