Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Just a quick note to say that I have no internet at home these days.. my computer is essentially just barely working. Financially, I'm trying to save my money for boring stuff like bills and rent, plus the plan is that I'm going to be moving to Roanoke in maybe a month or so, depending on whether I can rent out my apartment or not. I know this last bit may seem a bit of a surprise; the decision was a bit sudden, but honestly, I think it will be really good overall.

For one, I haven't been very happy at WVU, both with my program and the school in general, so I definitely wasn't looking forward to registering and going back this semester. The plan is that I'll apply at Virginia Tech, which appears to have a program very similar to mine, so hopefully, the transfer won't be too painful. Secondly, after basically living with Jen for like three months, this separation is really difficult for both of us. I think we both agree that our quality of life is much better when we're together; we eat better, exercise more, and we're definitely much happier when we're together.

So basically, I don't have the resources to get my computer fixed, nor do I have the patience any longer to figure out what the problem is. I have been suffering through the stop errors and other weirdness for about a month and a half now, and I'm really over it. It's a little boring at home without the internets to occupy me, but hopefully I won't be without for too long. I'll post when I'm able, but I just wanted to drop in and explain the cause of my absence.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


So.. I've been crazy busy and basically not living at my apartment for nearly a month, which is the cause of my most recent blog hiatus. Well, that and the fact that my computer is dead; no idea what the problem is, but I can't even boot it up anymore. Le sigh. If I can't fix it by the time school starts, that's really going to bite.

I'm currently in Roanoke, VA.. I am very sad to say that Jen's time in Motown has run out and it's been a bit hectic getting her house packed up and moved down here in time for her internship. She's in her last year of a psychology PhD program at WVU; her internship just started on Monday and, unfortunately for both of us, she will be working here for the next year. 5.5 hours away from one another.. very sad. :(

We haven't been apart much yet, so I'm not sure the reality of the whole situation has entirely sunk in, at least for me. I have to drive back home tonight because I have to work in the morning, and this will be the start of our extended separation. I'm trying to not get my hopes up too much, considering long-distance relationships aren't easy (and there are other complications, as well) but I admit that part of me feels like this is just the start of something good. I found someone awesome.. she's smart, funny, goofy, laid-back, fun, kind, fair, considerate.. and to be perfectly honest, I really want a future with her. If it's not plainly obvious, yes, I'm in love! I'm trying to be realistic, so anything could happen at this point, but keep your fingers crossed for me.

Anyway, I suppose that's all the news I have for now. Please send good computer-fixing vibes my way!!