July 4, 2010
Mom and dad just saw me through security, so now I'm on my own. So far
my original flight was canceled and the airport experienced a power
outage, but i am rerouting through
shortly after. Both good omens and bad, though such things have no
control over what will happen or even what is likely to happen.
My first flight was overbooked by one passenger and slightly delayed,
no doubt the staff of the airport are experiencing a great deal of
stress today. Due to the delay my arrival time was 11:00 instead of
10:20, as my next boarding time was 11:05 this was... distressing. I'm
not one for emoticons but I believe T_T is appropriate.
My current plane is a larger, more tech-heavy model in comparison with
the last. Every passenger has a personal screen, headphone Jack, USB
port, and a funny-looking electrical outlet which I think is both
North American/European plug compatible.
I fell asleep on the last flight though it only lasted approx. 55
minutes, this habit will no doubt land me In trouble one day. Perhaps
I'll take a bus to
I have arrived at the
So far I've discovered that Vancouver Island has an prodigious cougar population, a large portion of my more vocal classmates speak little or no French at all, and that is why the course councilors are talking slowly and pantomiming.
My first afternoon of French immersion and so far it's pretty nice. I took a nap earlier because I was cranky and a wee bit paranoid which isn't the best combination when I need to talk to people.
Well-meaning French councilor: Bonjour!
WMFC: Comment ça va?
J: *kidney punch*
J: Très bien, merci.
All that and only one huge mistranslation! (Simon aime la délicatesse d'un bébé lapin, does not mean that Simon eats baby bunnies.)
French Phrase of the Day
Il y a une cuillère sur le toit du bâtiment.
There is a spoon on the roof of the building.