||[May. 8th, 2007|11:00 am]
Yes, I know I need to update.|
Unfortunately, whenever I attempt to log into LJ at home, the page just comes up with a lot of HTML and my small attempts at googling aren't helping solve this issue. At the moment, I'm writing this at the uni labs but it is kind of umcomfortable to update *everything* in this way if you know what I mean.
First of all, GREAT GREAT GREAT NEWS that I FINALLY received on Friday - I got the acceptance for exchange for the Canadian university. Still working out dates and stuff - haven't booked flights etc but I'll be flying out of Sydney late August/early September. Considering travel time (14 hours to LA) (I think 6/8 hours to Toronto) and the hour/90 minute drive outside Toronto to the actual uni, I'm trying to work out the best way to transit. I know that I want to travel after I finish the semester so it is best for the return ticket to be from LA. However, I'm not sure whether I want to stay a few days in LA and then continue to Toronto or fly into LA transit for a few hours and fly into Toronto adn then stay a few days in downtown Toronto and then travel to the uni after that. My exchange coordinator advised not to the do the whole trip in one go because the jetlag combined with all the newness will just encourage depression to the max. Plus it is also trying to work out who to fly with - my plan at the moment is to do the few days in Toronto so I apart from the few hours transit, I will fly straight through so I don't want any connections in Fiji, Auckland, Honolulu etc.
My plan is also to do the semester and then definitely do New York, LA and Las Vegas (yes, a cliche I know) and during breaks/the way timetable works out, I want to travel to Boston, maybe Florida to recover from the freezingness and Washington DC.
The plan at one point was to go to Charlottesville to celebrate my best friend's 21st in late September because she is on exchange at UVA but we haven't really talked in the last few months - I was bitter about stuff she has done (what were her and mine plans to travel over Xmas/New Years have turned into about three other ppl who I don't mind when I'm just bumming at home in Australia but don't really want to travel with overseas!) plus I was over being the one to always call and keep the contact up. I was the one always trying - hence why I haven't spoken to her since mid March and no SMS since early April because I'm not being the one to always try. Childish? Yes but I'm just over it.
the guy situation is painful. The guy I mentioned in my last post is still around but I know it's not worth it. He can be such an arse but then there is stuff I really like. It sounds terrible but I now understand why abused women stay with their husbands. I think there is a bit of emotional abuse happening in this situation - I recognise it but I can't get away. There was a point when he was finally out my head (no contact for a month) and then he randomly calls and is right back there again. ARGGGGGGGGGGGH! I know I need to step away, it is just HOW I can finaly do that.
I do have this horrible crush/lust for this guy in one of my classes who ironically has the same name which isn't helping things.
Anyway, sorry for the randomness. There are other things to say but I have to have something to eat before class - the tummy is rumbling. I still read LJ a bit and see how everyone is going but it would be great (if you're still awake after reading this) to check in here.[[[Congrats on the grad ora wai, how is the schools for Fall decision going petunia??]]]