After an enormously tedious 8 hour drive on Monday, I am finally back in San Francisco. I think that I would normally get depressed or saddened by foggy and gloomy days, but when I arrived to find my neighborhood enveloped in fog, it just felt so awesome! It was that perfect kind of weather that is just *perfect* for a fire. Granted, we don’t have any wood for our fireplace at the moment…
Everything is finally unpacked and organized. My room is kind of small for the amount of stuff that I have though. However, it still has a nice, small dorm type of feel to it. It actually looks lived in, especially compared to the baren and uninviting place it was before I left for my internship. One of our roommates upstairs may be moving out in about a month, and his room is a bit bigger, with an awesome view of the ocean too! I might try to snag that. It’s about $140 extra a month, which isn’t too bad in the scheme of things.
I was also able to land a job at school! I’ll be working on the outreach program for the geosciences department, helping high school students with various research projects. I’ll also be maintaining their webpage for them as well. That stuff is right up my alley and should be relatively simple to do.
First day of classes was today too. It’s going to be a brutal schedule. I’ll be on campus for nearly 8 hours a day for 3 days a week. Despite those huge hours, I still will be going to school the other two days as well! Yes! School every single day. This is going to be brutal. The schedule that seems to be set in stone at the moment is: Sedimentology & Stratigraphy, Structural Geology, Mineralogy and Violent Oceans & Atmosphere. I will be having an enormous amount of field trips to go on for these classes, so I’ll have relatively few free weekends this semester. We’ll just have to see how it pans out!
Dan and I went on a short camping trip to the Sierras this weekend. That was a blast. We did quite a bit of off roading in his newly aquired Jeep. We discovered some interesting things on these expeditions, such as the Inyo Craters. I’ll try to post some pictures soon, once I get my gallery back online.