Wednesday, February 24, 2010

At school

Hello all! I am in the mediatheque at school right now working on my presentation and the side trip Cody and I will be taking while he is here. So far I'm leaning towards Bordeaux, Mont Saint Michel, or Marseille. We'll see! I've also been working on what I will show him while he is in Angers and then where we will go in Paris. I had International Marking this morning, and at 3 I am on my way to EU in the World. This is the class that I will have my presentation in tomorrow. I think I will do fine. The presentation is complete, so I just need to practice tonight when I am home. Also, it took me a really long time to figure out the internet. I had to ask a fellow international student. Good thing I did! I never would have known how to do any of what she told me to do. I think I am going to go get a drink from La Kaz before class. La Kaz is this cool place in the school where all the kids can hang out. There are vending machines, coffee machines (with great hot chocolate for me and espresso for dad!), and even a cafe. The cafe is closed right now since all the kids (and everyone else in France) are on holiday. I like buying croissants and chocolat du pain from the cafe before my morning classes. American bread will never be the same for me! I think I am off to get that drink.

Everyone in the states is probably still asleep. Haha.


Monday, February 22, 2010

Manic Monday

Today has felt like a pretty good day! I had French from 1:30-3. I also had my first French fire alarm. Good thing it was so gorgeous outside today!! Plus it took away about 5 minutes of class, which I am not complaining about. After class, I took the bus to my usual stop, but instead of heading home, I went to the English Language Library in Angers to work on my presentation for Thursday. I love it there! Unfortunately, this week is some sort of French holiday, so they were closed. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise because I was absolutely famished, so I stopped at the grocery store to pick up a few things and then went ahead and made dinner. I made chicken caesar wraps! Sooo good! I have been craving buffalo chicken wraps, and this was the next best thing. I will definitely be making Cody and I bc wraps/salads when he is here! I can't wait for the buffalo sauce he bought me. Haha. He'll be here in less than a week and a half! Anyway, after my very early dinner I got to work on my presentation. I've gotten quite a bit done. I'll probably finish it up tomorrow. I don't have class until 3, so I am going to head to the mediatheque (basically a library) at ESSCA (my school) and work on my presentation until it is time for class. Then maybe I can actually have some fun tomorrow night! Probably not though because I feel so unprepared for this presentation, and I want to work on it as much as possible without a brain overload. I think it is slowly sneaking up on me.

I'm going to try to get to bed fairly soon. I need the sleep and also to be able to get up at a decent hour in the morning.

Hope everyone is having a fabulous day in America!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Week of Presentations

I have had the busiest week ever! I have mostly been working on my two presentations for a class. My group presented this past Thursday, and it did not go very well, unfortunately. Immediately after that I had to start work on my presentation that I am giving this next Thursday. I have so much work to do! Plus I have some French homework due tomorrow (which is almost complete) and my Pi Chi application had to be done by yesterday (which I was told on Friday). Busy busy! Yesterday and today I have only been working on my presentation. Last night I was able to have a little fun by going out for a late dinner with Ashley. We went to this pizza place called Pinocchio. It was okay, but I'm not sure if I will be going back. We went to our favorite burger place on Thursday after my presentation. It is just so darn good!!!

Well... back to working on my presentation. I will try to update again, but I feel like I will be doing nothing but work.


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! I started my day off by working with my group on our presentation that we are presenting on Thursday. Now Ashley and I are making Paella! So far it is looking really good! It should be done in about 10-15 minutes. I can't wait. I am so so hungry!!

I hope everyone has a lovely day. :)


Thursday, February 11, 2010


I guess I got out of the loop of updating after not having a computer to update on! Sorry!

Saturday I went to Normandy! It was so so amazing. We went to the German Cemetery, American Cemetery (Osage Beach), and Juno Beach (where the Canadians landed). It was so cool! We left at 6:45 in the morning though. UGH. That was awful. I tried to sleep on the way, but the bus was tiny and uncomfortable. I think it would just be easiest to post some pictures, so everyone can see where I was! One funny story first... Ashley and I were a couple of feet from where the tide had gone up at Osage Beach, and then all of a sudden there was a huge wave and soaked our feet! It was so so funny. We were not expecting that.
The pictures will be in the next blog up, but here are the descriptions of the photos. The black crosses are at the German Cemetery, the white crosses/ Star of Davids are at the American Cemetery, Ashley and I at Osage Beach (also the American Cemetery and where Grandpa Esco landed!), and finally me in the trench at Juno Beach.

I hope that everyone is having a fabulous day! Normandy is pretty much the only interesting thing that has been happening lately. Basically I just get up and go to class, then come back to my apartment. Otherwise I don't do much.


Normandy Pictures

Friday, February 5, 2010

Sorry for the absence

I sort of had technical difficulties this week, so sorry for not posting! My computer charger died, so I had to order a new one. Nothing too interesting happened this week (or anything that I can remember right now). I basically just went to class this week, with nothing really exciting happening. I did my laundry last night for the first time... that was quite an experience. The dryer was terrible and I was out of money, so I ended up having to lye my clothes all over my room and bathroom in order for them to dry.

I got my schedule today for the entire semester... and some days I have 9 hours of class. :( That is going to be so so terrible, but at least it isn't everyday. Also, ESSCA made me take a 5th class, so that makes it even worse to add that to my 4 I had planned on taking. There goes my easy class schedule for the semester! At least the majority of the week that Cody will be here isn't that terrible. He bought his plane tickets this week! :D:D That is very exciting! He will be here March 4th-March 14th. I can't wait!

I am off to Normandy in the morning. We have to meet the group at 6:45 in the morning. :( So I am off to shower and bed!