Our first time was a bit surprising and awkward and weird. I really didn't expect it to happen so soon, actually, but in hindsight, I don't know why.
So I guess when that first time actually did come about, I wasn't quite prepared. I mean, I guess I was physically okay with it, but mentally, I wasn't prepared. One minute, I was just there. In the moment. Just going with the flow. And suddenly, there he was. Just looking at me. Kind of big eyed.
It was just a split second, really. That moment when we knew. There it was. There we were.
"Hello", he said. Still with the big eyes, but not breaking stride.
"Hello", I said back, my own eyes feeling big. A bit of a smile teasing at my mouth as the moment was blanketed with humor. And I kept walking. Best to keep walking. For his sake.
Yep, I saw Wolfgang at college yesterday.
I had left my class and was on my way out of the building, walking with the flow of humanity. I think I was fiddling with a strap on my backpack or something when I felt a "presence" that caused me to look up. Wolfgang was walking in the opposite flow of humanity, on his way to a class, and we passed like two ships in the night.
He's been happy to have me and/or Magnum at school events, but I think mom-as-fellow-college-student was still a bit weird at that point.
But I saw him again this morning. Similar circumstance, only it was a different building, and I was the one going to class while he was the one leaving. Much more relaxed exchange today, after having that "first" out of the way.
So I'm using that event as a stretch to hook up with Mama Kat this week for the prompt: 4.) First day of school!
It's not really the first DAY of school, but it's a first of a sort.
Chaco's told me that most of his classes start later in the day from when mine end, so it's less likely that I'll run into him. He did tell me that he saw Tessa parked, so I know he's up and about at least some of the time I'm there.
Speaking of Tessa, today was "Bike Jam" day on campus - kicking off a month-long bike fest to promote health and wellness and bicycle commuting. I think I've mentioned before what a nightmare the parking situation is at the university, so while it tries to build more parking access, it's also trying to cut down on motorized vehicles. Bike Jam!
So I got all registered for contests and giveaways. I got a packet of stuff and other freebies - food, water bottles, that cute pin for my backpack...
I also noticed this strange little number parked near me:
It's a folding electro-bike.
Now, I'm a purist, so not really into the electro-bikes. Foldups are second only to recumbents in my opinion of ghastly pedaled vehicles. If you look closely at the pic, though, you might see that this foldup electro has a HUGE chain lock. Someone really doesn't want this messed with.
It should be noted that this was parked at the engineering building...
Yeah, so far college is a lot like I remember it from the first go 'round.
A lot of fun if not for those pesky classes and work...