Saturday night we celebrated the Feast of the Three Saints in Lawrence, MA all the way in Northfield, VT. There was much homemade Italian food and a few bottles of Italian wines. The party actually gave me a chance to practice my cooking a little bit more, and I made some bruschetta, funghi arrosti, and granita di limone. Plus, we got to try the least disgusting shot I've tasted in my life, layered to make the Italian colors: rosso, bianco, è verde!
So yesterday was the recovery day, and today is the "do all the work I neglected to do earlier" day, and then tomorrow I'll be back to the normal routine again. I'm looking forward to hopefully getting a call in the next few days about a job, since I have no source of income right now. I'll let you know how things go. It'll be kind of a harkening to my high school days, since it's working at a deli, making subs and sandwiches.
But as far as languaging goes! Picked up a slightly dated language learning software, courtesy of Norwich University's library, and installed that the other day, just for the lols. I put the languages I wanted to learn now, Italian and Japanese, and then some others for when I get sufficient with those two. I mean, I haven't really used it that much since, like I said, it's a little dated and I've been fairing pretty well with my own methods, but it's something I can use if I ever get stuck. And you can download the lists for almost any language you could ever want to learn through this thing. I downloaded the Hawaiian language lists. That's right, Hawaiian. I've never met or talked to another person who spoke Hawaiian, so I thought it might be fun someday. We'll worry about that when the time comes. Until then, it's back to my normal language strategy; just listening to loads of not-English. And the occasional studying of commonly used words.
But this resume isn't going to edit itself, so I really should try to do something moderately productive today. Not that I don't like you but...I've never met you. For all I know, you could be some weird, creepy, antisocial rapist, but I guess that's the wonder of the internet. It's hard to discriminate when everything's so completely anonymous. In any case, have a great day and enjoy yourself, whether it's alone in a dark room or with a bunch of friends. In a dark room.