Seattle adventures, life, home, and coffee—in no particular order

Hello, Utah

It’s been awhile. Life has been busy, the sun has been out (well, most days), and blogging got pushed to the back burner.

I’m in Utah this week for a proposal writing workshop by day and homework and work-work by night. If I were sleeping in my own bed and accompanied by my human and canine men-friends, it would be a marginally sweet set-up.

Utah is pretty gorgeous. It’s sunny and 90 without a cloud in the sky. I could get used to this. USU is built against a backdrop of mountains—not only is it a gorgeous visual, it keeps this out-of-towner from getting horribly lost.

After five days in Logan, I’m about ready to head back to the real world. Here’s a quick glimpse back at the week…


Everything else in town was booked for a science conference, so I ended up staying at the Quality Inn. The name was more than a little misleading.


After class let out on Monday, I set out to see about a bike. USU has this really awesome program called Blue Bikes (not to be confused with similarly colored male body parts).

The center is a collaboration between the Utah Conservation Corps and AmeriCorps. Students can borrow a bike for a day or five—the idea is to promote healthy living and reduce fossil fuel consumption. I can get behind those things. Plus, I got hooked up with this gorgeous cruiser. She was mine for the week, and she was a delight.

Oh, and I may have found the perfect man for my sister. Tall, well-built, passionate about biking, and pretty damn high on life. Doodle, you’re welcome.


Who knew?


Seriously, I want this thing. Delicious and cold filtered water and a smart fill sensor, PLUS it tells you how many water bottles have been saved thanks to earth-loving types like yourself! Sorta silly, but I think the Über office needs one.


Campus is purdy. It’s like being an undergrad all over again. Brick buildings, green grass, and big ol’ hills. I took a few shots this morning, so I can prove to my dad that yes, my Interwebs university really exists.


Don’t get me wrong, I like a good spontaneous adventure, but I thrive on routine. By the end of this week, I’ve got this summer workshop thing down…

Cycle to and from campus–check. (Note: Anything remotely hillish on a heavy one speed cruiser is more than remotely hellish.)

Lunchtime study sesh @ the shiny new Merrill Library—done.

Afternoon textbook reading/sunbathing @ Caffe Ibis and/or the local park.

Dinner from one of the handful of local establishments–on it.

Evening work session @ the questionably clean hotel–oh yes, this is happening.

It’s been real, Utah, but this girl is ready to back on the homefront.

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This entry was posted on August 12, 2011 by in Adventures!, Life, Summer, Travel, USU.
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