I missed my day by an hour. I'm going to fix the time so it looks like I made it on time. Haha.
We had a show tonight, so I didn't get back until late, and I had some backed up housework to get done. (Mainly laundry. I was down to clothes that don't fit and long sleeves, neither of which are appealing in 110* heat.) So I was finishing that. Then a very tipsy Nicole posted on my Facebook wall joined me in my room for some late night girl talk. She had the drunk hiccups that definitely made me giggle. (I don't drink, so watching other drunk/tipsy makes me laugh.) She has a lot of energy and is super giggly. ("My tongue tastes like rum! *singsong voice*) It's been a good night.
Rachel, I'm really sorry about your girlfriend's granddad. I hope things get easier for you both and for her family.
I'm also going to give my own answer to my question. The more I think about it, the more I realize that America does have a culture. Yes, it is that of the melting pot; it is a unique blend that can't be found elsewhere. But it's more than that. It is the unique freedoms we have, and it is the fact that we measure things in inches and Fahrenheit when the rest of the world has switched to metric. After the Fourth and everything, I kind of started thinking about my military friends, and that's kind of what gave me a change of heart... Our government system and freedoms and flag make us, well, us. The Star-Spangled Banner, the pledge... Everyone in unison. It's kind of awesome, once you think about it.
Also... Rachel, I'm definitely in on the picture thing! :)
Now, all that said, I am going to practice my Spanish for a bit, write out my research questions and hit the hay. Sorry for the shortest post, and Craig, I will see you on Monday!