Yes, this is my actual blog. In case you were wondering. It could be virtual I suppose but I don’t really deal with the virtual world much. Unlike some apparently. Which must be why the owners of this place in Berkeley thought they had to make it really clear. “not just another wifi hotspot”
The highlight so far of my first week was a day trip Berkeley in search of fabric and other supplies which included a lovely lunch in the sunny garden behind La Note on Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley looks a little different than it did when I lived there but many things stay the same after all:
My housing this year has none of the charm of my apartment from last year , nor does it have the swanky amenities of the year before. It is adequate but dull. The internet works- my pictures load faster but web pages are slower than at home. There are kitchen items but just the bare minimum. I borrowed a pillow from someone in the shop because the giant king sized ones on my bed are worn out and lumpy. The most amusing thing about it is that the tiny dishwasher has a sign posted on it that says to conserve water please don’t run the washer unless there are 10 items in it. I counted 1 plate, 2 cereal bowls, 2 plastic mixing bowls, 2 pots, and a collander. There are not 10 items that could need washing and if there were they wouldn’t all fit in the washer.
I have the entire weekend off before the madness starts on Monday (1st fitting, 8:50 am). I’m probably going to sleep the entire time as I caught some horrid coughing, running nose, sore throat thing. I’m blaming the airlines.