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June 6, 2014

Meet Megan Deaton, Enid Summer Achievers Program intern

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Week 2: The adjustment

It's always good to have an anecdote to share with sources when you're getting to know one another before an interview. My current go-to is to tell people about the devastating fact that I don't have a microwave in my mostly empty apartment. For some reason, a microwave-less existence seems to strike a chord in most people.

Despite my sad, popcorn impossible state, I'm starting to adjust to Enid. The awesome people at Visit Enid have an Enid Summer Achievers Program that provides free housing and some fun events. This week, we had a luncheon where the City Manager gave us some nifty coins and welcomed us to the Enid family.Everyone has been incredibly welcoming. I finally have a chair in my desolate apartment, thanks to a friendly reporter at the newspaper, and people are always quick to help when I ask.

As for the town itself, it has taken some adjustment.

Things I've learned about Enid:

1.) Sometimes the liquor store closes at 8 p.m. instead of 9, because why not?

2.) There is no rush hour. It's glorious.

3.) Korean food here is actually quite good (unexpected, but welcome)

4.) It's a Bermuda Triangle for wi-fi. Good luck with that one.

5.) Sometimes crazy women steal flowers off gravesites. 

Overall, my experience has been pleasant, and I'm looking forward to the days ahead.

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