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Nov. 26th, 2008

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Two days ago my mom told me that a very good friend of my family has leukemia. It's terrible. I can't stop thinking about it.
What is going to happen with him? What about his wife? His children?

Nov. 23rd, 2008

My mom

    In one of my previous entries I mentioned that my relationship with my mom improved a lot since I went to California. The relationship was a little bit tricky when I came back and lived in the same house with my parents this summer. It was still better than it used to be, but we fought a lot ( actually, that’s not necessarily a bad thing ). Since I moved to Constance things have changed again a little bit. We talk a lot on the phone. When I am at home I make sure that I spend time with her too, not only with my friends. As a matter of fact, she became one of my friends, and that is different from before. We never had this kind of relationship. When I had a bad day I used to call my friends, now I often call my mom. It’s nice having her as a friend and not only as a mother. It took us a long time, but we finally got there.

Nov. 22nd, 2008

Seeing a play

    Last night was fun. Rike, Lena, Kassi and I met at Susi’s. We spent a couple of hours talking about random things and drinking some wine. We were in a pretty good mood. We had decided to go to a play last night. A friend of Rike has a part in this play. We had no idea what the play was about – we didn’t even know the title. I still don’t know it.
    Anyway, so we arrived and got pretty good seats. The play was at the university, so it was nothing fancy. The play was, well, we didn’t understand it at all. None of us knew the story and we had problems understanding it.
    Then Rike’s friend Alex appeared on stage. It was hilarious. Alex is this huge guy with a beard and tons of hair. He plays a bear in this play. It was the perfect role for him. All he had to do was run around for two minutes and make funny noises. We couldn’t stop laughing. Well actually after that, we didn’t stop laughing until the play was over. I guess we annoyed the other members of the audience, but we had a great time.

While I was walking home it started to snow. It was beautiful – and freezing cold!

Nov. 21st, 2008

Daydreaming: being back on the road


    Lately the desire to leave grew. Although I like it here, sometimes I just want to pack my bags and leave again. I miss the feeling of being free.
    There is one trip I would love to do ( I am already saving my money for it ). I want to go New York City, and spend a few nights there. I’ve never been there before. I imagine it must be really exciting. I could visit my friend Nicole there. It would be fun seeing her again. Afterwards I would like to take the train to Chicago. My parents did that ages ago and they loved it. A friend of mine was in Chicago this summer and she just loves the city. ( And hey, soon I’ll be 21, which means that I can enjoy life in the US even more ;) ). After being in Chicago for a few days I would fly to LA. It’s been quite a few years since my last stay. I would go and see Ingo and Mary in Torrence and maybe stop by at the hospital I worked at, to see if Elaine is still there. Some people I know don’t like LA at all, but I love it. There is this little Mexican area ( blablabla street ? I can’t remember the name ) and it is so beautiful. Moreover I love the beaches around LA. Those beaches with all the palm trees! I really do miss that! Anyway, I guess I would drive to Pasadena to have a look at the house we used to live in. After being in LA I would drive up the coast to San Francisco. I would take my time and enjoy the ride. I definitely would stop at the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park – one of the most beautiful places I know. Arriving in SF I would hopefully see all the people I miss so much right now.   
    Afterwards I would drive to Las Vegas. I’ve been there once before when I was sixteen. At daytime I didn’t like that place at all, but at night – wow. And I guess it would be even more fun there when you’re twenty-one ;). I wouldn’t spend too much time there, because I would want to go to the Grand Canyon again. That place is amazing. On my way back to LA I would drive through Yosemite.

    Jap, that is my kind of daydreaming. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to do this trip :)

Nov. 18th, 2008

Having trouble with my roommate

    As I already said I really like being in Constance. University is alright, here are a lot of nice people, and a beautiful city, but there is one thing that bothers me a lot: my roommate. The first few days were alright, but now it is horrible. We don’t get along at all. I can’t stand her.   
    Usually I am someone who wants harmony. I don’t like to fight. I am really bad at it. Sometimes I have trouble standing up for myself. Most of the time I don’t have to do it, because I usually get along with most of the people I meet. If I don’t like someone I just avoid that person – that’s not possible right now. She is rude, loud and disrespectful. Yesterday we actually started yelling at each other. She’ll move out in a year. That’s a damn long time. I hope things will get better. Right now I hate coming back to my room here. Things have to change. I have to learn how to stand up and speak up.

Nov. 11th, 2008

Being sick and Maia's Birthday

    Again it’s been ages since my last post. I feel bad about it, but going to the university is really time-consuming. I am constantly studying for something. Going to university is such a huge difference compared to going to school. I had no idea. Last Friday I got sick. Unfortunately I didn’t have the time to take care of myself and now I am really sick. Today I finally went to the doctor. The result: bronchitis and angina ( I don’t know the English terms ). But it really sucks. I won’t be able to go to the University for the rest of the week. So I decided to pack my bags and drive home to my family. In about four hours I will arrive in Remseck.    
    But besides being sick there is another thing that occupies my mind: Maia’s birthday. Today is her birthday and I miss “meine kleine suesse Maus” so much. I wished I could be there and huge her and have a great time with her at boomers!  Last year we had a birthday party for her at “Build-a-bear”. That was fun. I was the only grown-up who was allowed to build a teddy bear too. Although it was fun, I was kind of embarrassed ;) Afterwards all the kids went to Michael and Barbara’s house and Maia had a sleep over. Tons of little crazy girls! They wouldn’t go to sleep at all. As I said, I wished I could be there this year, too. Good times.

Oct. 23rd, 2008

Starting university in Germany

    It’s been a while since I posted something. So many things are happening. Meeting new people was way easier than I thought. Last weekend I drove to Switzerland with a group of maybe forty people –all of them starting university now. We spent the weekend in a hut in the mountains. The view was beautiful and we had a really good time. Most of the people are studying the same as I do, which means that I will see them quite often.
    Monday was the first real day at university. I started with Introduction to Literature and Economics. Economics is going to kill me. I already don’t like it very much. Anyway, the following days I had different lectures. Besides Introduction to Literature and Economics, I will have classes called Introduction to Linguistics, Introduction to Analysis of Literary Texts ( Robinson Crusoe ), and Structure and History of English. Some of those classes are going to be in English, which I think is really good. I think it is going to be much harder than going to the college in CA, but it hopefully will be okay, although I really miss my teachers from LPC.
    Well I have to get going. Introduction to Linguistics is going to start soon.

Here is a picture of  two people I met ( PS.: the girl to right ( next to me ) is called Anna, by incident I met her two days before I moved to Constance )

Oct. 12th, 2008

New pictures

    I don't really feel like writing because I am sick. So I'll just post  a few of my new pictures.



Oct. 11th, 2008

Meeting new people

    It’s been a while since my last post. I was really busy and rarely at home. I am back in Constance since Wednesday. Thursday morning was a special meeting for everyone who is new at the university. I didn’t know anyone, so I was pretty nervous. But there was no reason for being so nervous, for it didn’t take us very long to get to know each other. By now we are a group of five girls: Sarah, Karen, Karina, Vicky and I. We are having a good time. Thursday night we met at my place and afterwards we went to a bar. Last night we went to a disco. As I said, we are having a good time. The only thing that bothered me last night was my neighbor. He came too. At first I thought that he is a nice guy, but by now, I don’t really like him that much anymore. Although I told him that I am in a relationship, he didn’t stop touching me. He was really pushy and I hate that. It is kind of intimidating. I was so freaked out that Vicky spent the night at my place. I didn’t want to be alone. I hope I can avoid this guy somehow.
    Anyway, I am glad that I already met nice people. It makes everything easier and I am really excited about next week, when university is going to start.

Oct. 2nd, 2008

My first two days in Constance

Yesterday I moved to Constance. I was really nervous, my head was about to burst because so many questions were running through my mind: is my roommate Jolanda going to be nice? What is my room going to look like? What about the apartment that we are going to share? Do I have everything I need? Where do I get my stuff? Blablabla….
But as it turned out, I shouldn’t have been nervous at all. The apartment is great ( soon I’ll post some pictures ). We are having a really nice kitchen and a nice place to sit. My room is much bigger than I expected it to be. I can’t wait to decorate that room. But the best thing is that Jolanda is a really nice girl. She is from Italy and we seem to have much in common. I really like her.
Today we went to the university together and she showed me some stuff. Tomorrow my parents and my girlfriend are going to come and visit me. That’s going to be nice. Although I really like this place, I miss home…at least I miss seeing my friends.
I think this experience is going to be really good. I mean, hey, this is my first own apartment, kind of ;)

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