Back in the MotherlandPosted: August 16, 2011
After my “I lost my passport” fiasco which required Maria (my life-saving roommate) to drive me to Moishe’s self-storage where we upturned all of my belongings in a mad search for a silly blue book capable of taking me all over the world only to be found in the middle drawer of my pretty yellow dresser at home, I finally said goodbye to New York (I intended to give it one more good look from the plane, but I fell asleep).
2 meals (ONLY 2 and no snacks?!) and 13.5 hours later, I was in Beijing and headed for a Szechuan restaurant. It still hasn’t quite hit me that I’m not in Brooklyn anymore and that I won’t be there for a while. Plus, I’ll be living with my mom after 6 years of pure independence, but there are some perks in being here. So far these include but certainly are not limited to:
1) My mom’s awesome telephone. If you receive a call from me, it’ll be from this precious machine.
2) McDonald’s right down the block. Yup, a major guilty pleasure but the Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich is to die for and I’ll have you know unavailable in America! And look, they even have curly fries!
and 3) our house pet, Randy!
So far so good.