Pick Me Ups

A friendly picker upper for the perfect stranger.

Entertaining a Notion – Lemony Snicket September 29, 2010

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“Entertaining a notion, like entertaining a baby cousin or entertaining a pack of hyenas, is a dangerous thing to refuse to do. If you refuse to entertain a baby cousin, the baby cousin may get bored and entertain itself by wandering off and falling down a well. If you refuse to entertain a pack of hyenas, they may become restless and entertain themselves by devouring you. But if you refuse to entertain a notion – which is just a fancy way of saying that you refuse to think about a certain idea – you have to be much braver than someone who is merely facing some blood-thirsty animals, or some parents who are upset to find their little darling at the bottom of a well, because nobody knows what an idea will do when it goes off to entertain itself.”

– Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid


First Year September 15, 2010

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Location: Woodstock Hall 2-4 Lounge


Dear Perfect Stranger,

I hope that the person that picks up this card is actually a first year. Are you a freshman? How are you doing today? I hope that you are doing well and if not, I hope that this note serves as a little pick-me-up during your first few days of university classes. A lot of things must be going through your mind like “Can I do this?” and “What if it’s too hard?”. I’m here to tell you that yes, you can do it. University is one of those things that if you put in the effort, you’ll succeed in. So here are a few tips to success.

  1. Make sure you leave time for fun after finishing assignments and studying.
  2. Get to know as many different kinds of people as possible.
  3. Get involved in the McMaster community by joining a club, IRC etc.
  4. Pop the McMaster bubble and really learn about Hamilton.

If these tips don’t help, ask your reps or CA’s for help. They’d love to!


Your friendly picker upper