As soon as I opened my room, a wave of excitement washed over me. Not because I'm excited or ready to take this test. Not because I'm excited to be away from my husband for a week. I got excited because my room
1) Has air conditioning (its 1 million degrees here)
2) Smells good
3) Has a giant bed
4) HAS A FRIDGE! and not one of those sissy mini-fridges full of crap, a completely empty fridge for my water, gatorade, and lunches for the week
5) HAS A MICROWAVE! for heating up my yummy lunches. At least they will be yummy now that they can be heated up. (I made giant stuffed potatoes)
6) HAS FREE WIRELESS INTERNET!
After checking in, I walked to the Convention Center to see how far away I was. It's an 8 minute walk. One of the things no one tells you about is "the walk". I kept getting giggly as I would pass another person who was gaging the distance between their hotel and the Convention Center. I passed them on my way there, passed them on my way back. A grip of people, all walking by themselves, head down, avoiding eye contact, and then spinning around upon destination and heading back. I even watched one guy do "the drive". It didn't make me feel so good watching him make illegal U-turns up and down the street.