It was an 18 minute flight to my connection in Montreal and it took Air Canada almost 2 hours to get a plane for us to get there. Uh.Huh. At least the luggage made it.
Allora, arrivo a Roma alle 4 am EST e ho dormo solomente 3 ore sull’areoplane. I know that you are supposed to jump right into the time change but I was very glad when my billet suggested I get some sleep. When I woke up it felt like a scene straight from a movie. I had no idea what time it was, how long was I out? Is it tomorrow, or is it today? Every clock I found had a different time! What happened to me, I can’t add 6 hours to my watch! The story has a good end though. Eventually I was able to make my wearied mind add 6 to 9 am. It was a growing moment for sure. I feel like a more empowered person because of it already.
An interesting note, all the ads alongside my internet pages are all in Italian now and are telling me how to get my 1 step Green card.
Oggi e’ domenica e’ tutto e chiuso. Questo una problema perche’ era 43C con umidita a non trovo l’auqua! I finally found one of Rome’s famous water spouts but by then I was almost home from my day’s scouting adventures.
I found my school, only about a 13 minute walk from where I am living, which, ironically, is pretty much the exact same time it took me to walk to university every day. I pass by the Cameroon and Somalian embassy along the way which I find kind of funny. My crazy imagination tells me that a coup d’etat could happen within those embassy gates at any time- just within their own yard. What’s life without a little imagination? In the other direction, about 15 minutes away, walking, is the Villa Borghese, which for those who don’t know, is a very famous park and villa-turned-museum. So, if all goes well, I will have a nice jogging coarse. If all goes well. 66% humidity is a bit rough to push through. I don’t mind looking like a wet fish if there is actually water nearby.
Tomorrow I take a placement test to see if my classes will be in the morning or afternoon. Here’s hoping they are in the morning- I’d study so much more in the afternoon than first thing in the morning.