Last weekend, I went to see The Decemberists play in Colorado Springs. Oh, you haven’t heard of them?
They are probably one of my favorite bands ever! Each album, each song, and each instrument tells a story in a manner that completely absorbs me. The youtube video I posted is of their latest single “This is Why We Fight” from their album The King is Dead. I highly recommend this new album. How can you deny the beauty of lyrics like these, “When we die/We will die/With our arms unbound.” Plus, they are great live–fantastic energy and sound amazing!
Also, a really cool thing The Decemberists do when they tour is make posters for each city they tour. It’s art. The Colorado Springs poster is so awesome! (Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures because I wasn’t close enough. Being 5’2” has its pitfalls sometimes…)
And when I say dog sit, I mean I was dog-sitting for three dogs. Above, you see Hank. He was the most playful and wanted to be outside alllll day. (Note to self: when I go to graduate school, I will have a dog to keep me company)
Block 8 starts tomorrow! This means two things: 1) I will be in a very difficult class (Junior Seminar: Studying History) with Tip Ragan (one of my favorite professors), 2)Summer is coming!
This summer, I will be doing education policy research with a professor at a nearby university. I’m excited, because this gives me a first-hand experience in something I really want to pursue in the future. I’ll update more on this once this summer.
Until next time,