I only have one class tomorrow - Language and Culture - which means I have nothing to do until 12:50. I'm thinking I may ride my bike to Target and spend the last $27 on my birthday gift card. Maybe I can find a bikini top that fits for a change. Also, I need some good face stuff, because this chlorine is wreaking havoc with my skin no matter how often I moisturize.
We canceled swim practice tomorrow night because so many people are going home a day early, which means I'll swim with Masters tomorrow and then B (an old high school friend) is turning 21, so I'll head over to his party. My best friend from high school is coming down from Georgia Tech just to be there - the two of them have always been close - so I'll get to see her, too, which is really exciting. Actually, that's the main reason I'm even going - I have to figure out whether I'm going to drive back to Jacksonville really early in the morning to start my 9:30 shift at work, or if I'm going to not drink at the party and drive back late tomorrow night. I'll see how tired I am after swimming tomorrow.
I got the Green Sheet of Death signed by all the appropriate people and turned in today, which is a load off my mind. And I was also made aware of a new option for my classes over there - University College. Universiteit Utrecht doesn't really have a 'campus' - students live in flats and houses all over the city, and the classroom buildings are interspersed with normal houses and offices - but University College is actually a (small) campus; there are lots of international students as well as Dutch students, and they live in dorm-style housing and have a cafeteria, sports facilities, etc. The only downside is that you are required to live on campus, and they want about 3200 euro for one semester. That includes all meals, which is kind of nice, and it's nice to have everything so compact in one area, but I'm still not sure it's worth it. Assuming my letter works and I don't get shafted in terms of housing again, I can live a lot more cheaply in a 'normal' student house, where I'd probably pay about 250 euro a month (so 1000 total) plus around 500 for food. Anyway, I just sent out an e-mail to everyone I know in Utrecht and asked them their opinion of University College and asked them to keep their eyes open for free rooms (sometimes rooms come free for a semester if people go abroad, etc.), so we'll see what happens. I've also e-mailed a swim team over there (found it through the sports center) and they said they'd love to have me - three 1.5-hour practices a week minimum - so I'll be able to keep that up, too.
Okay, I think I've done all I can do for one night. Time to curl up in bed with Angels and Demons (the prequel to The Da Vinci Code). Rereading, if you wait long enough, is almost as good as reading something for the first time.