Surprise: Part 2
In about an hour, I’m leaving for the train station so I can go surprise German Mom again and see her English class for one last time as students. They are done with their oral exams next week, and I’m so happy for them. They were so much fun to work with, and I miss them. I wish that I’d had more time to work with them this year like I’d hoped, but I also wanted to give...
I am now officially on semester break from the Uni. That pleases me to no end. :) Tomorrow (crossing my fingers), I am going to visit/surprise German mom and finally give her the present I brought back from the US for her. No, I did not wrap it all pretty this time… It’s a glass, and I wrapped it in bubble wrap… That’s as good as it gets this time. She’ll understand....
The beginnings of the American Revolution,...
BRITISH EMPIRE: All right, fine, your stupid embargo worked. We won’t levy any more taxes-
AMERICAN COLONIES: Huzzah! Time to get drunk!
BRITISH EMPIRE: Except on tea.
AMERICAN COLONIES: What?
BRITISH EMPIRE: Get over it, it’s just tea. Seriously, where do you get this idea that you’re special and should never have to pay taxes? We hope that idea doesn’t go on to infect your political discourse centuries from now.
AMERICAN COLONIES: We’re not buying your stupid tea.
BRITISH EMPIRE: Are you being serious right now? What are you going to do, just stop drinking tea?
AMERICAN COLONIES: Yes. We’ll drink coffee.
BRITISH EMPIRE: Do you even know what that is?
AMERICAN COLONIES: No, but we’ve heard it’s good and we’re feeling surly.
BRITISH EMPIRE: Fine, whatever, we don’t even care what you do anymore.
BRITISH EAST INDIA COMPANY: Actually, we are pretty much bankrupt, so you need to make them drink the tea.
BRITISH EMPIRE: Oh, for—just drink the tea.
AMERICAN COLONIES: No.
BRITISH EMPIRE: Do it.
AMERICAN COLONIES: NO.
BRITISH EMPIRE: Drink it.
AMERICAN COLONIES: Fuck you.
BRITISH EMPIRE: Drink it or we’ll punch you in the face.
AMERICAN COLONIES: *Boston Tea Party*
BRITISH EMPIRE: What the hell?
AMERICAN COLONIES: We heard it was Indians.
BRITISH EMPIRE: That’s interesting, because we heard it was a bunch of colonists wearing paint and dressed in costumes that were remarkably similar to what a crowd of drunks who wanted to look like Indians would assemble if the only supplies they had were found in an alley behind a bar.
AMERICAN COLONIES: You get all types in Boston.
BRITISH EMPIRE: …*Coercive Acts*
AMERICAN COLONIES: Oh, it is ON.
So, I passed my last two exams. WHEW. I am so relieved. The grades were not awesome, but they are passing, and that’s all that really matters to me at this point. It’s been a learning experience; I know what I have to do now. I know what I have to do better for next semester, and I know how I will pass that exam that I failed when I retake it next semester. As it turns out, I’m...
I thought you died on Tumblr. And also kind of in real life. How are you? Let’s Skype sometime and catch up. Also, please come visit me. I have a sofa bed, but I’d let you sleep on the real bed and take the sofa bed if that would make you more likely to visit me. Love, Jessica
Things I am doing today: working. Things I would rather be dong today: watching the Rosenmontag parade with roommates and friends and partying it up in general. That will come later after work. Thank goodness Germans know how to party it up.
Congrats, Ryan and Jill!
Well, my cousin (Ryan) and Jill are getting married in sunny California today, and I just got really sad about not being able to be there to celebrate with them. :( Ryan and his sister, Alyssa, are like siblings to me. Our families are really small, and without them, we wouldn’t really have much of a family. I was the MOH in Alyssa’s wedding; my mom was the MOH in my aunt’s...
Exam Part 2
Today is the second exam. I hope I pass. I’ve studied even more, and I just really want to do well.
A little back and forth: If you can't get through... →
dressesdancingandtv: Gawd, sometimes when you feel the self-hatred choking you up and you’re about to fall apart in broad daylight even though you bite your cheek or dig your fingernails under the nail on another finger - all the tricks when you chant internally don’t cry don’t cry don’t cry - and you feel panic rise… Yep… I know it. Sending ALL the good thoughts.
Study break musings
I haven’t been studying as long today as I did yesterday, but I can’t pull another all-day study party today. I’m just too tired. I started at like 11am, and I have managed to write answer to Reflection Question 2, and so far, I’ve completed 1, 2, and 4. So there’s that. I’ve also been kicking my own ass studying for sociology because I am really worried that I...
I am going to spend the rest of the night watching “Mad Men” and drinking hot chocolate so I can get up and study tomorrow, too. I’ve finished two of four reflection assignments, and I finished my outline for my sociology class. I just need to start studying for linguistics. In other news, this is the first English I’ve produced in like twelve hours. My hand hurts....
I feel like Pearl the Landlord
I haven’t gotten paid yet… The money was supposed to be in my account yesterday. I emailed to find out what is up. I hope it’s nothing big. Looks like I won’t be getting my hair done today. :( I was really looking forward to it, but on the other hand, I’m not really sure I have time due all this studying I have to do. First things first: Coffee. I will drink ALL the...
This is not news
Okay, so we all know Whitney Houston died, and it’s pretty sad. It’s actually really sad. I am also not going to say, “OMG. Whitney Houston died. I was always such a huge fan. I will always love you, Whitney.” That’s not me. I’m not going to lie and pretend that I was a huge fan. I remember my mom loved The Bodyguard, and we had the soundtrack on a cassette...
I don’t want to fail my next exam, so I am studying on my break between classes. I just finished copying some slides, and I’ll read over them when I get home. I have about another 20 minutes before I have to start teaching again, so I’m just going to try to chill a bit before I have to head back down to teach. I really don’t want to teach until 6:15pm, but I do want the...
I didn’t pass my exam. :( I can take it again next semester, but I am still bummed. Now to study so I can pass the other two. I also have to get some stuff done for two other classes. That is this week’s entertainment. I should probably get off Tumblr so I can get on that. <3
Thanks, Jules. :)
You’re lovely. Finishing my last cup of coffee, putting on coat/shoes/scarf, making sure I have all my stuff, and heading out the door to rock this exam. The grade doesn’t have to be great; I just have to pass.
So nervous about my exam tomorrow. :\ I can do it. I can do it. I can do it.
Prolonged Study Break
It is time for one.
idrvfast: Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody I will...
I am dumb.
Why? I am, as usual, hanging on to something that has been over and done with for nearly eight months, and I have no idea how to let go. This is the choice I made, and I know that it is the choice that will lead me to my goal: teaching English and history in Germany; staying in Germany long term, for the foreseeable future. Had I stayed on at WHG for another year, I would not have advanced...
Just another manic Mittwoch*
Wait, that’s not how the song goes. I finally managed to start studying for Saturday’s exam. I think it’ll be okay if I just keep on it instead of messing around on the internets. No, this doesn’t count because I have to leave for class in like 10 minutes or so. Speaking of class, I am actually quite looking forward to the next semester. I am frustrated that the English...
And People are Upset About Gay Marriage??
“Marry You” by Bruno Mars is perhaps one of the strangest songs I’ve heard in a long, long time. It’s a beautiful night/We’re looking for something dumb to do/Hey baby/I think I wanna marry you… Who cares if we’re trashed/Got a pocket full of cash we can blow/Shots of Patron/And it’s on girl… If we wake up and you/Wanna break up,...
Jules (Is it cool if I call you that? Would you prefer something else??), what exactly is that dancing creature that I reblogged yesterday?
More Radio Regenbogen Love
Today, Radio Regenbogen has played approximately ALL the songs that remind me of last year, especially the summer, in Ludwigshafen. I can’t handle it. I’ve been feeling extremely homesick lately, and I just can’t even… What is wrong with me? WHY DO I MISS IT SO MUCH????? GAH. I got to talk to German Mom today. Smile ALL the smiles. We are both sick. She is sicker than I...
Radio Regenbogen makes me happier than I can explain right now.
Today's Major Accomplishments
I have managed to eat breakfast, shower, put on real clothes (instead of just track pants), dry my hair, and migrate from my bed to my couch in order to correct the first writing assignment. I didn’t have to get up at 5am to go to work today, but there is a tradeoff: I have to grade about 20 essays by next Monday, which is doable, but it is not the most fun activity in the world. Also,...
As much as I’m feeling better, I’m still not feeling great, and it looks like it’s going to be another day spent mainly in bed, alternating between thesis correcting, writing assignment correcting, watching “Big Love,” and trying desperately to find the motivation to study for the exam I have this coming Saturday. (That was a run-on sentence if I ever saw one.) ...