Last night Kerry and I went meet her family friend at a sushi restaurant. This girl, Channing, is from Chevy Chase, MD and was here for the last few months interning at the Four Seasons hotel. It was fun hearing about the experiences she's had. We also got stopped in the bathroom by a woman from Utah who has been living here for the past 2 years. She was very excited to meet Americans (I don't know where she's been hiding because I think I meet a new American every day) and actually thanked us for having good accents, which made me laugh. Kerry & I got confused on the bus on our way back and the driver said, very excited, "Are you from California?? Welcome to Australia!" hahaha.
We also met a guy last night who gave us a detailed itinerary of all the fun places to go in Sydney on the weekends (weekends being Thursday through Sunday nights). Kerry and I really enjoying going out and dancing so I'm looking forward to it. I don't think I can keep up with everyone who goes out Wednesday through Sunday- it's pretty crazy, I guess some people just don't have enough work to do! But we will spread out the fun over the next few weeks :)
Saturday night we are going stargazing at the International House cabin. It is somewhere in a national park about 2 hours from here. It looks like a group of us will be spending the night there too, which should be cold but a lot of fun.
In addition to my internship, I also got a small paying job, which I'm excited about. It's just taking notes for my class for disability services. I figure I have to take notes anyway so I might as well get paid for it. I've noticed job postings around campus like for things at International House they need help with on weekends. Wages are pretty ridiculous here (to help out at a campus fair or drive a city bus is $21/hour)! Hopefully if I pick up a few things here and there it'll give me some additional spending money for trips. Now that I have my work authorization, I don't have to worry about being deported!