A long drive and a big change

Between the last post and last Tuesday, there hasn't been much to report: I hung out a bunch, got sick a couple times and some other not very noteworthy events. Since Tuesday, however, an awful lot has happened: I've moved halfway across the country, become single and begun preparations for the next big phase of my life, law school.

Since I'm going to law school in Minnesota (University of), it was rather important to cut my commute down from the 22 hour drive from Massachusetts to something more reasonable. The solution to my commuter problems was to be found in moving to Minneapolis, MN and locating a place of residence that is about 15-20 minutes walk to the law school. This, of course, means that I had to drive out to Minneapolis, MN in my dilapidated wreck of a Ford Explorer and I am happy to report that the trip passed uneventfully. I didn't stop to do much in the way of sightseeing along the way but I should like to note that, while passing through Wisconsin, I was able to confirm that fresh cheese curds are, in fact, all that and a bag of chips, oh yes, certainly the bag of chips. Also, while I'm on the topic, let me just put in a plug for the US Interstate System; in Massachusetts, I hopped on I-90, which I was able to stay on until Wisconsin, where I transferred to I-94, drove another hundred and change miles and was at my destination. There is something very convenient about being able to drive 1400ish miles at 75MPH in a fairly straight line from point A to point B almost entirely on one road.

As to my unfortunate return to the land of the single, I consider the matter to be one of necessary evils. Kristina and I broke up preceding my departure for Minnesota because she didn't much want to be in a long distance relationship and, to be frank, neither do I. Between how bad I am about calling people to talk on the phone and how much a relationship tends to depend on being in contact with someone, I would expect an attempt at a long distance relationship to crash and burn horribly. As far as I'm concerned, I like Kristina a bit much to want to let a relationship with her crash and burn so, instead, I'm inclined to believe that the best approach is to break up and then, perhaps, we'll get back together at a more convenient time in the future. That, however, is the future and is, as such, a matter to be concerned with when the future becomes the present.

As for the law school phase of my life, I've got myself pretty much fully moved into my new place and beyond that, I'll probably keep you posted as new details emerge.