I thought that until I've some other news, I'd spend some time introducing you to the other people who share the house with me.
This is Xander, who I mentioned yesterday. The photo was taken in the fall, before we needed coats to go outside. Uhm, let's see. He's English, he's a year older than me, he goes to a fancy school that's really old and totally looks like Hogwarts! He has to wear a uniform to school too, though it's a bit different than Hogwart's. He plays the violin and sometimes goes all over Europe with the youth orchestra that he's a member of - isn't that awesome!? He also plays cricket, which he's been trying to explain to me but makes NO sense so he says in the spring he'll show me. He kinda hates it when people say 'pip pip' or 'cheerio' to him, he says people in England don't talk like Mary Poppin's movies (films) anymore, but he really does sound like the people in them. Fin says he has a rather posh accent, that's why.
Aedon was here when I arrived, in fact, she's actually pretty crafty and worked on my welcome sign. She's usually busy with singing in her school's choir and playing trumpet in the band and practice for that twice a week, though when she is free she's always trying to get the rest of us to game with her (both computers and D&D type stuff), or reading. She's American, like me, but she's British too and spends summers there, so she translates for me when I don't know what some of the words are that the others use. Oh, and she has three cats who are named after composers, but I can never remember their names. Here's a photo of Aedon with Llinos, and Llinos' dog, Terebinth I took not long after I arrived here:
Llinos is Welsh. Learning to say her name was difficult for me because I'd never seen two lls together before! (Ll makes a kind of hissing noise, a bit like angry cats.) Thankfully she's really sweet and patient and was happy to help me learn. She also doesn't mind when I ask her to repeat herself - she sounds beautiful, sorta like she's singing even when she's just speaking, but it's not always easy to understand her. She really likes learning languages - I don't think I've ever known someone who can speak so many before and it can be funny to listen to her practice different noises! She also really likes doggies, too, so likes to walk Epsilon and Omicron for me if I've got something going on and can't.
I guess that's good for now because I'll have something to post about every few days if I just do a few people each time. There's so many people that if I'm careful and spread them out a bit, I'll have something to post about for a whole month even if nothing exciting happens!