Anyway, I love H, our new roommate; we ended up having a long conversation this afternoon after I helped her figure out the washing machines. I also met S, the new Dutch teacher; I was still on campus during 8th period so I dropped by at the end just to say hi. I introduced myself and said I had just been curious to see who was teaching this semester. She thought I was Dutch - couldn't believe it when I said I wasn't. It was nice to hear that, since I've been sort of 'fighting' with my accent lately... that's always the first thing to go if I don't speak for a while. But apparently I've got a handle on it again now. Anyway, she's really sweet (and speaks 'normal' ABN instead of M's weirdly-accented speech from last semester!) and immediately asked for my e-mail address and told me it would be great if I would come to class whenever I could. She's got the usual problem of having several different levels in the class, plus they're all apparently pretty shy and reluctant to speak up, so she's trying to recruit every Dutch speaker she knows to put in an appearance.
Further notes from today:
Language and Dialect, the class I was unsure about, is turning out to be really interesting. I really lucked out with teachers this semester; they're all awesome!
After consultations with 4 different Spanish teachers, I'm trying to audit SPN 2240 instead of 2201, but I'm having trouble getting ahold of the teacher. I may just have to go to the class on Monday and hope for the best.
M, a fellow linguistics major and swimmer, just grabbed a free space in my Aerobic Swimming class! Yay!
Two of my textbooks, including one that I need ASAP, are apparently nowhere to be found in Gainesville. I almost died from all the walking today. Next stop: Amazon.com...
I'm going home tomorrow to do mega-laundry from my trip. See you Sunday night.