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13 June 2010 @ 01:25 am
Since arriving in America I have...

* Thought I was falling to my death when I went to sit on the loo, given that the American toilets are so much shorter. For the first few times I always have that knee-jerk reaction of standing straight up, thinking I've narrowly avoided falling to my death. Strange how a body becomes so incredibly in tune with that distance - to the point that even if a (usually male) housemate has left the seat up, the rump seems to notice before it gets that far.
* Eaten at Quincy Market. Mmm, Thanksgiving Toasted. Nothing like a nice Yankee sandwich.
* Bonded with my mother over clothes. What better?
* Slept in my own bed. Divine.
* Woken up, decked myself in rainbow, took the train into Boston, met up with fellow Unitarian Universalists, listened to a Queer History memoir and active transgender youth speak at Arlington Street Church, eaten another amazing turkey sandwich and watched half a parade.
* 'Marched' in a parade as a rainbow cat-in-the-hat, if 'marched' is replaced with 'danced in the rain'.
* Walked around with some old family friends admiring the array of rainbows.
* Sauntered around Boston and used the loo in the Taj.
* Had a friend drive like a madman through Boston and then home.
* Had my first post-travel shower, which was fantastic, and a cup of hot chocolate too.
* Picked up two good friends from the train station and brought them to a graduation party. Hung there and up to mine.
* Gone to Borders and thought I was ridiculously lost when instead Nio just has an incredibly strange way of getting there. I never want to feel so confused getting to a bookstore again. They are supposed to be sanctuaries for me.
* Had a cookie-dough java coffee thing but the woman offered to do it without coffee when we discussed our aversion to the substance. I thus had a cookie dough drink. It was delicious. Read about Rachel Maddow and chuckled.
* Got incredibly confused at the currency change. Sat there staring at this strange S with a line wondering what on earth it was, and why it had a VERTICAL line because that was just silly, and what it could possibly mean - as well as why it seemed familiar. I think recalled it symbolised money, and at that too much money, so off I went to go fall over some more loos.
* Watched a TERRIBLE film about some men with hangovers. Enjoyed it regardless because I was with Dweeb, Ben, Merf and her friend Sarah Jane. Also switched my contacts over.
* Am now tucked up in my own bed again. It's amazing. Tomorrow I wake up to go to church. The day after that I start my training to be a camp counsellor. Wow. What a life.

I forgot that I generally don't have enough time to breathe when I get back to the States. :P It's lovely, though!
kellychamblisskellychambliss on June 13th, 2010 01:33 pm (UTC)
Welcome back, sweetie! I now need to go have a lie-down after reading about your strenuous day. Sounds fun, though. (Although the cookie dough thing sounds a bit...odd. I keep imagining you trying to suck up little dough balls through a straw Like bubble tea with dough blobs instead of bubbles).
Kiwi Crocus: GA's || Robbins || Displeased fishface.cranky__crocus on July 8th, 2010 02:52 am (UTC)
Thank you! Goodness, if I thought those were strenuous days, I certainly didn't think about my summer much. Hence the lack of updates! Tonight's my first real night on my own without anything I have to do, and it looks like I've got plans formed for tomorrow and Friday all of a sudden. If I would just stop leaving the country people would stop feeling the 'need' to see me... :P

That would have been an interesting (and not very successful) cookie dough drink, but no, this one was fantastic and very smooth. (:
101mutts: Britomartis butterfly101mutts on June 14th, 2010 01:02 am (UTC)
The food sounds awesome! I love Thanksgiving sandwhiches. And non-coffee drinks. Nummy. Frozen hot chocolate will be my drink of the summer, I think.
You are so right about toilets. Someone should do a thesis on learning the distance to a toilet sheet. How many trials does it take for someone to instinctively know that distance?
tinafey30rocksmysocksstephany323 on June 14th, 2010 02:55 am (UTC)
hahahaha, i know what you mean! I always feel like I get a breather when I come home for break...guess again! lol.

Welcome back though!! It sounds like you've been having a good time seeing friends and parading and being with your mom :)

ps-that's very funny about the toilets. hahaha :)
CaroRulescarorules on June 14th, 2010 06:05 pm (UTC)
Cookie dough drink, weird but sounds yummy ;)