Saturday, June 30, 2007

The South Shore

I went up to the city yesterday to meet my grandmother and her dear friend Fran. We went to the Turkish Consulate and to lunch (and of course, Ghirardelli's) before parting. On the train ride into the city I met Jill who was going up for her job. We talked and laughed as always. I love that old friends can pick up where they left off no matter what.

On the way home, I sat next to a woman named Holly. She had to go home early from her law office because her dog Hank was sick. We hit it off immediately. She was Polish. We talked about traveling, dogs, unique homes, sisters, life in general. She told me about the family she lost in the Holocaust when the Nazis occupied Poland. Really, I feel in love. She was such a sincere person, we talked the whole hour and a half back to Dunes Park. My favorite thing she said was that I had "smiling eyes." It's nice to get a real compliment every once in a while.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Friday, June 08, 2007

Good news!

Dear Andrea,

Greetings from Istanbul!

I am pleased to inform you that you have been accepted as a special student to the Department of History of the Faculty Arts and Sciences at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, for the Fall (September 24th, 2007 - January 16th, 2008) and Spring (February 23rd, 2008 – June 11th, 2008) Terms of the Academic Year 2007-2008.

We are sending your acceptance letter and welcome guide to your home address.

Best wishes,

Bayram Sen
Exchange and Special Students