Archive | February, 2010

oh, hai

17 Feb

SPAIN.

Yep.  That’s right. I’m going there. Tomorrow. Actually, I’m going to Paris tomorrow, crashing at Emily’s, and then flying out the next morning, but who cares.  I’ll be in sunny spain soon!!!

It’s midterm break so I’m going on a trip with my friend Alyse and we’re meeting up with our mutual friend Jessie in Sevilla and then we’re going to see my friend Martin in Barcelona :) I’m so excited!! As you can tell by the photo on the left, Alyse and I always have lots of fun together & I predict that the same will be true during the next week.

The scary thing though, is that I’ll be living out of a backpack for a WEEK!! I don’t know about you, but this is an intimidating prospect… I’m going to need lots of luck…and clean underwear. If anyone has tips on how to pack lightly, I would love to hear them. Feel free to post in the comment box below. I’ll tell you all about my adventures when I get back to Rennes, but in the meantime, don’t expect much- or anything- of me.

I promise I’ll take pictures- and more importantly that I’ll actually upload them after the trip.

Bisouss xxo

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friendy friends

17 Feb

Today was a pretty bleak day until around 16:30

I woke up early for an 8:15 class that I hadn’t been to yet due to some scheduling issues with my “emplois du temps” and I got there with only moments to spare because I went into a partial coma last night.  But I opened the door and no one else was in the room…so I trekked over to the hallway where the all classes and their information about them are “afficher” or listed.  And whoop dee doo, the room had been changed.  At this point the class was already 1/2 over so I didn’t bother going in late…

Next was a Literature “TD” that was two painful hours long and required me to take 4 words that the professor wrote on the board and do something- I never figured out what- with them…it didn’t help that I didn’t even know what any of the words meant…

After that I had some emergency schedule shuffling and then went home to send like 80 emails and then took a mini 15 minute nap before meeting up with my French friend Hélène for a coffee.

This is when things started turning around for me :D

Hélène and I had been meaning to get together for ages to practice our respective languages of study, and we finally made plans to meet this afternoon and had a really great chat in French.  Next week we’re going to speak in English so she can work on her conversation skillz as well. Today was the first time I’ve seen her in quite a while and it completely made my day when she said that my French had improved a lot since the last time we had spoken :)

It was really refreshing to finally sit down and speak French for a few hours.  I’m sort of ashamed to say that I hadn’t done that before today, but it has felt hard to make connections with French people. Anyway, today was a big step in the right direction.

Oh yeah & Happy Mardi Gras everyone!!! Hopefully 2011 will be the year that I celebrate it properly- beads, feathers and all- although tonight was fun. I had pancakes at Maire’s [yummy!] and then a bunch of us went to O’Connell’s pub to watch a football match (i.e. soccer), which is always an interesting experience for any American.

I’ve got class at 9:15 in the morning so off to bed I go!

xxo bisous

I’m totally in love with this song

15 Feb

the video is equally awesome. it’s called Baby Baby Baby by Make the Girl Dance

check it:

xxo

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