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June 6, 2008 | 10:58am
Mood: syllablic
Music: Danger - 11h30

I live about a block from where a railroad meets with two very busy roads. Today... a train hit a car at that crossing. The noise was awful. I don't know if anyone was injured or killed, but it wouldn't surprise me; a fatal accident occurs there once every year or so. I've crossed those tracks a few million times over the years, and I still find it hard to believe that someone (multiple someones, in fact) have died no less than a block away.

I leave for West Virginia tomorrow. We're only going to be there for half a week, which sucks, because I really do like it there. Then we'll be heading off to Indiana to drop me off in Bloomington for my summer program. I got my schedule the other day - I'll be in class seven hours a day, five days a week. That's seven hours of Russian a day. Holy fuck. I may die. It's going to be so much fun.

I went to the DMV this morning to renew my state ID. I was in and out within 15 minutes. That's totally a new record.

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from: aodh
date: June 7, 2008 01:16am (UTC)
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My parents' house is a block away from a highway, the railroad I mentioned in my entry (which is fairly busy, since it's a commuter railway), and we're under a number of flight paths - we live about 10 minutes away from O'Hare airport. I'm used to all of the noise here.

When I'm in Missouri (which is most of the year), I live on the outskirts of town: no trains, planes, or (many) cars. It's ridiculously quiet. Sometimes I like it, but other times... not so much.

I know! It's a shitload of Russian. I'm doing the SWSEEL program - basically it fits a full year of language into one summer. It's going to be incredibly intense... and I'll probably die... but I'm looking forward to it, haha.

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from: aodh
date: June 7, 2008 05:15am (UTC)
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Chicago's pretty awesome, I gotta say... but then again, I'm a little biased. Technically speaking, O'Hare does count as visiting Chicago - it's actually located in Chicago (even though it's way out in the suburbs). But still... you should check out the downtown area sometime. It's great.

I've never been to St. Louis, but I definitely agree with you... Missouri kinda sucks. Kirksville is pretty much the armpit of the United States. :(

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