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Sunday, March 31, 2013

 

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying nice spring weather wherever you are, because we sure are in Boulder.

I’ve only been back in town (from spring break) for a few days, but those days have been gorgeous. It got up to just about 70° F today, which was enough to make me regret wearing jeans outside. It’s been fairly quiet for the past few days, but Boulder is definitely filling back up as school gets back on track and students return.

Personally, I had a pretty fun break. I got to see some family in Houston, TX and finally got to play with some cows. I think my Mom actually ended up having the most fun because she’s always loved cows, but had never had the opportunity to interact with any up close. Luckily for her, one of my relatives has a ranch way out in East Texas (I’m talking like 10 miles or so from the Louisiana border) with about 15 cows. I was surprised by just how agile the cows were. When some neighbors’ dogs ran up, the cows quickly chased the dogs away, which is the opposite of what I thought would happen, but I’m no rancher. I was also surprised at how slobbery the cows were. After feeding them the bovine equivalent of doggie treats, my hands were definitely not clean.

When I got back to Colorado, my friend and fraternity brother Tucker invited me to go stay for the weekend in Vail and go snowboarding, so naturally I said yes. We had a blast, and my legs are still sore as I’m typing this. It was a gorgeous, clear, “bluebird” day and we hit just about every part of the resort (or so Tucker says, I had no idea where we were the whole time) before turning in. All in all, a great time.

Upon returning to school, I realized that I only have 6 weeks until graduation! This is extremely scary, because I haven’t bought my graduation cap/gown yet or done a few other very important tasks. Also, the fact that my time at CU is coming to an end is getting ever more real and ever more exciting/frightening. So, I’ve decided to keep chuggin’ on and make the next 6 weeks the best 6 weeks I’ve had at CU (which is no easy task). I’ll be sure to keep you all (punctually) updated, so stick around!

Happy Spring! Also, enjoy this picture of my Mom feeding a cow (who we called Bessie, but was actually just “Cow #2”).

Mike
Biochemistry, Atmospheric/Oceanic Studies (ATOC) minor • Austin, Texas

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