It's late in Rome now. C just called me from the bar - he's ready to go home, but has to wait for his ride - who's making a play at someone other than his girlfriend. How sad... living in a small town and trying things like that. Or, maybe it's the small town that does that to you? Who knows? I'm thankful for what I have, though... that's all I can say. I can't wait for him to come home.
I have the beginnings of a tan (applause). I guess I still have it in me - it's been literally years since I sat in the sun for any length of time...so I was certain I'd be crisp like a lobster after spending all day outside. Fortunately, I have the makings of a beauty queen now.. ok - so that's stretching it a bit, but I'm happy not to be hurting as I get ready for bed.
The sun just set a little while ago. I can't believe how long the days are right now - I stood outside and watched the blue turn to navy, and it was so gentle and peaceful. Unnoticeable, really, until I came inside and can no longer see the silhouettes of the trees. I love it here. Listening to the people outside of DeMatteo's made me realize the tranquility of the Northwest. There's a little bit of bustle downtown - but, it's all polite bustle. Each person waits for the sign to cross the street. There are no horns honking. It's really a gentle, quiet city...Seattle. well, in comparison to some (ahem) other cities! ha ha.
I started a new drawing tonight. It's a shell that I found at the beach down the road from my house. I broke out the Prismacolors and have every intention of creating a scientific drawing within the next few days... If I get enough of them started, I'll have the beginnings of a beautiful portfolio! Anyway, it's started, and that feels good.
Well, I'm gonna call it a night and jump in the shower. Another day of sunshine and heat awaits me, and I can hardly wait.