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Venerdi, 23 Ottobre
Before I forgot, I wanted to show you some "street art" Padova-style. This very talented woman paints these things on the sidewalk with chalk! They're simply extraordinary to see in person. Each is about 5 ft tall and so incredibly detailed.
So the last day of class finally arrived. Dario had us all do verb tense drills, got me to (finally) recite the entire first batch of ...
Giovedi, 22 Ottobre
I can't believe how this week has flown by! Every day, there are new tenses, new articles, and new subtle prepositional quirks to remember. Every night there is homework and studying. Sheesh -- you'd think I was in school or something!
Tuesday was fun, though: The school had a showing of "Bread and Tulips" -- a lovely Italian movie that I had seen with English subtitles. About 15 of us were there to see an Italian-subtitled version, which ...
Mariedi, 6 Ottobre
So Katya, Kaoru, and I hit upon Skype as the means to have our evening collaborations. Unfortunately, I dicscovered that the wifi at my hotel is too slow to allow us to do video chats. We might try something else later.
My impressions of Italy and Italians so far has been very positive (for the most part):
- I've seen almost no litter or trash in the gutters (where there are ...
... tomorrow: I'm going on a school-sponsored tour of the Castello di Monselice at Arqua' Petrarca. I really can't afford to take the time away from my studies, but I also can't afford to pass up a chance to see things (with an English-speaking guide and dinner included) while I'm here. I'll just have to catch up later.
And speaking of catching up, I should do so now. Ciao!
PS: I finally was able to catch one of ...
Mercoledi, 30 Settembre
Today was pretty frustrating....
Instance No. 1 (This happened last night, but since it was nearly 0200, I count it toward today's totals.)
The bed and pillow in this room are really, really hard, and I've not been sleeping well at all. Last night was particularly bad: first I was freezing, then too hot, my knees hurt, the pillow was like a brick, etc, etc.
After tossing and turning ...