2 - Tuesday, April 3, 2007
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
Be very, very quiet - I'm hunting squirrel
You know it's spring in Ann Arbor.
when the sun comes out and the snow
melts away. You watch as April show-
ers bring May flowers.
And sometimes, something really
odd happens that makes the entire
depressing winter worthwhile.
I was walking on the Diag last
spring, enjoying the breeze and the
bird song when out of the corner of
my eye I noticed a strange move-
I glanced over and saw a scruffy
man bending down, offering what
appeared to be pieces of bread to an
assembly of squirrels.
"All right," I thought, "there's an
image of pure generosity. Once done
with his hard-won food, he's good
enough to offer scrumptious charity
to the ubiquitous squirrels."
But then I saw what he had in his
other hand. I rubbed my eyes, sure
that I was mistaken.
He held a stick a yard long,
wrapped in duct tape with a large
rock affixed to the top - a home-
ies the Ann Arbor
of Michigan exper
submissions to gre
made hammer. He
poised over the dis
and licked his lips.
ing for akill.
Of course, I w
- but I was alread
so I booked it into
thought about theI
rest of class.
All I can say is
A life wit
cream is r
There are sever
that embod- without which most girls cannot sur-
or University vive. One is chocolate. Another is ice
rience?. E-mail cream.
)ssman@mich- Last week, I went to Za's with
three of my female roommates. As
we were enjoying our Caesar salads
e brandished it, and vanilla latte smoothies, a group
stracted animals of guys walked past. We caught part
of their conversation.
it - he was prim- "Yeah, I haven't had ice cream
since '96," one said.
anted to watch The conversation at our table halt-
dy late for class, ed.After some quickcalculations, we
Angell Hall and realized that that's 11 years.
guy through the We stared at each other, all think-
ing the same thing.
happy hunting, We sat in awe until one of my
roommates broke the long, painful
PAUL BLUMER silence.
"That man has a sad, sad life," she
thout ice said.
So Mr. Has-Lived-Without-Ice-
iot a life Cream-Since-'96: e-mail me, and I'll
buy you some. Even if you're lactose
intolerant, living without ice cream
is just not right.
al things in life CHRISTINA HILDRETH
Josh Fischel, Public Policy graduate student, in
an outfit for the comedy night for Mustache-a-
thon, a fundraiser for 826michigan, which tutors
young students in writing. The group meets every
Monday at 8:26 p.m. to show off the progress of
their new facial hair.
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WHEN: Sunday at about 8:30
WHAT: While driving in
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