Christer (19) came home last night from college. He’ll be here a few weeks and then he’s going to southern France for the summer…
When I was 19 I spent six weeks in Indonesia… how I got to go on this trip is slightly embarrassing but I’ll tell you in case you get a smile out of it.
I was on the tennis team in college and the #2 singles player was a girl from Indonesia. Once, during practice, she generously invited all of us to come and stay with her that summer… I was so excited, but didn’t show it. Could I possibly swing it? I went home, figured out the money, and the next day, said: “Justine, I can COME!”
Poor Justine… she hadn’t really meant it!
“Uh… I need to ask my parents.” I tried to backpeddle at that point, suddenly aware of my mistake, but she graciously stood by her invitation.
(This story as much as anything else illustrates the kind of person I am – cheerful, impulsive, and a bit stupid…)