so today unfortunately was the last day of oregon :( we woke up, got breakfast, and went to the duck i packed my stuff up. we just hung out in the dorms for the morning and said my farewells to everyone, which was sad.
we called a taxi to pick up me, jamie and katie and take us to the airport, which worked nicely. Eugene was pretty much the smallest airport, ever. and this time we were well equipped with snacks, which was great, the flight back was nice.. we all slept for a good portion of it. then, we got picked up by jamies parents and went back to her house! and then.. don jose’s. what a memory. the food was great. we went right before it closed, and then katie drove me home and we had great conversation and music and it was wonderful.
then, at about 2 in the morning….. i woke up shivering and shaking uncontrollably. i threw up and was freezing, and i cursed don jose and their chicken quesadillas, but then the next morning i discovered that it was an allergic reaction. such a sad ending to a great weekend. but it was still SUCH a great weekend.
we woke up this morning with plans to go to emma’s rugby game :) so diana, stef, kevin sean and i all woke up and got ready to go grab some breakfast to go from the llc. We got really good food and were ready to eat while walking, when suddenly, there began a lovely oregon-style sudden downpour. like, serious downpour though. and considering that we had to walk a mile or two, with food, we all realized that we’d better chow down. so we ate our already-soggy waffles and drenched eggs and bacon and made our way over to the rugby field. it was definitely a moment to remember! so we watched the game. the weather was crazy.. super bipolar. and the game was really interesting, i had never seen rugby before.
The game ended, and then we walked over to the river and took some pictures. it was absolutely beautiful, especially when the clouds passed momentarily. We went back to the dorm to get ready to go into town! Shaina, Melissa and her boyfriend all joined us and we took the bus into downtown eugene. first order of business was voodoo donuts. they were AMAZING. we got a hand-picked dozen, where the guy picked the dozen out for us. after that, it was just shaina and diana and i and we walked around town and went to some weird stores! we ended up at a super fun thrift store with lolzy clothes. then eventually we went back to school.
we got dinner, which was really good chicken parmigiana and spaghetti and garlic bread.. and then we went back to the dorm to get ready to go out! we went to a few frat parties which were disgusting but it was fun to hang with everyone. then we got back to the dorm, and ordered dough co and talked to everyone and stayed up late and diana did henna for me and it was a good night :)
day 2! after sleeping in dianas bed together, which wasn’t bad, we woke up and grabbed breakfast at the llc. diana then gave me a lovely tour of campus, which was absolutely gorgeousssss. it’s a pretty large school, and everything about it was so beautiful. we walked around and she took me to the architecture building, where i met caroline and was amazed by the projects that the students do.
we (well mostly i) took a tonnn of pictures today. we went to a lot of cool places, including the museum on campus and the cemetery, which is diana’s like fave place to go. thats where todays picture was taken! we sang lana del rey pretty much all day. then, we debated whether or not to go out with the hall that night, and decided again to just stay in that night. so we talked and hung out and attempted to half-watch pride and prejudice, until emma and stef and others got back. we then took some lolzy photobooth pictures. shaina, diana’s roommate, stayed with a friend that night, so i got my own bed. woohoo!
woohoo, today was the day! jamie, katie and i all met at LAX and did normal airport activities before getting on our flight to eugene! as i mentioned, we got lucky enough that there were still 2 open seats next to me, so we all flew together :) it was great. the flight was fun.. we bought munchies and pringles and shared excitement to be goin to visit frandddsss! we had a nice flight and landed, where we all got picked up and went our separate ways. FINALLY REUNITED WITH DIANA <3 and i got to meet emma,whom i love, and alexa who kindly drove over to pick me up!
we drove through the oregon countryside all the way back to University of Oregon, my home for the next 3 and a half days. we went to dinner at common grounds, the main nearby dining area, and i got to meet a small handful of oregon friends. dinner was nice, but i was dead tired so we went back to the hall and just hung out! i was introduced to more people, and we had a fairly mellow night.