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A Late Night Visit

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Well, it's almost 1:30 in the morning and I'm enjoying the fact that my roommate has a lab top computer and our apartment has a wireless network.
Yes, I have finally met my roommates, it's nice having other people to be around. Both of my roommates are really nice. Lauren and I became fast friends and we hangout a lot whenever we aren't in school that is. Rob is really nice but I hardly ever see him, he's actually hardly ever here. This morning when he was in our living room watching tv when I left for class I was so tempted to walk up to him and say who are you? lol. I'm not sure if he would have gotten a kick out of that.
All in all I guess it doesn't really matter whether my roommates are around the apartment or not, it's the fact that we get along and I'm glad about that. Also I think it's kind of nice that all three of us go to different schools, I think it kind of helps us to branch out and get to know other people.
Anyways, I'm sure some of you are wondering about my school. It's a huge place. I have already gotten lost in my first week of classes. I am constantly asking for directions all the time. I'm sure certain people are probably tired of seeing my face. Besides all that, I am not used to the huge classroom sizes. The lecture halls hold up to 300 hundred people or something like that, but don't worry there aren't quite that many people in the class, but there are still a lot. There is one spot on my campus that I absolutly love. It's called The Bush Court, and it's kind of the hub of the campus. There are lots of trees for shade and everyone sits in the shade under the tress eating lunch, hanging out with friends, sleeping, or whatever. It's just an awesome place and I love it.
I found out today that there is a bunch of trips that the school has throughout the semester. I am so excited about them. I am going to try to do as many as possible, or as many as I can afford at least. I want to do and see as much as possible while I am here.
My first week of classes went ok but I haven't really made any friends yet. I'm too shy to just go up to people and start talking to people. I always worry too that nobody will like me I guess. I'm hoping that getting involved in trips will help me meet people. I joined some clubs but I'm not really sure how to meet up with the people in them since don't seem to have any meetings or anything. I have only heard back from one of the clubs so far and hopefully that will get me off to a good start of meeting people and making friends, and also to having a good semester.
Well, I really probably should get to bed but I probably won't for a little while, it's been so long since I've read everyone's blogs, so I will spend some time doing that and I will try not to be too much of a lurker and make some comments then I really have to get to bed. :)

Hey everyone,
It's about time I blogged everyone about my whereabouts. I am now in Australia and I have so much to tell you guys. It's been a long and interesting trip getting here, let me tell you. When I got on my plane in Harrisburg, I was surprised how small it was. It only had two rows, two seats on one side one on the other. Than it only had one flight attendant as well. I got to seat right on the wing by the window and watch the clouds go buy. The sky was so pretty. When I got to Chicago it was crazy. I had to walk so far it wasn't funny. It was also my luck that the terminal that I had to be in was the furthest away, but at least it gave me the opportunity to see the airport and I have to say it's pretty nice. During my layover I did a little people watching. People are interesting. There was one group of kids, I"m pretty sure were high school students who really don't know how to act in an airport. They were being so loud and annoying I actually got up and changed where I was sitting. Then I was observing different people that were talking on their cell phones. It's funny how some people are so loud, and act like other people really want to hear their conversations. I couldn't believe how different people could be when a girl sat beside me got on her self phone and I barely heard her at all. I have to say that this is a funny world.
Flying to California was awesome. I have only flown there once before and it was at night and I was in a middle seat so I didn't get to see much of anything. This time I saw some amazing things. I couldn't belive the view, all of those mountain ranges and some of their snowy caps, large bodies of water that I can't identify, and seeing how great and wide the desert really is. I truely enjoyed the view. :)
California airport really wasn't that great, there wasn't much to do and I sat there for five hours being utterly bored. Lets just say I was extremely relived when my flight to Sydney was called. Although I didn't sleep much on the plane I got to see a couple movies and enjoy food that was actually good. I definatley recommend doing on Quantas airlines because they really take care of their passengers. After flying for 15 hours I was very happy to back on land in Sydney.
Sydney was awesome even though I was only there for four days. On the first day my group went on a walking tour and I learned so much stuff. The second and third day got to go to the blue mountains. They are so amazing. The first day there we went hiking, which really wasn't the greatest experience for me since I was the girl that fell and hurt herself, but at least I was able to laugh at myself and get bandaged and hangout with a really cute australian guide. :) The second day which was a lot of fun, was spent repelling. I got to repel down a 160 foot cliff. Although I was a little scared it was still a great experience, and I can say that I actually went and did it. The last day in Sydney was spent in free time. I got to meet some really nice people to hangout with, and hopefully I will be able to continue talking with them. After a long free time we got to go on a cruise in the harbor which was truely awesome. I had a great time.
The day after all of this I had to fly to Perth. I have to laugh because as I stood there waiting for my stuff, my bags were the last ones to arrive, but at least they all got there in one piece. Now I am just roaming around freemantle and exploring. I have already found some neat places to visit later. I have already been to my campus which is huge, and I know I will get lost, so I'm ready for that on monday when I start classes. I will also be meeting my roomates tomorrow hopefully, and I'm hoping that they will be nice and interesting people who I will be able to get along with.
Well, I have to run because I am in an internet cafe and I don't want to have to pay to much more than 5 bucks, hey everything is expensive here. More to come later. :)

A Sick Flygirl

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I'm making another offical updated to keep you guys posted. :) I finally leave tomorrow!!! Yay! I am so excited but still very nervous. Not only all of this but I am sick right now. Yes, I am a little bummed out that I had to get sick right as I'm leaving for Australia. The only good thing that I can figure that is coming out of this is that since I can't sleep on planes I can take my cold medicine and it will help me sleep. Lets just hope that I don't get sicker while I am on the plane for 15 plus hours.

I have most of my stuff packed but I keep thinking that I have too much stuff or I want to decide on taking other clothing or whatever instead. All I can say is that it is extremely difficult to pack light. That is something that is not in my dictionary. I mean honestly, you never know when you may need a certain item of clothing. You have to be prepared for everything.

Hopefully I will have a lot of fun and interesting stuff to tell you guys once I get back from my orientation and learn how to use the lab computers at my school. I know this blog isn't very eventful but I don't really have much to say since I haven't left yet. But keep tuned in for more fun and interesting blogs. :)

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