It's officially summer. The solstice has passed, there is daylight for a good part of the day, the weather is nice but not hot, and summer school has started at UCLA. Which means only one thing - welcome new freshmen!
I smell fresh meat... *sniff* Smells like Freshmen UCLA football players. Tomorrow it all starts!— Joseph Fauria (@BigJoeFauria) June 25, 2012
Fauria better watch out, some of those freshmen are huge.
Do you remember when you moved into the dorms?
New chapter starts today. Moving Into UCLA.— Jordan Payton (@JordanPayton) June 24, 2012
I think it's an experience I'll never forget, pulling into the (now long-gone) turnaround, unloading all the stuff I (over)packed, and meeting my new roommates for the first time. In a triple in the res halls! They surely did pack us in there back in the day... what was your dorm situation like? Did you know your roommates? (I deliberately chose not to room with anyone I knew my first year.) Did you have fun dorm pranks?
Since the freshmen do not get the benefit of orientation to take placement exams...
Gotta take this placement test and my stomach is on shakes— Vinny Chase (@KyleAnderson5) June 24, 2012
Best of luck. I remember from mine - my foreign language skills were not good enough to test out of taking one more quarter of French. Oh well. It was still fun.
Even if the class was every...day...
Sigh, it's so LA. Welcome.
I seen a car accident in LA where both the cars pulled a hit n run lmaoo never seen dat before— Vinny Chase (@KyleAnderson5) June 23, 2012
Kyle, welcome to the UCLA family. If you decide to run camps during the offseason, remember, Bruins always look out for each other.
It was good seeing my #UCLA bros DeShaun Foster @J2theR_O_C @RManning24 today at the elite camp...#Bruins4life— Matt Ware #22(@MattWare22) June 23, 2012
The NBA crowned a new champion. Unfortunately it wasn't the result I hoped for (which was OKC in six) but Russell Westbrook earned himself plenty of attention over the course of the series.
Westbrook! #NBAFinals— Carlos Bocanegra (@BocaBoca3) June 20, 2012
Preach on, Jerry.
Part of me thought there should be a healthy place to get food after midnight...then i reminded myself no one wants healthy food after 12— Jerry Neuheisel (@jerryneuheisel) June 21, 2012
By the way, Jordan Payton is a FAST learner.
I'm for sure going to need blinders or something to help me not notice all these fine bruin ladies.— Jordan Payton (@JordanPayton) June 24, 2012
Speaking of learning (life) lessons -
After having this puppy, idk if I want kids.— Anthony Stover (@Anth0nySt0ver) June 23, 2012
Puppies are a lot of work - nonstop bundles of energy, training them not to pee in the house, making sure they are walked and fed, and they can never be left alone. Cute dog though.
We end with one final bling shot, courtesy of Rachael Kidder:
Dads rose bowl rings with my championship ring!instagr.am/p/MKEzrCPZlt/— Rachael Kidder (@rachkidder) June 22, 2012
If you want to go into the BN way back machine, check out this post from when she committed. Her father is John Kidder, who played from 1983-1987, winning the Rose Bowl in 1984 and 1986.
I'd love to see a Rose Bowl win someday.