Instead I stayed home and helped my host mom color her hair. There was still about 1/2 of the bottle left when we were done so I jokingly said I should use it to color my hair. She said, OK! Well, I'm quite happy with my long, thick, now 100% natural blonde hair so I had to explain to her that there wasn't enough it the bottle, that I was just joking, and I'm never coloring my hair again. It was nice of her to share, though. That then led us to the conversation of what color her hair was before it turned a beautiful salt and pepper gray. She said it was similar to mine, very long- and she would show me. I thought she was going to pull out some photographs, but before I knew it she was in my room with a braided ponytail. She said when she was 21 she used the water from the well to wash her long, wavy hair, and for some reason it caused it to knot up really bad and stick together. So she had no choice but to cut it off- and that she sure did! ... and she kept it!
So after the hair-extravaganza, I continued my studying for the GRE that I'd begun in the morning (err, late morning/early afternoon since I slept in until 9!). I am officially booked to take it when I'm home this summer, which means now it's hardcore study time. I have a book and it is extremely helpful, but there is only so much information a brain can absorb in one day. But 7pm I'd had enough and I was getting a lot of the practice questions wrong (which is very discouraging), so I decided to call it good.
Today we had two short rain showers mixed with sun, and I hear the rain coming back again. It's a quarter till midnight so I'm going to call it a night. The good thing is I am now all caught up on these posts so hopefully I won't be "recapping" anymore and they'll be more exciting! Poftim!