Daily Archives: September 6, 2010


I feel like I’m writing a lot in here, and hopefully I’ll keep it up once I’m actually in Spain! I just had a quick thought… I know that I’ll be traveling a lot this month and I might have a lot of unexpected downtime, so I thought that I’d read some books! I haven’t really been able to read a book for pleasure in a long time because of school and work.

Do any of you have any book recommendations? I have Grooming, Gossip, and the Evolution of Language by Robin Dunbar (a book that suggests that human language is the equivalent of ape/monkey’s social grooming), and The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway so far. I’m open to suggestions!


16 days…

I’m leaving in 16 days and it still doesn’t feel real! I still don’t have my living situation worked out, but I really don’t think that I can get anything done until I get closer to my arrival date. There are some nice looking apartments available, but I can’t commit to anything until I see some places in person. It’s hard to know what to look for since I’ve never even been to Madrid! I’m just going to stick with areas around the school that I’ll be working in.  I’m planning on looking again a few days before I leave. It’s hard to think that I don’t have anything set up, but committing to something without knowing if it’s really as good as it looks scares me a bit more!