Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Riverfront Residence Hall: The Hyatt Regency Finally Discovers Its True Calling


Check out the old Hyatt Regency's new collegiate look. I have to say it seems a lot more appealing than Smith Hall at the University of Missouri (below) where I bunked for a short sentence.


6 comments:

  1. Be honest Gordie. Your confinment and sentence in Missouri was self imposed. That building looks like a military barracks, not UM.

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  2. Horrible, horrible. So what crime did you commit?

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  3. Having suffered the indignities of rooming with a (clinically depressed) 18-year-old Gordie at Jacksonville University in 1985, I can see why he left that experience off his list of former collegiate domiciles. With aluminum-foiled windows blocking all sunlight and the thermostat set at a constant 60 degrees, it was not unlike living in cold storage for furs. With an ill-tempered goat.

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  4. Dave, I see you still harbor a lot of resentments about our fun-filled year in the armpit of the nation — Jacksonville, Florida. As a Michigander, I just couldn't take all that warm weather and sunshine, hence the AC and tin foil. I clearly missed the "unique" weather of Flint. And I was just mad that you always let those clowns from Iowa across the hall sit on my bed all the time. Ahhh, college. To think you pay for that experience.

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  5. No doubt this will not be a welcome remark on FlintExpats, but my family, when living in Flint, used to refer to it as "the armpit of the universe"... (I do have some fond memories, of course.)

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