Posted by: katelyninfrance | November 4, 2009

Last day of Fall break

So as depressing as that title sounds, I am actually relieved (or trying to be ahaha) to actually uh see people again and not be a lonely hermit living in the filth that is my house. Naaaaaah my house is gorgeous srsly. But yeah lonely. Today sucked/is in the process of sucking. Yesterday sucked. Monday sucked a bit less. You see where this is going.

So I’m operating under the excuse that getting out of the house and having a semblance of a schedule will make me feel better. I’m hoping this is true. Ya.

So following my normal “screw the rules of writing, I’m an exchange student” mentality, I will commence to tell you a story of what happened just 20 or so minutes ago and then go on to tell you how I spent my Halloween/maybe a few other random days of break idk yet we’ll see what happens. SO TODAY I was like- uh wow today sucks LET’S GO TALK TO MY HOST MOM and she was like- yeah working BUT i will show you where we have like a ton of random books if that’ll help at all. So we went up the ladder stairs (no seriously it’s a ladder guys) and drew back the curtains of some shelving space and voila random books! She showed me some she has in English, but they’re all about marketing (which is her job so she studied them yeah) and it was like- uhhhhhh I don’t think I’m bored enough to read 400 page books on marketing even if it is in my native tongue thanks. So being the coy little person I am, I pulled a “hhhheeeeeyyyyy so I think you told me that Gianni had a bunch of mangas and like CAN I READ THEM OMG I’M A FREAK?!?!?!” so she started looking through the miscellaneous boxes of Gianni’s stuff. She took out a little whicker box/basket thing and was about to put it back but I was like- WAIT NO I THINK I SEE SOMETHING EXCITING and sure enough, I opened it up to find dum dum da duuuuummmmmmm!!!! Two gameboy colors and gameboy advance sp! The jjoooyyyy!!!! She was all- lol Katelyn and her video games and proceeded to take out a PSP case. I froze, eyes wide, mouth hanging open, then took a deep breath to sing the first couple bars of that “praise the lord in holy songs of joy” song we sang freshman year in chorus and guys, I HATED that song so this was a big deal. And ttheeennnn she opened the case and it was empty. Aw. She said it might be in one of the similar boxes stashed in my room, so I dashed down the ladder and tore apart my room. I didn’t find the PSP, but I did however find enough legos to build a small village. So I guess if I decide to regress to a 10 year old boy I’ll be covered when it comes to leisure time activities. Despite not finding the PSP and seeing two of those little gameboy game slot covers that DS lite’s have which triggered an- OMG MAYBE THERE IS A DS HERE SINCE GIANNI PROBS ONLY TOOK ONE- reaction in me and yet coming up fruitless on this search as well, I’m rather pleased with the gameboys. THEY HAVE ZELDA THE MINISH CAP GUYS. ZELDA THE MINISH CAP. Now I just need to uh find that charger ahaha.

So Haalllooweeeennn! (uh wow I just realized that I’ve started every paragraph so far with “so” there goes my word variety writing skills) This Halloween was the 4 year anniversary of Belmont. How has it been so much time I don’t even?! See, France is lame in the fact that Halloween is a holiday for little children only, so rather than spending a sad and lonely Halloween alone, I texted Eli, the other American who I seem to mention all the time, and we had a paaarrtttaaayyy! Kind of. No really, it was awesome! I took the train to Les Arcs where he lives and we bought a ton of candy, wore random masks his parents in Missouri sent him, and watched such classic Halloween films as The Orphan and The Emperor’s New Groove before passing out in his room at 5 AM. And damn his mom is a good cook! Seriously. Anyway, before said movie-watching and collapsing we hung a bit in Draguinan which has a fairly frequent bus to and from Les Arcs. There was a St Dennis fair style carnival deal and despite the fact that it had absolutely nothing vaguely Halloween related, it made me happy to know that at least some of France cares. Sort of. So we saw this one ride that sort of reminds me of that ride with the rock music, you know that carnival one where it pretty much just spins in circles but there’s hawt music so it’s all good? Uh yeah I really forget the name of the ride and lol don’t feel like describing it/it would seem my descriptive skills are a bit handicapped these days so sorry about that. We went on this ride. This ride def wouldn’t have passed safety inspections in the US guys, seriously. It got so fast that you swung pretty much parallel to the ground and it was like- HOLY SHIT GONNA DIE OMG. It was good stuff. There are some really awkward pictures on facebook of me in mid-ride if you care to take a look. But really don’t feel bad if you don’t because they’re REALLY awkward.

Other things…. uhhhh I have a history paper due on Monday on the working class of France during the mid to late 1800s. And you know what’s funny about this, other than the fact that I know nothing about the working class of France during the mid to late 1800s? IT’S ALL IN FRENCH. LOL. So uh we’ll see how that goes this weekend. I’ve been soorttaaa putting it off and all until now. Eh. Exchange student, ’nuff said.

I went to Toulon with Eli and bus friend last wednesday. That was fun, except for the part where Eli and I got on a bus that went in the complete opposite direction of where we were supposed to meet bus friend and ended up with a bunch of really awkward- LOL sorry we’re coming eeevveennttuaaallyyy texts from me to him. And awkward- uhhhh where are you? phone calls in which I responded- there’s like a sign here that says McDonald’s but when you go in it’s definitely a little office or something TALK ABOUT AWKWARD AMIRITE. Ahaha, but we ended up meeting up eventually and I ended up eating McDonald’s for the second day in a row and also bought a little pen with a french navy man’s head on it because Toulon is a pretty navy-infused city. Uh I just re-read the phrase “french navy man’s head” and realize how totally creepin’ it sounds, but am leaving it just for laughs really.

Well, that’s about it for now. I feel like the writing in this post is especially terrible, so I hope you guys forgive me for that. I’m sure when I re-read this after I’m in college and all I’ll be pretty ashamed but hey I’m getting stuff out there and it’s fun and blahblah whatever! So you guys should uh comment on this because I only got one comment on my last post (ilu anna) and that’s a little sad. Well, off to play the piano! Byyeeee guyyysss!!!

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  1. Question Time!
    I felt bad for you not having people comment and for failing on the question post so I thought of one specifically for you:
    Do the French ever use the word ‘touche’ the way we use the word touche?
    Bon mercredi! Au revoir!

  2. GRAVITRON. hahahahahaha. awesommmeeeee. and i wish you luck with that PAPER omg no haha. and lol gameboy/legos= 10 yr old boy hellz yeah i wish i could be one! well, kinda, idk how that sounded. so i wish for you that you find those games/charger u want. AND UH, HELLO THERE u be havin sleepovers/letsnotsleepovers at SOMEONES HOUSE who is (shh) not of the female gender! KATELYN I AM SO PROUD. i know you have a good head on your shoulders and i know that other people read this blog so i’m not going to say anything ELSE. but that wow girl, you, you, are, my, HERO. love ya!!!! MISS YOU SO MUCH! don’t worry be happy (naaa na na na na na na na na na na na na naaaaaaaaaaaa). bob marley is quite soothing. ok, how abouts a question for me to leave with you…….
    have you been getting into any french music?

    ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ttyl!

  3. Halloween sounded very fun. I hope you enjoyed the chocolate–accompanied by someone not female till 5am. Was the chocolate American? or French?

  4. In my defense we did invite another girl but her parents wouldn’t let her go. And we would have invited another another girl but she was in Paris on break so that kinda didn’t work out too well.
    Thanks for the questions guys! I’ll leave them for my next post, which will hopefully be a question and answer post of love and affection and yeah.

  5. “So I guess if I decide to regress to a 10 year old boy I’ll be covered when it comes to leisure time activities.”

    Tee hee, randomness, but I loved this line.

    I’m glad you and Eli had such a wonderful, impromptu halloween celebration. It sounded like a blast! Probably more fun than Halloween was around here actually, because everybody was tragically kept inside by a combination of the Phillies world series game, and the rain. Good luck on that paper, it sounds quite intimidating, but I’m sure you’ll do fine. Hope your gameboy-charger searching proves fruitful and you’re inner 10-year old child will be appeased! And ha! Caroline, it’s okay I know exactly what you mean. Missing you as always…oh, and HAPPY GUY FAWKES DAY!!!!! I’m going to be walking around today saying “remember remember the fifth of november” in a creepy, singsong voice. (See what Euro insanity has done to me…lol). Anyway sorry for going on that random tangent, but alas I now have to leave and can’t remember where I was heading with that train of thought, and the bell is about to ring so I don’t have time to figure it out. Bye my dear!!!!!

  6. Woah, you’re online too. HI KATELYN!!!!!!!!!

  7. Hmmm, Kate, like your Mother said, “someone whose not female?” What option does that leave, someone whose male? If you give me his name and phone number, I will call him and have a little chat. A good idea, eh?

  8. hoSNAAAAAAAAAP i finally found your blog. 😉

    i’m not going to tell you who i am because it will become insanely obvious in three… two… one…

    IT BLOWS THAT THERE WAS NO PSP BECAUSE HOLY HELL THEY’RE REMAKING PERSONA 3 AND YOU GET TO PLAY AS A GIRL

    um.

    i should go back to my hole (japan) and die now.

  9. YOUR BLOG ROCKS! …you put my blog to shame…(shame) .

  10. CATLEEN.

    FIRST OFF.

    UH WHAT YOU HAVE TEXTING NOW??!?!??

    SECONDLY…

    HALLOWEEN FOR LITTLE KIDS ONLY=BALLS.
    AND YOU WERE MISSED LIKE A LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT.
    BUT LOL EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE. ❤

    THIRDLY..

    I ❤ YOUR REFERENCE TO CHORUS SONG.

    AND YEEEP.

    LEGOS ARE FABULOUS.
    OHOHOH HOW'S IT GOING WITH THAT GUY??? ATTRACTIVE BUS BOY!!!!

  11. CATLEEN.
    FIRST OFF.
    UH WHAT YOU HAVE TEXTING NOW??!?!??
    SECONDLY…
    HALLOWEEN FOR LITTLE KIDS ONLY=BALLS.
    AND YOU WERE MISSED LIKE A LOT LOT LOT LOT LOT.
    BUT LOL EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE. ❤
    THIRDLY..
    I ❤ YOUR REFERENCE TO CHORUS SONG.
    AND YEEEP.

  12. i screwed up again…..

    SO, its that crazy stalker person again…
    sorry i didnt comment back sooner but i forgot, Which is something i really do a lot of these days. anyway… so if youre ever in toulon you should flick me a text and we can compare notes over a croissant or n^important quoi.
    Anna x

  13. Dear Katelyn,

    I came here expecting a new post of awesomeness. I was disappointed.

    Love,
    Eli

  14. Dear Katelyn,
    I came here expecting a new post of awesomeness. I was disappointed.
    Love,
    Eli


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