This week, we've had our first real morning practices of the spring. It's an odd sensation to be waking up at 4:30 when the rest of campus is completely dead. There's nothing like rowing with a sunrise in the background on Lake Dunmore. The water is often flatter in the morning, and now that we have a dock to launch from, life is good.
Rowing requires complete focus on every stroke. The rest of your life may be out of control, but for a couple hours you have to be fully committed to the task at hand and leave the chaos behind. As much as I whine about waking up early and being tired, crew practice is one of the most rewarding parts of my day.
And now it's off to bed before another morning practice. First, though, some entertainment:
-A number of people have shown this to me recently. Cute: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K3MXY5ITxQ&feature=player_embedded
-This song got so many plays in Georgia...it deserved to be on the blog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLJf9qJHR3E
-Cool article about music from the Science Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/19/science/19brain.html?ref=science