Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Californian

Well, we're here. We have officially moved to San Diego, after fourteen years in Arizona. I had some very good experiences in Arizona - earned my Ph.D., met good people, ate great food, had a wonderful job, reveled in Flagstaff. But in all that time, I never considered myself to be an Arizonan. Born and raised in California, I've always considered myself a Californian. My time in Arizona had a "Californian living abroad" sort of vibe. But now I'm back, even though it's only Southern California (says the Northern California girl). Now I'll be able to argue both national and state politics with the family. Speaking of which, I leave the state for awhile, and people voted in Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor. I'll never forgive them!

11 comments:

RizwanK said...

Welcome! Can't wait to see you!
(Hollywood Bowl - Aug 10 - Last chance? (bought extra seats as I always do ;) )

Best to Greg.

Jackie M. said...

Hey, maybe they'll amend the Constitution so you can vote Schwarzenegger for president next time around!

Rachel said...

14 years? Dang!

Welcome home!

Judy said...

Welcome back... well, sort of back. Good luck with the new teaching gig!

kirsten said...

Yay! Welcome back from exile in the desert!

(Although San Diego doesn't get much more rain, I'm told....)

Pat. said...

14 dang years! Wow! Well, since I never visited you in AZ during that time, and since partying with y'all at various Enigmaville homes seems like the last thing I did with you, I'm going to pretend it never happened.

The 14 years... not the partying.

Carl said...

Why do I always have to be different? Bye Dr. Lisa!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back to the ocean side of the desert!

Aaron

Dr. Lisa said...

Thanks for the well-wishes everyone! I think it's going to take time for me to get used to the weather. Errands were easier today since it isn't 100 degrees - yay!

Mike Jasper said...

Wow -- 14 years. Amazing how fast those years slip by, isn't it? Elizabeth and I just celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary, and that day seemed like just yesterday.

Wishing you and Mr. Greg all the best in your new digs. Enjoy Ahnold!

Dr. Lisa said...

Thanks, Mike. We've already been to two different beaches. ;)