I can't believe that there are only 2 weeks left until my flight to London. Christmas today (and yesterday) with both sides of my family was great... the theme definitely was preparing me for studying abroad and interning. Lots of amazing professional clothes, travel books (Lonely Planet - London, Rome, and Athens), a big urbanite bag, a new watch - all new things for the new city girl.
I also took some time to do some flat hunting last night online and e-mailed about two flats. One's probably too good to be true so I'm not jinxing it by talking about it now (but if it does work out, I'll let you know!) and the other is an open room in a flat with 3 Ph.D. students. While I do want to live with Ithaca kids, maybe living with some students at other schools who are maybe more acclimated to London will be a good experience. We will see what happens - I'm not putting down any deposits until we get there.
So the next few days I'll be running errands (traveler's checks, getting organized, etc.) then up to Groton for a few days, and back on January 3rd to pack like crazy!