If we were having coffee, we’d have to meet in Ashland, OR, where I’m spending Memorial Day weekend with some extended family.
If you’d never been here before, you’d soon realize that everything is Shakespeare-themed, since Ashland is home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. It’s a small town, but OSF puts it on the map.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that the last two weeks have been a lot, with moving out and taking finals, then spending 36 hours in Michigan before flying back to Portland via Los Angeles.
I’d tell you about the intensive summer session course I took online in those two weeks. It was called sociology of sexualities, and involved pages upon pages of reading every day. It was a lot of work, but the content was interesting: how gender and sexuality are so linked, why fraternities are especially prone to being venues for sexual assault, and how sex educators often modify their discourse when teaching women of color (especially Latina women).
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about how I started running again this week, and how I hope to make a habit of it. I used to run thrice weekly during senior year of high school and loved the endorphins and strength that came with it, but going to college meant a much hillier environment and then snow. I’m not a fan of the treadmill, so I couldn’t motivate myself to run anymore (a pattern that I, unfortunately, will likely repeat at the end of this summer). In the meantime, however, I’m excited to reclaim my fitness.
I’d tell you about my newest tangible acquisition: a MacBook Pro. After 5 years with the classic white MacBook, it was time for an upgrade. And it’s beautiful. I do prefer the old iCal format for my editorial calendar, but I’m getting used to this one.
And then I’d have to return to familial obligations, but not before asking what you want to chat about over coffee this week.
This post is part of the Weekend Coffee Share linkup at Part Time Monster!