Carter sent me an email this morning saying he was going to the game this afternoon…and I’m sure Alex and Iffy are there too. I wish I could go. That’s the thing I miss most about fall at Georgia Tech…football season. I just can’t get into the Stanford team, not while I love my Yellow Jackets. So we’re playing Clemson at the moment, and losing 7-6. Agh! Godsey just threw an interception. We better get our butts in gear.
You know, I suppose I should stop referring to Tech as “we,” since I don’t go there anymore. Hmm. I think that’s one change that will take a long time.
Aaaagh! I can’t believe we lost that game! And in overtime! I am so disappointed. We should have been on top of the ACC right now, cruising along… now I guess the Florida State game — and the fact that it had to be rescheduled for December — becomes crucial. The FSU/Clemson game will also be an important one to watch…I hope the elder Bowden wins out over the son.
Anyway. Football aside, the weekend is going well. Last night Nick and I headed over to a big grad student party in Rains (another apartment complex). It was a lot of fun, and I met so many interesting people. I talked to this guy named Neal that I met at dinner the other night, and I’m going to have to track him down again because he was fun to talk to. A side note that I know will be of interest to Becca and Karen is that he is here on a Hertz fellowship. Yep, that’s right, the one that we all applied for…and subsequently got rejected for. None of us even got interviews. The fact that I didn’t get it is no sweat off my back, but I am interested to find out what’s so different or unique about this guy that won him this extremely selective (read: no one knows what the hell the criteria for selection is) fellowship.
I also got to talk to Christina yesterday! I was very happy to finally hear her voice, after days of meaning to call her and then realizing it was either too late at night, or having my phone conk out on me. (They seriously need to put in a few more connections here…I am constantly getting that annoying “system busy” message.) Anyway, we had fun conversation, and I can’t wait until she and Chris come to visit in the spring sometime.
There is another party tonight in Nick’s dorm, so until then I’m just hanging around my apartment cleaning and unpacking the final round of boxes from home that arrived yesterday. We ran some errands this afternoon, and discovered many exciting things in the Palo Alto area, including:
- The most bizarre electronics superstore I’ve ever seen, complete with cowboy/western motif
- A really good pizza place, where I cursed at the TV until the UCLA/Oregon state game finally ended and they switched the feed to overtime at the Tech game, and then cursed some more when we lost
- A fantastic car wash that left Nick’s mustang in true California condition — top down and sparkling
- A grocery store that sells hard liquor (apparently it’s legal in California), so now we can make daquiris tonight
So yeah, I guess I can say that life in California continues to go well. Seeing Atlanta on TV for those few minutes was nice though.