July 15th - the halfway day!
Trip Start Jun 30, 2008
22Trip End Aug 02, 2008
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We also played cadavre esquis, as we had done in my atelier a while ago. This was a bit different though - we all got four random things and had go round the class, adding a sentence to the story each time and using one of the words. The story got complicated but it was fun.
We also presented a dialogue to the class (in twos) in which we had to use the subjunctive. In doing this I learnt another difference between French from France and from Québec. If in France 'les gosses' means the kids. In Québec it means 'testicles'. Unfortunately I found this out the embarrassing way - by using it in a presentation in front of the class. But it was quite funny!
On the bright side, I managed to get another billet vert at breaktime, I'm saving up for the next auction here in a week's time - so I will be able to buy whatever I want.
We had lunch at a pizza place, which was ok. I miss home pizzas though - there is not any pesto!! It was sunny again so we just wandered around outside, sitting near a baseball pitch in the sun. We surprised everyone again by not knowing anything about baseball.
In the atelier we also played a game of loup-garou. I was really excited because it was the first time that I had been a werewolf! And I won! One thing that was odd about the game was that one of the werewolves never revealed himself - he accidentally fell asleep in the first round and then decided it was too late to join in! He was lucky he wasn't eaten!
After that we had an evaluation for the atelier - we were given a score and some comments. I was really happy with mine, I got a ten and Jack said that he was glad I had chosen his atelier. I am glad too, I don't think I would ever have signed up for this type of thing if it was in english - normally I wouldn't be brave enough - but it's actually quite fun!
We then had another room inspection which was fine - it doesn't have to be spotlessly clean, just tidy.
There wasn't much going on in the evening so I just did a bit of blogging, some of the others went swimming. I wandered downstairs a bit later and found some people watching sweeny todd. I caught the last ten minutes or so, which was a bit annoying because I have never seen the beginning and think I might have ruined the surprise ending for myself. Anyway, it wasn't quite as gory as I expected, so I might watch the beginning someday.
We then decided to go and buy some ice cream to share - to recreate the toast party. This time though we just sat on the grass - looking a little odd as we huddled around a pot of ice-cream. It was quite funny, especially as we were all singing 'danse de la poutine' which has become a sort of anthem for the trip - a bit like 'fantastique'. I will put the words here in case you ever want to sing along:
'1 mets des frites dans l'huile
2 fais les cuire, c'est facile
3 ajoute la sauce et le fromage "squish squish"
dans ton estomac la sensation magnifique'