Tuesday, June 20, 2006

UPS AND DOWNS

...and all arounds.

I don't know where to begin. Spain was cool, but I think I made that clear in the last post. The Netherlands was better though. I will post about that more later when I have pictures and get the chance. It'll be a happy post too. I promise.

As for now I'm upset and need to write out my aggressions. So I'm back in the states. From everything I was hearing in emails while I was in Spain I was expecting to come home with no worries. It's amazing how much lying, shit and crap that can accumulate in 5 weeks of absence.

First of all, my car is shot to shit. The back door is broken, so is the antenna, there was a crazy noise coming from the front tire, and the fans went out. Just today I must have dished out over 500 dollars or so on getting everything fixed. Let me remind you that I have no job right now and I wasn't the one using the car for the past five weeks.

Now, if I wasn't the one using the car and none of those things were problems before I left then why do I have to pay for it? The answer: no one else will. I'm not sure if I want to talk about it anymore because it will only make it worse. It's a long story but one that I don't want to type. I try to be the good person and in the end I'm the one that gets fucked.

Secondly, today I just found out that one of my roommates for the fall decided to bail on me to live with someone else. This was even after I was told not to worry about anything. This was even after I was told that we would still live together. This was pretty much just after I had her word...her promise. I'm always let down by people I never expect to be let down by.

The only good thing that happened to me today was getting my haircut to donate to Locks of Love. At least I can't complain about that. After all it was a free haircut. It saved me a whopping 10 bucks. Oh yeah and it was nice that I got to see Rene. Then again that wasn't so great either. Seeing Rene was awesome but not being able to touch him and having to speak through a telephone the whole time just isn't the same.

When I get back to San Marcos tomorrow I need to get a pass to the rec, do defensive driving, and find at least 2 jobs. Two of those things require money and the last thing indicates that I have no money. What are the odds?

I think I'm going to just drink some cream soda and go to bed. Welcome back to the states, me. I would have been better off in Europe even though they don't have cream soda.

Monday, June 05, 2006

DE ESPAÑA

So I figured that I should post a little seeing as how I haven´t since right before I left the states. I have very little internet access so I am going to just blame it on that.

So Spain is cool. I like it here. The culture differences amaze me and it´s so interesting. Unfortunately five weeks isn´t enough to teach me all that I want to know about Spanish but it´s enough to make me understand and speak it a little more. It would take much longer here before I became fluent.

I´ve come to the conclusion that five weeks is also not enough to see everything that I want to see. I´m going to have to come back sometime after grad school and find me a novio. There is something in the gene pool here that the states is lacking because Spanish boys are so hot (minus all the ones that have mullets...gross). I don´t know if I want to talk about it. All I know is that I want one.

So far we (Michelle and I) have been to Salamanca, Burgos, Segovia, Madrid, and we live in Valldolid. My two gig memory stick for my cybershot definitely came in handy. I have some really good pics so far and a few video clips. Segovia was one of the most beautiful places that I have ever seen. Unfortunately we didn´t spend a lot of time in Madrid but we at least got to go to the Prado museum and the Reina Sofia museum.

I would talk more about these places but there is just so much to say and so little time. We have this week of classes and next week and we´re done. That means that we have two weeks till we are back in the states. This coming weekend we are going to Barcelona and it´s going to be bad ass. More importantly we are going to Amsterdam the last weekend we´re here. I´m fucking stoked. All in all it´s been a great trip and we still have shit to look forward to.

Michelle turned 21 while we were here and that was nice. I turn 21 this July and it´s going to be wonderful. If everything goes as planned (which it should) it´ll be fun. So far we want to get the inflatible boxing rings with the summo wrestlers outfits and the huge boxing gloves. We should be having at least two kegs and Clare wants a margarita machine. And it´s at Clare´s place. I can´t wait.

So yeah I miss my car, gardettos, ranch dressing, San Marcos, american money, and I kinda miss working. Then again when I get back to all of that in the states I´m going to miss a lot of Spain. I´m going to miss the fucking oranges here the most. If you have never had an orange from Spain than put it on your list of this to fucking do before you die. It´s so worth it. More importantly I miss my friends and my mom.

I´ve written enough. Love, peace, and chicken grease.