This is my first official blog post on my website about my Fulbright year doing fieldwork in Nepal for my dissertation. Right now I am a few weeks out and so this post is not very exciting. I promise that the next posts will be more interesting and probably longer, so be sure to check back in. But so far life is consumed with prep for leaving, which is by definition, boring. Picture watching a list grow and shrink and grow and shrink as new things arise after others are taken care of (really not unlike, say, watching grass grow). Today was making this website and buying a few more lightweight, breathable clothing items. Tomorrow, buying (another) external hard drive and thumb drives. July 23rd? Well that's my departure date. And July 25th is my arrival date. That's when things will get interesting.