Archive for October 4th, 2004

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1 day left and much whining to occur about monthly issues

October 4, 2004

Well today has been a rather bad one. With the exception of working for Nancy this morning, I have been holed up in my room unable to sleep or really do anything, except wait to feel better. Gosh I hate cramps!
On the plus side it did give me a chance to reread In the Time of the Butterflies, which is due Thursday. An incredible book, it tells the story of the four Mirabal sisters and their struggle to end the dictatorship of Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. While a tragic book, it also gives more hope than most of the books/films I have been reading recently. One of my favorite quotes from it is:
“It is the sweetness in them that makes them burn”

I still need to study some more for my ethics and morality exam tomorow and also need to get some work done for History Senior Sem…..sigh. Which is hard, cause all I feel like doing is going to bed.

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french card games (almost as much fun as french men)

October 4, 2004

well, okay I can’t really say that, cause I have only really interacted with one french man, and that was Terrance, who lived at our house for a month after living with the shetlers for a semester in high school and well, he was interesting, great guy, sort of like Jonathan.
Anyways what I really meant to blog about was the happy return of internet connection to my room, I don’t know what I am going to do after college when I have to adjust to dial-up again…sigh.
Oh and I had a blast playing cher la boche (horrible attempt at french spelling) a really fun card game that Becca learned in Senegal and has been teaching us. I got really hyper, since I had an iced mocha. I think I may have frightened various customers and possibly Nathan S., although I think Becca and Jess are used to me like that.
But the real story is that I really had to pee for most of the game, but decided to hold it. Then when I finally got to pee, Jess commented on how she was impressed with how long I had lasted, and I responded that I had high “bladderence” a hybrid of bladder and tolerance. Thus a new word is formed! go out and spread the good news 🙂