Sunday, October 3, 2010

Things PA Taught Me

The 14 months we lived in Pennsylvania were amazing. We saw a lot, did a lot, and learned a lot. I kinda wanted to make a list of things that I learned while living there, as a tribute to living in the area.

- Buying clothes without tax all the time is awesome.
- You don't know how to drive until you've driven in the northeast. Jug handles, no left turns, stop signs on on-ramps, merges with no time, ice, snow, cutting people off, the whole nine yards.
- Trains are so handy! We've both taken trains before, and took them multiple times into San Francisco when we lived in California last time. But driving ten minutes to park the car and then take the train into NYC was beyond handy. Same with Washington, DC. Trains really need to come back in style.
- how to shovel a car out of the snow. similarly, how to properly scrape a windshield.
- how to re-book a flight when Mother Nature decides a blizzard will prevail.
- Lesson planning. I had my first *real* teaching job here.
- some new dramaturgy responsibilities. I had my first *real* dramaturgy gig here, too.
- Meetup.com is a great resource. I joined several groups and became regular members of two of them. This also allowed me to learn the wonders of games like San Francisco Cable Car, Settlers of Catan, Dominion, and Straw.
- there's probably a lot more, but that's all I can think of right now, and I did want to write this much before I forget, LoL.

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