Well, not quite. Classes start next Monday, but there's SO much preparation involved. I tend to forget that I'll be away from home for months, and I try to pack on the light side, even though I probably need to pack heavy...Oh well! ^^ Hopefully the one thing I'll be splurging on will be food: no athlete can truly subsist on ramen! XD
I've been back from Spain for a while- it was an amazing trip! The kinds of things I did, saw, and ate
would probably shock most people back home. An example: I ended up eating snails, octopus tentacles, snail-and-rabbit paella, rabbit, and bulls tail! The only thing I really didn't like on that trip, scarily enough, was shrimp.
Snails can be a bit rubbery if not done correctly (tried them multiple times), but octopus tentacles are really quite good when lightly fried (though since you can still see every one of the little suckers, they're not for the faint of heart!). Honestly, the best thing on the bizarre foods list besides the rabbit was the bull's tail. Sure, there were three vertebrae the size of my fist on the plate, but the meat was a lot like pulled pork in texture. Yummy!!
The food wasn't the only awesome thing (though I was totally considering frolicking through the olive fields, I loved their olives so much). I got the chance to stand inside a bullfighting ring (sans the bull), visit the Plaza Mayor, view the Black Paintings, and see El Alhambra, what I feel is one of the most beautiful places I've seen.
Lately, I've been in Arizona, staying with family and generally keeping busy (busy enough not to draw much
). I've so far done several things I'd never done before: 1. Swim in a saltwater pool 2. Hike in 108 degree weather (And that was at 5:30 a.m.!) 3. Shoot anything other than an atlatl. The other day, I also made six pizzas in under three hours with the help of my mom. Needless to say, it's been an interesting few days.
Given that I am scanner-less and that I was just given my parents' old camera, I'll be slow in uploading things for a while (especially since I've got a full courseload and then some). It will happen, though
And of course, I'll continue to be on DA, so I'm not going too far. ^^