After three months of gallivanting around Southeast Asia and bouncing between Washington, Idaho, and Utah, I am glad to be back in Alaska for the following reasons.
-I don't have to live out of a suitcase anymore. In Asia I lived out of a 35L backpack. In the states I lived out of a carry-on sized suitcase. My clothes were perpetually wrinkled, and I wore the same ones over and over and over and over.
-I now have Internet access twenty-four hours a day. This summer I sometimes had to go DAYS without getting on the Internet. My youngest sister said it best, "You and the Internet are, like, one." I am an Internet junkie. Why spend time looking for a phone book when you can google the phone number? Why walk upstairs and ask my mom how to cut pineapple when I can get an illustrated step-by-step guide in 0.63 seconds? I feel unstable if I can't check my bloglines and headlines. I feel much better now that I am connected.
-I get to sleep in my own bed. Those of you VFN readers that don't own a memory foam mattress pad and a down comforter need to buy one right now. I'm serious. If you can't afford one, start saving your pennies. I am so in love with my bed. Best money we've spent since getting married.
I am back. Life is good. More witty commentary to come soon.