In line for the Chinese lunch trunk :-)
I didn't do too much today. It was a little warm still. I just walked around the campus some more and saw some of the museums. I was to meet Maureen for lunch again, when I found the coolest thing EVER!! It was a drive up Chinese lunch truck. It wasn't like one of those lunch trucks that you normally see at work sites, with pre-made food and such. It was a little Chinese take out place on wheels, amazing. And judging by the line that was there it had to be good. And not just the line, but the type of people in the line. It was full of asians.
Apparently this truck shows up at its place around 11ish. But the line is already forming before the truck even gets there. So I decided to give it a shot. I was like the 12th person in line. But man the peeps ahead of me were ordering some huge amounts of food.
Lunch on the commons.
I mean each was getting food for more then just himself. But what I picked up was that everyone was ordering in Chinese. Even the whites in front of me were ordering in Chinese. And I don't speak Chinese well enough to order. Actually I don't speak Chinese at all. So as I get up there, I ordered in English (and hoped that he understood me) and to enforce the idea of what I wanted, I pointed to it on the menu :-) I only ordered two appetizers, but the bag of food was pretty weighty. And it was pretty good to boot. So I was impressed, you got decent Chinese food for a decent price and the place comes to you (sort of).
After lunch, she had to get back to work and I wandered on campus some more. Since the new term starts on this coming Monday, you saw some little guided tours of the campus.
Some of the new freshmen crowd.
I just sat on the commons, ate a cookie, and read a little. I also thought of the difference at these little guided groups of freshmen compared to the guided groups of freshmen at my old school (University of Florida). Here there were groups of maybe 5-10 freshmen along with the parents. Now at U.F. these groups with have like 100 or more each. I remember when I went with my little brother to his U.F. orientation tour. His group had almost 200 kids and there were like 8 other groups. Thats just HIS day of orientation. Orientation at U.F. is four days long (thats a whole lot of kids).
Anyway it was nice to see that Harvard limits itself to such a small enrollment. Plus the pride that you see on the families' faces "that my kid is going to Harvard". Then I had to smile to myself for remembering when a friend of mine got into Duke. I went to see him off and wish him well, and to told him "to have fun". His dad was there and said "good god, don't tell him that - its costing me 40 thousand a year" :-)
After Maureen got home, we just became couch potatoes for a little bit. Then we went to this little Vietnamese/Thai place that she has been wanting to try. I guess I would be the ginny pig with her. The place was called Pho 'n Rice and it was pretty damn good. I'll write a review later. After dinner, we just grabbed some movies and headed home.