Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Here you can watch my new Vlog!! Up on Youtube now.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Summary: Last week

Last few days have been a jumbled mess, but long story short:

I helped my friend Katy find a new host family and she stayed with me for 2 days in between. I even got her invited to a party at my school. I also redyed her hair a more reddish/auburn color during one of my free periods.
I started gymnastics again, and have already started new skills - yay! Only thing is, the gym is in a school gym and we have to build up and down the equipment every practice. My new coach coached the national team of Uruguay for 7 years - the only time he went to the USA was for the Pan-Ams for gymnastics...pretty cool.
I got a bike - it's a child girl's bike and red. Everyone refers to it as "cute" and "sweet" because it's so small. I feel midget-y again. I biked 14 km today.
I baked an American-style cheesecake today and my host sister refused to eat it because it was new.
I've now been invited to three huge birthday parties, and have been found by about half the 12th grade on Facebook.
I've been trying to edit videos but with A LOT of difficulty considering Movie Maker keeps crashing and blahblahblah. It's very frustrating.
I'm in shopping withdrawal.
I'm sick of seeing fields of corn everywhere.
I got a book from the library. It's a historical fiction novel called Children of the Fire (in German).
I've been craving chocolate and gum. I haven't had time to go to the store.
I'm dropping a few classes so I won't have to deal with 10 hour days. I've decided not to do Abitur but instead just try to transfer the credits to the US.
I had strep throat the whole last week. Homeopathic doctor....weird methods.
God I'm bored. Fields and I don't mesh. I miss stores and stuff to do.
It's been cold, gray and rainy.
I eat way too much bread but my host family seems to think I don't eat enough of it. What. Trust me, I do.
Tomorrow my host family wants me to start speaking only English with them. Uh.......I thought the whole point of this exchange was for me NOT to do that.

Anyways, that's basically a summary.
Good night!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Back from the UK!!

So I just got back from London yesterday morning.
Awesome week, will post a blog and a vlog about it as soon as I can edit my other vlogs and put them up. Right now my Movie Maker is acting up and doesn't want to let me edit. :'(
Today is Saturday and I was actually supposed to start gymnastics up again tomorrow, but I brought home a nice, strong cold from I'll wait until Wednesday and hopefully I'll be better by then. Today I'm just lounging around, drinking tea. My host cousin Leonie stayed the night last night. About an hour ago she, Kathi, and I baked a cake so we can have Kaffeezeit later. It's a chocolate and nut pound cake. YUMMMM. I'm charging up my camera battery right now so I can hopefully film a vlog and a London-haul video later. We'll see how the editing goes then...
Today is just rainy, cold, and gray. Apparently it was like that the whole time we were in London. Perfect though, because now I get to use my British flag umbrella! I also love that I get to wear scarves around the clock without being judged.
Anywaysssssssssssssss, I'm also trying to help my friend right now with some issues she's having. Hopefully I'll know by the end of the day if everything works out. If you're reading this, you know who you are. I love you <3 Stay strong. Think of all of your favorite things, and then you won't feel so sad! (Yes, I just kinda-sorta quoted The Sound of Music.)

Hopefully I can edit and put videos up, and photos from the trip!