April 12, 2010 - 10:00 AM
The following takes place between 10:00 and 11:00am:
This business with ABC is not helping me focus; I still have work and class and soccer practice to get through before going to the show tonight.
I woke up this morning from a text message from a friend...something about ABC News was looking for a student to interview that was going to the Conan O'Brien show. My name came up, contact information was shared, and the next thing I know I'm on the phone with a guy in LA wanting to know if I can take video for Good Morning America. In case you hadn't heard: Conan O'Brien is kicking off his 30-city tour right here in Eugene, Oregon. And I am going to be there for it.
Conan will be in the Hult Center tonight for his variety show. I'm excited for the show but not exactly sure what to expect. This all started only about a month ago when it was announced that Conan was coming to Eugene and tickets were going on sale. It has all been kind of a whirlwind. And now somehow ABC is talking to me. What an odd way to start the morning.
Refocus: the show isn't until 8:00pm.
In the interest of making some academic progress, I log onto the University Libraries website. For my Urban Geography class I'm going to need additional resources for a review of a text of my choosing. I'm kind of excited about this ‘independent learning' opportunity because I'm torn as to how I want to focus my Masters degree. This project will allow for a little exploration, and ultimately, could influence the graduate level classes I take next year. One problem: it would seem the book I'm looking for is checked out at the UO library. Luckily, we participate in the SUMMIT program.
The SUMMIT program exists between 32 Northwest colleges and universities. Essentially it extends the loaning services available in my University of Oregon library to the volumes available at any of these participating institutions. Thank you Washington State University for sending me the book I need. That should arrive in about three to five days. And all I had to do was type in my UO ID number and last name before clicking a button. It's like using a library just couldn't get any easier.
Authors Note: This term I've decided to dissect my day one hour at a time to inform you about my college life. My own life set to the Fox Network's hit show "24." ...If only I were as sensational as Jack Bauer. In this ‘season' you can expect a thrilling and innovative drama complete with a few unforeseen plot twists.