Anonymous asked: I've been following you for ages now.. and followed your summer adventures as well :) I'm from Canada, and went to Boston & New York this summer with my cousin as we planned a trip around the Coldplay concert in Boston. While there, I bought the same planner as you in Harvard! What a small world. We're meant to be besties. :)
Haha. I love Boston, and I’m bummed I didn’t get a chance to go there while I was in Connecticut. I’m really happy I was able to finally see New York, though (and stop in at the library to get the planner - that was literally the reason I went in during the 20 minutes we had for lunch at Bryant Park. A friend of mine in my grad program had it last year, and I loved the organization of it so I wanted one).
I hope you enjoyed your New England visit! Thanks for the message!
I got back into Chicago yesterday evening, and I’m happy to be home after all the stress I went through with standby yesterday. I ended up buying a $400 ticket to guarantee my spot on the plane (and sadly realized when I checked the standby list when I got home that had I not bought the seat, one additional standby passenger would have been able to get on, and I would have been next on the list. So I bought my own standby seat for $400 instead of the $40 it would have cost as a true standby. Ugh). But the flight attendant was awesome and gave me free vodka.
I have a lot to do now that I’m back home, but will hopefully get an update out about my summer soon.
Tonight is our final staff party for my summer job, and then tomorrow I’ll be getting on a plane (hopefully…flying standby so who knows) to go back home to Chicago. I’ve started to put together some blog posts about my summer, so click through the title of this post to read the first dose.
Just an update: I’m still alive, but my time is literally not my own here (even with every other night off…we either spend it drinking, bumming around in the air conditioned staff lounge, in the office doing work anyway, or frantically preparing lesson plans for the next day).
I’m really hoping I’ll be able to make a detailed post this weekend about my first few weeks. On Saturday will be the 3-week mark (4 more to go). It’s been extremely slow and extremely quick at the same time…it’s strange. I should have more downtime this weekend since I’m chaperoning a thing on campus instead of getting sent to Broadway or some other weekend excursion (and I could actually use the extra downtime, which is great).
But all in all…despite a rough patch last week, this has been a really cool experience, and the people (staff and most of the students I interact with) are fantastic.