Archive for August, 2006

OA Again!

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

August 22 – 25 It’s that time of year again — all the firstyears at Pomona College (now up to 6 years younger than me. whoa!) get to go have the time of their lives on Orientation Adventure trips. I don’t get to go on one, but I will be sort of the man behind […]

Anywhere But Down

Sunday, August 20th, 2006

When new students arrive at Pomona in the fall, they always sit through the requisite slideshows and welcome speeches. They are told these will be the most exciting years of their lives. They are told to make the most of it. They are assured that everyone else is as nervous as they are. Every year […]

Why is Volkswagen Service so Bad?

Friday, August 11th, 2006

You’d think Volkswagen would find a way incentivize their dealerships to do something better. I’ve never gone back to Exclusively Volkswagen in Ontario because my sophomore year they kept my car for two weeks and charged me a grand before they gave it back. Should’ve checked with the Better Business Bureau before — they got […]

Health Insurance is Sexy

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Actually, health insurance isn’t sexy. But it’s important enough that it ought to be. So now I’m selling health insurance as a student rep for Zane Benefits, LLC. Their marketing materials look pretty run-of-the-mill, and you’d be tempted to write them off as some kind of MLM or fake scam. But I met all the […]