On Monday, Asami hung around all day as I worked. I had plans to get picked up near the train station at 17:30 for a ride to ultimate (instead of taking the tram). Damien happened to be in Montpellier that afternoon, so he’d offered to give a ride to me and Johanna (a girl who signed up to play for the first time). Since Asami wanted to stay in Montpellier another night and hadn’t found a place, I said she could stay with me again that night, but that I had to leave the house at 5:10 to catch this ride.
Ultimate was fun, we were four: Damien, Johanna, Thibaut and myself. Johanna is from Finland and wants to hang out on Friday. Thibaut gave Johanna and I a ride back to Montpellier afterwards.
mardi, 16 juin
Asami stayed around again today, and once again it was just a regular day of work. She made plans to leave Montpellier tomorrow, so I offered to let her stay another night. At 7 p.m. I went to GoLingo—always a good time! Afterwards I got crepes with some Frenchies from GoLingo: Damien, Romeric and Benjamin. When I got home around midnight, Asami was home and just getting in. Turns out she had gone to Nimes on a whim when she was at the train station that evening!
mercredi, 17 juin
Asami left in the afternoon, and I continued to work out on the patio. That afternoon Damien made plans with me for that evening—we were going to eat les moules frites (mussels and fries) in Grande-motte, which is on the coast, a bit up from where we play ultimate frisbee.
On the way there, Damien asked if I had plans on Sunday (nope) and if I wanted to come to his grandpa’s house for lunch (Father’s Day). He’d have to check with them first to make sure it’s okay, but he’d wanted to see if I was free in the first place. He spent three months in Ireland this spring, and said he knows what it’s like to be a foreigner on holidays and such, and how rare it is to be at family events, so he thought of inviting me. Oh, and get this—his grandpa (and parents) are Spanish! So I really hope that works out, because it sounds like it’d be a good time.
It was a really excellent dinner filled with great conversation.