school and play.
24.06.2010 31 °C
Today at school we learned about descriptive words and me and maudie had to put together a paragraph describing eachother, without using our books as references to what everything would translate to in english. I didn't think that this would be so bad because I knew what most of the words meant but I apparently didn't know how to properly form sentences with them. This is exactly what I wrote, right out of my book
Maudie è la ragazza molto gentile. Ha l'occhio grande verde ed un naso. Ha dei capelli biondi arricciati con marrone in esso, lei anche molto lungo e spesso. Maudie è più alto poi sono ma non è alto, è marrone chiaro dal sole dalla spiaggia. Siamo come perché siamo delle au pair e mangiamo il cibo simile.
which literally translates into;
Maudie is very kind girl. She has big green eye and a nose. She has blonde curled hair with brown in it, she also very long and thick. Maudie is taller then I am but isn't tall, She is tan from the sun by the beach. We are like because we are au pairs and eat similar food.
I think I had the right idea about some things but just wasn't really thinking about the grammar when I was writing down everything. The part that says "she also very long and thick" was supposed to still be talking about her hair, but it seemed like I was describing her body type and if I was that would be a pretty rude thing to say! I felt bad in an awkward way but she understood what I meant and we all had a good laugh about it.
After school I came home and did my homework and studied and waited for Irene to be done school. The babysitter Fredericka came again and we went to her town which is really close and we went rollerblading with Irene for a bit and she kind of showed me around her town a bit which was really nice. The other day at the beach Fredericka and I talked but we didn't really talk a lot but today we did a lot of talking, some in English and some in Italian which was good for the both of us, it was a bit of a language exchange. We talked about a lot of things, she told me about her boyfriend who lives in Rome and how hard it is for them to see eachother because she is so busy with school and he is so busy with work. She asked for my email and I just told her that I use facebook more but she doesn't have facebook because her and her boyfriend have different friends and there is jealousy issues in long distance relationships!! I found this really funny, things don't change from country to country!
After we were done at the park Irene and I read about 30 books in english and played so many little games. I gave her a high five, then did the up high, down low - too slow game with her for probably 30 minutes. Then all through dinner thats all she wanted to play, she thinks it's so funny. We ate dinner outside because it's gorgeous outside and while Fabrizio and I were sitting outside when dinner was over I saw something that I thought was a rat but it was a small porcupine! It was soo cute! I took a bunch of pictures but I thought one of the neighborhood cats was going to try to get it so I chased the cat away so it wouldn't get hurt and the porcupine got spooked and put all it's quills out and it actually looked kind of scary, the quills look VERY sharp at the end!
Fabrizio brought home their vespa today from the mechanic and so in the next few days I should get a chance to learn how to ride it so I'm sure that will end up being a good blog entry =)!! Hopefully no broken bones though, that wouldn't be a fun thing to deal with in Europe! I knew that it was a common thing in Europe to have a moped but they're actually EVERYWHERE, and the people who drive them are very risky! They weave in and out of traffic and go down pedestrian roads (which is so annoying), I know that I said it before but Italian drivers are crazy! I wish I could take a video and post it to facebook so everyone back in Canada can appreciate what good (or maybe careful is a better word) drivers we are!
thats all for now!