The first few days in USA have been crazy, and a lot of fun of course!!! There's been a lot of running around, walking, hard work (read carpentry), less sleep (intentional), random food and what not! I am sure i have lost a few pounds ;)
After reaching the USA on the 14th evening, I went to the University and school on the last3 days, and i have been walking like a mad dog that's lost its lunch. The fact is, the U of Chi campus is amazingly HUGE. So it takes a lot of walking to get from point A to point B. Considering that the university campus is amazingly beautiful, with lot of greenery and wonderful lawns - i shouldn't really be complaining. The university is a nice collection of old styled buildings (but just in the exteriors. the interiors are as modern as u'd get them) and beautiful gardens. In between all these old style buildings and the many homes nearby - the modern GSB building really stands out.
I had to visit the Office of International affairs once everyday in the last 3 days, to register my arrival and get a few signatures and supporting documents that would be helpful during the trip to Brazil. I visited the school and i must admit that it does stand up to its reputation of being a very very good looking building. We just randomly checked a few places/rooms, since we dint have a lot of time. The cafe in the school serves awesome food, but is a bit pricey. Otherwise, things look good. I want classes to start!!!
In between all this, I picked up my laptop from my classmate (actually - the classmate lugged it to a club where i was partying and delivered it to me. so it isnt "i picked" really) and i SO love it. speaking abt gadgets, I guess i will most probably be going the iPhone way. There are a few things to think abt, before i shell out the dough. Let's see...
Since i had almost no time for any of the furniture companies to deliver the furnitures to my home (f i order online i.e.), my home is still unfurnished. I still sleep on the carpet. There are a lot of domestic things to take care of - but they can all wait till i get back from the trip.
We had a kick-off party yday in a downtown club yday, and I've finally met my trip mates. It is already 8:30 AM here and i should meet them in the airport at 1:30 PM, and i still haven't packed. No, I still don't know what to pack ;)
So, off i go to handle packing woes part 2...