November 16, 2004

Slow Hands

Quick update: I'm at the UNR library. Fortunately I didn't get booted off the system when I graduated so I can still use these computers. It's fun walking around campus and running into people I haven't seen in a long time. I was self conscious about it at first, like going back to your old high school, then I realized that was stupid and nobody knows nor cares if I already graduated and I'm just passing through. Part of me misses the student life because, as exhausted as I was this past year, I sure did learn a lot. It's hard to feel unproductive when you're loaded down with classes and staring down a half dozen term papers with a month left of school. It also feels good to think about how ansie I was when I first got back from Chile; I spent many months telling myself, "just finish this year, then you're free to go wherever..." and I did. And now I'm leaving on Sunday for Chile, which is something that I've been looking forward to for a long time. I land in Santiago on Monday at 2:15 in the morning so I'll get to see the lights of Santiago from the plane as we fly in from the north. I remember when I went back to visit in December and I spent the first day walking for hours along Alameda and Providencia in downtown and just feeling so comfortable and relieved to be back. This trip I'm looking forward to keeping my mind limber and reading a lot; plus lotsa hiking in the south and even some rock climbing(!). I'm finally going to make use of that gym that was hidden around the corner from the Salvador house.
Tomorrow I'm taking a cheap casino bus to San Francisco to stay with big brother Dan for a couple days, thanks to him in advance for putting me up. I'm looking forward to wandering around SF for a couple days and thinking about the dozens of amazing shows I've seen there. Blonde Redhead's even playing on Wednesday night, hopefully I'll get to go.
In other news, the new Interpol record is pretty amazing. I listened to their first record non stop for about four months when I was in Santiago last year and though Antics couldn't ever top Turn on the Bright Lights, it's good to avoid the frustration one feels when a band follows a classic with a forgettable record. And though I'm still pretty anti-cellphone, if I end up getting one during my stay in Chile I can use the song Slow Hands as the ringtone.
The next time I update this thing the toilet water will spin the other way when I flush and it'll be spring and green and I'll probably be eating an avocado.

Posted by steve at November 16, 2004 02:04 PM