April 25, 2010 - 1:00 PM
The following takes place between 1:00pm and 2:00pm:
Eugene is so beautiful today!
It helps that I'm still riding high from a wonderful performance last night at the Hult Center. I saw Play!: A Video Game Symphony there last night and it was inspiring. This video isn't from the performance in Eugene, but it is a clip of the show performed somewhere else.
In essence it was an evening of thep Eugene Symhony playing music from popular video games with video accompaniment.
After a wonderful evening with the symphony to a beautiful Sunday morning like this, my life couldn't be better.
I've already spent the morning taking photos, just for the sake of enjoying photography. I've been riding along the river, running into friends along the way, and looking forward to my intramural softball game later this afternoon. Citizens of Eugene are pouring out into the parks to enjoy some time in the outdoors.
Actually, when I got on my bike this morning I chuckled to myself. Here I am in shorts and a tank top, and the high is forecasted at maybe 70 degrees. This is tanning weather in Oregon. If I were in parts of California everyone would probably be bundled up in sweats. Somehow this small "Oregon-way-of-life" delights me.
At the moment my mission is lunch. Since I'm out on my bike I decide the opportunity couldn't be greater to explore some neighborhoods I haven't been through on my way to Laughing Planet Cafe they're a café dedicated to reducing their footprint and supporting local, sustainable food. The food there is delicious, but probably one of my favorite parts is the toy dinosaur on every table.
After lunch who knows where life will lead me. Days like this are made for creativity and adventure. I've already been to the Valley River Center shopping mall, watched a man fly fishing in the river, checked out the wildflowers in the city parks, chatted with friends, stopped at a swing set...and I've never even seen a car except for the mall parking lot. I love being able to escape, even though I'm living in the middle of a relatively large city.
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.