Yesterday was the first time I’d felt genuinely excited about leaving for college this year.
The reason for this is that I received my housing assignment in the mail, about a week earlier than I was expecting, and even before my new Canadian roommate received his letter.
I’m going to be in Thayer 101. Having practically begged for a pretty dorm, I’m pleased that Sergey, Joanna and Clarence all assure me Thayer Hall is a very lovely, well-situated and social dorm. Plus I’m on the ground floor, so although I will have to fend off tourists, drunks and thieves, I won’t have to climb any stairs or worry about moving luggage or furniture when the year ends. As Sergey says, who could ask for more? (A private bathroom, maybe?)
Despite having indicated a preference for the maximum number of roommates (five, or more), I have been – perhaps wisely – assigned two. Doug, an American from Florida and Ryan, a Canadian from Nova Scotia.
I realise from my prose it doesn’t sound like I was particularly excited by receiving my housing packet, but I was. In the five minutes after opening the letter, I called both Xinwei and Shiming (who happened to be with Clarence at the time) as well as Joanna, then went online to see if my roommates had written to me (Doug had), to icq the news to Sergey, Darryl and Chuan Fei and to announce my new residence on both the yahoo groups.
Much ado about nothing, indeed.
PS: I’ve updated my contact details…