I got a new roommate today. Her name’s Kitty, she’s from Manhattan, and she’s studying Arabic at Qasid Institute, the same place I studied this past summer. I’m only just getting to know her, but it’s happening fast. She’s quite a talker, though I suspect that’s probably because she’s nervous. It’s not her first trip to the Middle East by far. She lived a significant amount of time in Bahrain, and interned in Saudi Arabia for awhile. But it is her first time in Jordan. So I’m just thinking, What would Ken and Connie do? and trying to be a good host mother/host sister.