Had a nice weekend: bought a Vliegende Panters CD, drove a train, had lasagna... and then I saw Linde today; we had coffee and dessert at Broers and then shopped a little for earrings and purses and the new Phil Collins CD (I say shopped, not bought, because I didn't spend one cent) and then she ran into someone she knew from Leeuwarden working at Australian so we got free ice cream. Melon, yum. And then we set a date to go to the beach next month. She's going sailing with her boyfriend for a few days (it's funny, the two of them met on the exact same day as Martin and I did) starting tomorrow... hope that goes well.
I just got my grades for my exam translations in the mail - three 8s, which is awesome. The Dutch saying goes, "8 is for really good students, 9 is for teachers, and 10 is for God," so I guess I did pretty well, haha. And my teacher agreed that my translation of A Heart of Stone was much more natural than the 'professional' one, yay for me!
But I still have no answer from Mr. Big-Shot at the camp in Florida - Mom has been on the phone with him twice and says he sounds like a jerk - and so I've decided that if he doesn't answer me by tomorrow or Wednesday, that he obviously doesn't care enough to pursue me, and if that's the case I'll go work at Ton-A-Wandah. It's a thousand dollars less pay, which sucks, but at least they're friendly and I know everything like the back of my hand.
It’s really getting so close that I can count the days. I don't have a ticket yet - that depends on the camp people - but according to my rough schedule, there are only 36 days left. Look:
18 – Wim’s lesson in Doetinchem
19 – horseback riding
20 – sauna/spa day with Martin
21 – Jeugdliteratuur mini-test due
22 – Ann-Christin’s party
25 – class all day
26 – horseback riding
31 – NO CLASS
1 – Utrecht city walk
2 – Wim’s lesson in Doetinchem; horseback riding
4 - 3rd Harry Potter movie released
8 – last day of real classes
9 – MARCO BORSATO CONCERT!!!
10 – Paris!
11 – Paris!
12 – Paris!
13 – Paris!
14 – final paper due!
16 – horseback riding
18 – beach with Linde
20 – Daan’s birthday
21 – see Linde
22 – go home (probably)
23 – unpack, pack for camp
24 – organize stuff for moving to Gainesville
25 – see friends, haircut, etc.
26 – drive to camp
27 – start work at camp
There are definitely things I still have to squeeze in somewhere, but the only one coming to mind at the moment is the Efteling. There are more, but I forgot...
And hey: I really, really, really want to go to Discovery Cove! Who wants to come? Mom, I know it's expensive, but doesn't this look like a good family thing for us? Or maybe just me and Catie, if you guys don't want to... they only let 1,000 people in per day, so it's never busy, and you can swim with dolphins and stuff. Looks awesome!