Archive for April, 2008

Studying Abroad in Madrid: April 30th

I put the most depressing songs on my Ipod as I took my last metro ride to school. I looked around at everyone else who was riding with me and I was upset to see that no one else was depressed as I was. No one even said good bye to me. Couldn’t they tell this was my last metro ride? Did the last four months of riding together mean nothing. Apparently...

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Studying Abroad in Madrid: April 29

It’s like America knew I was getting a little homesick and sent over my favorite treat, free ice cream. It was a wonderful surprise to find out that Ben and Jerry’s free cone day was an international event. It was an even more wonderful surprise to discover that there were two Ben and Jerry’s within walking distance from each other. So Sam,...

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Studying Abroad in Madrid: April 28th

With the money Emi saved by not buying fresh fruit, she was able to completely remodel the bathroom while we were gone in Lisbon. She replaced the toilet paper holder with something so shiny that I am blinded every time I pee. Its an added bonusevery time I go to the bathroom. She also removed our old-fashioned towel bathmat and replaced it with some kind of...

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Studying Abroad in Madrid: April 27th

I got dressed in record time so that I could put my bag down on the bus and claim my seat. Its amazing how long bus rides make me regress so quickly into middle school behavior. Not only was I saving seats for myself and twelve friends, but I was also saving a bottle so spin the bottle could effectively be played when we cross the Spanish border. It was a horrific...

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Studying Abroad in Madrid: April 26

Since I did have a ravishing new tan complete with leaf print tan lines, it only made sense that I went to the beach. So I packed a beach bag with my SPF 70 and 14 cover-ups so none of my newly plus-sized body showed and I got on the school bus.  Before we went to the beach though, we were stopping in a quaint beach town and seeing a gorgeous palace. I was...

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Studying Abroad in Madrid: April 25th

The seminar had several amazingly cultural and educational activities planned for the day. Unfortunately it interfered with my plans to do absolutely nothing strenuous during my time in Lisbon. So we attended the school-supplied brunch and then went off on our own for the day. All we wanted to do was walk along the water, get lunch, and maybe do a little light...

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Studying Abroad in Madrid: April 24th

We woke up bright and early to get on the 8 hour bus ride to Lisbon. Someone had decided that drinking mimosas was a great idea and because we are all raging alcoholics, we all brought our own individual bottles. It was all fun and drinks until we each chugged down our bottles and everyone had to pee. It was a wonderful start to our last trip. Its amazing to...

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Studying Abroad in Madrid: April 23rd

My Sexualities in Spain teacher must be smoking the strongest crack imaginable or she actually thinks she is teaching a legitimate college class. Last week she outlined everything that she wanted us to hand in on the exam day. The list included no less than 2 film reviews, 7 reading summaries, and an interview. Thats over 11 pages of typed work. So I took it...

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Studying Abroad in Madrid: April 22nd

I skipped Spanish and went for breakfast instead. Now that the weather is nice, classes are absolutely unbearable and the thought of attending was preposterous. But the pull of Syracuse High is stronger then words can describe so I ended up going to school anyways. We sat in the patio for about five hours and I walked away with a strong appreciation for Madrid...

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Studying Abroad in Madrid: April 20th

When I went to bed the night before, I mapped out a great schedule to get all my homework done. But when I woke up in the morning I realized that the plan was unrealistic and ill-advised. There was no way I would get any work done, let alone multiple papers. I must have smoked crack before going to bed. So instead of following my schedule, I went out to lunch...

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