Monthly Archives: September 2009

The thing about birthdays

Today I am 25. Tomorrow I will be 26. I’m not lying when I say it took almost the entire year for me to accept the fact that I was 25, and now it’s time to turn 26. I would … Continue reading

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The living sitch

I think so far I have alluded to, but not actually explained my living situation here in Spain. It’s kind of a long story, but basically, I found an apartment online that sounded really perfect. It was with two Spanish … Continue reading

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La Noche en Blanco (with pictures!)

Perhaps I should begin this post by saying my new average bed time is 4:00a.m. ┬áIt’s not something I’m proud of…I REALLY need to begin working like a regular person soon. In my defense, last night it was completely normal … Continue reading

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Intercambios

In Madrid, there are several bars that offer “intercambio nights”. Intercambio refers to a language exchange (normally Spanish and English) and is supposed to be mutually beneficial for a pair of people who are both trying to learn each other’s … Continue reading

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Ready…set…wait

If you haven’t traveled a lot outside of the U.S., you may not have noticed how much Americans enjoy rules and structure and deadlines. It seems completely natural for us. Now, it might sound nice to have some lax rules … Continue reading

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Adjusting

So, after going to orientation and spending a few days readjusting to Madrid, I feel pretty comfortable. My living situation right now is not ideal, but it’s certainly tolerable for about two more weeks or so. In my other free … Continue reading

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Day 2

So when I arrived yesterday and paid a cab driver a million Euros to drop me off at a stranger’s apartment, I felt bad. I felt uncomfortable, unhappy, and far away from everything I loved. It sounds childish, but I … Continue reading

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