All of a sudden it's winter already
So, it totally snowed today. 4 days ago it was 80 degrees, and I was beerfestivaling downtown:( I'm not sure how I feel about this snow...All I know is that it's a lot more difficult to get around when you're wearing a JLO puffy coat & have a backpack and a workout bag full of winter running clothes. Things to watch out for while dressed for the weather, are small children that you may knock over & not even realize it. Also, you need to be more mindful of drinking glasses & people's personal space. In general, a JLO puffy coat will increase your waist circumference about 6 inches and disrupt your peripheral vision b/c of the faux fur hoodie. Good things about winter as I see it, are decreased skin to clothes ratio on undergrad girls (turns out short-short skirts are back), less crime (especially when I'm running at night), and it's another reason to drink lattes & eat scones :)
In other news, I started using my ipod (thanks UofM!!), and it's great for working out. I've been meaning to buy one for about 2 years now, but never wanted to buckle down and get one. I don't mind one as a gift, though....anyways, I don't see how everyone wears them around ALL the time. Turns out, when I am close enough to hear what is playing on people's ipods, the music is actually really bad. So, it's not like they just can't get enough of the awesome music that's out there, b/c it turns out they're not listening to it.
I'm not sure what I'm doing for the rest of the week. Today was a great day though, like most!!! I really want to buy aero bars for my bike so I can bike in this crazy wind (I was almost blown off the Lake St. bridge today at noon while I was running!!). There are both good and bad aspects about only taking 2 classes in a semester. I think I'm going to start taking advantage of some productive, career-directed activities other than what I already do. I met w/ a Peace Corps rep today, but she wasn't too helpful in regards to combining my Peace Corps experience with a Masters project. I think we have 5 years to finish one...not sure if that time clock starts when course work ends or starts. Maybe a good thing to look into.
Still don't know how to upload a picture to my text, or you would be looking at a wonderful beer glass I was gifted at the beerfest (Go Surly!!)