Oh hi, I remember this blog! How come no one told me grad school took so much time? I have nothing to tell you after what I’ve just told you (Masters = work) except that it’s officially Thursday which means I leave for Austin tomorrow. Woot! I think I’m ready. I hope I’m ready. I haven’t been to Texas since 2000 and that was San Antonio where I spent approximately 36 hours. There was something there I was supposed to remember. What was that again?
But I’m told Austin is different and weird and since I’m different and weird, I think I’m going to really like it. Oh, and it has bats, which they recommend for Halloween. Beyond my own visits, my chief knowledge of Texas comes from King of the Hill, which is a show I dearly love. Before you say anything, I know that Texas is a big state (they seem to tell you that a lot) and that if someone told me they knew New York City because they’d seen a show about Buffalo, I’d laugh and laugh. Are there shows about Buffalo? Let me know in the comments if there are.
Aside from that, I’m most excited about my new laptop backpack. I sort of made up my mind that I would never use a backpack because… I’m not really sure why, they just seem inelegant. I didn’t even use one in high school or college. But the bag I used to use at work didn’t fit a laptop and the messenger bag TC gave out at Orientation fit a laptop but not much else. So on the days I carried Big Mac to school, I’d carry two bags and that’s been kind of unwieldy. It’s rained a lot here lately and the umbrella was just the final straw on my overloaded scale. And since I never have time to exercise anymore, walking to school has to be it. Try that balancing two heavy bags. Backpack it is.
But I didn’t want one of those generic Jansport dealies or something plain black and boring. So I got this!
Ooooh, purple flowers! I might even forget it’s a backpack.
Title comes from a Seinfeld episode.