These past few days have been amazing! The sun has been out, birds have been singing, and people have been dancing, hiking, and soaking up the rays like sun-sponges. With each day nicer than the last, shorts and sandals have been the attire of choice around Olympia, and all of this vitamin D is clearly having a positive effect on people.
At the start of this quarter, I moved off campus to a house with four other guys on the west side of Olympia. It is a fantastic place. There is a giant deck and a big back yard, which is perfect for hanging out in the sunshine. On Saturday, my new roommates and I used the grill to fire up some burgers and had ourselves a picnic. It was such a perfect day!
Though not everyone is fortunate to have a giant backyard, Red Square and the Field have been totally packed with people napping, studying, reading, playing music, and/or frolicking around. Though I was busy today, I will out tomorrow in Red Square enjoying the sun and taking the day totally to myself if I get the chance. I’m really excited to read for my class: Marx can be a little tough to swallow sometimes, but if I’m out in the sun reading, then there is no way that I can be having a bad time, right?
Speaking of Marx, my new class is called “Marxist Theory”! It is incredibly fascinating, and I’m finding out very quickly that probably over 75% of the time that Marx is quoted or mentioned he is being misquoted or misunderstood. I’m incredibly excited to really dig deep in to this class and emerge with a great understanding of such a complex man.
Anyway, get outside, its sunny! Have a great week.