Thursday, October 23, 2008

53 days to go....

That's how long until I come home.
I'm not quite sure how I feel about that. I'm looking forward to home but I'm not sure I want to leave here. It's complicated.

This is the best story I've ever read.
"Cuando despertó el dinosaurio todavía estaba allí. "
That's the whole story. It's by Augusto Monterroso. What does it mean? That's the great question of life. And it's difficult to say. Francisco introduced us to it in literature yesterday. It was amazing. But I didn't laugh out loud. Francisco really likes my laugh, which is funny because it has been described as the "most obnoxious sound on earth" by various people. But I'm glad someone likes my laugh and doesn't tell me to stop laughing when I laugh.

Last night we went out for wine, cheese, and gelato to celebrate Natalie's birthday. She's 21! We had an amazing local wine, Sierra Cantabrica. And I had Kinder gelato, which was amazing. I love Spain on days like that.
I really want to watch the new Sense and Sensibility and then the Emma with Gwyneth Paltrow. I think I need a Jane Austen movie night. Maryn, you in for this? We'll do it when I get home.


Jennifer said...

Can I PLEASE join in on the Jane Austen movie night?

Rina the Cat said...

We're counting the days (at least the weeks), too, until you come home. It may be hard, missing what you have, but remember that you have a great opportunity. And, you get to visit Heidi and you get to visit the Joys, and you get to go to Paris. Also, you could go to Vittoria again (you may have to invite yourself.)

Ann said...

just stopping in to say hi. laughes are hilarious things. gelato would sound good, but i'm so cold. today i got a job offer, and am more homesick than ever. so many mixed feelings its absurd.

your mom is right, those things sound incredible! i hope that you enjoy them all.

much love,