- Soon I am going out of the country for the first time in my life, to a country where English is not the main language, and am traveling alone. Petrified.
- I have not packed yet at all.
- Before I move there are tons of things I'd like to donate. I put up an ad on Craigslist specifically saying the things must be picked up and after six or so years of dealing with people through Craigslist I am finally seeing what others bitch about with people flaking and not following through.
- The handles on my dresser drawers are little white knobs. I hang things from them and like to consider that "decoration."
- My future roommate has either never had a roommate or not had one in a long time, and she e-mails me every single day about something small and inconsequential, like "Hey Green, just wanted to let you know I moved the magazine that was on the kitchen counter, so there'll be an extra few square inches when you move in, unless a new magazine has come in the mail before your move."
- This morning I did something illegal - I talked on my cell phone while driving. Luckily I did not kill anyone (or get pulled over).
- Lately I have been reading a fiction book called Next, by Michael Crichton which is all about genetics and other sciencey stuff that's way beyond my head. There is a fake article in the book that talks about psychological neoteny, and how people take longer to reach mental maturity because they have formal education now, well into their twenties, which requires a child-like stance of receptivity. The fake article goes on to explain that in earlier human societies (a.k.a. the olden days, pre-college) people reached maturity in the teen years. I found it all very interesting, especially when I thought about 9am, and how he JUST started his very first job in his entire life a few months ago, and he seems to flail about quite often.*
- I just want to give a shout-out to Bed Bath & Beyond because (I'm 15 again and that's what people do at that age? Noooo, that can't be why!) it turns out they will let you return things even if you've opened them. Yay for store credit!