I was compelled to call this post “On The Road Again” but…being that I have to fly everywhere, it doesn’t really work. Unless I wanted to use a bit of irony mixed with a healthy dose of sarcasm.
I’m in Sitka again. I arrived here this morning after spending the day/night in Anchorage yesterday. Yesterday, the first thing I did when I got off the plane, fetched my rental car, and withdrew my per diem money from the bank was head over to the movie theatre to catch the early matinee of “Twilight.”
Robert Pattinson? *SWOON*
I have a new celebrity crush. His portrayal of Edward was spot on. He was exactly what I pictured in my head when I read the book. I agree with Zoot though when she said, if you haven’t read the book, you won’t appreciate the intensity between Bella and Edward. I left the theatre floating on air and eager to start the next book in the series, which I did last night. I’m almost finished reading it.
Anywho. That was the highlight of my day yesterday.
The highlight of my day today was arriving here. The weather is 42 and rainy. No snow except for the high peaks that make up the surrounding islands and everything is still really green. Fog makes haloes around the foothills and the streets are wet and glistening. One might think it would be depressing to be here right now but I love it. I love the crisp air and the fact that it isn’t -30 with 3 feet of snow on the ground-which is exactly what my village is like right now. (okay to be fair, it was 5 above there today, sue me)
I arrived first, of course, and the rest of my roommates will arrive on the late flight tonight and throughout the day tomorrow. I’m anxious as always about how well we’re going to get along and I hope that anxiety is once again unfounded. It’s all girls with this class. It’ll be interesting to see how the “all-girl” dynamic will play out in the next 3 weeks.
As happy as I am to be here, I’m glad this session is only 3 weeks long. It’s coming up on Christmas after all and I-like most people-really enjoy the weeks that lead up to the holiday. In fact, so that I wouldn’t feel like I missed out on everything, Howard and I put our tree last Monday.
Thanksgiving was wonderful. Dusty’s family, of course, invited us over and it was a feast to behold. We ate until we were miserable and many photos were taken. Thanksgivings, even though they aren’t spent with our true families; never disappoint me in my village.
Did I mention that I really miss Howard and Pepper? I think I’ll skip the story of me “talking” to Pepper on the phone. You can use your imagination with that one.
So Sitka. 3 weeks. New roommates. New stories. More anxiety attacks over exams and OSCE’s. Let the fun begin.