Hi. Have you had enough water lately? You probably have, but you should still drink some. Go ahead and get it. I’ll wait.
Hi, again. Where are you right now? I am in my childhood bedroom sitting amidst an amalgamation of middle school bulletin boards, pictures of high school friends, a kickass The Clash poster, and a giant gorilla stuffed animal that used to belong to my brother but now just kind of chills with me. My parents live about two hours north of Mexico City in, what I have come to think of as the Newark of Mexico. It’s got pretty poor urban development, it’s tremendously industrial, and when anyone asks where you’re from you say The City. It’s pretty silly.
I’m back here to renew my work visa so that I can keep working in the U.S. (yay, America?), and so I can keep living my life as I have made it. I don’t technically have to renew it until mid-January, but guess what happens around mid-January? That’s right! My entire future and job security become precariously balanced on the clarity and judgement of a group of people who don’t seem to think I am a person! Oh, and I turn 27.
Honestly, I’m just bummed to have to leave my life in New York in a type of suspended animation, ya know? I just started seeing a very sweet girl that teaches me about all kinds of things, my girlfriend is still working til Christmas (Hey girl! You’re working so hard, I’m so proud of you!) and I super really hope that she’s watering the plants. Thai and purple basil, y’all.
But enough about me. I honestly just want to hear about you, because I have a consular appointment on Monday and if I keep thinking about it, I’ll start chewing my nails, which (go, me!) I just recently stopped doing. What are y’all doing nowadays? You look fabulous, by the way. Are you going anywhere for the holidays? Are you allowed to travel because the consulate hasn’t seized your passport? Do you have any new interests that you’ve been developing? Have you learned anything new? Are you busy texting with a new cutie? Did you go out on a date with your honey?
WAIT. Do you like birds?? I love birds. It feels like coming out all over again when I say that I go birding, because the only people that go birding are your retired neighbors, and they never seems that happy to go in the first place. Here’s the thing though, birding is awesome. It’s like a worldwide scavenger hunt, and it literally never ends.
Here’s one of my favorite pictures I have ever taken:
Tell me things. I’m ready. I am a sponge ready to soak up all your awesome. Get in here.
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