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Finishing Off January with a Little Spring

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Any time there's a shift in the weather, I find myself longing for my undergraduate life. The way that an afternoon spent in warm sunlight makes my skin smell is enough to send me into a daydreaming spiral of nostalgia. I just want it to be socially acceptable for me to be reading books on a deadline and talking about them in a classroom all the time. And live in a library.

When I was living in Roanoke last year, these days would make me feel so blue. But this past week of warm days has made me really grateful to live so close to the University of Virginia. I just walk around and get some coffee, and when I get home I'm inspired to sit down and work on my thesis. It's been a sunny, happy past few days, and really, my only concern is that I'm going to have to reside in college towns for the rest of my life. We'll see.

My friend Patrick and I spent the afternoon walking from our neighborhood over to The Corner, stopping by The Lawn to let his little dog explore. We ended our walk at Para for iced chai lattes and I learned that they have homemade almond milk! We sat outside and talked for a while.

Goodbye, January.





Sometimes I think I could get used to this.

16 comments:

  1. Looks almost like spring there! Wow. I can't believe its the last day of Januray already.

    And I too love the smell of sun on my skin. :)

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  2. Wasn't the weather gorgeous today? I hope it stays that way for a long time! That puppy is the cutest ever, as well! So glad you had a good day!

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  3. I used to get that way at bookstores. Writing my thesis at Barnes and Noble made me feel very productive and smart. Especially when I had coffee.

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  4. Looks wonderful! I'm a little sad to see winter go but i'm super happy to see spring shine it's way through! <3

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  5. Yes, I totally feel the same way! Warm days like this (it's in the 60's here in Cincinnati again!), make me long for walking around campus, hanging out on the lawn, and porch parties :)

    I'm so excited to be sponsoring you this month :) I have to say, you are the 1st blog that I've sponsored that I've really felt connected with me. I think that's so fantastic. It's going to be a good month, buddy!

    Also, you should probably just hide that dog in your bag and bring him home. Too cute to handle :)

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  6. Saw you on "Across the Pond" today and had to stop over here and follow! So excited to read your posts :) Happy Wednesday!

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  7. Found ya from Across the Pond, love your blog (and its name).
    Xo,
    Amira

    AmiraGray.blogspot.com

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  8. Looks like a wonderful day. I could get used to it, too. :)

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  9. Hi! New follower and fellow sponsor this month on Across the Pond just stopping in to say hello :)

    PS - your friend's dog is adorable

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  10. sunshine, iced chai lattes, and cute puppies?! yes please to all of it:-) I buy TJ's almond milk, but have yet to make my own, (even though it's super super easy). xoxo

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  11. It so feels like spring, it's such a tease. But this looks like such a lovely day! I love how a simple sunny day can be super inspiring and motivating (or just cause you to sit outside all day and read for pleasure, but let's pretend no one ever would dare to procrastinate >.>)

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  12. i do that same thing! when the days juuuust start to get warmer, it immediately brings back memories of the college days... everyone skips their afternoon classes, maybe pours a beverage, and it's like the whole world just holds hands and is happy together in the sunshine. and i can't help but miss that!

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  13. I just read your guest post over on Megan's blog :] You sound awesome, and I would love to be blog friends!

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  14. Eek! I went to and got married at UVA so these pictures make me so happy! There's nothing better than just lounging around grounds!

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