Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happyName the author of this quote (seriously...you didn't leave your name. :) :
Hey girlo! <3u! I am happy for you that you got a coolio ordeal for you birthday-enjoy it! And by the way Happy B-day in advance! I really liked that politicked out! Hope the clothes get dry soon! Oh and am I mentioned in this ummm...blog(--is that ok)? bbye have a greato trip!
Good evening, dear blog readership.
Hurried flurry: Today was better than usual. It started good and continued so. God is good, and I’m thankful for His grace to get us through the days and give us breaks when we’re not doing well anymore. The day included big news to deliver to Justin (that was fun! Suspense is great. :), English class, Italian class, my 3-4 page Traveler’s Journal to-be-turned-in-today-sometime, kickball with the peeps in the schoolfield across the street, hot chocolate, dinner (with some really great funky veggie dish that I wish I could have saved in tupperware!), more hot chocolate with dessert, dancing in the dining room, and finishing my story. Yay!
Tonight’s feature (see, I toldja!): Riva culture, that is, among the students. There are 32 of us, 17 guys and 15 girls. At first, as I have mentioned before, I really wasn’t comfortable with the culture here. I’m getting much more so. I feel like I’m getting to know people to the point where I can tease with them, though not (yet?) to the point where I know them really well. Since I spend so much time with Justin, maybe it’s taken me longer to get to that point, though I don’t think people often talk about really deep stuff even with the people they spend lots of time with. So I’m maybe not too out of it, just somewhat out of some aspects, like the bar biz. Anyway, I have been observing how there are some remnants of high school here… it’s quite entertaining! I think it tends to be with the guys… it’s hard to explain, but some of the humor is still kind of high school. And how else do you describe it when a guy comes into the room and obliviously/non-chalantly announces his entrance by a loud, soprano-like note as he closes the door? :P :D Also, there’s this group who I will refer to as the three amigos—well, their names are funny—Joe, Joe, and Will. They play off each other like no other—though they do participate in class and contribute quality stuff! Today in class as we talked about using dialogue in writing, one Joe gave an example of a code language between friends by quoting his and Will’s full names in some code they came up with. *cracking up laugh*
Well. As I said, today was a good day. I don’t totally know why, though there are several contributing reasons. One is I had a great talk last night with Rebecca, and found out some cool stuff which I was really excited about, and which I proceeded to tantalize Justin with before telling him today. If you want to know what it was, you should email me or ask Rebecca. :) Also, the morning was fresh and nice, reminding me that it’s getting warmer. Justin was in a really good mood today. I had a nice talk with Eva, our Italian professor, I just finished my story (and I like it), and I enjoyed hanging out with people today. We played kickball at four o'clock, and that was fun. Whew... I feel like I've pretty much put everything in either the Hurried Flurry or the Tonight's Feature that I don't have much else to say.
As for what I learned today, as I mentioned, we talked a lot about dialogue in class. It was very informative and fun. We talked about suggesting but not overdoing accents, and about how to make dialogue natural instead of trying to use it to outright tell the reader something. Personally, I am really thankful for an easier day. The weather does seem to have a lot to do with my mood. I think I need to work on that. But I had some really nice time sitting out in the sun in the garden today, and just being in the sunshine did a great deal of good for me. Also, it was really nice to see Justin in such a hopeful and joyful mood today. That was great. I'm thankful that God gives us break days, not depending on our performance. I really used it today. Yay. Good night, all, I love you and miss you. :)