So I blew a ton of money over Thanksgiving on some really nice looseleaf teas. Mad kudos to sunshineday for recommending pu-erh—this is some of the best tea I've had. Tea and peppermint bark and papers where I get to talk about sci-fi. This is about as good as final exams get.

I also got confirmation that I'm going to go to Europe this summer! It's a school trip to Germany, Denmark, and Switzerland that examines renewable energy and sustainable farming in Northern Europe. If all goes well, I might even stay in Denmark for the summer on an internship on renewable energy. I'm super mad excited; I want to write my thesis on community-owned renewable energy, and this will be the perfect way to dive in.

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As one of my high school English teachers liked to say, "It doesn't get any better than this."