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Un Tocho

USA | Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | Views [574]

the words "un tocho" represent a colloquial spanish noun meaning a large amount of papers or a big book, which i felt appropriate to title this as seeing that if it were printed, well it would be a huge stack of papers. due to the overdue-ness ... Read more >

Libros y Fresas

USA | Saturday, 26 Apr 2008 | Views [452]

the 23rd of april: not as well known in the states as it is in spain for the day that shakespeare and cervantes died. not quite deserving of a day off of school, but enough to postpone my test-studying for two hours to witness the atmosphere of what ... Read more >


USA | Sunday, 20 Apr 2008 | Views [910]

that's french for "paris," fyi. (not the spelling, just the pronunciation... duh) latest venture - china. no jk, france. haha. k that wasn't really funny but whatev, i'm tired. so it's been a while (as usual, get used to that phrase because ... Read more >

Culture Shock and Company

SPAIN | Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | Views [490]

"do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its on worries. today's trouble is enough for today." -matthew 6:34 take that in two possible manners - one is that today is always going to be too heavy to handle. try and handle that ... Read more >

How Long Does It Take Keys to Fall 7 Floors?

SPAIN | Sunday, 30 Mar 2008 | Views [961]

So i've done two stupid things lately - and i can't figure which exceeds the other. 1) i went exploring last night. after getting walking about a mile from my house to a pretty nice fountain, i could see puerta de toledo in the distance - something ... Read more >

Mass Transportation and The Cardinal of Spain

SPAIN | Monday, 24 Mar 2008 | Views [860]

as i've previously mentioned - time goes quickly. and well here i am, a week and a half after my last post with novels to explain. so here's the big and small of it: last week was semana santa. it's like an elongated easter holiday/spring break. well ... Read more >

My Week in a Nutshell

USA | Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | Views [467]

the time passes by so quickly here that it'll be a week or so until i realize that i need to add another entry. mostly because i've done something cool in that time, but nothing super exciting has happened lately. next week will be a completely different ... Read more >

Las Cosas Pequeñitas

USA | Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | Views [1813]

means: the little things. despite sometimes getting overwhelmed, missing home, understanding very little, and, well i've covered most of my downfalls, i realize every so often all the miniscule things i've picked up already. for example: - i take the ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel

Mesquitas y Alcazar

SPAIN | Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | Views [852]

so the most recent exciting adventure has been a trip to cordoba and sevilla. we went with the school group this past weekend. cordoba was pretty cool. we got there after at 5ish hour bus ride and immediately went to this jewish museum/music demonstration.... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


SPAIN | Monday, 18 Feb 2008 | Views [893]

so i have a lot to fill you in on haha. lets start with last week: started the class orientation - had to sit through boring presentations from each professor, but they were helpful so it's okay. found out that someone i went to high school with is ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

No Real Madrid For You

USA | Sunday, 10 Feb 2008 | Views [395]

note to self (and others for that matter...): real madrid games sell out better than american soccer games - go figure. so from the beginning... we decided last minute to go to the game tonight because travel plans would keep us from going until late ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


SPAIN | Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | Views [535] | Comments [2]

so the hard part now is when i talk to my friends i'm explaining all the things that are going on. and after like the 6th person i've explained it to i have no patience to explain indirectly to anyone else (aka here). but so here's a brief - although ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

I Can Do This It's Going to be Fine

USA | Saturday, 2 Feb 2008 | Views [560] | Comments [1]

current location: gate 17 waiting area of orlando airport bound: miami connecting: madrid i'm surrounded by a bunch of miamians at the moment haha... in the grungiest terminal of orlando airport. my have i been spoiled flying in and out of terminal ... Read more >

Tags: Airports


USA | Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | Views [479]

catch-phrase of the day for yesterday - we went to DISNEY! haha yessss so my cousin works for disney in some weird engineering field (i think) and he's basically like as important as mickey (not really) and can get anyone in for free (really). so my ... Read more >

Tags: Family

Oh I am such a...

USA | Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | Views [534]

pansy. well a few things have happened. but if you're wondering why my eyes are twice as big as they should be... well it's because i just got into florida and my face wouldn't stop leaking for like 45 minutes (particularly from the ocular region). ... Read more >

Tags: Airports

Fill the Suitcase

USA | Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | Views [507]

i did it - i just started packing. okay so i've got 9 days left til i leave the states. technically 5 until i have to be out of this house (i'm visiting florida for four days). i had my first minor freak out when i asked my boyfriend this morning what ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase

Needles and Noses

USA | Sunday, 20 Jan 2008 | Views [396]

so i did it. i got my nose pierced. we drove out to leesburg (which must have been moved like 20 miles out cos i don't remember it being that far...), we being me and my boyfriend. he sat in the car for an hour, drove and listened to me whine about how ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline

I Hate Needles

USA | Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | Views [381] | Comments [1]

forget packing, spackling or painting. on my mind is whether or not to get my nose pierced. i wear j.crew, pearls, and madras boat shoes. the riskiest i've been lately with piercings or tattoos is to finally get my second holes done. i'm a whimp . but ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


USA | Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | Views [377]

so my mom has decided to pay me to paint our house for the last two weeks i'm here. that works for me... but why bother painting for two weeks? funny you should ask because it seems now that instead of just packing suitcases, i'll be packing boxes before ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase


USA | Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 | Views [368]

well the nervous factor is definitely kicking in, but what what comes with it is the happy factor. i'm getting seriously excited about leaving - minus having to check out of the sweeney hostel and a huge comfortable bed with my boyfriend; a sweet closet ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase

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