Bad news was received in the form of an email. The Lehigh professor helping me with the Fulbright decided, after looking over everything that I would have a difficult time being able to win the scholarship. My pursuit of a business degree and work experience in advertising didn’t exactly hail me as the most likely of candidates, but I feel so passionate about working and “giving back” to the world right now I figured it would be enough. Apparently not. I will find another way or the European Union may just be ruled out for a while at least.
In other news – I have continued my soziety.com interactions. There are a limited number of Americans who speak English on the site so I usually am bombarded with people wanting to chat via Skype. Currently I am chatting with Miguel from Seville, Spain the most often. He works as a financial controller, is 36, likes long walks on the beach…just kidding.
I am starting to consistently talk/IM via Skype with the same people and my only fear is that I may run out of things to say. They want to hear the English words for familiarity and I can’t just spit out random sentences because that’s not really helpful. Yet, there is only so much of “how are you,” “what is your favorite color,” “it’s Friday night in (European/Asian country insert here) so why are you on Skype learning English and not out having fun?”
I may be delaying my move to Turkey because of an opportunity (to be discussed later as it develops) that may take place during the month of September.
I am continuing to read my grammar books and need to crack open my “Younger Learners” book just in case little ones are in my teaching future. Also, I fully intend to practice my guitar more often than I have been. No more excuses. (I say this more to push myself than as an interesting sentence for the readers).
Some funny items listed below:
One very funny comment I saw on the Facebook SpeedDate application that I had mentioned on Twitter and Plurk – Please read the the 4th comment:
more cat pictures
more cat pictures
Be sure to watch the Penguin flying video that I posted from YouTube! Totally the best commercial ever. 🙂