30.06.2010 37 °C
School was good, boring. Nothing exciting, better then yesterday but I'm a little sad that tomorrow is my last day, but I can't believe how helpful it has been and how much I have learned so quickly!
Irene was done school at 1 today so I came home and hung out with her for a couple hours until Silvia came home. Silvia took us to the bus station and Irene and I took the bus to the sea side. I was so nervous to take the bus with her because it was during rush hour when the buses get super super busy but at the stop I met this great older lady who was fluent in English and coached us all the way to the resort. BUT it was 35 degrees outside today and the bus was so packed and not air conditioned it was disgustingly hot, I thought I was going to faint. As soon as we got to the resort I changed and went right into the water! We were in the water for about an hour and a half then Silvia's mum (Nonna) and Irene's cousin (Davide) invited me and Irene for some Gelato in the cafe at the resort and obviously we went. Davide is 11 and doesn't really seem to understand that I don't speak a lot of Italian and he likes to talk so while we were sitting and everyone was eating he would try to talk to me and I had no idea what he was talking about and it actually ended up being so annoying. But after we ate he went and played with his friends and I just laid out and tanned a bit. Then at about 800 when we were leaving the beach in the car it was me Davide and Irene in the back seat and I tickled Irene and Davide and then Davide asked me in Italian if I were ticklish and I responded yes and this might have been the worst decision ever. I was tickled all the way back home I actually feel bruised along my sides because he was quite aggressive! When we stopped to drop them off at home I got out of the car to get in the front seat and Davide ran up behind me and attempted to tickle me and I tried to move and hit the corner of my eye on the car door so tomorrow I could potentially show up for my last day of school with a black eye, hopefully my teachers will believe my story and not think my au pair family believes in corporal punishment!
When we got home dinner was ready and it was amazing!! Fredericka the babysitter came over for dinner and Gelato so most of the time dinner conversation was in Italian which I actually kind of liked because I tried speaking a little bit more as well as listening and picking up on more words and phrases that I hear during their dialogue.
Also, the weirdest food I have tried in Italy yet happened today. Fabrizio came home at lunch basically to cook for me and Irene. He started cooking pasta and of course I was fine with that because that is quite a common thing, then Fabrizio said to me "I will make Irene a Pesto sauce and you and I can have a sauce made of Wild Bore meat". I haven't refused to eat anything here yet because 1) That is rude. 2) I'm trying so hard to push myself to try new things, step out of my comfort zone type thing. While the food was cooking I couldn't stop thinking about what I was about to eat and how much I didn't want to eat it. I wasn't really scared of the taste as much as the idea of eating a wild bore just bothered me, but when I tried it I actually really liked it. It doesn't really have a distinct flavor or anything so it wasn't anything too extreme but it was kind of cool.
I currently don't eat any type of animal that comes from any type of water, not because I have tried all type of sea food and just don't like it, I mainly don't eat it because I don't like the idea of eating something who swims in it's feces. While we were in Mexico in February I tried crab and discovered I do actually like it, and Fabrizio keeps saying that by the time I go home I will be a sea food lover. I'm not going to refuse any sea food they ask me to eat (except maybe anchovies or tuna) and Silvia bought me some shark to try while we are sailing and so I'm beginning to think that maybe Fabrizio will be right, especially after the fact I never expected to enjoy eating wild bore.
Thats all for now, buonanotte
ps - Mom, Dad, and Bacardi I miss you and love you all so much!!!