This is going to be quick, but there is much to tell so hold on. First, Madame Butterfly. Okay, so I’m a little embarassed to admit this and I’m sure JR would be so dissapointed, but I left before the third act. I mean we were so, so far away from the stage and I had some problems hearing and the “translation” was from Italian to Arabic. And after 2 1/2 hours of this I was satisfied with the synposis I read in the program
Okay lets talk about Alexandria. As I foreshadowed, accomadations were a little sketchy (my very hard pillow was sprinkled with pieces of mortar from the ceiling and I think we had to open the back of the toliet and reach in to get it to flush–you know things like that.) That wasn’t really a problem though it just made coming “home” to Agouza feel that much more like coming home. The highlight of my weekend was meeting this Muslim family in the public garden there. We played football and ate cake and and chatted about politics and religion. Don’t be decieved those veiled older ladies can put up quite the fight on the field. Then we went to Chili’s and I had Mexican–mmm rice and beans. We did some other touristy things, but you can see those boring pictures when I come home.
I went out with my Aunt Nancy today and just for the record that woman can parallel park like nothing I have ever seen. I think I was appaulding at the end of those antics. She also talks on her cell phone while weaving though traffic so be sure you’re wearing you’re seat belt before she gets started. It really was a great afternoon–we went shopping for some essentials for my flat.
Tomorrow we leave for Siwa Oasis right after class. Also tomorrow I need to have all prepositions memorized and be able to describe the placement of objects in the room without pause in Arabic so I should be going now. I didn’t proof read this so, yeah, maybe there are typos. (Sorry Alex)
P.S. Crossword puzzles most definetly fall in the small treasure category. Thank you. I laughed out loud and the others thought I was crazy…