The Future is happening. Not some stupid sci-fi thing, I'm just scheduling this to post in a few days when I'll be at MSSM without any internet... god. Yeah. No. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy is the only science fiction I ever actually enjoyed, and I have read a lot of sci-fi. But, yeah, whatever. Right now, or last Friday, I was/am waiting for a friend to show up for a last bit of time together. My suitcase was/is zipped up, making me absurdly proud of my negotiating skills, because that baby was/is bursting. No heavy dinnerware in it this time.... My new Le Creuset is/was in another bag. The only things on my bed now were/are my laptop (which I really hope(d) the school people won't/wouldn't go through and do god-knows/knew-what to all my music and documents and photos while they scan(ed) for viruses), camera, and a small backpack full of helva and turkish coffee. That's the bag I'm going to keep close at hand for the first few weeks- in case at any point I realize I'm actually checking into some government-prison-spy-highsecurity THING that I don't want to be part of, because really, I put in my time with the US government this summer - for trekking out into the frozenness with. Good, compact calories, you see. I must practice making igloos, too.
So, who knows what will/has take(n) place since now/then. Maybe I've become a homesick wreck, which I can't/couldn't quite imagine now/5 days ago, as I feel/felt sort of checked out of my family for these (next) two weeks*. Perhaps everything is/will be great and I will be/am just itching to put these great photos up of all my new friends and be a nerd and talk about my amazing chem class. Or the .com crash (read: apocalypse), which would render this existential crisis of a post a total waste of my time and confusion. Let's hope not, retrospectively and otherwise, and I'm going to stop now before this starts making sense.
*The first long weekend isn't until a month into school, but I have a conveniently-scheduled optician's appointment on the weekend of the local fair.