I'm in Akron. I have Internet (Not AT&T. Long, dumb story. All about me being on hold/sitting at home waiting for service men who never showed for TWO DAYS/other boring stuff. You really should thank me for not telling it.). I have Cable. I even have TiVo. Which is damn busy recording all those Project Runways that I have missed due to... life. I'm watching some of them right now - I'm up to the dog episode. Don't talk to me about anything past that episode.
And. I'm guessing you want to know about Akron.
For starters, I'm living on the edge of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Which is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S. I had no idea that North East Ohio was this beautiful. Driving around the curves and up and down the steep hills that are all over this area makes me feel as if I'm back in Western Colorado driving around the canyons.
Second, the grocery store chain here in the Cleveland area? It's called the Giant Eagle. The first few times that I said its name, I said "Great Eagle" instead, and in my head, that made sense. Because the Great Eagle will bring food to her people (Yes, my mind is a weird place. It just works like that. I was a theology major in college.). For example, today, the Great Eagle brought me the ingredients for Chicken and Potato Fajitas. Also, Ben and Jerry's Fossil Fuel Ice Cream. You know, the basics.
Third, I actually think I'm starting to know my way around. And find my places. Matt was even able to find bars inwhich to watch the Tigers games before we had cable. And. Besides having both TV showing the Tigers games AND alcohol, the place was called the Winking Lizard. Which amuses me to no end.
Fourth, Matt even got me pretty flowers. Pink and yellow and white Snap Dragons and pink and yellow Asiatic Lillies. Because he knows I like things better when they're pretty. And have flowers in them.
Next, Sunday I get to meet Matt's boss for the year, and the rest of his coworkers. I'm excited and a little bit nervous.
And on Monday, when Matt goes to work, I start looking for a job. Which is both scary and exciting.
(PS: Tomorrow, when I upload pictures from my cellphone, and put together a post about last weekend's wedding, I'll post the recipe for those Pom Martinis. Because I got it out of the bartender. Which is why I totally rock.)