Woensdag, 7 September 2011
A month ago, I landed in Belgium to start my year. On one hand, it feels like it's gone by really fast; on the other hand, it feels like I've been here forever (and on the other hand, no, there is no other hand!) (props to anyone that can place that quote). And I haven't gained (or lost, actually) any weight yet! WHOO!
Woke up, went to school. AML first - I got a few notes during the listening exercises! And there was a song we had to sing, and it was in 7/8, and it switched how it had to be counted (first it was 3-2-2, then 2-2-3). I felt like I did slightly better at conducting than some of the other kids (did I mention we had to mini conduct when we sing? Because we have to). It's all thanks to doing zipcodes for so long during drumline my first year I think - never thought I'd be glad I spent hours repping 713112. :P
Math, which was stats. I could understand a bit, but that's just because I had stats my sophomore year. Hopefully I get my books soon so I can start following along and translating. Break, then English, which I rocked at again. Then science, which was cell biology today. I was going to take notes, but no one in my class was. And then I realized I've never seen them take notes before. It's weird. I'm used to taking soo many notes for all of my classes so I had something to study from, and so I could remember what was said in class. I found some of my history notes from last semester on my computer (Contemporary World History, <3), and it's pages long just from one class period. Not used to not taking notes.
Anyway, home then because Wednesdays end after the 4th lesson (whoo!). Marcela and I had lunch, and then bussed to Antwerpen. Bus was 20 minutes late, and it's a 30 minute ride. >.< Then, walked the 25 minutes to the icecream shop, had icecream, walked 25 minutes back to the bus stop, and bussed home. Truut thought we were silly to go through like 2 hours of bussing/walking for icecream, but honestly, it made my day. I had time to read on the bus, and the icecream was totally worth it.
Had dinner, sorted through my school stuff, talked to a few people online, and now I'm just listening to some musicals before bed. So excited to get to be before 10; I must be turning into my parents. :P But seriously, I've been so tired lately. Not just normal tired, but like the sore throat, headache, eyes hurt tired (or I could be getting sick, dunno). Not to mention the fact that my school book bag is pretty heavy, and it's a messenger bag, so all the weight is on one shoulder. I may get a real one soon, but my bad shoulder is acting up again, so I don't want to strain it anymore than I have to until it stops clicking again. So, that makes my muscles get all tight and then I get headaches just on the right side of my head. :P
But anyway, enough complaining for the night. Time for a few more songs and then sleeping! Slaapwel!