Saturday, April 18, 2009

Catching Some Rays


We're back at Samford University again.  Do those balusters look familiar??  While taking a few shots of them, I walked up on this student hard at work on his tan on the steps of Cumberland School of Law.  I think I woke him up so we chatted and he told me he was from Georgia.  A new "stranger" to add to my cache!  ( Other Samford posts here and here.) I don't know about any of you, but when I was a coed at Auburn University, spring quarter + serious tanning time = less class attendance!

* My friend Marie Reed sent me to this blog yesterday.  Wonderful Birmingham vintage postcards and you will get to see the Alabama and Lyric Theaters on one!  


19 comments:

Bibi said...

Ha! I remember doing just this at grad school at UCLA....

Alex said...

Hi Virginia, cool shot, the only parts getting a tan here, is the head, hands & feet lol.

roentarre said...

High melanoma risk!

valeria said...

Sun and warm stone to lie on... Fantastic!

alice said...

Ahhh, life is so hard...

Jilly said...

...and more beautiful balusters but different to yesterday's post, which I loved. Flat out, this guy. Makes me feel I'd like to do the same. Yaaaaaaaawn.....zzzzzzzz

JM said...

Great capture, also very funny! :-)
I've visited the postcards blog, really cool!

Rambling Round said...

Virginia, you caught the rite of Spring!
The roofs of those dorms on the hill at AU were covered with sunbathers in spring and even summer!

Marie-Noyale said...

You thought he was sleeping,he was just reviewing his last course in his mind!!!

PS:This WE in the NYTimes travel section a full page on:
36 hours in Birmingham,Alabama.
You can view it on
nytimes.com/travel/birmingham

Enjoy your WE,V.

marley said...

College life is all go, go, go!

altadenahiker said...

I think he's conjugating some French verbs. Je dors, tu dors, nour dormons...

steviewren said...

Virginia, I popped over to tell you thanks for your visit to my blog yesterday and see that you included a blurb about me. Thank You!

I went first to your Paris blog. Lovely photographs. I am so envious of your upcoming trip. I've been once and had a delicious time. My photos aren't nearly as impressive though.

Thanks again.

Bob Crowe said...

Oh, yeah, that's about how I went through law school, figuratively speaking. But, having had a brush with melanoma I don't advise this exact activity.

I'm back in sync with the home time zone now. By the way, Peter thinks you are going to Paris in May. It's June, isn't it? Better set him straight.

Virginia said...

Bob, you've still got jet lag!!! Ha I'm going the 23rd of May till June 24. Peter's on it!!! I'm glad you had such a good time and got to meet up with the French delegation, or some of them. I'm hoping to do the same.

AH,
Oui!

Steviewren,
Glad to have you as well. Thanks for the B'ham postcards on your blog. Hope you found the Alabama and Lyric Theatre posts here!

RR,
You know I was on the roof of Dorm B almost the enire spring quarter most years. That why I have this world history deficit!!

M-N,
I loved the write up in the Times. I'm linking tomorrow on my blog. Merci!

Thanks everyone. Hope you are having a lovely springlike weekend.
V

Babooshka said...

I won't bleat on about your affinity with people... oh darn it I just have! I envy the sun, the youth, the time. Education wasted on he young as is the lack of it on some older ones. Soapbox, hush my mouth.

PJ said...

There's nothing like a sandal tan. When I was younger and spent time in the sun that was one of summer's rites of passage.

Maya said...

You are definitely going to have to give me lessons on chatting up strangers and taking their photos! Nicely done.

Virginia said...

Maya,
Well we'll do just that this week I hope!
V

PJ
Sandal Tan, is that like a Farmer's Tan????

Ming the Merciless said...

I like this photo a lot mainly because I saw a lot of NYU students basking in the sun yesterday afternoon. Also, I think college students have that carefree mentality that we (older folks) don't; i.e. to simply chill out no matter where we are.