How long has it been hmmmm??!!?! I know...I know...I'm lazy. Can't believe that I only have about 2 1/2 monthes left here before I return to the States. Time has been going by soooo fast and so much has happened. THis has been a great year. With so much having benn done I think its about time for a short highlight of the year:
The architecture of Barcelona
The Marvels of Paris
Cádiz during Carnaval
People met in foreign countries, from foreign counrtries
And the friendships that evolve from it
There are probably hundreds of experiences I could talk about. Like my sweet but wild friend that I met in Dublin or my disturbing encounters in Madrid. But that would take up a lot of time to write, So I'll tell those that wish to know as they ask. And for those back home, you'll just have to wait til I return. ;)
Did one mid term today and I haven't studied for ANY of them. How can they expect us to do well when they make it feel like one big vacation.
So You Think You Know Me... (2 Points) My name: (4 Points) My last name: (4 Points) Who am I in love with: (1 Points) Where did we meet: (6 Points) Take a stab at my middle name: (1 Points) Where do I work: (3 Point) What am I afraid of: (2 Points) Do I smoke : (3 Points) Do I drink: (3 points) Do you think Im a virgin: (1 Point) Do I have any siblings: (2 Points) How many: (2 Points) What's one of my favorite things to do: (1 Point) How many piercings do I have: (4 Points) How many tattoos do I have: (3 Points) What's my favorite type of music: (4 Points) Am I shy or outgoing: (3 Points) Am I a rebel or do I follow the rules: (2 Points) Whats my favorite color: (3 Points) Name something I hate: (4 Points) Name a talent I have: (4 Points) Whats my phone number: (4 Points) What kind of sneakers do I wear: (4 Points) Do I have any pets: (2 Points) Who am I dating/likeing right now: (5 Points) How long have I been dating them: (5 points) How tall am I: (5 Points) What is my worst habit: (5 Points on creativeness) If I were stranded on a desert island, what would I bring:
i'll send you your grade...
80-85 Points; Best Friend. 70-79 Points; Great Friend. 40-69 Points; Friend. 20-39 Points; You should hang out with me more! Ask me when. 00-19 Points; Either you're a crappy friend, or you're new friend
So, I partied a bit too much yesterday, so I'm just chillin' with some friends at my place right now. How's everyone in the US doing? I'm having fun here in Madrid. Classes are going well. Two literature classes, one fonetics class, a comparative syntax class and *gasp* a theater class. Most involves a lot of reading...in Spanish of course, so its tough, but I think that I can do it. My roomies are pretty cool as well. I live with two chilangos and a spaniard. Even though I am in Spain, I've met more mexicans here than my entire time in the US. And I'm picking up more mexican slang as well. Examples: ¡Qué chido! ¡no mames! ¡Qué ondo! ¡Qué pedo!
Its so bad that sometimes I mix mexican and castillian spanish...so much so that I am thinking about creating a new dialect. Se llama mexillano o castixano. What do you think?
I have to say that I have become quite the drinker here, with my favorite now being tequila (I'm turning mexican...one step at a time) My spanish has improved slightly, but I still have a ways to go. A lot has happened that I'm not sure where to begin so maybe later. Abrazos a los amigos y besitos a las amigas.
IF YOU GREW UP IN THE 90'S Body: Anybody under the age of 13 should not read this, and if you do, you should not repost this. Just because you were born in '97 doesn't mean you're a 90's kid. It's not like you could remember the original Simpsons. I am sorry but three conscious years of the 90's just wont cut it. You're a 90's kid if: You remember watching Doug, Ren & Stimpy, Pinky and the Brain , and Two Stupid Dogs. AAAAAAAH real monsters. You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE! You just cant resist finishing this... "Iiiiiiin west philladelphia born and raised..." You remember TGIF on ABC. Step by Step, Family Matters, Dinosaurs, and Boy Meets World. You remember when, 2Pac and Selena died. You remember when it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons. You got super excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school. You remember reading "Goosebumps" "if the glove dont fit" You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school. You remember the craze, then the banning of slap bracelets and slam books. JELLY SANDALS!! You still get the urge to say "NOT" after (almost) every sentence...Not... You used to listen to the radio all day long just to record "Your FAVORITE song of ALL time" Where in the world is Carmen San Diego? was both a game and a TV game show. PUNKY BREWSTER AND SMALL WONDER!!! Captain Planet. He's a Hero. You knew that Kimberly, the pink ranger, and Tommy, the green Ranger were meant to be together. You remember when super nintendo's and Sega Genisis became popular. You always wanted to send in a tape to America's Funniest Home Videos... but never taped anything funny. You remember watching home alone 1, 2 , and 3........and tried to pull the pranks on "intruders" You remember watching The Magic School Bus, Wishbone, and Reading Rainbow on PBS. You remember when Yomega Yo-Yos were cool. You remember those Where's Waldo books.. when PRINTSHOP was cool!!! You remember when Mortal Kombat Was "Da Bomb"! U remember eating Warheads.(those sour candys) You remember watching the 1st Batman, Aladin, Ninja Turtles, and 3 Ninjas movies. U remember Ring Pops. U remember drinkin' Fruitopia in the wine cooler bottle and Surge. if you memeber when every thing was "da BOMB" when they made the new lunchables so that you could make tacos and pizza!! You remember boom boxes vs. cd players Writing M.A.S.H. notes. (and the twenty different versions of that) Making those little paper fortune cookie things.. and then predicting your life with them. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By The Bell" You played and/or collected "Pogs" You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet or Nano and brought it everywhere ...Furbies. You haven't always had a computer, and it was cool to have the internet. And Windows 95 was the best. You watched the original cartoons of Rugrats, Power Rangers,and Ninja Turtles. You had a favorite New Kid on the block, and you knew all of there names Michael Jordan was a king. Yikes pencils and erasers were the stuff! All your school supplies were "Lisa Frank" brand.(pencils.notebooks.binders.etc.) You remember when the new Beanie Babies and talking Elmo were always sold out. You collected those Beanie Babies. Growing Pains. Carebears and The Gummy Bear show. Gak was the coolest thing invented. Lambchop's song never ended. The old dollar bills. Silver dollars, were cool that have. You remember a time before the WB. You collected all the Troll dolls You owned a portable tape player. If you even know what an original walkman is. You remember wanting to sit on the orange Nickelodeon couch. You've gotten creeped out by "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" You know the Macarena by heart. "Talk to the hand" ... enough said You always said, "Then why don't you marry it!" You know the significance of the number 23. You went to McD's to play in the playplace. You remeber Pete and Pete and Carissa Explains It All You remember playing on merry go rounds...at the play ground.
When we were younger: Before the MySpace frenzy... Before the Internet & text messaging... Before Sidekicks & iPods... Before MIKE JONES... Before PlayStation2 or X-BOX... Before Sponge Bob ...Back when you put off the 5 hours of homework you had every night. When light up sneakers were cool. When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs. When gas was $0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was a new thing. When we recorded stuff on VCRs . When we called the radio station to request songs to hear off our walkmans. When 2Pac and Biggie where alive. When the Chicago Bulls were the best team ever. Way back. when it was all about N64. KICK BALL!! 4 SQUARE!! CROSS COLOUR CLOTHING? DOING DA BUTT........OWW, SEXY, SEXY WHEN MAKING OUT WAS HAVING SEX WHEN YOU TRADED POKEMON CARDS FOR A LIVING Before we realized all this would eventually disappear Who would have thought you'd miss the 90's so much!!!!! Post this in your journal if you remember these days .... If you grew up in the 90's.
I'm not much of a talker on LJ here, but what a friend of mine said gave me some ideas for response and since she made it impossible to respond through comment, and its WAY too expensive to call from where I am, so I'm posting for the first time in god knows how long. For my friend, know that you have friends that care for you and each person has their own strengths and weaknesses. Some advice, if I may, you have to decide whether or not to change that weakness to a strength. Secondly, again, you have friends that care for you. You may not love all of them, but a true friend cares for those they call friend. And sometimes one just can't care about what other people think, it'll make a person go crazy. Know that I am a friend of yours and no amount of distance changes that. And hey, have fun in Humboldt. :P
I'm having fun here in Madrid. So much to talk about, where should I start? Madrid is a beautiful place with weather like Redding (ugh). Its been cooling off though so that's a nice change. Currently renting a room in an apartment with two chilangos(mexicans from Mexico City) and a spaniard. They are pretty cool and I am definately getting a look into mexican culture and slang. Visited the Spanish congress yesterday...that was a great experience. When we got there, first we were scanned for metal object and then they ushered us into the actual room where the tour guide told us about the history and significance of the place and the decorations within. Spain is kind of like England in that Spain has a King and Queen, but they have little to no power. The congress still has the bullet holes in the ceiling where a coup was attempted in 1981.
On the entertainment spectrum, the shows ae very similar to shows shown in the US. They even have Spanish versions of American shows like El Precio es Justo (The Price is Right) and Quien Quiere Ser un Millionario (Who wants to be a Millionaire). Thats all for now I think. Hasta luego.
You scored as Moya (Farscape). You are surrounded by muppets. But that is okay because they are your friends and have shown many times that they can be trusted. Now if only you could stop being bothered about wormholes.
Nothing much happening, I have two days off and then a 12 hour day...woohoo. Got a message on mt student profile...but I can't access it...what the hell?! Hopefully tomarrow I can see what it is. (financial aid I hope)
One more final left and then I am free....FREEEEEE! This semester has gone by quickly and a part of my doesn't want it to end, but a bigger part of me does. Then I get to return home and see some family and friends while earning some cash. I should be back on Saturday, so I will probably stop by to say hello to some of you. Ciao until then!