Published: February 29th 2008February 25th 2008
My friend took this cool picture of me laughing! isn't laughing the best!
New things I now eat: I love pickles. Once I loved pickles the way I love ice cream.
I am becoming tolerant and even care for eggplant (small pieces) and I do like green olives!
My host father is very happy that I can eat cooked apples and not ones that grow from the tree.
I love food.
I thought I loved dark chocolate, and I do, I just don't like REALLY dark chocolate because it tastes not good.
Today, Tuesday, I do not have class until 3:25pm. This is quite nice because I usually get to have a relaxing awakening and then decide what to do for the first part of the day. Today, I awoke at 10:00am, and decided to clean or "uklízet". I began by organizing my room and removing my suitcase and chair from the room. Then I swept the whole floor, followed by mopping. I also mopped the whole house, including stairs and bathrooms. I love to clean. My window is opened right now because it is such a beautiful day and the sun is shining through the window.
Let me tell you about my new black shoes- which after this post,
I will block from my memory forever. Since the third day I arrived in Prague, I have been on the search for new shoes. This is because I really needed them legitimately. My boots have a hole in them and gave me blisters and let's face it, I just needed new shoes. So finally I bought new shoes at a market, when my parents were here, that cost 400 crowns, about 24 dollars. I was really happy about them however, when I bought them I knew in my heart they were too big. This feeling was made true, after wearing them for one day. These "skater" black shoes pain my feet and also give me blisters. I also wore them to Dresden and they are too biggggggggggggggg :(. Dang it. Money down the drain...money down the drain. Does anyone have size ten foot?
Yesterday, I decided to "for-go" my waking up early and found this park called "Frantiskanska Zahrada", a cute little park by wenceslas square. I looked up the park online, then found it via CIEE map and was just so proud of myself. The park was smaller than I thought, but had some cute benches and seemed
A relaxing morning in a beautiful place.
to be a passway for people to walk from one area to another. There was a lot of activity and although the trees/plants weren't in full bloom, I am sure when they are in full bloom it will be beautiful. There was this man who was doing some kind of YOGA and that caught my attention for a little while. It was nice to watch some passerbys- old and young, foreign and native, pass by. I just sat down, with my jacket off, (I was wearing the brown knit sweater vest I had purchased at the thrift store), and I began to write some things such as small stories and quotes from songs, also known as "lyrics"- well at least ones I could remember.
I then had class- and then last night, I met Denise and her parents at a restuarant called "Fresca Venta" which had slow service, good food, and great company. Denise's mother and I both had spinach gnocci and chicken in cream sauce which was really good- and then for desert, I had vanilla ice cream over a lime. It was interesting because I never thought to put those two things together, but I am glad
it was forced upon me. It was also hilarious partly because I was trying to order chocolate syrup but none of us knew how to say it in czech and then Denise's father tried to order it for me which didn't work. But the funniest thing was when Denise's father, Gary, tried to order his desert and it was called "Hot love"... he was like "can I please have the vanilla ice cream with rasberries" and the waiter didn't understand...so he was like "Can I have some hot love". I personally laughed uncontrollably.
Today, I had a class at 8:30AM, theory of acting, one of my favorite, most interactive classes. The teacher, this woman with bangs, long hair, and baggy clothes, is just hilarious. We did a lot of acting exercises today, which is nice to wake up- stretches and such... then we got into groups of three, and my group had to be fire- so we acted out eating in the style of fire. It was good- then the whole class, 13 including the teacher, moved into a circle-like position together, and also had to pretend to be fire together. At the high point, everyone was kicking their
My other desk.
I like to have two desks.
feet in the center and banging into each other- I personally was thinking slightly about my new purple and yellow sneakers that I had bought yesterday (which I am vaguely mad about because my left foot is wider than my right foot so there is a bit of tension with that). Everyone stood up and I thought I had noticed my teacher had blood in her mouth- then upon further inspection, she did. This boy, WU was like "BLOOD" and she was like "blood?"- she is so funny. Someone must have kicked her in the mouth.
I then had film avante-garde- but the weird thing is that it was taught by another man other than my professor and although he introduced himself, no one questioned his actions. I had received a text from Madeline saying she was going to get her hair cut and to meet her at the place- she gave me directions. Madeline wanted me to get a hair cut with her, and although I do want to cut my hair short, I do not want to do it yet. She suggests dredlocks (i'm not joking) and I am thinking about that. So I met Madeline at
I like to have a desk.
the place and she was already mid-getting her hair cut- and I got out the video camera to document my little girl's new hair cut. When the cut was almost finished, I noticed the man, who was korean, was thinning Madeline's hair... a lot. In the end, we had a good laugh because it looks beautiful- but now she has an asian haircut- the girl who was done before her had one too. Power.
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