I'm heading out to Yosemite this weekend! We're going car camping!! I've only ever gone backpacking, so this is a new one for me.
What do you pack?! Everything?? I'm super overwhelmed with options. The first thing I thought of when I realized I wouldn't have to carry everything to the campsite was a jar of Nutella. No annoying plastic baggies! I'm so stoked to sleep under the stars on a comfy inflatable matress, go on long early morning hikes, and read in a hammock.
It's the last weekend of August! Let's make the best of it. :) Any plans?
So far, my quest to learn a language has been mostly a solo endeavor:
- started Duolingo (01/09/2015)
- finished the Duolingo Swedish course (06/27/2015)
- able to talk shit with Alex (07/31/2015)
- started reading Harry Potter och de Vises Sten (08/03/2015)
I've learned lots on my own. But ever since I finished the Duolingo tree it's become a little boring. And reading a book is hard and lonely. Remind offers everyone a $500 learning credit, so I thought I'd look for Swedish classes. That's how I found Scandinavian School!
I placed into Upper Intermediate class with Pia, and I couldn't be more stoked to be learning with a real teacher and 8 other students. I was grinning like an idiot the whole class yesterday. :)
Can you believe it's the middle of August? Last night, after dinner with friends, we lingered at the table and chated about the rose and the thorn of summer. I was so caught up listening to their highs and lows, when it was my turn to speak, I was completely flustered.
Summer? Did I do anything? You start rolling back to pin-point a memorable moment, and all of a sudden you're thinking about something that happened in March! Oy. What a blur!
We just released our Back to School video, and it is so-so good! It hits you right in the feels. I get teary every time I watch it. :)
When I moved to the U.S. (12 years ago wattttt?!), the craziest difference from life in Russia was my school. My first year here, I went to one of those rural schools where you see pregnant girls in the hallways. But in my eyes, this school was an incredible bastion of opportunity and learning. I was so stoked to be able to choose my own classes, to choose my own path. Even at that school, those exhausted teachers still cared about me and whether I was challened in my classes.
The schools I went to, and the educators I met along the way, only got better from there. I'm really grateful for all the teachers who made a difference in my weird life. :) #teachsmall
Have you been watching True Detective? The first season was so gripping! I watched the whole thing in one weekend. True Detective is one of those shows that has different story/characters every season. I was heartbroken upon finding that out. :(
Season 2? Such a disappointment! We just watched the finale last night, and still don't really know what the hell happened this season. All I learned is Rachel McAdams is a bad-ass bitch.
Did you watch it? I agree with the sentiment above. :)