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Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Subject: RE: On the Way
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 03:34:38 +0000
dear mom and dad,

we're more than half way finished with this term at work already, it's flying by. crazy. and yet, i got a new student in my class the other day! it was his first time at the school so he didnt have an english name. i named his Curtis. i love when i get to name the students. so far i've named a girl Dolores, another Reece, a boy Robert, another Luis, and now curtis!

i actually wanted to give robert the name of Eli, but he didnt like it. he liked Robert, tho, so if it's good enough for dad, it's good enough for him i guess. it's still cold and snowing here and there, i hate it of course. nothing else to say, just wanted to say hi. k, bye. ~daughter.

Sunday, January 13, 2008


Subject: no Sheets
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2008 13:58:00 +000
dear mom and dad,

hi! thanks for sending the sheets, i'll keep an eye out for them, i hope i get them this time :) it's so weird, ive gotten every other package youve sent, im sure. these last few weeks i remember getting the InSTyle, In Touch, 2 essence, 2 harpers bazaar, american legacy, glamour, oprah, i got the splenda and the tampons... but no sheets! as soon as i do, i'll email you.

oh mom, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! i cant believe i forgot, im the worst daughter ever, im so sorry. i still dont know when i can take time off work. i'll let you know. i dont have anything else to say, really, except of course complaints about the cold. love you all, my regards to hector. ~daughter.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


it doesnt really go like this, but how could i not post such a gnarly picture...

Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2008 09:21:20 +000
dear mom and dad,

hi! we're on week 7 in the term here, time is flying by. i feel like i have a bunch of classes of geniuses, they answer the questions before i even ask it, it's wonderful.

i checked out dr fish not too long ago, i dont remember if i told you. it's a chain of cafes here where you can have coffee and pastries while you have your feet in a tank with little fish that eat away at the excess skin on your feet.

i didnt do it, but a couple of my friends did. it freaked me out just looking at it, they're so little and there are so many of them! i couldnt even watch for a full minute. my friends said it didnt hurt, just tickled a bit.

ive found that my visa doesnt expire until february 24th, so i have to stay to work until that day. so it looks like coming home in february is out, perhaps april? as soon as i know, you'll know.