Hey everyone! How are you all? I am doing pretty well. So far, this summer has been quite structure-less and full of socializing. It’s been really nice.
Last Wednesday I went swing dancing. The event was held at a really nice park pavilion overlooking a lake. I went with my friend, and we had a ton of fun. I danced three times. Dances are great, because when you aren’t dancing at the moment, you can people-watch. There’s always that one girl there who’s wearing an absolutely crazy outfit, and that one guy who is determined to find himself a girlfriend by the end of the evening. Also, watching people dance who know what they’re doing is quite pleasurable.
Yesterday my friends and I had a cookout at a park by a lake (a different park by a lake). It was really nice – the weather was perfect. A little ways off, there was a hispanic family probably having a family reunion or something – the occasion was probably pretty important, because there was literally a mariachi band playing for it. That was pretty awesome. After a couple hours, one of my friends and I went for a little walk, which was fun. During which, I happened to look down at my feet at one point, and I found a little inchworm crawling on one of my Toms. Ah yes, I had forgotten that this is the time of year where there are caterpillars, of which I have a quasi-phobia. So I flicked it off. At least it was tiny, and not one of those big, fat ones with extravagant designs on them. I mean, they’re pretty amazing creatures that point to an amazing God – but they make me shudder. By the time we walked back to our picnic spot, it was getting dark, and we parted ways.
When I haven’t been hanging with other people, I’ve been…
- working on my novel a little bit. I’ve got a few ideas in my head about how this storyline is going to go, and I’m excited.
- brushing up on Polish. I’ve been using Duolingo and Busuu for that. They aren’t Rosetta Stone, but that’s okay; they have some handy features that Rosetta Stone does not. On Busuu, for example, people who speak Polish can correct my Polish exercises (in which I have to write sentences using the limited vocabulary I have learned), and I and other English speakers can correct people’s English exercises. It’s pretty great.
- hand-lettering, of course.
- painting, for the first time in a while! I painted one of my favorite quotes on a canvas: