keyboards are different here so i have to type painstakingly, looking down at the keyboard. i don't have oto much time at the moment: shops close 5 or 6 and my roommate (wasn't expecting to have one but i do -- we share a suite, a closet, a bathroom and a kitchen but we each have an individual room. her name is sapna and so far we've gotten along well) and i have to go buy groceries. she can cook. i wonder if it's my destiny for this year to be curry filled. hey, why not.
we live in a dorm of about1,000 students total, roughly 40 of whom are DIS but none are in out tower. the room has its plusses and minuses which i'll go into later. so does the city, although it's beautiful, unremitting gray sky nonwithstanding. it's rained since i got here and will be raining all week, i'm told. this is a test of my I Can Get Used to Anything idea about myself. not too cold thus far. i have no illusions about it staying that way.
i have yet go get really worked up about the program. kinda like being vegetarian: every once in a while i ask myself, 'hey, why?' but i made up sufficient reasons for that; i guess i will here too. maybe when classes start i'll become more excited.
meanwhile i'm faking it when necessary pretty well, meeting people, forgetting their names, trying desperately not to make bad impressions (gaaa! any advice?) and otherwise making my way. some encouragement, fellas, would be great.