SO yesterdays coffee drinking highlight for me was finding the Turkish Coffee Pots that we have in Germany here for 10.99 euros! I got the big one which really wasnt what I was 100% sold on getting but…it was 10.99!!!! So now if I have people over I can serve up to 9 people cappuccino haha. WINNING
AND ITS RED! <3
Yesterday Andrea and I met up with our friend Alex for mexican food. It was so great to have the three of us there and catching over the 2 years of not seeing each other. Its great to see the two of them so happy and the changes they’ve made since then. Especially Alex, right after my last visit she had started a job that was taking up alot of her time. She finally quit a few months ago and I can defiantly tell she has some weight lifted off of her shoulders.
Then Alex took me to the more northern-western area of Paris to this artist district. They were having an open house so you could enter the art studios of the artist and see their work. Sometimes they were in there just doing work. It was really great to see and I was so in love with it. I think Alex wasnt expecting me to get that excited over it but I did. One studio the woman were handing out long rectangular clothes for people to paint on. I forget the name of the city but there is going to a festival there in a few days. So they wanted to take all the painted clothes and attach them to their float. Alex and I painted one and it was alot of fun.
We met up with Andrea and walked around some shopping areas. Then made our way to the Eiffel Tower to have a picnic as the sunset. I met a friend of Alex who is from Southern Italy, really such a hilarious guy. He seriously sounded like Mario or Luigi and talked so much with his hands he was so great. He came and he had a box of Pizza from Pizza Hut. Don’t worry I took a picture of that haha classic moment for me. Then I met one of Andrea’s friends who just came back from studying in NYU and she seems really nice and friendly.
It was a good 2nd to last night. Now I will hopefully get ready and start heading out on my last day here Paris with my girls.
Walking through the really the heart of Paris and passing all these cute cafes along the way. I keep stopping every 5 seconds to take pictures of the font text. I just really love alot of the logo designs or text you see. I may just end up making an album specifically regarding that. However Im not sure how well all of them turned out cause Id try to not stop and take the photo…but just take it as I walk haha.
I am enjoying my time here and seeing everyone! Its been really great to see familiar faces. The weather has been extremely generous as well as the hospitality of my friends here. Andrea has taken good care of me. I have bought a few outfits that I am excited about and are good for the summer. Trying to control myself finding alot of good deals!
Well I am off now to have a Mexi reunion with Andrea and our friend Alex <3
I have arrived into Paris as of yesterday and enjoyed a chill evening at Andrea and Nicolas’s flat. Ah i love the sound of french :-)
(more posts to come)
-It takes two
Part of me feels lucky but at the same time its like the most unlucky situation in the world.
Yesterday I met up with a friend thats been out of town visitng her boyfriend. We went to the lake and brought a bottle of wine, chips and glasses. We just sat there and talked about relationships. It was so great we just talked about everything and it was like being back home. Like talking to a friend Ive known for years, rather than for months. Its one of the things I love about traveling and studying abroad. Meeting new people from a different culture, a different language and be able to connect and share things with them. Its probably the greatest thing in the world to me.
It seems I have committed the most typical German act….mixing juice and water…this is happening oh dear. Not to mention Saturday I played the German honesty card to the extreme.
WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME!?!
Instead of saying things are broken or aren’t working right I know say: This thing is kaput or this isnt working properly.
Instead of apartment I say flat, but I still say roommate! not flatmate ha.
Instead of saying bye I say tchußi
Instead of saying shit, what the fuck, or asshole I now say Sheiße, was die fook, wanker.
Instead of saying I dont knooooow and nooooo like a true minnesotan, I know say it like an Australian I dont KnOOOooooOOOW and NOOIEAU
Instead of wanting to say yay and clap my hands all the time, I want to say precigs precigs and clap my hands. (precigs-means happy in Latvian)
Instead of saying yeah ok, ok i get it, exactly, correct, for real… I say - achso, alles klar, genau, stimmt, echt
Instead of saying yeah or nah I say jaaaa or neeei
I say Hasi, Schatz, Süße, Süß alot which is just like cute pet names or names of endearment.
This one hasnt gone into full affect but I see it getting out of control..instead of saying yeah I guess so ill be saying I reckon like the ausies. Also probably be saying oh yeah heaps of stuff instead of lots of stuff. haha
I am sure there is more crap I am forgetting however I just realized while writing to an American friend I wrote “Sorry I can’t type properly.” and then after I sent it I was like the hell did I just say. Also then when i read it and heard it in my head its always in a British or Australian accent. Messed up. Farewell American Language and hello strange new Erasmus language from the fall 2010-spring 2011.
Its amazing how stupid happy I am right now, and I don’t want that feeling to go away. Im falling more and more in love with my friends here. I feel so grateful for their support and their care free personalities they have shown me. I love how we can just laugh and come up with the most ridiculous stories. All I know is I wouldn’t be this stupid happy without them <3