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30 September 2005 @ 06:24 pm
Nun ja.

I thought I had fled from the insane early xmas decorations and shopping craziness by coming here, but I was sadly mistaken. I forgot one tiny thing. There is no Thanksgiving here (nor Hannukah for that matter). Ergo - xmas items - from chocolate santas to light-up fake green neonish trees - are already available in stores. It's depressing. Went to the Praktiker today (like Home Depot) and was greeted by lovely smiling santas and sleighs and lights and trees and then went grocery shopping and was led, by my nose, to the Stollen (special xmas cake), and chocolate and Lebkuchen.

On the bright side, I made myself oatmeal for dinner today, yes, I'm weird like that. Classes start in two weeks, orientation in one. Komisch. I feel like I'm behind already. Complained to the facebook in an email today for not having a section for *special* people like me, was about to drive to the mechanics to check out a problem that dissolved into thin air, liberated some grapes that fell off the back of my bike, enjoyed the crisp autumn air, strolled around the city and, for the first time, used my student ID to get a 20% discount at the bakery shop. :-D That's life. Haven't accomplished much yet I'm still tired come the end of the day. Signed up for gymnastics-course every Tuesday night, next tour-guide course (to eventually get a job to tour in english) is Thursday, and still have a list of things to do that are a) not urgent b) really unimportant, but c) they make me feel important. I should start memorizing the bones in the arms and legs or the muscles or tendons or something, but I have no motivation quite yet. I think I'll become nocturnal anyways. Might as well start now.

Met a 2nd year med student who said she didn't see the sun during the first year, and that the physics and anatomy profs have fun "shocking students." Also found out that I must perform 90 days of cheap labor (let me rephrase that: free labor) in a hospital before my end-of-fourth-semester exams (Physikum). Lovely. In my vacations. Even lovlier.
Sasharussiangitar02 on October 1st, 2005 12:18 am (UTC)
Sounds like a blast :)))
Hang in there.
moinker: shadesmoinker on October 2nd, 2005 12:35 pm (UTC)
Oh no, if the sun doesn't see Ulrike, it won't shine so prettily here in Boston! It's cool that your classes are (finally) starting up soon, but still, I love your descriptions of your vacation and the "crisp autumn air"... so when classes start I hope it's not "the dank library atmosphere" and "I liberated a musty physiology book from my head, after I fell asleep on it" that we hear!

I've been remiss in sending you more news, but it'll come! It's one of those things that a) is urgent, b) really important, and c) makes me feel important when I do them ^_^ Be well over there, Ulrike!
uk_rikeuk_rike on October 2nd, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)
It's alright, I'll probably have the same level of not being able to get everything done once the sun goes down. :-D And yes, I'll be in the library quite a bit, since it seems that people rarely buy their textbooks here, but hover around them in the land of the books. I'll be back, don't worry, your crimson is too full of BLS people not to miss it. It's like the saying, killing *multiple* birds with one stone. How to rephrase that, the stones bit sounds a bit outdated....
personne: shipsdomovoi_13 on October 2nd, 2005 03:47 pm (UTC)
I'll have to start posting drawings of turkeys celebrating Hannukah to break up the Christmas stuff ;)