Everyday I hop on the 518 to Macquarie University. On the way, I pass my new favorite shop, The Meat Boutique. Well, actually, I have never been in this store and as of yet I'm still a vegetarian, but come on-- The Meat Boutique. Very cool. Then once I arrive, a world of coffee kiosks, a real library, and ::gasp:: helpful people greets me. Then there's the gym which I just joined. It has two pools, a variety of fitness classes, some squash courts, a basketball court, tennis courts, weight/ cardio room, etc, etc. What is even more lovely is that on my way to the gym from MY OFFICE, I walk by a lake and usually several kinds of exotic birds are eating the grass.
So far so good. Now, on the other side of the street is an absolutely ginormous mall. It spirals up like three floors in a ridiculously confusing way (I actually tried to get out of it for like twenty minutes the other day). This mall has one of the most sophisticated food courts I have ever been to, a Borders, and RebelSport--my actual new favorite store, full of all the latest sporting goods. How do these people ever expect me to do linguistics with all these brilliant distractions? Oh-- wait, I'll tell you. They GAVE ME AN OFFICE...and a computer...and a filing cabinet. My very own filing cabinet. Can it get better than this?! I can't wait to file things in it. I can even lock it when I'm away, just in case I have top secret documents to hide from the rest of the world. And believe you me, I will make sure to get ahold of such documents. Why else would I need a lock on my filing cabinet. Then every afternoon when the sun starts to set, I make my way home. I get back on the 518 and go back past the Meat Boutique. I usually get off one stop short to make a trip to the local BWS to buy a cleanskin or two. Then me and Bec cook some food, drink some wine, and watch the Olympics. Very very cool.