Sunday, November 16, 2008

About time...

I know I've been needing to update for awhile.  The past two weekends I visited my aunt, who lives about 2 hours south by train.  I hadn't seen her in years.  It was really nice to spend those weekends with her.  I stocked up a little bit on American food (tortillas, salsa, etc. well more like Mexican).  Both times I brought back a whole suitcase worth of stuff.  I think I brought more stuff from her place than I did on my way to Germany.  She got me a down comforter, which is so amazing.  Before, I just had this crappy, not-down one that didn't keep me very warm at night. 

Last Tuesday (11/11) at 11:11 was the start of Karnival in Cologne.  My friend and I bought a costume because we heard people dressed up.  I'm glad we did.  We received so many stares (from guys), so I guess we were looking pretty cute.  It lasts until next spring; I'm not sure exactly when.


And now I'm to be planning a wedding while I'm here.  It sure is going to be interesting.  I'm so glad that my family is helping me out so much.  I really don't know what I'd do without their support.  When I get back to the states, I'm not really going to do too much.  I'll probably do a bit of volunteering.  Probably hanging out with my friends as much as I can before I leave them for Washington.

Tonight I used my raclette.  It's this grill type thing in which you put whatever you want on this tray with cheese on top and stick it in, where it melts the cheese.  It's so good.  It's usually used for parties.  I had a couple of friends over last week and we used it.  I still had vegetables and cheese and potatoes leftover from it, and I didn't want them to go bad, so I just decided to use it tonight.  I'm so stuffed.  I plan on getting one when I get back to the states, it's just that amazing.

I'm not sure what I'm doing the next couple of weeks.  I have some ideas.  I've been looking at a few internships.  Not sure exactly what I want to do, probably something dealing with finances.  I'm just going to apply to many places and hope I get an interview with at least one.