I live off campus now at a place called Oak Creek. It has white carpet, neon (and by that i mean florescent) lights, white walls, white everything. It is pretty big and I have my own room, which is nice. Apparently they are "luxury apartments" (they even have tennis courts! if only I could figure out how to play) so I guess that makes it better that I have to bike for 20 minutes to get to class whereas I used to only have to bike 5. And I'm talking biking at top speed here, so when I get to class my eyes are watering and I'm heaving for at least 10 minutes as I walk conspicuously past everyone in class to the only empty seat in the back row. I'm missing Madrid big time right now. Well, not in the freezing state that I left it, but most everything else (the light work load for sure). On the first day of class I realized that my bike tires were flat as pancakes after leaving the apartment, and since I got in too late to check in I didn't have a key and couldn't go put it back in the apartment, so I walked my flat tired bike 40 minutes to get to class. Late, of course. As that one sassy guy cheerleading coach said on that mTv show I once watched, I cried myself a river, built myself a bridge, and then got over it. And then I had dramas biking up this huge hill to the secret Safeway and almost fainted when I got there. Two bad bike experiences my first week. I'm counting on a minor accident by Monday. But Steve and Shelley are coming this weekend to bring me some kitchen supplies so I'm super excited! Anywho, since I'm missing Madrid, I thought I would post a few photos that I took my last week there so you can miss it with me.