Charlie, Mochi, and I have been in Orlando since last Wednesday, although I have only just gotten my internet turned on. It is incredibly fast - near Korean speed. I haven't had internet in my house since leaving Korea. While I was in Georgia, I used my mom's internet connection which was, shall we say, really freakin' slow. I've been a little giggly over the absurdly wonderful high speed connection I now have. Anyway, the beasts and I arrived at our new home last Wednesday afternoon, and I have since been unpacking as well as purchasing and assembling furniture. I think I've bought everything I need/want, although it will take a while before the place starts looking more homey. Still, it's coming along nicely. My roommate will be arriving either tomorrow or Wednesday, which should help make the place seem more lived in as opposed to a cavernous place with sparse furnishings. Of course, poor Charlie is going to be terrified by living with a stranger, but I suspect she'll learn to deal. Or she can just hide in my room, which is pretty much what she does anyway.
Mochi also met this behemoth, which unfortunately was obsessed with licking Mochi's crotch. At first it was kind of funny, but after the first 15 or so minutes, it was freaking Mochi out (not to mention disturbing me). I'm new to the whole dog park scene. When the dog's owner is watching and doing nothing, at what point is it acceptable to yell at either him or his dog? In the end, I just picked Mochi up and carried him to a different part of the park.