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I miss Nick. It's only been a little over a week since I've seen him, but it feels like it's been so much longer. I had my cryosurgery on Thursday (what fun!) and spent all weekend at home while he was at home in the Poconos working. (Mom and Ed came to visit yesterday, which was fabulous, since I'd started to go crazy with lack of interaction during my recovery.) I'll see him on Friday night, hopefully, so I'm looking forward to that, of course.

In other news...school is great. It's keeping me busy, but everything is interesting and challenging. I actually have to put effort into my assignments, and I'm enjoying that. Plus, I'm looking into Ph.D. programs and am excited about that as well.

I'll hopefully be attending a book reading by the National Book Awards finalists tomorrow night in the city with Josh, as long as they've still got tickets. I haven't been to a book reading since May, when I met Daniel Handler (oh joyous day), so I'm looking forward to it.

My apartment has a central heating system, and they keep it WARM in here! That's fantastic because I'm usually cold, but I can sit around in November in a tank top, usually, and feel comfortable. And I don't have to pay for fuel. :D

I'm still lonely here, of course, but I'm working on making friends from class, and I've got a few friends still in Suffolk County (who aren't exactly local, but nearby enough that I can see them on occasion), so it's working out okay for now. It's hard, but I know that I'm incredibly fortunate to have this opportunity (and the inheritance to pay for it!), so I'm trying not to be self-pitying. It doesn't always work, but I'm trying!

And on that note...I've gotta finish analyzing a critical piece about Herman Melville's Typee, work on a bibliography for my Chaucer class, and type up a proposal for my 12-page Life Writing paper. Oh, the joys of being a graduate student.
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