A Day in the Life: August 2016



So it’s time for this month’s A Day in the Life linkup, which is hosted by Georgie. Let me tell you about my day.


I woke up this morning at around 9. I had breakfast in bed while I watched the morning news. They confirmed my suspicions of a warm day around 81°F (27°C). I decided that I would take advantage of the weather.


At a quarter after 10, I strayed from my apartment and headed for the student union (which I can I see from the front of my building) with the goal of using one of the school computers to work on my online portfolio. It only took me an hour to finish.


Afterwards, I went back to my building and I got my car so I could go to one of the local coffee shops. I stayed there for awhile before deciding to head to one of the local parks by the river.


There, I fished for a bit (to no avail 🙁 ), walked around and ultimately started playing Pokemon Go. Someone left modules at 3 nearby stops so I was able to reap the benefits, catching a Seel, a Magicarp, and a Psyduck among others.


I found a potential new fishing spot on the river, and to confirm that suspicion, I saw someone further down wading with a fishing pole. I made a note to myself for next time. The only problem is, it’s right off the path.




After that, I went back on campus to do some more Pokemon hunting before deciding to go back to my apartment and make some dinner. I then laid around and watched Netflix for a bit.


At 6, I strayed from apartment again, deciding that I haven’t had my fill of the pleasant weather. I was sitting by one of the campus landmarks when someone with a foreign accent asked me about where to find some food. I told him where the main dining area was, but after checking the hours, I broke the news that it was about to close. I pointed him to a place off campus where he could find some food. We introduced ourselves, him revealing that he’s from Switzerland and majoring in Communications.


But that wasn’t the last I saw of him. Later, he came back and sat down next to me. We started getting into a conversation, talking about books, our homes, outdoors, politics, technology, and baseball. He showed me pictures of his hometown (Geneva) and I showed him the area in Montana where my family and I went hiking. It was really refreshing. I’d been flying solo all day and suddenly, I was having a conversation with an exchange student.


Eventually, we parted ways, but not before I gave him my email address. I knew it must be difficult to in a new place with nothing familiar.


What was the last thing you read today?

Um…Facebook? Otherwise, an anti capitalist flyer in the coffee shop and text messages.


How was your day today, compared to yesterday?

Today was a bit better than yesterday, mainly because of me not having to work and having a decent conversation with a stranger.


What is one thing you ate today that you enjoyed?

Technically, I didn’t eat this but it is something that can be consumed and something I found enjoyable.




I got this blended Mocha Madness drink from the coffee shop. Not only was it delicious but I loved mug.


What made you laugh today?

George Takei posted this on Facebook. I found it pretty hilarious.




What do you feel like doing now?

Drinking water, taking a shower, then watching Sailor Moon.


Who was the first person you talked to today?

I wished my step-mom a happy birthday on Facebook. As for people, I talked to a facilities management person at school to make sure the the student union was open.


That’s all for now. TTYL.