So we’re a week out from Spring Break already and becoming a real person again is hard. I suppose it helps my post Spring Break mood a small bit that the Bozeman weather has been exceptionally springy (referring to the season). However, spending a week in Scottsdale, Arizona springtime perfection makes it a bit hard to compare. Of course I miss the warmth and the not having responsibilities, but I flipped ahead in my planner just this morning to get an idea of my academic work load for the next few weeks and realized just how short our time really is: just a little over one month and the world can be slightly more silly once again.
For some reason, professors, schedules, weather, and calendars seem to have agreed that the couple weeks after Spring Break should be the most rigorous while simultaneously being the hardest during which to focus. I had two tests last week and two papers this week. But after those eight more pages are written, I just have the end of semester stuff to get through! So celebrate a little for me.
I’m an Advocat student tour guide on campus which, besides being delightful, has the added bonus of letting me register extremely early – before any classes fill up. Next semester (Fall 2015), because I have almost no degree requirements to complete (besides that pesky spring semester writing class), I’ll have just three classes and only on Tuesday and Thursday which leaves my Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays wide open for work, adventuring, and playing with Copper. I’m super excited I could figure out a schedule that works so well for me; I’m also taking a new Sociology class called Animals & Sociology which sounds absurdly interesting, right?
Now that you’re a bit more caught up on my life, I thought I’d reminisce more about Spring Break (just one more time) before I continue being a responsible student and finish writing my papers. To be honest, I’ll probably play with Copper before that actually happens, but here we go.
So my boyfriend, a friend, Copper and I drove down last week to Scottsdale, Arizona – a 17 hour drive from Bozeman. After a long, adventurous, day which included three Five Hour Energy drinks and a narrated adventure story about running away from the snow, we made it, starving and warm. We stayed in a friend’s house his family owns in the city with two other friends who drove down from Colorado. The next day (and many after that) we spent lounging by the pool and getting our much-needed tans on. Copper was not allowed in the neighborhood pool area, so we left him in the house, back door open to the back yard, planning on him being just perfectly fine. Then, about two minutes after we had jumped into the water, I heard the ever-so-familiar jingle of his collar and soon enough, he showed up as happy as can be outside the pool gate. He had jumped over the solid adobe wall around the backyard and followed us to the pool. After all, it was his Spring Break too.
Over the course of Spring Break, we went to a Rockies Spring Training game, a farmer’s market, the Phoenix Zoo, multiple golf courses, and spent every day in the sun and every night by the hot tub. I’m so glad I could take the break, and so glad I got to spend it in Arizona with friends.
In just about a month and a half I’ll be 21 in Vegas with my family,
So let’s just get through this month of school and celebrate free time with hikes and bikes around Bozeman. Deal?
P.S. Don’t forget to pick up next week’s copy of the Exponent (The Excrement); it’s the annual April Fools satire edition.