Thursday, January 22, 2009

Victory Banana!

Hey guys!

I'm sitting in my room listening to "The Show Must Go On" by Queen, mooching internet from my neighbor, and playing with Rasheed (my pet turtle). Rasheed's definitely got more personality than Francis.

This has been an eventful week. Lots of studying, victory bananas, accidental stalkings, and new glasses. I learned two new verb tenses this week, so I feel like my vocabulary just doubled. I know about sixty verbs. Four tenses for each verb, and each verb has eight forms in each tense. So yes, that's a lot of words. I'm not sure I can count that high, but I'm pretty sure it's a lot!

I remember that when I was in school as a kid, sometimes I got a gold star or a piece of candy if I got the answer to a question right. Or sometimes I just got to be the teacher's pet for the day. Well, today I did a great job in Arabic class and was rewarded with a banana. It was delicious and much more satisfying than a gold star, but definitely the most unusual reward that I've gotten in a classroom.

Small confession . . . I stalked somebody by accident this week. You know how people from different cultures walk differently? If you don't know this, you should pay attention to some people this week. Folks who aren't from the States walk differently than we do. I'm not sure how to describe it, but they just do. Anyway, back to the story. I was walking to a friend's house a couple of nights ago, and noticed a woman a hundred feet or so ahead of me in the street. I noticed that she was walking like an American, so I decided to catch up with her and talk. I started walking a bit faster so that I would catch up with her. I had just about caught up with her when I realized something. "I'm stalking this lady! This is not okay!" So I just walked by her and didn't say anything. I felt kind of silly!

I also bought some new glasses this week. All of the dust here was really bugging my contacts, so I went back to glasses. I got my last pair of glasses right after I graduated from college, a LONG time ago. Thus, new glasses. Sorry, no picture of the glasses right now. I had to recruit some friends to help me pick out frames. Sometimes a little fashion advice comes in handy! :)

All in all, a pretty eventful week. Talk to you guys later . . .

1 comment:

  1. Really enjoyed todays post and reliving some of this week's activities. That many language tenses and forms sounds mind numbing to deserved the banana!