"Down here at Cape Spartel is the celebrated cave of Hercules, where the hero took refuge when he was vanquished and driven out of the Tangier country. It is full of inscriptions in the dead languages, which fact makes me think Hercules could not have traveled much, else he would not have kept a journal."

-"The Innocents Abroad," Mark Twain

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Catching Up

Well, the school year is back and in full swing! I have been prompted to begin writing again... we'll seen how long that lasts. Admittedly, I feel like I am cheating a bit now with the name of my blog, but it'll stay to both confuse you and keep things simple. :) And where are the adventures going? Schoolwork? You mean I actually have to stay home and focus all of my time (thank you, AP US history) on homework?

Actually, I would be lying if I said I wasn't glad to get back into it all. On the other hand, what can be infuriating are the different perceptions/assumptions of some who have not experienced the same things I have. But I forgive you. We are different people, after all. Just please don't tell me you speak "Australian" after I tell you I was in Austria. To quote my generation, that is just "so wrong on so many levels."

Sarcasm aside, I have been doing a few other things with my time... sort of. A few weeks ago, I and my dad went camping further north, where we were very lucky to be without rain until we got to the car to leave for home! If you know my dad, you will know how astounding a feat this is. While we were there, we spent a good deal of an afternoon searching for mushrooms, and I am pleased to say found many. Sadly, of this many, almost all were poisonous. But I do have a few pictures:

And now that you are tired of mushrooms, I will finish up quickly! In case you are wondering, my school's football team is doing well so far this season - I have made it to one of our two home games so far. (There goes my goal to go to every one this year.) Secondly, I want to wish Marion a happy birthday and thank her for a wonderful '80s party! I enjoyed dressing up, as usual :)

hope you're all staying busy!
mary beth

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