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I knew he was packing,
Pretty obvious that KB has never seen a Star Wars movie,
It’ll take more than that for me put out, Salomon… like an IPA,
Some of my best friends are robots,
Officially getting excited,
Apparently, I was wrong.
The complete opposite of what I am,
…I moved into the Melvin L. Schottenstein Residence Hall at CCAD (Columbus College of Art & Design) in Columbus, Ohio.
At the age of 17, I moved nearly 500 miles away from home without having any clear idea of what in the hell I was actually doing. I hadn’t toured CCAD before moving in; in fact, I had never even set foot in Columbus (or Ohio, for that matter) before August 27th, 1994. To be honest, I chose CCAD because, of the three art schools I got accepted to, it was the only one offering a scholarship.
I didn’t know it at the time, but I met some amazing people that first week, including my roommate Jeremy “Jocco” Scott…
…and my suite-mates Bryan “Cesar” Loar…
…and Sanathana Kalpa “Special K” Ariyawansa.
I also met Alisha Flippert (who is now Alisha Loar, and seen here with her future husband/father of three amazing daughters)…
…Jason “McFly” Kincaid…
…and John Marshall.
I’m happy and proud to say I still consider all of these people dear friends today.
Columbus and CCAD took some getting used to. In fact, I almost moved back home after the first semester. But as it turned out, I ended up spending nearly nine years in Columbus, and without question, it was one of the greatest periods of my life.
Here’s to the next twenty,
PS: Obviously, I met many more wonderful, amazing people at CCAD in 1994, and I’m still friends with a lot of them. I just didn’t have photos of everyone from back in the day, so no offense to anyone who feels left out. Yes, I’m talking to you, Brandon Doherty!
…for making me a little homesick today.
I needed it,
You have 24 hours,