|Getting a fortune @ Happy Yogurt, a place as cheerful as its name|
It's not that I've experienced a change--besides turning the big "21," I am still very much the kid who lived on Wrightsville Beach. But I'm not on WB any more!! I'm in Texas and just about everything and everyone is new to me. Totally exciting most of the time, sort of lonely and scary on occasion. My new habits and haunts are all chosen with a background awareness that my day-to-day actions and attitude in this new place is what will both define me and settle me in this place. It's useful for me to think of myself as a plant that's been transplanted to a new and definitely larger (Everything's bigger in Texas, doncha know) pot of dirt and I'll just be making an exponential amount of adjustments before I am acclimatized to my new home. I can already feel my self growing a lot though, as I'm learning and exploring (like) constantly.
In my apartment, I have been constructing my awesome IKEA furnishings in my spare time when I feel like picking up a screwdriver. That was Never during this past school week. I was using a screwdriver (not to mention a whole host of other tools!) during the day and the last thing I wanted to do was build something when I came home from school. Good news though! The lab instrument is like 95% complete and I will in all likelihood begin running samples on it tomorrow (Monday) afternoon! It was a lot of work and man! we re-adjusted things like the positions of the different components a million times--it was like one of those brain teaser wooden puzzles or something. The scientist I was building the instrument wasn't very friendly to me, so that was def not a bright spot in the past few weeks, but I did learn a great deal from her about lab-built instruments.
This morning though, I was totally up for finishing my dresser! I put on some NPR and some Pandora radio and just hammered it out. Ha.
|Constructing a drawer for my classy birch IKEA dresser|
|Dresser full o clothes!|
|Upward slanting edge for easy-opening|
|Shot of my bedroom as it is now! Window w/ curtain, dresser, and bed!|
|Off to check out downtown Bryan for the first time this afternoon|
|My new friend, Cara. She's German and awesome.|
At The Village, I enjoyed the Cold Cuke sandwich and a glass of white wine. Was it good? No. Totally sublime. And a few hours later, I dared to try their S.O.B. Mocha, which has dark chocolate and adobo sauce, and it was bold! Like I love spice and had to enjoy it in small sips! LOVED it. So happy. Speaking of happy..
|Happy Yogurt!! Gawd that place is so cheery!|
I realized that at this time last year I was getting ready to leave the Eastern Shore where I spent 12 weeks of the summer interning at a marine science camp. I checked out my pictures from this time last year, and they were from when my dad had driven up to visit me!
|Dad and me on Assateague Island on July 24, 2010|