Hi Everyone! Long time no see! (I was mostly active a few years back, when I still lived in the Netherlands)
To summarize the story since then; I moved to the US to get a master's degree, and I did so at NC State University in Raleigh, NC, and I just recently graduated from there. I decided that I wanted more school, so I applied to several PhD programs all over the East Coast and I was accepted at a few, one among which was Dartmouth College. I chose that one both because of where it was and because it's an amazing school. I really liked the fact that it was located in New Hampshire, because that state is awesome
and also that it's still pretty rural, and you still get a really good school. My fiancee helped me move in a few weeks back, but she had to go back to North Carolina for this coming semester so she could finish up her last courses; she'll be joining me around Christmas.
I would very much like to meet some other people who live in this area, as I am still in the process of getting to know new people and making new friends and connections here. I live in downtown Lebanon, so if anyone in that area knows of things going on, or wouldn't mind doing something in the future, please do let me know about it. I'm really very nice
I am not completely sure yet that I will forever live here, but there's a pretty good chance that I will. I will definitely be here for the next 5 years while I get my degree, but after that it depends on where I can find a good job in my field and whether my Southern fiancee (wife by then
) can withstand the winters. She really liked it when she was here for a few weeks, so that's a good sign.
Maybe in time we could even start an effort to kick some of those horrible reps we have here out of office; I heard that certain parts of this district are very freedom loving, and I could maybe help some next year with letting people here know about better candidates =)