I dropped 'em off at class and headed over to the Nelson Fitness Center. It was one of the nicest gyms I've ever seen and I only saw one floor. You can look on the Brown website if you want to see the exact specifics but this building was massive and had some of the nicest workout machines and free weight collections that I've ever seen. Not to mention the fact that about every 4 feet was a 40" flat screen so that you could watch TV whilst you were working out. I only ran for about 40 minutes and then lifted for about 20 but I saw Zack from my cluster there along with one of his friends San Diego, where he's from.
|Lunch line at the Rattie (Sharpe Refactory)|
My course is in the Smith-Buonnano building in room G12. It's a relatively small building with each class being about the size of two or three of my room. I didn't actually have the time to measure it out with my feet, which is how I measured the dorm room, but if I had to estimate I'd say it was around 20x30 feet? I'm not very good at this but we have around 24-28 people in the class and it doesn't feel cramped at all so it must be pretty big. Our professor, Desislava Byanova, a graduate student with a Ph.D in Economics was leading the course with the help of her German TA Simon Freyaldenhoven. It started right on time at 12:45 PM and we were on our way to becoming masters of Economics.
|Arnold & Jing attempt to work the washing machines|
|Caleb, Eric, & I in the quad|
|Group picture of everyone hanging out in the quad|