So I don't mean to complain because I really have had a great time here. However, its almost time to leave, and I'm very excited to get home. As amazing as the snow has been, I am tired of being so cold, wearing so many clothes, and watching my every step so I don't fall and break my tailbone. Also, I miss my flip-flops. You cannot shuffle properly in boots. It simply doesn't work. This experience has been amazing though. The last time I was around so much creativity was in high school at the Thespian Conference, but that was only a weekend. I have enjoyed seeing all these movies, meeting all these people, and seeing real snow. Having my first real snowball fight was a plus too.
I wouldn't trade this experience for the world, but the homesickness is finally kicking in. I'm ready to head back to Florida and share all my stories with all my friends. I never thought that I would miss campus as much as I do, but here I am, excited to go back.
Also, I've begun to notice a small cultural difference here. All the people I meet at the movies and in line are great, even the annoying guy from LA that kept hitting on me before Wristcutters was at least nice and pleasant to talk to. However, I've noticed that the rich people who are here, not for the movies, but for the stars and possible sightings, are horribly rude! I cannot tell you how many times I have nearly been run over by someone chatting on their cell phone, who then turn to me and make this horrible face that simply reminds me of high school cheerleaders sneering at the "un-cool" kid.
It is not my fault you can't walk and talk at the same time, please, have the common decency to say "I'm sorry" or "Excuse me", or something! Maybe its because I'm from the South, where, southern hospitality is still alive and well, and if someone accidentally bumps into on the street will apologize profusely, if not invite you for a drink or something along those lines. I was complaining about it to a friend of mine from home who simply laughed and told me that I wasn't in the South anymore. Just a bit of culture shock I guess.
Anyway, I have had a great time here, and I would recommend this trip to anyone. Although, I'm sure it will be a while before I feel up to heading to the movie theatre again. But, the most important thing I've learned here is, how great it is at home.