So I Found a Milkshake Maker Under My Bed

Posted on Saturday, May 11th, 2013 by Austin Gerth

I could teach you, but I'd have to charge.

I could teach you, but I’d have to charge.

Going off to college last fall–and only returning home for brief intervals–left my bedroom a newly strange place to me. Certain things remained where I’d left them last August, reminders of how I’ve changed (and how I haven’t) since that time, unmoved even during periodic visits for holidays. Other stuff is new to the house from college, much of it still unpacked and in boxes.

The room became cramped and messy as I piled in all the stuff I brought back from Concordia. It had been messy before I left, too, but this was a whole new level of clutter. This unkemptitude would not stand with me: there’s a nice desk in my room that’s been covered in junk for years, and one of my first summer goals was to get it back into usable work desk condition. I resolved to clean my room extensively and thoroughly within my first of week of home-ness.

I went through and donated a bunch of old t-shirts and pants to make room for all the clothes I’ve brought back from college, and I began doing some serious cleaning and re-organizing Wednesday night.

While going through things I found a lot of memory-provoking old Austin Gerth memorabilia: old folders full of high school assignments, certificates from small group contest performances for band, and also:

A MILKSHAKE MAKER THAT I WON LAST JUNE AFTER GRADUATION AT OUR ALL-NIGHT SENIOR PARTY THAT I’D FORGOTTEN I OWNED AND NEVER USED!!!!!!!!

It had been put under my bed, though I had originally planned to bring it to Concordia with me. Worried it might not fit in the car, we left it behind. I forgot it existed. Now that I’ve been reunited with it, I can hopefully begin a brave new milkshake era in the Gerth household. Rest assured, this is not the last you shall hear of my milkshake maker.

 

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Hello everyone! I’m Austin Gerth, class of 2016, from scenic Princeton, Minnesota. My hobbies include listening to and playing music, reading, watching movies, and thinking about things. I’m majoring in Writing. After college, I hope to be either some sort of writer or some sort of homeless (or both). I chose to come to Concordia mostly for the food, though it has a lot of other good qualities as well. Since coming to Concordia I’ve been to dorm room eggnog parties and late-night viral video productions; I’ve listened to a lot of Justin Timberlake and blindly taken a yoga class with no prior experience; I’ve participated in a heroically unproductive religion study group and fallen asleep in the campus center. On top of these things, I’ve also received a superlative education. If you like wind and pizza, you’ll like Fargo-Moorhead, and if you like corn-oriented humor, semi-gourmet cafeteria food, or late-night intellectual behavior, you’ll like Concordia. If you like all of the above, you’re probably already here and we’re probably already friends.