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1. Well-spent Sunday: 00:32
I spent the afternoon attending a Persian New Year celebration. The dance show we wanted to watch was fully booked, so we ended up listening to music instead. I didn't know enough about the culture to fully appreciate it, although I found the instruments interesting. The field-trip was a great excuse to meet other graduate students. I met Oz(sp?) (Geology), Lusine (Armenian, Health Sciences), Brian (Archaeology, used to be a pilot), Nancy (Public Health), Li-Fang (Molecular Cell Biology), and quite a number of other residents. Now, if I had remembered to ask for their last names, I might've been able to look them up in the directory. Oh well. I guess I'll just have to run into them at coffee time or in the elevator...
In the evening, I baked lasagna before heading down to play billiards and table tennis with other Graduate House residents. Come to think of it, I actually enjoyed that more than tango. =)
The lasagna... well... turned into lasagna soup. No-boil lasagna noodles aren't very forgiving when it comes to the recipe, I guess. I was worried about making it too dry. It turned out too soft instead. =) That's okay. I'll still eat it. I had meatballs and cut-up lasagna noodles today, using up more of the lasagna noodles I had mistakenly boiled last time.
Random Japanese sentence: 彼女は家に残された猫のことを思い出した。 She thought of her cat left behind at home. Kanojo wa ie ni nokosareta neko no koto o omoidashita.
(I did too! I miss Neko...)
2. Tango party and stuff: 11:59
Last night was the tango party. Tons of fun! =)
Random Japanese sentence: 「ああ、よかった！」と、おじいさんは、よろこ んでいいました。「さぁこれで、この中から、一番きれいなねこを選んでつれ て帰ればいいんだ」 "Oh" cried the old man joyfully, "Now I can choose the prettiest cat and take it home with me!" [Aa, yokatta!] to, ojiisan wa, yorokonde iimashita. [saa kore de, kono naka kara, ichiban kirei na neko o erande tsurete kaereba ii n da]