I was a pretty lax tutor, so I did watch Japanese soap operas with her once. They were pretty bad. Other times, she convinced me to play Monolopy with her, as good English practice. One time, I even took her to Elitch's with my friends, you know, as good American socializing practice. (Her rich benefactor uncle who ran a toothbrush factory in China suggested it, so don't look at me like that).
Well, today I feel like Newi: Today I Do Many Thing.
- I made mix CDs for Ephraim and Ricot in Haiti. Country music for Ephraim, his favorite. Ricot's contains all my favorite music, which led Mike to label it a "chick mix" of whiny white boys (my favorite).
- I bought $50 worth of scrapbooking supplies, realizing that slapping a huge $5 sticker on a page can save me at least 30 minutes per page (and I'm not paying for the scrapbook, otherwise this would kill my Scottish soul).
- I bought two books for my new extensive reading plans. One, The Worst Hard Time, on the Dust Bowl, a topic I'm intrigued by and which Mike is just sick to death of hearing about. Another, I'm a Stranger Here Myself, by Bill Bryson--a funny book making fun of America's eccentricities.
- I revised an interview template for interviewing people with AIDS. (Bad transition, there, huh?)
- I sent 1 billion emails.
- I gave editorial feedback to several writers.
So, today, I do many thing. I now feel completely justified in going to eat cherries and watch Japanese soap operas. (Or eat chocolate chips and watch Iron Chef, as the case may be.)