Ooooo, fall colors on LJ, pretty! =)
Greetings to all!
I couldn't wait for today to be over... I had a big assignment due for Logic and a midterm for Historical Linguistics. Just got done with it about 15 minutes ago. I'm in the library waiting for it to stop raining so I can go get my bike from Lorena's place.
Anyway, what's new? I can't believe it, but FINALLY things are starting to settle down a bit. There were two things that were really throwing me off. One, that I didn't have all of my books. I bought them online, and some of them took a REALLY long time... And two, the fact that I was living so far away.
Oooonnnnnnnnnnnneeeeee loooooooooongggg paaaaiiiinstaking houuuuuuuuuuur in order to get to school. And oooonnnnnnnnnnnneeeeee loooooooooongggg paaaaiiiinstaking houuuuuuuuuuur in order to get back.
I had to get up at 7:30am-7:45am in order to be on time to my 10:05am class. Ridiculous? I fucking think so! I had
to be on the bus 211 or 221 before 8:30am, or else rush hour traffic would be the end of me. One time, I took the bus at 8:38am, and I got to class TWENTY MINUTES LATE. Yes, I arrived at 10:25am. I was FUCKING. PISSED.
Also, I have a big 2 hour break between classes on Mondays and Wednesdays, and I had to stay on campus... Euuuugh... The good thing was that I would have a nice, healthy lunch with me. Like, fríjoles con arroz y una arepa o papa rellena, with a granola bar and a juice box.
Yes, I will admit it. The best thing about this whole long-ass commuting and stress, and getting up early, and being on a bus constantly, and waiting, and WAAAAAAAAAALKING 15 min just to the bus stop in pouring rain.... was the food.
I never had to cook, I never had to do grocery shopping, man... it's been a WHIIIIIIILE since I haven't had to do this kind of stuff for myself... It's been what, 2½ years since I left FL, so yep. That's a long time. Even my parents were telling me, ¡déjate consentir!
, so i did. ;)
However, I moved into my new place last Friday, less than a week ago. They were kinda sad to see me leave, and I kinda was too, but to be honest, I really wanted to go back to having my own space, my own stuff, buy my own kind of food.
Three things I didn't like about being there (besides the distance, which we've already covered):They'd never buy orange juice. This just made me sad. :(
The fact that the Tía Luisa would call me when I was out "too late." Lady, it's 8pm... >=/
OH, ONE THING I HAAAAAAATED, was that FUCKING TOILET SEAT. I will not go into details, but believe me, I wanted to destroooooy that thing.
So yeah! Overall, except for those 3 things (which are quite insignificant, let's be honest), I had a good time while being there. The Çömlekcioglu-Fernández family couldn't have made me feel more comfortable or welcomed. They were incredibly nice people, and it was really nice to have been with them that month. =)
NOW! My new place is really nice. =) First things first, meet Nikki:
She is the SWEETEST, CUTEST, MOST BEHAVED dog EVER! I love love love
her!!! She is stayin' with us until about March, 'cause my roommates are taking care of her for a friend. I couldn't be happier about his, I've never in my LIFE had a pet, and I get to have this one?? YAAAAAAAY!!!!
Besides that, the apartment is REALLY nice, very nicely remodeled, very clean, awesomely equipped kitchen, incredibly nice and cool roommates... yep! I like being there so far. =) Biggest plus (besides Nikki, of course), is that I'M SO CLOSE TO McGILL NOW!! Now, in order to get to my 10:05am class, I can get up at 9am, leave the house by 9:45am and be there on time if I go by bike, by metro, I'd have to leave my house at 9:35am.
I loooove it. =)
What else is going on... last weekend I went to Québec City. This weekend I'm going to Toronto for Thanksgiving and finally seeing my Toronto peeps once again! =D I went to Québec City though for Lili's surprise birthday party (and a surprise it was!
) It was aweeeesome. =)
One thing I wanted to save on here, was that Lili got a book of poems (in French) as a present, and there was this sonnet by Elizabeth Browning that I fell upon and it totally blew me away. We have all heard the line "How do I love you? Let me count the ways," but I had never heard the whole thing... Comment je t'aime? Laisse m'en compter les formes.
Je t'aime du fond, de l'ampleur, de la cime
De mon âme, quand elle aspire invisible
Aux fins de l’Etre et de la Grâce parfaite.
Je t'aime au doux niveau quotidien du
Besoin, sous le soleil et la chandelle.
Je t'aime librement, comme on tend au Droit;
Je t'aime purement, comme on fuit l'Éloge.
Je t'aime avec la passion dont j'usais
Dans la peine, et de ma confiance d’enfant.
Je t'aime d'un amour qui semblait perdu
Avec les miens – je t'aime de mon souffle
Rires, larmes, de ma vie ! – et, si Dieu choisit,
Je t'aimerai plus encore dans la mort.
=') I love it!
Anyhoo, I gotta go now, it has stopped raining and I want to go home!