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Thu, Jul. 27th, 2006, 02:51 pm
David's 25th, YAVApalooza

Originally uploaded by kslays.
The summer is strolling by and I can't tell if it's going too slow or too fast. My work has become more routine, but it's nice to be outside more with the longer days and warm evenings. Our garden has exploded with growth (photos forthcoming), and I arrive to and from work a sweaty mess. My co-workers started locking the bathroom across the hall from me because it's next door to the testing rooms they use. It's really frustrating, because 90% of the time they are empty, and my showers take 3 minutes and 45 seconds (I timed it on several occasions). So now I use the sink down the other hall which doesn't do a good job and takes more than 10 minutes. Grrrrr.

I still haven't found my niche in Boston. I hang out with Danielle and my housemates, but rarely go out or see other friends. Is this just the way it is after graduation? Forest's experience seems to say otherwise. I went to this volunteer group's festival, YAVApalooza, which was fun but I didn't make any friends. YAVA organizes with other groups to volunteer together and meet up at a cafe or bar afterwards on the weekends, which seems like a good way to make friends.

The picture of Basil spinning fire is from David's 25th birthday party (which was held at 25 Brahms St on July 25th, and had 25 guests who each brought 25 things - e.g. my 25 teabags). It was great to see all the familiar Oberlin faces, but was also depressing that I'm so out of the loop. I talked with Erica who told me about some Frisbee games though, so hopefully I'll start that. I also signed up for a climbing class this fall at the BU gym and found out about a badminton club there too!

Time to get back to cutting and pasting data in Excel.

Thu, Jul. 27th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC)

I'm too lazy to edit the entry, but I wanted to mention that I just discovered Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold might be running for president! I am a huge fan of his - He doesn't accept corporate money (and co-wrote the McCain-Feingold campaign finance bill), was the only senator to vote against the USA PATRIOT act, supports federal health care, gay rights, pro-choice, and has reduced pork-barreling and federal spending.

But most importantly, I think he's a good, clear speaker. He seems like the kind of guy who will get things done (he reminds me a little of our family friend Rob) and I sure hope he wins the primaries.