#29: Are you there Godot? It's me Vladimir.

I'm melting, I'm melting. 

So week 2 of internship complete.  It's been pretty great - on my first day I had lunch at Harry Potter world, rode a roller coaster, and got to play around with the HTC Vive.  How lucky am I???

Since I've signed a little piece of paper that says I can't talk about the stuff I'm working on / observing others working on, let's just say that there's some cool stuff, running on some cool technology, and some talented people are making it, and I'm reliving my minion days of yore.

So to rewind a bit, I moved down here after an all night EXTRAVAGANZA on the Amtrak Auto-Train, and arrived to an apartment that was SWELTERING in 90+ degree temps, no windows open and no fan on.  I pretty much combusted on sight.  Since then I've been slowly turning down the thermostat so now I'm not waking up in the middle of the night to wring out my sheets.  At first I tried to make it sans A/C (bc my roommate was going without) but I am afraid I am not made to survive the wilds of Central Florida without external forces keeping my core body temp in check.

I was fortunate enough to pick up a sublet from a classmate in the year ahead of me, another former intern, and I'm living with another classmate who is a current intern veteran.  It's a CMU lovefest.  ANYWAYS I had bought some stuff off the former interns here, sight unseen, and I arrived to find I had 2 ikea mattress toppers, a desk, a chair and a little table.  I slept on the 2 ikea mattress toppers on the floor (plus my air mattress) but I only lasted 2 days before I broke down and went to Ikea to find the cheapest balsa wood twin bed.  I twerked the heck outta that little allen wrench and now I am the proud owner of a bed.  Hurrah. 

On another note, I came back last week from my 5 year college reunion, where I got to catch up with some old buds and look around at all the other engagement rings (I mean classmates) from my year.  It was a strange feeling to remember someone, remember who their friends were, what classes you had in common, but not remember their name!  I'm looking at you, Fulbright Scholar, who studied abroad in Spain, who was in my Micro Econ section.  Don't think I'm not still salty about that time you borrowed my pen and never gave it back.

On the docket for this weekend:  a proper introduction into the theme park with an all day Harry Potter / Islands of Adventure marathon, complete with sunburns, heatstroke, overindulgence and Zika exposure.  

Special shout out to my dear friend Merav, who has finally achieved the impossible: her Israeli driver's license.  It only took you like 2 years girl.  May pedestrians run from your path, and the GPS steer you true. 

And special shout out to my homies training for the NYC Marathon with me (Sara!  Kim!).  I'm trying to run, but it's pretty brutal here.  I've attached a sweaty selfie.  This was before I started my workout.  Just kidding.  Or am I?  LOOK AT THE GLISTEN. 

Until next week. 

SO SWEATY

SO SWEATY

Georgetown's Healy Hall.  A US=Hogwarts for the preppy & pompous international set

Georgetown's Healy Hall.  A US=Hogwarts for the preppy & pompous international set

IKEA... It's a fascinating place.

IKEA... It's a fascinating place.