||[Jan. 18th, 2006|11:25 pm]
|||||Ani DiFranco - I'm No Heroine||]|
Two days left, and I'm just about counting the hours. A month in this place is definitely too long.
I finally caught up with Beth tonight, having not seen her since high school graduation. She's just got back from spending the last year in Europe, spending the first six months teaching English in a small town in Romania, and spending the second half backpacking through virtually all the major cities in western Europe. Unsurprisingly, she had many stories to tell, including meeting a guy on her last night in Paris, leading to a date at the top of the Eiffel Tower, a sequence of events which led to her Romanian boyfriend ending up as an illegal immigrant in France, and getting absolutely plastered with Russian vodka on the banks of the Danube. I'd love to take a similar trip, but I think it'll be a few years before I have anywhere near enough money. In any case, Beth's grown up quite a bit, and we seem to have more in common than ever, so it was a good night.
Apart from that, it's been a fairly dull few weeks. I haven't actually gotten around to catching up with anyone else, as much as I had meant to see Natalie and the other Alex again, and I haven't spent nearly as much time with Belinda as I'd meant to. My iPod mysteriously vanished around Christmas, and we searched absolutely everywhere, so thankfully insurance was able to cover it, and I now have a 30 gig video iPod instead of a 20 gig not-video iPod. As I was not looking forward to the prospect of a 12 hour trip home without any music or anything, this makes me happy.