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One more booth pic [19 Apr 2009|05:31pm]


Sparky is holding Mo, which, despite my suggestion, we did not enter in mobot.

Several brothers are holding up "2" for our 2nd place trophy.
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Carnival 2009 [19 Apr 2009|05:16pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

That's: Me, Sparky, Matt Sarnoff, Gutenplan, Marcie, Nate Goldblatt, Aaron Weitman, Robin Ripley, Aaron Hertz & Aaron Hertz' girlfriend, and Adam Schloss all playing Apples To Apples.

Other Alumni I saw at Carnival this year:
Evan Indianer Abe Levine
Ben Loving Sean Kelly
Jim Crugnale Josh Chaise
Lou Borenstein Avi Siegel
Dave Mason Brian Thompson
Ben Naman Jon Gross
Charlie Taveras Brendan Meeder
Joe Liu

We (AEPi) won 2nd place Booth and Chairman's Choice Buggy trophies. Our buggy came in 11th place on Friday and just narrowly missed rolling in the finals on Saturday (the top 10 make it). Still, an impressive showing for a house that now has around 50 active brothers!

Our booth was also awesome.

3rd place, Sig Ep with "The Goonies" (great booth both Sparky and I thought they could have won first place, but their game never worked)

2nd place, wAll-E-Pi (great exterior, semi-working game, some good detail inside, but also a lot of blank interior walls...as usual!) The light-up eyes at nighttime was amazing.

1st place, KDR with "Journey To The Center Of The Earth" (immaculate detail, game was underwhelming, also the drill was constantly spinning and extended into the booth interior)

The booth and buggy crews partying in the tent after winning trophies:

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AEPi's who are Jewish! [22 Dec 2008|07:03pm]

[ mood | amused ]

Lou Borenstein was an AEPi AK, CMU class of 2007.

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Funniest thing I read all day [02 Dec 2008|02:58pm]

[ mood | snickering ]

Joel Nathan Feinstein <jnf@cmu.edu> 2:52 pm (4 minutes ago)
to Matthew Jacobs <matthewjacobs01@gmail.com>
date Dec 2, 2008 2:52 PM
subject Re: Alumni Update
mailed-by cmu.edu

Sadly, most pledges don't do all of their interviews. We are planning to revamp the interview program for the next pledge program to fix this.

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Dan Shapiro's Wedding [13 Oct 2008|01:37pm]

[ mood | amused ]

Some Pictures I Took

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the new house [04 Sep 2008|09:12am]

so, for any other alumni who still check this thing...

i saw the new house this past weekend. i was in the 'burgh for my cousin's wedding, and i had some free time on sunday so i swung by for an hour. a few of the new guys (who seemed super-cool) showed me around.

it's really pretty awesome. the downstairs is somewhat similar, but the kitchen has gotten a nice revamp so that the pantry is now actually part of the kitchen. they did take out one of the kitchen entrances so i imagine that's a serious pain during dinner time, but there's new appliances and stuff so i bet bob likes it. there's new nice leather sofas and a gigantic TV. the kosher kitchen is no longer only accessible via the office, and seems to have much nicer new appliances.

the upstairs floors are much nicer. they redid the room layouts though in a weird way. basically, there's now 4 rooms down the long hallway where there used to be 3, and they're all doubles (8 people there). the loser hallway is basically the same (4 people). and then the bathroom side of the big hallway now has 2 rooms, 1 gigantic double and 1 single (3 people). so we still fit 30 people in the house, but there's basically 1 "superprime double" now and the rest of the doubles are about the same size, and then the room across from the stairs is now a single. the washer/dryers are now on the second and third floors, where the janitor's closet area was/is. the hallway walls are similar with the whiteboards, but its now actually nice, professionally hung whiteboard as opposed to the semi-ghetto job that we did. and the upstairs bathrooms are MUCH nicer--little cubby areas to keep people's stuff in, a different layout that does not suck, etc. they basically expanded the bathroom size, which is why we went from 3 rooms to 2 residential rooms on that side of the hallway.

the basement is pretty nice. they actually did some cool tile work on both the stairway landing and the basement floor that says AEPi (greek Pi obv). it looks very nice. the booth room was still being finished, but it was basically the same. the only other big change is that we actually have 2 real, functional bathrooms in the basement now--the spare storage room is now an actual nice bathroom now.

the whole house is now networked for wireless now, there's routers on every floor (and even the basement). the exterior was basically the same, they fixed some of the problems with the tile work and wall sort of falling apart, so that's good.

basically, things came out really great. and the guys are doing great--they had 6 signed bids already and rush had about 2 weeks left, and they expected to be over 50 active brothers after fall rush. everyone i met for the first time seemed like good people. they had just had their beach party and were preparing for a foam party too.
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E-Mail from CMU [11 Jun 2008|02:05pm]

I just got this from the CMU alumni office:
Recently, you should have received a letter outlining many of the exciting accomplishments achieved this spring by the Greek community at Carnegie Mellon. This letter also notified you that your annual contribution to Carnegie Mellon may now be designated to any fraternity or sorority in good standing.

A contribution made through the university is tax-deductible, will directly benefit the designated organization, and will help boost the university's alumni participation rate which, as you probably know, impacts rankings and the value of the Carnegie Mellon degree.

To make your contribution now, go to http://www.cmu.edu/giving/give.shtml?AID=0000138278&PCH=637, and from the pull-down "Designation" menu select "Other" and then type Alpha Epsilon Pi in the "Comments" box.

Financial support of Alpha Epsilon Pi through Carnegie Mellon's Annual Fund not only enables current student members to continue initiatives that make them leaders in the campus community, but will also carry on the traditions you knew as a member of the Greek community at Carnegie Mellon. Contributions from you and your fellow members will reside in a special fund created especially for Alpha Epsilon Pi, separate from operating funds, which will be used to pay for scholarships, facility enhancements, leadership initiatives and general member development opportunities.

Thank you for your consideration of this request and best wishes for a relaxing summer!
Does anyone fully understand this? What exactly is this special fund? If i give this way is it really the same as giving directly to the chapter?
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Booth Game 2008 [27 Apr 2008|12:10pm]

Courtesy of Sparky:

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Booth pics [21 Apr 2008|01:31pm]

Some brothers screw on the final "newspaper" panel

Soviet side of the booth with scary Communist propaganda guy

Inside booth, countdown timer indicates how long until the next group can go play the 3-man co-op Lunar Lander game.

From outside, looking through the window at the Lunar Lander game (hella glare)

SigEp won with "Titanic"

KDR got second place with "Golden Spike"
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Carnival 2008 [20 Apr 2008|10:09pm]

AEPi won 3rd place in Booth this weekend.
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Some things never change... [08 Nov 2007|02:19pm]

Google Maps Street View

We still have the house on the corner, SAE still has the lions, and people still sit on that wall. I half-expected to see Dan Goldstein sitting there, since it seemed like he was always out there. Some of my fondest memories are sitting on that wall, talking to Dan and Handy, or just watching everyone.
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Carnival 2007: 2nd place Booth, Chairman's Choice Buggy! [23 Apr 2007|09:37am]

Rather than just posting this in my personal blog, I figured I'd update here.

This past weekend was Carnival. AEPi had a great Carnival, taking 2nd place in booth with Pinball. Most of us were just hoping we'd get 3rd, as we felt we were neck and neck with KDR's human body booth. Taking 2nd place (over Phi Kap's Cuckoo Clock) was definitely a pleasant surprise. SigEp took first with an awesome old school Nintendo booth. Our booth had a lot of games on the inside (Plinko, a Labyrinth maze game, and a non-working Lights Out game) and the exterior was a gigantic pinball machine with the CMU campus as the playing field, including the UC, Purnell, Wean, CFA, Hamerschlag, and even incorporating the fence, the "walking to the sky" sculpture (if you haven't been back recently, you don't know what that is, sorry), the library, the clock near the fence, and even Pitt's Cathedral of Learning. The game was REALLY fun to play as well, and even mostly worked! It was definitely an AEPi kind of booth, the kind that people really enjoyed and kids came back to repeatedly. Even President Cohen loved it, spending 10 minutes playing the game! Kudos to the brothers who built the booth and the alumni who came back to help, including (at least) Sparky and Yeckel.

In Buggy, the guys rolled our new buggy, Zepherus, for the first time. We were technically DQ'd (no hand on buggy when it crossed the finish line), but our time was 2:31, way better than the times from previous years. For our large improvement in time, we were given the Chairman's Choice award. We also rolled Barak/Red Lightning/Camo with a B-team, finishing in about 2:50. The next day, we rolled Camo again during the Alumni Exhibition races and finished in about 2:47, barely edging the Fringe team. 8 different people pushed the buggy, as 6 alumni split the back 3 hills. The AEPi-AK wikipedia has lots of details on buggy already.

Saturday night we had our 20th Anniversary Banquet at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association (right near the bowling alley, site of our past intramural glory), which was a real blast and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone in attendance. We had 5 or 6 old-chapter alumni in attendance who shared some amazing memories of the earliest days of the chapter. Lots of stories were told about our chapter throughout the years including some hilarious stories from old chapter's Mark Hollander and of course Mike Gutenplan, as well as more touching memories from Evan Indianer, Jason Herman, and yours truly. It was clear that the old chapter and older alumni were very proud to see something they started so many years ago thriving so well today.
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AEPi (and others) Fantasy Baseball [20 Feb 2007|02:23pm]

[ mood | hopeful ]

We've got a bunch of us back for the 2007 fantasy baseball season. Anyone else is welcome to join (it's free) before the player draft in March. We're still working on the exact format (AL/NL/ALL, scoring rules, etc).


E-mail matthewjacobs01@gmail.com for an invite to join.

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Coolness [02 Jan 2007|02:38pm]

U.S. Patent No. 7,118,287
Inventor: Alexander S. Perry
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Fall Pledge Class [21 Sep 2006|03:53pm]

18 pledges? Nice!
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Falk's wedding [14 Aug 2006|12:12pm]

Who all is going to Falk's wedding in Chicago this weekend? Erin and I will be there.
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Services for Rudy's Father [07 Aug 2006|03:26pm]

From Rudy:
For those of you in the NY area who have the flexibility to attend my father's service, I thought I would pass on the information.

Services will be held on Wednesday, August 9 at 11:45 am at:

Sinai Chapels
162-05 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365

In any case, thank you all for your messages of support. I really appreciate it.

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Fantasy Baseball [06 Mar 2006|02:57pm]

I've set up an AEPi-centric fantasy baseball league on Yahoo! Anyone is welcome to join, and invite others to play.

To sign up, go here: http://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/b2
League ID#: 3190
League Name: "Tuesday Is Tuesday"
Password: wearpants

The fantasy draft is currently set for Saturday, March 25 at 4pm ET.
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Falk's Wedding [15 Feb 2006|10:36pm]

David Falk's wedding will apparently be on August 20, 2006.
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from cnn.com [30 Nov 2005|01:54pm]

tell me that's not our cofa:

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