The best weekend here

Trip Start Jun 03, 2009
Trip End Sep 18, 2009

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

I just had an amazing weekend.  It was like, pure joy.

Friday evening, a couple of the interns left to go home or visit a boyfriend.  A graduate student wanted to take the rest of us to an ice skating rink.  Hmm, no.  Maybe if Jude Law invited me for a romantic stride at Rockefeller Center... otherwise, no.  I opted out by saying that ice skating is bad for my ankles (true story) and went to the gym instead.  One of my roommates called as I was walking back home.  She said that ice skating got canceled and they were going to see the new Johnny Depp movie instead (reimbursed by the program as a social activity fee!).  I joined them promptly, and we ended up seeing The Proposal with Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock.  I usually like psychological thrillers or historical dramas, but I actually enjoyed this chick flick. 

Then the next morning, the remaining interns left to DC and Virginia Beach and Richmond.  I guess nobody really likes staying in Charlottesville.  None of us has gotten all that attached or fond of this town.  It's a type of place where one must make continuous efforts in order to have fun and meet people.  They don't just come to you like they do in big cities, nor are they so widespread that you just stumble upon them.  I'd imagine it's better during the academic year... hopefully.

So I was completely alone for the first time in 7 weeks.  Free of obligations and meetings and activities and deadlines and banters.  Oh my gosh, I loved every moment of it.  My days consisted of me sleeping in until noon, strolling around the Barracks Shopping Center and the Corner, watching two movies on my laptop (The Red Violin and Hotel Rwanda), eating whatever, and just... resting.  I loved it!  Why can't life be like this everyday!

I'm not a hermit by nature, but it was just so nice to be away from everyone and do my own thing at my own pace.  This is probably what it would be like once I get home.  With a nice, queen-sized bed.  And a car.  And unlimited supply of delicious food.  And friends and family.  I am way too excited. 

One more week.
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