Not too much is new here. Last Friday I went to do laser tag in a meetup, which was fun, and then on the Fourth I saw fireworks in a nearby park. It was crowded, but a lot of fun. Since then things have been quiet. I’ve been staying in focusing on working on my portfolio and getting up to speed in some new coding.
I’ve started doing more origami again. I’ve made 1,000 stars many times but it got too crazy and I had no idea how to display them, so I actually gave a way a lot of them recently. What I’d like to do this time is make 1,000 cranes and make a hanging display. I’ve seen them done and I think they can look really colorful and cute, and I still have TONS of crane paper from my origami craze mid-college. Other than that, I’m currently previewing the new summer anime season that’s just starting. I like reading through the summaries, making a list of what I’d like to try, and then watching a bunch of first episodes and whittling down the list. So far, I’m most looking forward to Non Non Biyori Repeat, Teekyu 5, Himouto, Wakaba Girl, Sore ga Seiyuu and Wakako-zake. Also still excited about Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu.
I recently finished updating My Anime List on a boring day. I’m not sure if anyone still uses this, but if you do please add me as a friend.
I forgot I updated briefly to say I’d arrived…aha. It’s been awhile. I’ve pretty much been throwing myself into everything and haven’t actually had a lot of downtime or computer time to be honest.
I left Atlanta June 5th, and we drove up to Richmond, Virginia with a small truck and my car trailing before stopping for the night. After some delicious delivery Italian and thinking I’d lost Pumpkin and finding her again (right where we left her), we got some rest.
We set off again in the morning. I got this souvenir penny in Maryland! We found the nicest stop with gas, a food court, truck parking, and convenience store. I hadn’t gotten one of these in ages, and I got to choose my favorite characters. It’s a little momento from my adventure.
The second day, after somehow missing the George Washington Bridge, making it through a bridge that should have been too low to clear in Connecticut, doing an 7 point turn in Greenwich with the truck for gas, we made it to our hotel. I took pictures in every state as we drove up and put them up on Instagram.
The next three days or so we looked at apartments and it took me awhile to find what I was really looking for, but I finally did, we unpacked, and then I dropped mom off at the airport the next day.
Since then, I’ve gone to the park/beach nearly everyday, ate tons of ice cream, gotten a library card, found a yoga studio, ridden the hundred-year-old carousel, did yoga on the beach, found how to get free passes from the library, went to the RISD museum, played laser tag in a meetup, etc. It took awhile to settle in, just figure out how to get around, learn where the highway is, set up my mail, sign up for Internet, and all that. I’m still figuring out some things, but on the whole I’ve settled in.
It’s true I’ve taken a huge risk coming here, and it hasn’t escaped me that it be said that I’ve just run away, but I have never regretted it for a second. I’m so glad I had the courage to leave and I’m enjoying that.
I’m going to include some music I’ve discovered and fell in love with recently. Have a happy 4th everyone!