Went to a reading event at Nicola’s Books. Had sweet potato fries and wolverine beer at Zingerman’s. Made plans for an exciting new school year with Natalia. Celebrated the plans with a cookie cookie sundae at Ben and Jerry’s. Made arrangements for dinner parties, birthday parties, and housewarming parties.
I’m back for another epic year in Ann Arbor.
ps. While browsing the bookstore, I found myself in the young adult section and there was a particular bright pink cover that caught my attention: Nature girl. I took a look and the back cover read: Megan is stuck in the wilds of Vermont for the summer with no TV, no Internet, no cell phone, and worst of all, no best friend. So when Megan gets lost on the Appalachian Trail with only her little dog, Arp, for company, she decides she might as well hike all the way to Massachussetts where her best friend, Lucy, is spending her summer. Life on the trail isn’t easy though. And on the journey, Megan faces everything from wild animals and raging rivers to tofu jerky and life without bathrooms. Most of all though, Megan gets to know herself—both who she’s been in the past and who she wants to be in the future—and the journey goes from a spur of the moment lark to a heroic quest to prove herself to Lucy, her family, and the world!
Oh, I get it, universe, you’re laughing at me.