THREE MORE WEEKS until you come to Greece and we (plus Emily) spend the weekend in Santoriiiini (I can only say the name with a frat bro accent). But I do want to make something clear from your last letter – you said that Jesus calls me to amazing places next to a picture of the truly stunning white buildings/blue sea/blue sky backdrop of Santorini…and Jesus did not call me there. Athens IS a pretty amazing place, what with its history and food, but let’s be real: it’s a metropolis of dirty city apartment complexes. Just like, lower your expectations a little for the part of Greece in which I live.
You asked for a packing list, so here goes. I assume you know to bring underwear and jeans and all the normal things, so here are some random things I think you might not think to bring.
I honestly can’t think of anything really important. I have stuff that you can use if you forget something, and there are little grocery stores and pharmacies everywhere within walking distance.
I also want to mention a couple things to have in mind while you’re here. Greece is pretty similar to the US in a lot of ways, but there are some things that are different (and most are just my-house-specific).
My house sounds like a disaster area! I apologize, and I hope that you’ll be okay with all the weird things once you get here. If I rephrase it all, here’s what you’re in store for: A house overflowing with fun people and a loving cat, where you have to talk to each other instead of rely on the internet, and there are many adventures to be had in the bathroom! Lol, I can’t wait to see you in JUST THREE WEEKS.
I don’t have a lot to talk about today, but that’s never stopped me from writing before. This week has been kind of blegh. Partly because of homesickness, partly because of PMS (I actually think the homesickness was caused by PMS, too – stupid hormones!!). But anyway, I basically went from work to home to work to home. I did go out for coffee with an acquaintance one night, to a coffee shop that I will take you and Emily to!
What did I do at home? I watched Over the Garden Wall, a cartoon James recommended. It was absurdist and surprisingly emotional, so of course I loved it. And then I started watching season 2 of How to Get Away With Murder, which is so much fun, but in a delightfully trashy way.
Hm, I also spent a lot of time with Hans Harrison. It’s starting to get cooler at night, and last night he actually curled up next to me while I was sleeping, which was the first time! He’s still kind of a jerk, but he’s a loud and affectionate jerk, so I love him. Look at his little toe beans!
At work, I had some extra time, so I’m working on my graphic design skills. Ever since we opened in April, we’ve wanted to put our core values on the wall somehow. I made a business option and a pretty option (the pretty one is on the HD Facebook page), and then Natasha said it should actually have the FULL descriptions of each core value, so I made this monster. After this lead up, I realize that what I have made is not so much “graphic design” as “these fonts make me want to cut out my eyes slightly less, because HOLY COW what a lot of words.”
That’s about it! I’ve got a couple hours free until my Greek lesson tonight. I think I’m going to watch some more How to Get Away with Murder!