I definitely missed Michael this week! Anyone who’s traveled with a friend, family member, significant other, etc., probably remembers the (forced) closeness that comes with the territory. Even though Michael and I both have jobs and (a few) friends and our own lives, the last eight months have basically just been like a loooong trip in the sense that we’re each other’s primary companion. Of course this means that we drive each other absolutely crazy on a regular basis, but also that I’ve totally forgotten what it’s like to be without him (our apartment is only one room after all). All this to say, I definitely missed him more than I expected to (and that I’ve forgotten how to function with other people)!
Luckily I made it through and we enjoyed his Saturday off at the Auckland Diwali Festival. All the food was vegetarian, which I loved, and after we watched the Diwali episode of The Office for (ahem) educational purposes and learned that Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights! Thanks, Michael Scott