Thursday, March 31, 2011
So I had a bit of an adventure this morning. All was going smoothly until I accidently ate breakfast a bit late. Five minutes late. So I had exactly enough time to get to class. But then as I was walking out the door I realized that I had no idea where my bike key was. I must have lost it! There was no way I could get to school on time with out it! So I frantically searched everywhere for it. I was going so fast it only took me five minutes to realize that it wasn't anywhere. I started thinking about where I might have dropped it... knowing I was already at least five minutes late. Then a thought occured to me... maybe I left it in my bike? Maybe I forgot to lock up my bike yesterday and just got off it and parked and never took out the key. No... I'd never do that right? I've never done it before.... but I looked outside and sure enough. There was the key in the bike... So I was gonna be five minutes late for nothing. But determined to be at least less than five minutes late I pushed myself as fast as possible to get to school ontime. I was only two minutes late instead of five. I've never gotten to school that fast. I know three minutes doesn't seem like a big deal, but it totally is when the ride to school takes 10 when I'm going at a good speed. Its almost three km. So I walked into the school and I was pep talking myself for walking in late when I walked past the hang out room for when kids have free periods. A few people from my class were there... so I walked to the lists of cancelled classes and realized that I wasn't late for anything. I didn't even have class. So then I had two free periods in which I listened to my ipod the entire time in the hang out room. Then after school I was gonna go to my sport class with bruna for the first time but the doors were locked. Not sure what was up with that. And I'm supposed to have it tomorrow morning but i have absolutely no idea where it is cause its in a totally different class room. One that isnt in our school building. But I'll go to art for the first time tomorrow. I've got to at least do that.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
So today I have a deutsch lesson and then after that Alexandre and Bruna are making speeches to rotary so im gonna go along and eat free food. I showed up to school today at normal time and I could have slept in :( oh well. OH and Australia is playing germany today so apparently Lindsay is going there.
Monday, March 28, 2011
9 days until euro tour!!! I didn't have school today, but I do have a deutsch lesson that I completely forgot about until Maria reminded me. I slept in super late on purpose so I could get as much sleep as humanly possible before having to face the week. Maybe I'll just go to bed early every day this week or something. If I can sleep the week away then euro tour will come faster!! It's a fool proof plan. I'm gonna start my new schedule this week too. I think anyway. I don't see the point in doing it before euro tour, but it works.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
I just realized I spelled poured wrong on the last entry. I'm not sure if that is due to my english getting worse or fast typing. Either way I have now corrected myself. The party last night wasnt all that great. We were only there for a couple hours then went to sleep at Alexandre's house. But Maria's concert was awesome! There were some really really talented singers up there. Some of them I wondered why they were singing on that stage for 7 euros a ticket when they could be on broadway. Maria sang her solo beautifully. I was so proud! And she wore my dress that I wore to my ball room dancing ball and it looked perfect on her and for the song she sang from Sister Act. They sang alot of songs I was unfamiliar with but they did sing quite a bit from Sister Act and Legally Blonde and even Enchanted! haha. Their vocal teacher is from the USA, but I'm not really sure from where. I honestly can't place her accent. But when she speaks deutsch its pretty much the funniest thing ever. I can barely understand her accent is so strong. :D
Saturday, March 26, 2011
slept 14 hours last night :D It was great. Tonight Maria has her singing concert and then I'm gonna go hang out with friends after. Theres a party in Raesfeld tonight. an official german party so we probably wont stay too long. Last time we got lots of drinks and such pored on us and it wasnt very enjoyable... drunk germans.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Today I had a full day of really boring classes. I also cut myself shaving and now i have this big ole cut all the way up my calf muscle. maybe thats a sign I should change my razor? next time I'm getting better ones. it feels like these dont last long at all and arent nearly as good as my old ones. im so tired. I'm sooo going to bed early tonight. and ill get up a bit later tomorrow. woo!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I forgot something very important!!!!! On monday I got the WONDERFUL news that I will be in the second tour! By some miracle, they changed me and I am so so so excited. That is where Tiffany is and such and my mood has durastically changed ever since. So thank you so much God. I prayed and prayed about this and it happened. it just goes to show that if you really really want something and pray for it, and it is in God's will then it WILL happen. Tiffany came and visited me from cologne today. She was only here a few hours but it was nice to see her again. I've gotten so close to my exchange friends. I end up missing them as soon as they leave. Even if I know I will just see them again the next day or in a week. My school made me a new schedule. So now I don't get to sleep in on mondays :(. only once a week on wednesday and only until 8:30. but ill take it of course. better than 6. And I went from having 9 free periods to having 5 a week. oh well. So now art and badmitten have been added to my schedule. And they also changed me to a different english class. Fun stuff! not.... but its ok. i wonder if the art teacher is gonna care that im not good in art at all.... in fact im kind of terrible. but all the other exchangies are in art so it must not be too bad.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Yesterday I had my deutsch lesson and afterwards everyone kept missing their buses so they ended up staying until like 9 at night hahaha. We went to my host parents' supermarket and such. Then went downstairs and had a very heated conversation about world politics. hard to believe i know. exchange students hahah and today another deutsch lessson.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
So we ended up not going to that restaurant on thursday. Instead we went and met up with Bruna, Jaime, Sonja, Alexandre, and Roberta. We just walked around town and then hung out at Bruna's place. We ended up staying until like 9 something. Then went home. The next day I went to school, met with Tiffany after school, walked to my place and dropped off our bags, and then walked to the bahnhof to catch the bus to Muenster with Bruna, Alexandre, and Lindsay. Then after that we went to the american restaurant. It was good. Like a typical burger, wings, and fries place. The way it was set up and done was actually like in the USA. It felt nice to be in that setting and eating that food again. Then we caught the bus home and hung out some and slept. The next day we walked into Borken to do a bit of shopping, but most of the stores were closed because it was a saturday. So we went back home and chilled on the computer until everyone came over and we got ready for the party. Then we all went and it was ok. It was me, Bruna, Tiffany, Alexandre, Lindsay, Joana, Jaime, Roberta, Rafa, and David. I ended up in kind of a bad mood though because the drunk people at the party kept spilling drinks on us and one guy thought it was hilarious to head butt me while I was walking past. We left at like 2 and walked back to my house. There we all hung out for awhile until the people not staying over here left. When they left we all went to sleep. When I woke up this morning all my friends were gone. I guess they decided to leave early morning and didn't want to wake me.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Sorry I haven't blogged for a bit. the internet was out! Nothing much happened though. Stefan came over for like two hours on tuesday. David was here too. And then everyone showed up and we had our deutsch lesson. We should be finding out pretty soon about which tour we are in. Bruna and Alexandre are coming over today just to hang out. We have absolutely nothign else to do. Tiffany is coming over again this weekend and we will have another chill day on friday and on Saturday there is a party my host sister is helping to put together and we will go there. Euro tour is in three weeks!!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Yesterday had a few friends over. Today Tiffany is here and we have been doing silly american girl things like over eating and watching girly movies and eating lots of ice cream. Now we'll go to bed I think. At least I've laughed alot recently! feels nice to get a good laugh. It gets kinda rare sometimes.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Bought my lovely summer dress today :) I'm very happy with it. It's pale blue with white butterflies and small polka dots on it. Euro tour is in less than a month!!! I'm so excited you have no idea. Its been raining alot lately. but I take that as a good sign because that rain is rain and not snow or ice. So that means its really warming up. Which means.... SPRING!!! then summer!! I can't wait to wear shorts and dresses and flowy shirts again :D. I hope euro tour has really nice weather.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Went to Münster today! Found the perfect summer/spring dress I wanted for euro tour. Tomorrow I'm gonna go back and buy it :). Then friday and saturday I'm having friends over and there is a party at my school we are going to friday night. Thats all I think. Start counting down to euro tour!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Karneval was awesome! There was this huge parade with all these different people and the floats were like big political cartoons. I got lots of candy and a plastic ducky. And I got hit in the head with a bounty bar... it hurt. It was really funny cause the people on the float were drinking alcohol with one hand and tossing candy with the other. And everyone was singing songs and dressed up and a whole bunch of people were really drunk. I got to go to the Karneval museum and go swimming later. It was lots of fun :).
Friday, March 4, 2011
Ok so today I will pack everything for the weekend and bake banana bread! For rotex weekends we always have to bring cake or salad so I'm bringing delicious banana bread. It will be a group effort with Maria and I and two other friends. Hopefully it wont over flow or anything this time. Thats it for today. Then tomorrow is the rotex weekend in Ddorf!! Karnival!!!
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Not too much to report. I did as I said and went to school then the rotary meeting yesterday. Then I went home for the deutsch lesson. After that I walked Lindsay to the bahnhof and ate some mcdonalds ice cream :). then went home and had Maria dye my hair. At last I went to bed after my nightly work out. Then today again was school. I have a new exchangie from Brazil here shadowing me in all my classes this week. Not through Rotary. She's nice, Johanna. then I went home, ate, went and got my hair cut, then went to Bocholt with the brazilians and hung out the rest of the afternoon.