Summer quarter is over, and I'm registered for Fall. I'm currently registered for American Foreign Relations Since 1941, French 151, and German 151 (for which I am currently wait-listed). I'll be taking French with Katherine, which is very exciting!
My friend Bennie (BENNIE! BENNIE! BENNIE and the Jeeeeeeets!) moved out of his apartment and into a house about a mile south of campus, and just before he went back to Seattle to be with his lady, he invited Garrett and me over to get acquainted with it. It is amazing! From the sidewalk one walks through an arched arbor lined with hedges into the front yard, which features a rose bush, two trees, and lots of little flowers on either side of the front steps. It's a gorgeous little craftsman with a fully-windowed front porch with huge storage benches and built-in armoires lining the front of the house. The inside has beautiful wood floors, wood beams on the ceiling, a fireplace AND a pellet stove, beautiful built-in desks and clothing storage, a massive kitchen with butcher block countertops, a full cellar, and the biggest back yard I've ever seen (other than my mum's) that is fully fenced (with nice cedar fencing!) and a huge garage out back. In a nutshell, it's going to be the new Base of Operations for our little group of friends. Lots of BBQs and formal dinner parties will take place at 408 S. Pine, I assure you.
I just ordered myself something really exciting, but since 2/3 of my 3 readers are good Mormon girls I can't announce what it is. I WILL say that it is green, adorable, and that I got it for half off the original price. I almost bought it two weeks ago for $73 (already hugely on sale) but decided I ought to wait until after classes were over to order it. I thought there was a chance that it would go on sale a bit more, and my patience and discipline paid off: $47.00. I'm having it shipped to mum's house, because that is where I will be when it arrives next week.
Yes, I'm going home for the first time in months because my cousin Danny is coming up to his mum's for about a week. I do love my cousin Danny! We'll probably spend most of our time cooking, working on his house in Walla Walla (just a few blocks from my mum's house - I still haven't seen it!) and eating. Although the bulk of our efforts will undoubtedly go into making liege waffles (I'm going to attempt to get him to be more patient with the dough, so that it rises properly), I've requested that we attempt making croissants as well. We're both huge fans (I love them toasted and drizzled with maple frosting), but neither of us has ever attempted to make them. I intend to first get used to working with yeast by making a loaf of bread. The one "type" of food I've never attempted is bread. I can hardly believe I typed that!
When I get back to "The Burg" my friend Clayton will be back from Wisconsin. (YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). We've got a date to "float the Yak " and I imagine this date will end up the same as every other friend-couple's date with the river goes: with half of the school floating along with them. Owen is going to try to come over from Pullman to float it with us. I believe Katherine and Chuck and Garrett will be joining us, and I'm hoping that Ben and his lady Kalila will make it over from Seattle. If everyone is cool with it, I will probably go ahead and invite other Ellensburgers (like Anthony ). Mum said that I could borrow her raft for it and everything! I don't think it will hold all (enter total number of people who will show up here) of us and all their