I’m mainly posting this in an attempt to keep a regular schedule of blogging. It’s not that things haven’t happened, it’s just that I don’t really know what to write about. So this is liable to be rather stream-of-conciousness and not well written. My classes so far have been pretty enjoyable, I have gotten to muck about in tide pools and hunt down stuff. I really like that everyone else here is into that sort of thing. We all remark about how our friends thought we were weird for doing that. I have taken invertebrate and botany classes, and a seminar on how to get a job after college. I will need to brush up on my scientific name memorization.
I also got Zach to drive me out to the dive shop to get my wetsuit. It was about an hour to get out there in the traffic, so i am very grateful. I finally got one that fits, but its a pain to get the hood off. I will definatly need someone pulling on the other end. I also got a library card and a couple of books, including one by Robert Heinlin. Turns out one of my classmates is actually related to the author! I also got to thinking what a classic small town this is (granted, it is more upscale) The library keeps your library card in an oldschool card catalog, you can ride your bike everywhere and leave it unlocked outside the corner store, run by a family of immigrants. People wave at you on the street. All the sort of stereotypical things. Speaking of people waving on the street, the north is stereotypically considered more unfriendly or at least withdrawn than the south. However I think that reputation has more to do with the size of the community. The more urban an area, the less likely people are to be overtly friendly to strangers (as a rough rule). And the northeast is a lot more urban than the southeast.