Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Spring comes to campus

It's warmed up here a lot since the ice storm of a couple weeks ago. I had to drop something off in an office on the main campus (my building is ~1/2 mile from main campus) and I decided just to walk it, because parking on main campus is a nightmare, and it was also a nice day. And because I like walking, I like getting out to be able to clear my head and be alone for a few minutes.

It was early afternoon - most of the students NOT in the sciences don't seem to have afternoon classes, there weren't that many people around.

There were, however, some folks over where there are batting cages set up. I don't know if it was the baseball team, the softball team, some intramural people, or just students out having fun. I could hear the crack of bats and balls being hit.

And someone turned on a boom box. And it was playing "We Will Rock You."

And I had to smile: there are some bands that are just perennial on college campuses. Queen is one (and they could do a LOT worse than choosing Queen as a "perennial" campus band, I think). I remember people playing Queen 20 years ago when I was in college. Heck, I think I remember hearing it some spring day as a kid when I went down to my dad's campus with him for something (And that would have been back when Queen was kind of in its first run).

I said once before one of the things I like about being on a college campus is that some of the good things don't go away, some of the good things don't change: like spring days, going out and hitting a ball around with your friends, and playing music.

1 comment:

Kate P said...

That is kinda cool! what a nice break of February. Plus it reminds me of a fairly good time in my life where something just possessed us to stop in on a college campus in the spring in a town we were visiting, and it was so fun to see all the college kids out on the quad with frisbees and stuff.