I started my first day of classes today. Nothing crazy, I'm only doing part-time, so it's only a couple classes a day. And the first one I was supposed to have today was cancelled since the professor was not able to get out of his driveway. And that was most likely because he doesn't really have much of a driveway after the storm. I really should get some pictures, because all the rushing water was literally tearing roads apart 50 feet down the road from where I was yesterday. Luckily, I left for Vermont on Saturday, and today the weather has been beautiful. Despite all the demolition caused by tropical storm Irene. What a bitch.
    But now that I'm settled into the new place and have a normal schedule again, I also need to jump back into the language learning. And what better way to do so than by having a party. You see, I normally go to a big Italian festival in Lawrence, MA every year for Labor Day weekend. My great grandmother has gone every year since she was around six years old, and it's a great time filled with unbelievable food and tons of family. And lots of yelling in Italian, in honor of the Saints Alfio, Filadelfo, and Cirino. But check out this link and you'll get the gist.
    In any case, with my recent automobile problems (the material in the wheel well on my car caught fire, and I pulled over post-haste before speedily dialing 911), I won't be able to make it this year. I was very sad about it, but then I was reminded that I have a new living place off campus and an entire upstairs for people to hang out in. So in honor of the Feast of the Three Saints, this weekend we'll be having an Italian theme party! I can't wait to try cooking some Italian food using my new cookbook and acting Italian for the night. Now all I need to find is some classic Italian music to play in the background during the party.
    Well, my day's almost over, and I'll be heading back to the apartment for the night once my companion gets out of class at 5. I'm just waiting until then and double checking my schedule for this and next semester. So I'm gonna get back to that and you can get back to your life. A più tardi!


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