Classes went well today, and I even got my homework done at a reasonable time. There isn't any news on the library job front, because the work-study website isn't open to study abroad students yet, but I think it's getting fixed sometime this week.
In Arabic class we are still learning the alphabet, through the use of a book called the Alif-Baa and sometimes with the youtube video below. Feel free to sing along if the fancy strikes you. Don't worry if you can't pronounce some of the letters, because I can't either, and I'm supposed to be able to by now!
Tomorrow I'm also planning to relinquish my passport (along with a passport size photo and one photocopy of my passport) to the student visa services so I can get my visa changed from a visitor's (which is good for multiple re-entries, but only three months) to a student visa, also with multiple re-entries, but which will be good for the rest of the school year. I hope the powers that be won't hold onto it too long, because I don't really like traveling without it, even inside Egypt.
I also went grocery shopping today, twice. The first time was on campus at the 24 hour Quick-Mart, to stock up on granola bars. I also checked out the jars of Nutella, because there wasn't any peanut butter, but since they looked runny and one had been opened, I didn't buy them. Instead, I bought a couple serving size packs of Nutella, just because I wanted to. And because Nutella is the most delicious thing on Earth, ever. While I was in the grocery store, I browsed the cereal shelves, and found this, which made me laugh:
|it might be healthy, but it doesn't have any friends|
|it does exist|
Then I returned to my room to Skype and do homework, and forgot all about my laundry. The washer had been done for about half an hour when I showed up to put my clothes in the dryer, but thankfully no one had needed it, so my clothes hadn't been moved. Unfortunately, I did the exact same thing when my clothes were in the dryer, and when I came to get them, they were piled on top. I didn't really mind, though, because they weren't on the floor, and it's not like I haven't done the same to other people's clothes in the past.
Overall, it was a successful laundry adventure, because nothing was still wet, I used actual soap instead of just color brightener, and nothing came out a very different color than when it went in. (I don't remember mentioning last time - I washed my only two light shirts with a previously unwashed dark pair of jeans. It didn't ruin them, but they can't really be called white any more. At least they're not pink.)
In other news, look how pretty some parts of AUC's campus are. This is a courtyard hidden in the middle of HUSS, the building where I have most of my classes, which is designed to be confusing and impossible to navigate.
Here is another song I've been listening to quite a lot, since I finally listened to Sgt. Pepper all the way through without stopping. I don't think this is my favorite song from the album, but it is the one that sticks with me the most: