December 20th, 2013
I promised myself that I would send the letters from Tiana and I to you as soon as she finished hers, but that happened four days ago and for some reason I can’t bring myself to seal and send these off. Maybe it’s because I still feel like there’s more to say to you? I’m not entirely sure, but I figured I would just write more. I also asked Bo and Beth to write letters for you, so I’m waiting for them to send me theirs so I can pass them on your way.
Everyone in the East X building has left for winter break by now. I’m currently writing this letter at my desk at home in Los Altos. Beth and Bo are on their way back to San Diego and LA, respectively, and Tiana is probably currently at the airport waiting for her flight.
I think I’ll tell you a bit more about Tiana, considering she was the first person I convinced to write you a letter.
Tiana is from Randolph, Vermont, which she affectionately calls Phlodnar (since it’s partially Randolph backwards) from time to time. She’s a gentle hippie-type person with a lot of hair that gets everywhere, no matter how hard she tries to keep it from doing so. She likes a lot of the same music I do, like the 1975, The Head and the Heart, and The Paper Kites. She and my roommate, Jamie, have a two person knitting club, and the last time I checked, she was knitting me a hat. (There are three sets of roommates on our floor in East X: Jamie and me, Tiana and Abigail, and Beth and Annika.) Because she lives in Vermont, she’s a solid 30-45 minutes from many places that us city-type kids are used to and only just tried Chipotle for the first time about two to three weeks ago. She can somehow wear jeans almost all the time, a power I don’t understand, and she has a very broken-in pair of Doc Martens that she loves a lot. She can be quite indecisive sometimes but she’s got a sweet-type characteristic that makes up for it. She loves true New England, fog-filled fall, photography, making clothes, drawing/painting, tea, coffee, cats and dogs, and blankets. People typically find her remarkably easy to be around.
Anyways, I thought I was going to be staying here at home over break, but turns out my parents decided that we’re going to go visit my grandparents in Michigan. It’s eight in the morning right now, and I’ve been helping with packing since seven. We leave at six tonight. Ty was apparently in on this decision before I was, so instead of coming home first, he’s heading out to Michigan straight from Cal Poly and is going to meet us there.
What is your Christmas looking like so far?