Dear new students of Colorado State University,
Your survival at this institution is important to me. So is mine. For this reason, please be aware that paths with pictures of bicycles in them are for bicycles and paths with pictures of walking people in them are for walking people. They are not interchangeable. Note that red octagonal signs along streets and walkways require you to stop and look up to see whether anyone else is coming. Finally, while not required by law, some general sense of your immediate surroundings is recommended when traversing campus.
And on that sassy note, happy Monday, friends! It’s back to school for this week, and so far it’s been a good one, besides almost being killed about five to six times a day by oblivious bicyclists/pedestrians/skaters.
Besides surviving, here are a few other accomplishment this week. To hear what other bloggers have been up to, check out the Week in Review party over at Meg’s place.
Monday I taught my first class of the semester.
Pros: I’m really making an effort this semester to truly be prepared each time I go to teach class. No dilly-dallying about getting students’ papers to them or pulling up a PowerPoint without reminding myself of the content. Not that I would ever do such a thing.
Cons: My two sections, at 1:00 and 2:00, are a good 10 minutes across campus by bicycle from one another. 8 minutes if I sprint, which is not a good idea with oblivious students waltzing every which way. Guess how long the passing period is? 10 minutes.
Wednesday I posted some delicious Raspberry Maple Chipotle Barbecue sauce to the blog.I also went to CSU swing in the evening–first time I’ve had the chance to dance with lindyhoppers since summer May!
Thursday I had my first meeting with my internship supervisor. I’m going to an English department communications intern and contribute to the English department blog. I also went to yoga.
Friday I spent a good part of the evening getting to know my new Ft. Collins roommate. I’m excited to say that we get along really well so far. I have been so blessed with such wonderful roommates over the years.
Saturday I posted to the blog about my relative success with probiotics. I also went to the Fort Collins farmers’ market. After a summer eating at the YMCA cafeteria, I got maybe a little bit overexcited for local produce.Carrots, beets, zucchini, red pepper, tomatoes, strawberries, basil, roasted Anaheims, spaghetti squash, gluten-free bread rounds, and a loaf of sourdough. (Sourdough made with no added yeast is one of those rare gluten-containing foods which is low-FODMAP. Beer is another one.)
In the evening, I went to a housewarming and board game party for a couple of friends/former classmates. We placed Otrio and Settlers of Catan. I’d never played either one before, and I liked them a lot.
Finally, on Sunday, my sweetheart and I did a day trip up to Georgetown, Colorado, where we took the historic mining train on its loop back and forth across the valley, once home to a gold and silver mine. It was very cool…very cool. Downright cold, in fact. But also very beautiful.
That evening, we played another round of Settlers of Catan with my sweetie’s parents.
I guess I really like that game now. I’m definitely a board game person. Although Scattergories still might be my favorite.
What’s your favorite board game?
Do you ever have trouble with self-control at the farmers’ market?