Friday, April 1, 2011

A Seattle Kind of Day

Grey Skies on Campus

Academic Building with Grey Sky

Bike Under Tree

Tuesday’s Bike Ride Commute (3/29/11)

Tuesday was a cool, misty, drizzly day here, which was in stark contrast to our usual bright sunshine and delightful warmth.  To be honest, I’m missing the springtime that I expect in Texas—the heat, the sun, the bare legs and iced coffees.  I hear that the weather this weekend will meet my expectations, to which I can only say: It’s about time!  I didn’t move to Texas for drizzle.

But there is something rather charming about the days in Texas that are more like the Pacific Northwest, or at least the way I imagine it to be.  I’ve never been to that part of the country, though it is at the top of my list of faraway places to visit.  I am hoping that it will happen in 2012—2011’s travel plans have been made—but we shall see!  It’s a big trip to get there from Texas, which means it will be an expensive vacation, which is part of the reason it is not happening in 2011.  Plus I’ve only been in Texas for about a year and a half, and I have yet to see any of the cities here.  And by “see,” I mean more than “fly out of airport on the way to the North.”

Despite Tuesday’s drizzle, it wasn’t too cold, so it made for a reasonably pleasant bike commute.  It was a big day for me at work, and it went swimmingly, so I came home feeling like a million bucks.  The only downside was that Tuesday’s success made the rest of the week seem kind of drab by comparison.  After all the excitement, it’s back to the normal pace of things, which is fine, I suppose, but it’s left me feeling restless.  But!  There’s always a but, right?  Next weekend, my friend and I are taking a little overnight trip to Austin, and I can’t wait.  I am happy to have something unusual and fun to look forward to.  I’m so happy, in fact, that I’ll let that last sentence end with a preposition because nobody says, “It is something to which I am looking forward!”  Though the trip is something to which I am looking forward.  (Nerd!)

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