Today was semi-uneventful. The other students in my Ulpan class got frustrated with the professor moving through the material too quickly and skipping around. Consequently, a good chunk of them broke off and started speaking Spanish.
Gila does not speak Spanish.
I was amused.
Meanwhile (on the other side of town) one of our roommates moved out today. It’s okay though. Aline is moving onto bigger and better things….down lower. Her reason for moving was that she was “scared of heights.” The eighth floor will miss you.
It’s okay however! Our last roommate moved in! Turns out that she was stuck in the US because she couldn’t make the group flight. So she got to Israel today and, funny story, she was one of the two people I actually met online and had spoken to before the trip itself. I poked my head out of my room and saw her. I was like…”I know you…!” Good story. No worries, I know it’s so exciting that I’m going to tell it at parties. 😉 So everyone give a warm welcome to roommate number 3.5, Jessica Peker.
So uhhh…I cut myself accidently last night. Someone made the mistake of giving me a serrated knife to cut a watermelon. Ya’know, I just think of the entire situation as losing a bit of excess hand skin. xD It does hurt like hell though. It definitely shifted “Band-Aids” to the top of the “Must Buy Soon” list.
On a related note. I now own some Bugs Bunny Band-Aids. Be jealous.
We went on a “Practical Jerusalem” tour tonight. It was lead by our madrichim; Ido, Yos, and Sima. Ido told me a funny joke. Maybe I’m just completely oblivious cause I had never heard it before…but I couldn’t keep from cracking up.
What should we call the Clinton presidency?
Sex between two Bushes.
BAHAHAHAHA…HAHAHAHA…HA! Okay. I’m done. xD
Right, so we walked through Jerusalem tonight on an official tour and saw some groovy sites. Places that are useful and practical (See: Tour Name). A few of us planned a trip to a new market tomorrow to go on an epic quest for a router. We’re then going to head over to the Shuk again to get cheap food. We also scheduled a weekly hang-out day. One day each week, a different person will cook (inviting everyone to their place) and we’ll watch a movie. Tomorrow at the shuk, we’re looking for Tabasco sauce. I think it’s time for some homemade guacamole. (MOMMY! I MISS YOU!)
One of the places we visited is the eventual site of the shiny and new Tolerance Museum. Funnily enough, this is strongly supported by the dear Ahhnold Schwarzenegger. Fun fact: the museum is currently planned to be built on an old Muslim cemetery. As such…nothing has happened to further these plans in quite a long while.
We walked through the Muslim cemetery and I ran into an old friend. You might know of him. His name is Po. He recently came into some fame via the American cinema…but it’s good to know that he’s getting…back…to his roots…?
Here’s a wider shot of the mausoleum that has some famous dead guy in it.
Lastly, I was hanging with Grace and Kate at their apartment. We happened to look up and noticed this.
I know it’s a crappy shot…but I’ll try and explain the awesomeness via print. In the top right-hand corner you might spot a neon skull. In the bottom left-hand corner, you might see something akin to Link from The Legend of Zelda.