so we know i've done enough whining elsewhere on this site, but for a change... you know what's kind of fun bout this crap? i guess i am lucky to be at the beginning and so i kind of feel like WHOA i better get some things done while i can. so the australia trip to see family/attend school, which i had to postpone, is back on and will start at the end of this week, and i just booked a visit to my aunt in italy for december. this was just the kick in the ass i needed to get me out doing the globe trotting i have always wanted to do! and being a university student again, means i can get the student airfares, hell ya! my family is so spread out and i will finally get to see some of them again for the first time in decades.