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Are you with me? [Jan. 3rd, 2011|09:33 am]
Charlotte Doyle
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Christmas and post-Christmas vacation this year were pretty great. Going to my parents' in Austin is always lovely, and we had a wonderful time this year. In addition to a lot of laying around and eating wonderful food, we also went for a hike at Enchanted Rock. Why is climbing around on rocks so awesome? It's one of life's great mysteries.

After Austin, Elias and I had a few extra days off, and with the shiny new video games, books, and, on my part, Kindle, that we got for Christmas, it was an excellent time. We saw quite a few friends, and between those visits, complete with board games and Rock Band 3, and the rest of the time spent playing video games and hanging out, it was like a little pocket of college again. I just want to hang out with my friends and play games all the time. Is that so wrong?

In more masochistic news, I went to a heated yoga class on Saturday that focused on completing 108 sun salutations. It was...difficult. There must have been at least 90 people in there, and since the room started at 95 degrees, I think it was about 105 by the end, and so humid it felt like it might start raining at any moment. That said, I did all 108 salutations, so I was proud of myself. My hamstrings disagree.

I'm filled with hope for the upcoming year. I don't know what will happen with employment, which is my major concern, but I'm optimistic that either Macalester might offer me an opportunity, or that I might get some other admissions work as a result of my experience. I do know that, regardless of what else happens, Elias and I are in love and always will be, and, regardless of latitude and longitude, friends and family sustain us both.

[User Picture]From: midnightsunryze
2011-01-08 11:40 pm (UTC)
Have you all ever gone to the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin? It's supposed to be pretty excellent.
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[User Picture]From: saritat42
2011-01-11 05:32 am (UTC)
Wow, 108 sun salutations in a heated yoga class?! I probably would have vomited or been unable to hold a downward facing dog, let alone a good chaturanga, without slipping off of my mat. I'm impressed.
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