You know that feeling you get when you talk to someone you’ve been missing for a really long time? Someone who you really love but they just happen to be really far away from you?
It’s a good feeling.
Good things are happening.
I started dancing. It was scary at first, but I sucked it up and went by myself on a Thursday night about 45 minutes away in the pouring rain… and then I remembered that I love dancing. That’s another good feeling.
Recently I’ve talked to a lot of people I haven’t seen in a while. I talked to Rob from Happy Valley Farm in Baschi… and I just miss that family like crazy. I had almost forgotten how much (total lie– I think about Italy every day).
I’ve talked to my best friend in the world who is so far away and who always figures out everything in the best and most exciting ways. I’ll see her again soon.
I saw my lovely Lauren in Oberlin last weekend, who is getting married in January and just moved to Texas. I’ll miss her like crazy too.
I talked to some friends from Italy– three in fact! One I only knew briefly; I let her borrow my phone on a bus in Sicily. Another I knew for a couple days in Trapani; we became good friends in the few days I spent there, and the last is a pen pal I’ve never met in real life, but who has to deal with my horrible Italian and does so with the patience of a saint. I think the universe is telling me I need to practice my Italian and get myself back to Italy pronto.
I also talked to my sister, who I hope to see soon, maybe over some veggie nuggets and Flatbread pizza and Green Elephant tofu and Gelato Fiasco. So much food.
Tonight, I baked bread. It was my day off from work and since I was housebound, I did virtually nothing. I baked bread and watched Gossip Girl. I got my Halloween costume together. And now, yeah. I’m going to go carve a pumpkin.
(Note: completed pumpkin:
Can you see it? From “How to Train Your Dragon?”)
Things are looking up, see?
Obie alums made this website:
rlin.com/. Sorry about the language, but it’s AWESOME. According to Ma’ayan via facebook, “24 hour update: 1,423 submissions and 2,036 shares on Facebook. You guys are all GREAT.” I do love Oberlin. You should too.
The beauty of Oberlin in autumn
PS- Food for thought– Korea in the near future? It’s always a possibility…
Halloween is almost here. I won’t be wearing a too-revealing outfit (Check out Joy the Baker’s “Don’t be a Sexy Panda for Halloween and 8 other festive tips”)
I will not be going to any haunted houses or watching the newest or any of the other Paranormal Activities. I’m a wimp. I scare easily. The Sixth Sense traumatized me for the longest time and don’t even get me started on The Blair Witch Project.
I can handle pumpkin goodies and donuts and cider (just no candy corn). No prob. That combined with dressing up and giving children candy and going to dances and parties… I’m in.
pretty soon it’ll be snowing.