There are so many positive aspects to living in Germany. I think that I could go on about it forever. The most important advantage, for me, anyway, is the fact that I feel so at ease here. It is a feeling that I never really felt when I lived in Michigan. I loved my time at MSU, but even that didn’t give me the feeling that living in Germany does. It’s not always easy to live here....
Conversation I'm Having With My Friend's Mom on FB...
Her: I swear I had a German Romance.....No sex but kinda fun.
Me: Dating German guys is interesting.
Her: Uncircumsized. [sic] Can't spell that....never really have the occatision...But....they are very polite and personal.
I Am My Father's Daughter
So I’ve been tutoring for the past two weeks now for the student I inherited from E, and it’s been going well. Last weekend, they asked if I’d help paint her room because they’re remodeling, and the room is actually quite large. I can help with English, math, and science homework. Then, I go and paint a room. I am my father’s daughter. I’m also pleased that I...
For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request....– From the family of Neil Armstrong, full statement here (via visceralconnection)
Where should I go on vacation??????????
I’m listening to “Christmas Lights” by Coldplay right now. It’s a great song, whether it’s Christmas Time or not.
I am getting a Dirndl, and I am wearing it to my sister’s rehearsal dinner. AWESOME.
I’ve lost my mind. I’m sitting here watching a spider make a web on my window frame. When I shut the window, the spider will be on the other side, where it belongs, but yep, I’m just being entertained by this spider spinning it’s little web. When I completely lose all mental faculties, please tell German Mom to call American Mom. Wooooooooo. EDIT: I’ve named her...
Shifting Gears: Completely
For years and years and years, I’ve thought about studying law, but I’ve never really done anything about it. Mostly it was because I was afraid to give up German; I always say that if I can find a man I love as much as I love German/Germany, then I’ll be all set. So because I was afraid to give up what I’d worked for years to become good at, I stuck with teaching, which...
I Have Made Fire
Or, I just actually figured out how to re-ignite the pilot light on the water heater. Therefore, we have hot water again! Hallelujah!
The pilot light on our water heater is out. One more thing to deal with today. Oh, and guess who ate my food and the chocolate she got to thank me for being a good roommate? My roommate. WTF?
I have one. BUT! I am done teaching! Yayayayayay!
iamlittlei: Thinking that there’s such a thing as “both sides” when it comes to the science of evolution. True facts.
Waiting for my laundry to be done so I can go to bed. Have to get up at 6am (which will turn into 6:30) so I can teach. Can’t wait until I can sleep in on Saturday! :) I’m still sick, but I think my magical plant antibiotics have helped me get better a bit. I don’t feel so dead right now. My throat still hurts, but I took it easy today: movie with minimal talking required on my...
Busy teaching through the sickness!
My major accomplishment for the day was that I finally collected enough bonus point stickers from my grocery store that I can get glassware at a discounted price. I just have to decide whether I want bowls or glasses. Decisions, decisions, decisions. I also got to come home early today because there was a fire at a Styrofoam factory directly next to our campus. There was also poison gas as a...
Only Five Days Left!
In just five days, I am finished with my summer teaching job! While I’ve enjoyed it much more than I thought I would, I will be very happy when it’s finished. It’s just stressful to teach six days a week and have only one day off for planning - especially when you don’t get home until 7pm nearly every night. Friday, I got home before 6pm, which was a small miracle. The...
This is the theme to our course. I’m so tired right now, and I think I might be getting sick. I hope not. I really do not have time to be sick and cannot go to the doctor until at least Thursday. I will rest up and see how I feel in the morning. In the meantime, I’ve just consumed the magical German beverage: heiße Zitrone (hot lemonade). I got it at the drugstore for .99€, and it is...