I met an au pair from the neighborhood I work in last night named Ilze. I asked her where she is form and she said she was from South Africa. I told her I liked her name, and asked her if she knew what it meant. She said, no, so I thought I'd try to find out. I'm thinking it sounds sort of like the German name for Elizabeth, Ilsa, but I'm not sure. Anyone got anything better? I'm getting her a course sheet for the college I go to because she's interested in going to school here, so I'll probably see her next week; I'd like to tell her then.
Which brings me to another point: Do you know how much I paid for my math book today? A whopping $103.72! For one book!! It doesn't even have very many color pictures! Thank goodness the school does buy-backs at the end of the semester-for half price.