That’s right – Stanford’s campus is like the Mary Poppins of college campuses – it is practically perfect in every way. While I’ve only been here 3 days total, it has been 75 degrees and sunny with a hint of eucalyptus and honeysuckle in the air. I even saw a homeless guy helping a dude in a Lexus parallel park. Palm Drive looks like I’m driving up to a resort rather than a college campus.
I guess I’m too used to NYC where we pile our trash on the streets.
Don’t get my wrong. There is no place like NYC. But, it doesn’t smell quite as nice as Stanford.
The running here ain’t too shabby either.For my long run yesterday, I did campus loop to the dish loop and back. The dish loop is worth the climb up a giant hill for the views (basically, you run up a hill forever and then down a hill for a while). I swear I could see all the way to San Francisco and I’m sad to report my first thought was, “Oh no! I wish I had my phone! Perfect instagram artist opportunity!”
There were warnings for mountain lions and coyotes with instructions of “if attacked – fight back!” So, I guess everywhere has its dangers.
Moving on to #totallytrials x 2, I had the good fortune of going to both the track and field trials as well as women’s gymnastics.
A whole blog could be devoted to how fantastic my time in Eugene with Oiselle was so maybe I’ll hold off on giving you all of the deets. It was fantastic hanging with such fit, fun, and fabulous girls. I want to move to Seattle just to be with “the birds” more often. I’d take the rain for their sunshine and bright spirits any day.
From the fashion show, I have my eye on basically the entire collection, particularly the new diamond Rogas and the yellow striped shirt with the pink birds on the back. And the party was probably the best Eugene has seen since…ever. MC and Booby Hammer have full permission to come perform at any party I throw, as long as they bring Alysia Montano. That girl can run. That girl can rap.
The gymnastics trials were awesome, too. It was a good competition with, it seems, the only falls coming from the WOGA girls, Nastia and Rebecca. Nastia got a standing ovation, which was moving. No one makes gymnastics look more beautiful than Nastia and the fact that she struggles with her bar routine now shows just how good she was in 2008.
Now, I’m freaking out a bit too much to keep writing – I feel like I need to read something related to OB/GYN or go to bed early so I can be bright and chipper tomorrow. Because 8:30 pm is a reasonable time to go to bed.
So, I’ll tell you more about the trials later, when my schedule permits. Sit tight. Don’t get too anxious – I know you’re dying to hear all about it.
And, if I don’t report back, send someone to make sure I haven’t been eaten by a mountain lion.
TELL ME: YOUR FAVORITE MOMENT FROM ANY OF THE OLYMPIC TRIALS THAT YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING – TRACK, SWIMMING, GYMNASTICS, ETC
Until next time…