Saturday, February 28, 2009

Hmmm vacay?

My mom is coming in April for two weeks! which gives us two five day weekends for trips!
We were thinking:
Romantic Road (look it up!), somewhere in the Mediterranean, Portugal, Spain, France, or somewhere else.....but we can't make up our minds!

If you could travel to somewhere in Europe, where would you go? You can live vicariously through me and mama bird ;)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Does she know that I am not just searching for some first time high?

Guess what? I've already been here for a month! Kind of hard to believe, huh?

Guess what else? The American flu shot doesn't work against the evil evil thing that is the Euro Flu! yay! I have LITERALLY not left my room/building since I got back from the Hague on Saturday except to crawl to Albert Heijn to get sickness supplies such as soup, juice, Rivella (my favorite drink ever!), oranges, and tea. Oh and I also managed to go to class today...can't afford to get behind!
The Euro Flu has these following symptoms: going from healthy and happy to agony in a matter of minutes; body and muscle aches so severe that you proooobably will just lay in bed all day and groan like an old man and maybe shed a few tears; also, headaches that make you want to cease existing; when you get the strength to stand, you will walk like a cripple; also, the possibility of spontaneous heavy nosebleeds whenever you stand; a throat so sore that you wonder if perhaps the gods hates you; coughing and wheezing; coughing up objects that look like they may be alive; tumors on tonsils; hilarious delirium; fevers that wake you up because you are sweating so much; and the weirdest dreams....EVER.

So, long story short, everyone send some good vibes my way so I do not have to be a flu zombie anymore.

In other news, Stockholm next weekend!
In other other news, I need a space cake. and on my way to class today I saw two pigeons doing it.

That's all for now! LOOOOOVE

Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Note of Appreciation

Dear Breakfast,
I love you.

Yours truly,

Crushes are fun, aren't they? I am starting to think that the initial crush and innocent flirting are more fun than the "real deal". It's light and easy, he makes you blush and smile, he hasn't tried to sleep with any of your friends know! Regardless, boys are making us girls here all a little giddy. Ah, but if only they were easier to read!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Mmm Waffles!

I went to Brussels, Belgium this weekend with some of the girls and Jake. The waffles there were amazing. Here are some pictures.

Waffles drizzled in chocolate? We ladies were in heaven.

oh, hey me. I think my jacket shrunk?

I thought this looked kind of cool.

The girls! it's really dark...bc boys don't know how to take pictures.

Some European Union building.

This is really tilted because I took it out of a train window, but I love all of the windmills. and the landscape is really dreary. I like it.

oh oh and this is the tapestry hanging over my bed! Love it!

We have all started to feel a little homesick. It's difficult, but it's nice to know we have each other, and that we are all going through the same thing. For some reason, arriving back into Amsterdam today made a lot of the homesickness subside. This city is my home away from home.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

oh dear

What a strange couple of days.
Today, I need to do laundry, CLEAN my room, ride my bike, and do some readings for my classes. and sleep. badly.
Another party tonight. Fortunately this one is at the bar inside of my residence. Amsterdam never sleeps, but sometimes I really, really need to.

Dare you to give Clem Snide's "Hungry Bird" album a listen. (this is Eef Barzelay's old band's posthumous record) In particular, "Beard of Bees". Soooo good.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Things here are starting to become so nice and familiar. It no longer feels weird saying I need to go to Spaarndammerstraat or Stavangerweg (pronounced 'stah-vahn-gher-vehcc'). The fact that I live next door to a huge, docked cruise ship that people live, but not so strange anymore. I don't feel too forward asking an attractive boy I've only been talking to five minutes for his number, because it turns out we live in the same complex. Kissing everyone as a greeting is a normality. Seeing ducks walking on semi frozen canals, giving the appearance of walking on water..that's just cute. This place just feels right. I've only been here a little over a week, and I have six months before I leave, but already I am sad that I will eventually be leaving. This way of life just....fits.
Class starts tomorrow...hopefully I will have the same attitude in about 6 hours when I am waking up!