I’ve also managed to get transport, in the form of a refurbished bike from the good people at Transit Bikes. It’s a 1980’s Trek road frame, but converted to a commuter setup. As a result it weighs about half as much as a normal commuter bike. It’s also got a leather seat and handlebar grips for comfort and style. It wasn’t the cheapest option, but it certainly is fun to ride, even in the heat.
My housemate moved in on Monday after an extremely long roadtrip from Arizona, and so far we’ve gotten along really well. He’s also doing the MA/MBA course at SMU, so we’re in the same boat as far as study, responsibilities, and the need for copious amounts of coffee.
Since we both were relatively short on furniture, we decided to go on an EPIC IKEA ROADTRIP (imagine a Scandinavian Viking death metal musical motif playing at this point). My views on Ikea deserve their own blog entry, so I’ll skip it over for now, except to say that we now have furniture. And a coffee table made from cardboard packaging for said furniture. It’s surprisingly solid. My materials engineering professor would be proud.
We get baseball on Australian television, but it hasn’t really captured much interest. However, seeing it live was a much more exciting experience. It may have been the game itself, but I found myself paying much more attention to the action than I ever did with televised games. And whenever the action flagged, we’d just head back up to the buffet and load up on food until our blood pumped pure hot dog.
Tomorrow things start to ramp up, with orientations and bootcamps for the next two weeks, and then the start of classes proper. It’s exciting but a bit scary, but then again, all good challenges are…