I’m not feeling blogging lately, but I figured I should write some stuff down.
My visit to Charlotte and Atlanta were awesome, but expensive. I got to see many of my people while in Charlotte, and WO got to see many of my old stomping grounds. Plus, the weather was amazing; I even went to a park.
Atlanta was hot. I could definitely live there, and want to. Of course, I’m also strangely drawn back to Charlotte. It’s funny, because I hated Charlotte immensely when I lived there in high school; I miss it now: the culture, the amenitites, the familiarity, the opportunities. The people (Michael, Chris, etc.).
While I was in Atlanta, of course, I got the news that Teach for America decided not to extend an offer to me. Sigh. I’m sad, but working around that.
Georgia Tech still hasn’t released whether I (or WO) am accepted. This was pretty seriously nerve-wracking after hearing about Teach for America, but I’m not checking up on them too closely now. My visit to GTech suggests it may not be until after the 15th when we hear anything, despite WO having been told that the date would be March 1. *shrug*
I’m in Drawing and Music History and Appreciation this term (as well as Archaeology, which isn’t yet worth jumping up and down about), which are both fun. Drawing is challenging, since, you know, I don’t typically draw, and I don’t draw very well when I do. Music Appreciation is (alas) a class seemingly full of instrument players, so I’m left in the dust when the prof starts talking about music theory.
Funny gender-bending moment. My music prof called me a “sir” when he first called on me to ask a question. I sort of stared at him until he said, “Ma’am!” then went on ahead and asked my question.
The weather’s been getting nice here in Terre Haute, and I’ve been taking advantage of it. Windows have been staying open at home and in the car, just airing out the winter mustiness. And the rank smell of my kitchen, which is full of dishes that haven’t been washed in over a week, courtesy of WO. Can a woman get a fork, please? A plate?
I’m kind of just living life and trying to get things lined up in my life: stress down (or at least under control), creativity and intellect flying free, social desires met and fulfilled, and the future as in-hand as possible. There’s work to be done there on all counts.
WO was surprised at how lively my group of friends from high school were. I guess I sold myself as a bit too much of a bitchy introvert. But I miss making a ruckus with friends, cuttin’ up until I’m exhausted from laughing so much. Since I’ve gotten back, I’ve been spending more time with Dre and T-dawg, which is filling a lonely part of my soul with laughter and fun. Not to mention awful movies from the 80s.