Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gobble gobble

Thanksgiving is here! I'm not gonna lie, I've never really been a big fan of Thanksgiving, but, being in a country where no one knows what it is, makes me nostalgic. Here is my ode to the turkey holiday--I am thankful for:

1. My family.
They support me through everything. I love them so much even though they can be a pain sometimes. I wouldn't trade them for a hundred pair of Malono Blahnik shoes.

2. My friends.
It's really refreshing to have people who not only laugh at me, but laugh with me.

3. Toilet paper.

Enough said.

4. Bjork.

Whenever I think that I am insane, or someone is staring at me and my weird outfit(s), I look at Bjork and think, wow, my life is pretty normal.

All in all, I am thankful for a lot of things, but these are def. the top four on my list right now... Happy Thanksgiving, I hope that it is wonderful and bright with cheesiness and fuzzy animals.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

One thing you didn't know about me...

I play guitar.
Ha! Actually, I can only play one and a half songs.
I've always wanted to learn because I have a lot of friends who are very talented musicians
I miss them.

Photo taken by the beautiful
Lena C.
in her living room over
the summer. I wish
that I still had
purple and
in my


Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I went to Schaffhausen last weekend with my friend Nina. She's from there originally and she speaks Swiss-German. It's so bizarre to me because she speaks like an American. I remember meeting her for the first time in class and thinking that she was from California or somewhere in the west because of her accent, but alas, she's cooler than a Californian: she's Swiss. ANYWAYS, we stayed at her grandpa's house which was super cool. He has this cat named Aristotle (a Greek lady gave him the cat), and Ari slept on my bed EVERY NIGHT. I miss having a pet. Pappi, can we get a cat when I come back home? Think about it, ok? Cool. It's beautiful in the Schaff. It feels like a very old swiss city. Oh wait it is! No but really, it's super cool. It has the biggest water fall in Europe. It's called the Rhine Falls, and it was beautiful. No Niagra of course, but it was still freakin' cool. I now wish I knew Swiss-German instead of french. Sad Face. Overall, the Schaff is definitely my new vacay spot whilst I'm in the Swiss-land. Cheers!

{notice the Swiss kid}

{beautiful Nina}

{I thought Deer were extinct in Europe?!}

{Rhine Fall}


Sunday, November 8, 2009


I've decided that I'm going to tell you about some of my friends that I have met over here in the Neuch. Honestly, I am quite surprised that I have made so many friends here. I thought that I might meet a couple of people, but mostly just keep to myself, study, be lonely, etc. But I am very lucky to have found some quite amazing people. Ok, here it goes!

Meet Andres. He lives in the same apartment building as I do. He's super awesome. The first time that I met him, I was super intimidated, but after hanging out a couple of times, we have become the best of friends. Here are some facts:
1. He's from San Antonio, Texas
2. Every Halloween, he dresses up like a vampire. But this Halloween, I gave him the idea to be Alex from Clockwork Orange. He totally rocked it.
3. He misses 24 hour restaurants in America.
4. He loves Neuchatel because it's super pretty and he wakes up every morning to a beautiful view of the lake (I'm jealous: I wake up to the view of an another apartment building).
5. Hot Chip is a band that he could listen to over and over again and not get sick of.
6.He's an English literature major.
7. His top three favorite author's are: Faulkner, D.H. Laurence, and Jorge Louise Borges.

I'm super stoked that I met Andres. He's been a great friend and he's always up for a good time. I Heart him! :)