Last Saturday was my 21st birthday, the first one I’ve spent away from home and obviously quite a big one, especially over here with their weird alcohol-paranoid-late-drinking-age thing. Two days earlier was also the birthday of one of my roommates, so we had a pretty fun birthday weekend. First I opened some cards and presents that had arrived from abroad (exciting!), then went out for lunch at a nice Asian restaurant on the Corner with the roommates and a few other friends.
That evening I went out to a couple of bars on the Corner with some other exchangers, which was fun except that everywhere closes pretty early here so just as you’re starting to get into it you have to leave. Lesson learnt – start earlier next time! Still, it was a good evening.
As for this past week, nothing particularly noteworthy has happened. It’s been another stressful week work-wise so I haven’t done anything except desperately try to meet all the deadlines. Next week doesn’t look too bad, so there seems to be an weekly alternating really heavy/not-quite-so-heavy-but-still-pretty-damn-strenuous thing going on with the workload.
This morning I went to the Farmers’ Market which happens every Saturday downtown, and there was also a Vegetarian Festival happening, so we spent a really pleasant morning wandering around those before getting lunch on the Downtown Mall. I really want to take some photos around downtown but haven’t managed to yet. It’s a really lovely area.
Well, onwards with the work. Two plays to read this weekend, ‘Time Stands Still’ by Donald Margulies and ‘The Buried Child’ by Sam Shepard. Hope they’re good!
Apologies for a not particularly interesting post. Another (better!) one to come tomorrow.
Much American love,