Sunday, September 28, 2008

Less than a week

I can't believe I'm going to be leaving already this Wednesday.  Last night (2 a.m.) a couple of my friends came over to watch the Alabama vs. Georgia game.  The SEC is totally overrated.  But anyways.  Pac-10 is still the best, although we are a little weak this year.  All the upsets this weekend really excited me.  I love upsets, except when it's bad for ASU. 

Tonight I made tacos for my host family.  I had not-as-spicy taco mix and salsa.  I figured the Germans couldn't handle my spicy - figured I should tone it down.  And I found tortilla chips!  The kids really liked those. 

Tomorrow we have presentations.  Blah!  I'm not looking forward to it at all.  My group is doing it on parks.  No idea what we're really going to be talking about.  Obviously parks!  But still!

Most everyone will be leaving Tuesday.  I can't check in the dorms until Wednesday, so there is obviously not point in me going down there a day early.  Except I'm leaving early Wednesday morning.  That gives me Tuesday to pack and make sure I have everything.  I'm glad that I'm going to be so close to Cologne.  And I have free travel from Bonn to Cologne!  It's the university transportation.  To expand our horizons.  I am really lucky with that.  And it's only a half hour away!  And I'm finally in the process of putting up pictures!  It's been over a month...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

My Trips!

This past weekend I visited the Brittany Arnold.  It was so much fun.  It was so amazing getting to see her again, as well as seeing her baby (Katelynn) for the first time!  It rained all day Saturday, but that didn't keep us from walking around the town.  I finally bought an umbrella, since it will supposedly be a cold, wet winter.  The picture is of Katelynn making her crazy face


The weekend before that, I went to Paris with a few of my friends.  That was also a blast.  We saw the Chateau de Versailles, the Louvre (which is free the first Sunday of the month!), and the Eiffel Tower.  I'm bound to go back, especially since Chris wants to go.    This picture is of the gardens of the Chateau




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I found out I'll be living in the dorms.  I'm excited!  I move in on October 1st.  The weather here has been so cold lately.  Right now it's about 15 degrees Celsius (and that's a tad warmer than it has been).  I know, don't be too jealous.  And then at night it gets into the single digits.  It's like it's winter in Arizona, but it's only September!

This weekend I'm not going anywhere special.  I'm hoping to watch the ASU vs. Georgia game.  We'll see what happens.  And hopefully I'll update sooner next time.  Tschüss!