Things I miss about Somewhere Else:
- The river. Something about the constant presence of a moving body of water is very soothing to the mind. I tried leaving the taps on my sink running all day, but it wasn't the same.
- The flatness. I don't quite know how to bring this news to the people of _________, but their city's absolutely riddled with hills. They're all over the place, and not doing a thing as far as I can tell. Frankly, I don't see the point.
- My friends and family. I have always thought of myself as someone who was pretty self-sufficient (read: lonerish). So much for that idea. While I may not have left behind a vast social empire, there's been more than a few times in the past two or three weeks when something's made me think "Oh, I gotta tell *blank* that", only to realise that *blank* is now a few hundred klicks away. I guess I depended more on family and friends than I knew, and leaving them behind... it's hard. To any *blank*s out there that may be reading, stay in touch.
- Meeting new people. Yeah, this one kind of surprised me. Apparently, I like being exposed to new viewpoints and telling my various stories to new audiences. Who'd've guessed it?
- Squirrels. Somewhere Else had gophers. ________ has squirrels. Aesthetically speaking, I think I've traded up.
- Living Alone. Finally, the freedom to do what I want. Right now, I've pushed my couch up to my computer desk! I'm typing on a computer! From my couch! And no one's going to stop me! ........ I'm going to move the couch back now.
I think that's enough for today, don't you?
Yep, squirrels kick gopher ass. In a cute cage match, there's no questioning who would be the victor. Although woodland grey squirrels are much more appealing than the ubiquitous urban black squirrels; the latter tend to be a bit scruffy.
Don't worry, PoC, ______ is a pretty cool town. You'll get used to the hills. If you're in the mood for a trip to Nearby Large Urban Centre and want a tour guide (or just a couch to crash on) you should look me up.
Thanks, kjhd. Once I finally feel settled here (which may admittedly take quite some time), I'm going to take you up on that offer.
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