Right now I am at home (my parents' house) stuck in the tortuous academic limbo between high school graduation and freshman year of college. Because University of Chicago is on the quarter system, I don't even need to be at school for orientation until the absurdly late date of September 19. My friends, who go to normal schools with normal academic calendars, have been gone for over two weeks. For the past fortnight, I've been a lone wolf, scavenging in the suburban wilderness for half-finished Starbucks' lattes, salvageable Bugaboo strollers, and any shred of activity that could be used as a means of staving off boredom. Okay, the first two are lies... but the third is true. I am bored out of my mind.
Here are some things you might be interested in regarding my life and the life of this blog:
- In 11 days I will be relocating from Philadelphia to Chicago, a city I've visited exactly once. If you live in/near Chicago and know of any cool events or places I should check out, please let me know in the comments or via Facebook. Building a social life from the ground up in a new city is really intimidating....
- Lately I've been off the blogging wagon a little, in favor of a non-internet-based writing project about which I am not at liberty to say much more. What I can say, however, is that, as a literate human, you may want to allocate an approximately 5.5 x 8.5 x 1.5 inch space on your nightstand within the next twelve or so months for storing this project. Unless you have a Kindle.
- I'm planning on "live-blogging" my Orientation Week (along with it's corresponding alcohol safety lectures/parental goodbyes/PARTIES!!!1!) on here beginning on September 19. With pictures and stuff. Interest?
- Going to try to get some fun, experiment-type stuff up before I leave.
I also have plenty of time to chat with people, in the event that you are bored and looking for a young mind to mold/corrupt. Feel free to talk to me on Twitter, or shoot questions and unsolicited advice at me via my Tumblr Ask page. Oh, and Facebook still exists, so you can still like me, even if you don't. I am bored and willing to engage verbal sparring from any/all social media outlets.
(comic via toothpaste for dinner)