Thursday, June 19, 2014

Life of a Blogger: School



Life of a Blogger is a weekly meme by Novel Heartbeat.  It gives us a chance to talk about non-bookish passions and interests.

I thought I would talk about my alma mater (and current employer): the University of Washington.

UW (pronounced "UDub") is just north of downtown Seattle.  It was established in 1861.  The color are purple and gold and the mascot is a husky.  We have a costumed mascot named Harry the Husky, but also a live mascot malamute named Dubs.  (Malamute...husky...close enough, I guess!)  You can check out Dubs' blog here.

My great grandfather, grandmother, grandfather, 2 uncles, mom and dad all attended the UW.  My grandfather was actually a professor of geography there for a long time.  I wouldn't say we are like die-hard UW-for-life, but I certainly wouldn't be sad if my daughter decided to go there. I graduated with a dual degree in Anthropology and Comparative Religion with a minor in American Indian Studies.  Super useful in everyday life.  ;)

I like the campus is so pretty.  Here are some of my favorite places on campus.

Foster School of Business
I love this view of Drumheller Fountain with Mt. Rainier in the background.  There is nothing quite like it on a sunny day.

Becoming a Husky
This is Husky Stadium, which is situated on Lake Washington.  Also, a gorgeous view on a sunny day

It's a rare day that the quad is this empty when the blossoms are in full bloom
The cherry blossoms in the quad.  It is amazing.

Reading Room in Suzzallo Library D
The Harry Potter-esque "Reading Room" in Suzzallo Library

Suzzallo Grand Staircase
Actually, Suzzallo library is really cool.  This is the grand staircase. 

This shot is taken from a web cam, so it isn't the best, but it shows Red Square nicely.  Suzzallo library is the building on the left.

1 comment :

  1. Wowwwww! Your quad with the cherry blossoms is so pretty! I've never been to a school with a real campus like that so it blows my mind. And of course I love the library haha (Although I was spoiled - you know the library from Beauty and the Beast? It was modeled after the library at my school. Not that we're allowed to touch any of the books htere *pouts*)



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