Sunday, November 29, 2009

Another update on me!

I actually have a life here in Germany! Isn't that exciting???

Well, I have a couple of interesting things that happened in the past few... days? Weeks? I guess weeks, huh? Well, let me start....

I joined German Red Cross! I can't remember if I already said that in my blog or not, but it's really awesome. I've been having a LOT of fun with it! I've made a good handful of new friends with it, but now it seems like I can't even go out into town without running into someone I know! Which is GREAT!

Also, the youth group thing that I'm in? Sooooo much fun! Last week we played a game where we had to be the other person's arms! My partner and I had quite a difficult time with it... he had to feed me pretzal sticks with nutella and I had to put makeup on him! It was super fun! But he looked HORRIBLE (I guess I'm not very good at doing makeup when I can't see what I'm doing!) and I ended up with nutella ALL over my face. God, it was sooo fun!

The weekend before this one I took the train all alone up to Heidenheim (thats an hour long trip or so!) It was somewhat scary, and I was terrified I would get lost, but nope, it all worked out! I stayed the weekend with Olivia, another exchange student, from Washington. We went to the mall, watched Brokeback Mountain and Shark Tale (no joke) and visited another exchange student in the city, Mitch. It was an exciting weekend, and I came home with a cool new pair of jeans and a rocking hat! Olivia's just might be cooler, though... Just maybe... :]

Then I went to school, did school-like things... Blah blah blah... and thennnnn... I went to see Twilight! New Moon was pretty good, Taylor Lautner is ridiculously hot. I watched it all in German, which was awesome! Cause I understood ALMOST everything. I saw it with a big group of my German friends! They made me laugh, and helped me with the few things I didn't understand.

Then Olivia came and stayed with me this last Friday night. We saw Twilight (yes, I did see it twice!) and then on Saturday we went to STUTTGART! Yes, I do go into Stuttgart about once a week, thanks for asking!

Weihnachtsmarkt starts (like, really starts) in Stuttgart next week, but for today, I went to the Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) in Wolfschlugen, the little village where I live! It was really fun, but I didn't buy anything, except for lunch :]

The mat I just finished nicely rolling up from where I slept when Olivia was here Friday night just mysteriously unfolded itself.... This is serious stuff, people. It really did... Yes, I did sleep on the ground while Olivia was here. She slept in my bed. How does that work? I don't know.

Anyways, I just got an email from Rotex saying that we will all meet in Esslingen at 9.30 AM on Sunday morning (next week) and go to the Weihnachtsmarkt there! YAY! Every town has a Weihnachtsmarkt, in case you didn't quite get that. It's certainly not a Rotary weekend, but a Rotary daytrip is pretty awesome too, assuming we all end up going!

Alright, well now you are caught up on the major things I've done in Germany lately!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

16th, Rotary Weekend, Stuttgart, and other exciting things that make me love my life

I'm soooo sorry I haven't updated in so long, I've been pretty busy! Well.... Basically, it's been... 2 weeks! Wow! Ok, a LOT to catch up on! Where to start, where to start... hmmm...

Well, Thursday, November 5th was my sweet 16th! It was relatively uneventful. I got many hugs and such from school friends. It was very fun, and now I can officially go to the DISCO! Whoo hoo! This fact excites me greatly, you have nooo idea. I am SOOOO going...

Changing the font a little here, just to mix it up! Then on Friday, I went to Stuttgart and met with Hayley, Fernando, and Andrés and together we travelled to Göppingen for a lovely weekend of exchange students, halloween parties, violent games, and other stuff such as this.....

The weekend started with us screaming, greeting each other happily, Olivia practically tackling me to the ground, and you know, the works. I had seen most of the others the weekend before, when we chilled in Stuttgart for Halloween, but some I hadn't, so that was very exciting. Plus, a WHOLE week is a really long time in the mind of an exchange student. A lot could have happened!

Then we went over the rules. This time, no one translated them into English/Spanish for us, they only said them in German. Luckily this wasn't a problem for me, I understood most of what was being said, and who needs rules anyways? Ahaha... Then we ate dinner and then we were FORCED to split into 3 groups. It's ok, it was only for a little while. We designed shirts for the District 1830 exchange students (thats... umm... us!) and then talked with Rotex about problems we had (trust me, we all have at least one problem) and then we wrote letters to our future selves that we'll get back at the end of the year. My letter is... retarded. I didn't really write anything interesting in it, and the other homies in my group drew on it and stuff... so ahaha... can't WAIT to get that back!

That font was boring me... This one sucks too. Ahhh well. Anyways. Then we had to go to bed, but the others in my room (Olivia, Hayley, and Bryn) and I all stayed up and talked. Then, when I finally started to fall asleep, a knock on our door woke me up. I got up, got the key, struggled to get it to open the door (it seriously took me like, 10 minutes) and saw a couple other exchange students, who then realized they were at the wrong room. I was tired, so I said whatever and went back to bed.

Next day... oh this font is actually pretty neat! Next day we went into Schwäbisch Gmünd and did a scavenger hunt thing where we had to ask people questions in German and stuff. My group (Me, Brianna, and Mercedes) cheated and got most of the answers from the tourist information center! We're just that cool. Then we still had like, 2 and a half hours to kill, so we went to get Döners (really amazing food that everyone should eat) and yep. We should have had 4 in our group, but the other team member didn't stay for the second night, so we were at a disadvantage, but Brianna lives in Schwäbisch Gmünd, so it was all good! We met with a couple of the other groups, gave them the answers, and then chilled like the awesome people we are. Unfortunatly, we did not win this challenge (my group, I mean). We ate lunch, and went to a VERYYY long hike. Then we came back, ate dinner, and had a HALLOWEEN PARTY! We played dangerous games, I was serandaded, and a chair was broken. It was a very fun party. Then I was so tired, I just went straight to bed (as did most everyone else, I believe)

Unfortunatly, all good things must come to an end, so we went home sadly the next morning. I went to school (uneventful) and then yesterday (saturday) I went to Stuttgart (I LOVEEE STUTTGART) with school friends and met with a few of the exchange students, and we "shopped" and chilled and were cool. And yes indeed.

I have many pictures which I will someday put up here, as well as a rather large amount of stories from the past two weekends, but I'm quite lazy, so ask me about them!

Ok I'm gonna go eat bread with nutella now. Byeee!

Woah check out that font! Anyways, ask me about some funny stories from the past 2 weekends, if you really want to! I gotta go eat bread with nutella now (yes, I do have to, thanks for asking...)

OK byeee!