i arrived safe 'n' sound in la last night. after meeting mar's boyfriend, grove, and saying goodbyes to amerifriends (both the term and the people), i hopped into sniar's car. to my surprisement and glee, sniar, dax, compTron, and renee took me ice skating in santa monica. so sneaky...the fun continued at renee's place with sara, emily, stacey, jenni, and kim. thanks to all for the warm wishes via email, phone, text, and in person.
i am officially a weirdo. arguably, not a permanent condition. despite dan and preethi's noble attempts to prepare me, and recent visits to philly and nyc, i feel a bit overwhelmed. i am hoping that - given a few more days of pretending not to feel really out-of-place - i can persuade myself and others that i actually belong in the real world.
in the meantime, i am soaking up the sunshine, venturing out for the occasional errand, and retreating to sniar and bonnie's for the comforts of a fictitious life.
I Wrote a Column for Outside and They Published It on the Internet! - I'm currently waiting to board a cross-country New York-bound germ tube as I type this, but my latest column ponders the question all thinking cyclists* ha...