Sorry for the lack of posting, but exciting things have been happening IRL, dudes!
Here's the biggest news: my parents came to Europe!
After being in a foreign country with so many strange things and experiences for so long, it was beyond nice to see them. I showed them around Barcelona for a few days, and then we jetted off to Paris together. Let me tell you - after traveling as a poor college student, taking the cheapest flights and staying in hostels and packing all my belongings for a weekend in just a backpack, it was so. incredibly. nice to travel with my parents. I'm talking nice hotel, fancy dinners, taking actual taxi cabs as opposed to public transportation - the works! I just got back today, and it's definitely going to be a shock to reenter the real world. Class today was brutal enough.
Anyway, look for a post on Paris to come!