I really do. It's taking me a while to fully adjust to my new schedule - despite my attempts to go to bed at a reasonable hour, I still find myself going to bed later than I should, and that just makes it more painful to get up in the morning...when it's still dark out, and freezing cold. But I'm dragging my butt out of bed as early as I can, and trying to get into a groove at work, even though it's Week 3 and I'm still trying to get a functional computer to work at my desk. Don't ask - if I can get around to writing on my other blog about things, I'll explain there.
January is nearly over and I've spent most of it exploring small parts of my new home in Philly. The subway is more like NYC than DC; I've been totally spoiled by DC's use of the SmarTrip card (which deducts your Metro fare and all you have to do is add more money when you're low on funds) and getting used to either tokens, Weekly passes or Monthly passes to commute to/from work and around the city. It's too cold to really walk around for very long, but I've explored a little bit of Rittenhouse Square (I found the MAC store so I know where to go when they release the Hello Kitty collection!), and I'm surprised by the number of Asian grocery stores in the area (at least 3, not counting anything in Chinatown), where I found some shampoo & conditioner to try, along with lots of noodles and Asian snacks. Also? Love Reading Terminal Market. Looooooove. I love the fact that my BF and I can buy 25-30 pounds of fresh produce for $20, along with fresh poultry and fish - so much better than any grocery store, and way cheaper than going to Whole Foods (though I love that Whole Foods is within walking distance as well). We've actually been eating rather healthy food due to the Reading Market alone, and the few times that we've gotten fast food while running errands (like tonight), it's made us ill.
Forgive my absence - I promise to be back at some point, but for now my posts will be rather sporadic while I try to balance work, sleep, and settling into my new home. I still have a number of posts that I want to write, like my BB cream review, random FOTDs that I took a while back, and small hauls (Shisheido shampoo/conditioner, Boot's product, The Face Shop). For now, I'll leave you with this photo of the Inquirer building - not City Hall, though that's within view further down the street (lights are now white, since the Eagles won't be playing in the SuperBowl):