i was about to start this entry about how nothing new or exciting has happened but then i realised a lot of new and exciting things have happened! ok, maybe not so many, but some. a few. a couple?
in 2.5 weeks i will be heading to italy with my cheerleading team for some beaching, boozing, and of course cheerleading. we are road tripping there (18 hours+ on a coach bus) and then eventually flying back after our week of being awesome.
eurotrip part II then takes over - my family was supposed to come visit me for me second two weeks of spring break, but were unable to due to my grandma being ill so i booked myself a little excursion. tickets to the US were disgustingly expensive so even though i wanted to see my bf, grandma, and pets (and of course other family and friends), i decided to make the most of my time living abroad. i will be flying to luxembourg then spending two nights there, two in brussels, two in antwerp, two in rotterdam, and two in amsterdam. i am SO excited! i'm staying in hostels with the off-chance hope of meeting fellow travellers who need a buddy but even if not, it's still way cheaper than a hotel.
can any of my avid readers offer any advice or suggestions about any of these cities? like i've said, i already have places to stay.
of course a side story on this is that my credit card company is very diligent: they saw all of my europe bookings and when i went to make the final payment for my eurail benelux pass (woot!) they rejected it and flagged my account. this is why i put my mother's name on the account as well - she was able to call from the US and explain that these were not fraudulent charges and i was in fact buying a whole bunch of crap. i mean, i could have called collect from here but 1) i hate making phone calls and 2) i haven't the slightest idea of how to get an operator on the phone. is it 0 like in the US? i tried googling but i don't think any people ever need to do that anymore so that was a fail. good job L$ [my mom] was around.
so, what else? well, one of my 2.5 non-cheerleading friends (i say 2.5 because i have only just met the 0.5 and we are not besties or anything yet, lol) is moving back home to trinidad on wednesday. it is very sad but i think it is best for her. after some not-so-great things happened in her life, she has kind of been being a little of out control. of course i will have 1 less friend here. le sigh.
i have also been epically slacking on my lab work. maybe i should get to essay writing. stresssss.