19 november 2001
I just got back to the hostel after drinking some wine at the Internet cafe down the way. I tried to ask for the bill but the lady tried to poor me more wine. I repeated my Italian and she got another glass to pour more wine. I was very near to slapping my head at this point. For some reason she poured a beer and then showed me my tab. Eventually I paid 8,000 Lira so I think I paid for a beer and three glasses of wine. Maybe she charged me for another glass of wine or a beer. Something was wacko with that person. Though I really like Verona I hope to leave tomorrow for Bologna. I just need to call the hostel again tonight to see if a number of people vacated.
I mainly spent three hours doing e-mail today. I had to delete a bunch of e-mail since my mail box seems to be unhappy after 500 messages, The PBI training seems to be only held in Italian, so I won't be heading to Rimini. I also e-mailed Pedro to see if I could crash on his floor while I attempt to learn Italian. Hopefully I will also hear from Alessia soon, it looks like I have some interest in her party. I also did some walking around today, not much, but eventually I just headed back to the Internet cafe to drink vino. Not much else going on today, I hope to beat the cold. I used my gloves for the first time here in Europe today. I'm glad I did.