|Michael and I, and the Capitol back there.|
The problem, however, is that I don't think I have that many adventures to narrate, now that I'm not at school anymore. At Lawrence, there was always a lot going on, even if it wasn't stuff going on in my life. I could always describe what my neighbors, classmates, friends and other acquaintances were doing. I could always talk about the silly jokes I heard when on duty (because, if you forgot, I was an RA), or about the food served at the cafeteria. Now that I live in Madison, there aren't that many stories, other than the regular dream job hunting that my life turned into in these last few months. For instance, I barely know our floor neighbors here. But, for the sake of this post, I will do my best to give you at least a brief account of how life feels like in this building.
We live on a very large building a few blocks away from the Capitol. It is, I believe, divided into three sections, though, and every section perhaps belongs to a different housing company. Once, we went exploring the west-side of the building, and surprisingly it looks a lot more polished than our side, which is the eastern part. I have no idea what the middle section looks like, but at times I hear noises coming from there at night. Yes, because I think the noise (music, footsteps and whatnot) reverberates on the ceiling and travels to our side.
I don't know our neighbors well, but I've talked with at least two of them. One is a professional snowboarder, I think. He is tall and skinny, and smiles a lot when he talks. Another neighbor is a girl who lives in the apartment opposite to ours, and she is now using our Wi-Fi connection, because it is always a good idea to split expenses with others. Other neighbor is a tall, beefy guy, and his face is always covered by his hoodie. And, finally, the other neighbor I can think of lives right down the hall and on Sunday Michael helped him bring a very heavy desk upstairs. He offered us soda to reciprocate the help, but we politely refused it. We had had a ton of soda during lunch that same afternoon.
Well, I guess this is all for now. Next post, I should probably tell you about my link to Random House now, because – guess what – they picked me to be one of their “Ambuzzadors.” It is, basically, a program during which I'll be helping them promote their books and recruiting more members to Random Buzzers. Yes, I'm very excited! Today I got a package from them with a free copy of Esther Friesner's Sphinx's Queen. That is the book I'll be promoting this trimester and I'm really looking forward to reading it.
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