Ready for some warm weather
So this weather in NJ has been very moody lately. Cloudy and windy one minute and sunny and serene the next. It's been extremely temperamental and the nites here are cold! I'm still wearing sweatshirts to bed and waking up all bundled up underneath the covers. I can't wait for the warm weather! Though, I've also never fared well under extremely hot and humid conditions. Generally I just become a vegetable and can't move, but it's all about adjustment, isn't it?
Well guys and gals, it's getting close. 10 more days! The packing situation is stressful. I'm taking my time. I'm just one of those extremely cluttered people and trying to fit 2 years of my 24 in two suitcases is tough! Having to pack up my entire room as well is not very enjoyable either. But somehow it'll all get done!
So this past weekend was a blast. Got to see the Drew Crew and we had some dinner and took in a comedy club in NYC. Then we wandered over to a bar where I definitely did not need an irish car bomb, tequila shot, sangria and rum & coke. And that was after 2 extremely strong captain and cokes! Such an eclectic mix but it was a lot of fun seeing everyone after 2 years. Needless to say I had a minor hangover the next morning when I went to the Peace Corps reception in NYC. After the initial awkwardness that is generally present at any gathering, I met some great people. Everyone was so friendly. As the South Pacific group makes up only 5% of volunteers (a little tid-bit I picked up), there were no RPCV's, but I did meet 2 girls who are also being sent to the South Pacific (we get to be island girls Jess (Vanuatu) and Missy (Micronesia), if you ever drop in and read this!) and it was great to have some people to relate to.
After a nap, I made it out to Severine's bday bash with Ayesha, Neda and Antonietta at Eurolounge. They played some funky music, but as always, I had an awesome time with my Motown girls. Sorry I was a bit tired though Antonietta!
And last nite was Neda's 24th. Adam, Ayesha and I took her out to dinner in Morristown to the French/Thai restaurant. Mmm...I love both cuisines! In honor of Neda's birthday, the restaurant turned off the lights and played this tribal type of music and started clapping and put this funny hat on her. I wish I had brought my camera! Then we decided to take a ride down memory lane and stopped by MHS to see the national honor society induction. We got there at the very end, but we ran into some old teachers from elementary school and high school. It really was good to see them and have them remember us...or our faces at least! Then off to the Funky Monkey for a drink and then back home.
So this is my last full weekend..Memorial Day weekend! And because we are terrible at planning things there is nothing definite yet. It'll work out though and we'll find something...