16 February, 2007 § Leave a Comment
I don’t remember what I did Monday night, but I know I had long conversations with Eliza and Peter, and I decided that they are two people I will keep in my life for the rest of it. Peter is seriously considering spending a couple weeks with me in Tucson next summer, and I’m doing my best to convince him that it’s a great idea.
On Tuesday, I got up when Aleema came home from her 8:00 a.m. Arabic class and tried to pretend that I had a good reason to be sleeping until 11–as if that’s even late. I was intending to sleep much longer. Anyhow, she and Jessica and I went to Dido’s, the pasta place near the dorm, for lunch, and I headed out later to the library to work on a group assignment for Arabic with Ben, Naamah, and Joseph.
On Wednesday, I had my full day of classes, broken up by the fact that my last class, Islamic Institutions, was a lecture. Dr. Hanna had been scheduled to give a lecture on guild waqfs in Egypt in the 17th century last semester during our class time, so she told us to attend her lecture. It was very interesting, although I suspect that some of my classmates did not find it as engaging as I did. I went home and took a nap, and then I went out for Valentine’s Day with Matteson, Amr, Kamel, and a few others. We ate ice cream and they smoked shisha (luckily everyone understands that I simply don’t like smoking, whether it be cigarettes or shisha.)
Yesterday, I had my one Arabic class, then I came home and took a nap (naps are pretty consistently part of my day), and then I went to campus to meet Matteson for dinner. We went to Felfela, then headed over to Madison’s apartment for a party, where Amr and Kamel and the guys were already. Matteson suffered a pretty serious allergic reaction, and we weren’t sure what it was to, so we took her to the hospital, but she recovered alright and the doctors gave her the ok to leave, so we went back to the party. I didn’t get to sleep until 5:00 in the morning, and so I was ready to sleep all day today. I certainly did sleep all day today, but now it’s almost 6 and all I’ve done is sleep, so I’m kind of bored. I’ll probably hang out with Matteson later, but I wish Jeremy had a phone so I could see if he wants to hang out.