Today marks the end of my first week in my apartment, and it has been pretty good. I took advantage of the week that I gave myself to settle in and used it to unpack everything, get my fish all set up, and get some much needed rest. I’ve also cooked almost every night that I’ve been here, and all of the meals have turned out fairly well! 

My first night cooking, I made pork chops with a mix of parmesan cheese and italian seasoning as a coating on the outside of the pork, and it was absolutely delicious. I’d never actually cooked pork on my own before, so I was really glad that all three of us liked it.

Somehow during my packing process, I managed to leave all but four pairs of jeans at home, so for the first part of the semester at least, everyone around me will probably see me in dresses more often than ever before. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s just very different than my usual outfit of jeans, a t-shirt and a hoodie. I also  to forget my favorite book from Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth series. I packed all 13 of the others, but managed to forget that one. Fortunately, one of my friends is going to bring it to me when he comes up in the next day or so. 

Another thing I found out is that the apartment has absolutely no AT&T service, so I’m in the process of trying to find a microcell tower for less than $100. I’ve been trying craigslist and ebay for the last several days, but no luck so far. I won’t give up, though! I’ll find one eventually, I’m sure.

But now it’s time to help my friends move in, print out my syllabi for my courses, and get myself back into the swing of things for school – and I get to start working with newspaper again! I’m really excited to get back to work at the Western Carolinian, and I’m also going to be starting with the Communications Department online newspaper, The Western Carolina Journalist, so be on the lookout for writing from me! 😀 

I hope everyone reading this has a great start to their semester!

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