it has been a long time. When I finally made some time to update LJ decided to stop working properly for me. It took me ages to load even the "inbox" page. I have not being ignoring you, dear friends. Simply, I gave up commenting to most of the entries for the last four days. It seems to be working better now though so I'm pushing my luck by posting this update.
How are you all?
I'm really good. I'm at home, in Rome, have been since December 22nd.
I know you haven't had an entry from me since I was in San Francisco last summer... so... well, I have started my 2nd year of PhD in London. I joined my lab of choice I have been nicely welcomed by the rest of the group. I love my project. I work a lot, like always, but I think it's mostly for the best: it keeps me busy, focused and I feel like I'm actually achieving something. The last three months in London have been fine considering that I hate winter and the months from October to February are always hard on me, especially there where weather is not nice on anyone. I made some new friends, I have been going out quite a lot (dancing!!!!) and I have mostly been okay with my everyday life.
Nonetheless, I was dying to get back home. I hadn't been here since the beginning of July, before leaving for the States. The level of nostalgia had reached unbearable levels. So the joy of hugging my parents and friends once again was indescribable.
I spent a lovely, lovely Christmas with all my family and a funny New Year's Eve with my friends. plus every day has been a day of celebration, going out, catching up.
I went to all the places where I haven't been in ages: Colosseum, Piazza Venezia, Piazza di Spagna... taking pics like mad like it wasn't my own city and I didn't know it at all! But I had missed it so much! And now everything is even prettier with all the lights and other Christmas decorations! I guess being away for so long made me realize of how lucky I am for being born in Rome. I love this city so damn much!
I just got back from the sea. It was a gorgeous day, sunny, warm, almost spring-like, the sea was calm and clear. In what country can you walk on the beach on January 3rd in just a t-shirt? me and my friends ate tons of delicious seafood. *___*
So yeah, it has been great. I love my friends in London but the ones that I have here at home are my very best friends who I wouldn't trade for the world and who I trust with my deepest secrets. I'm really blessed.
I'm going back to London on Sunday (bboooooo! LOL) but I feel charged by the time spent here and I'll be back at the end of March anyway for my birthday/Easter.
What else? I'm caught up with all my shows: Supernatural, of which I don't talk that much anymore cause I dislike the plot, what they have made of Sam and his relationship with Dean; The Vampire Diaries, which I like a whole lot, Gossip Girl that is over but ended pretty nicely in my opinion, The Beauty and the Beast (hot!).
I made a bunch of new icons that I'll post soon and I'm looking forward to see Jared and Jensen's appearance at the PCA!!!
Finally I just wanna thanks some people. talulababy and kristypadalecki for the lovely v-gifs. I would have thanked you girls sooner if LJ had been working correctly. And especially, lady_eilthana because she is a great friend and she always reminds you of that. I got both your card and your package hon. They are both adorable and your Italian is already so good, I'm really proud. I loved the candy (candy!!!!!) and the candle and the Christmas card was so well done and sweet that me and my parents decided to put a string on it and to put it on our Christmas tree. Thank you so much hon!! love you.
This is it from me for now. Mom demands my company. ;)