Sunday, December 19, 2010


Okay, so i'm gonna apologiza in advance because this may be a tad longggg....
So, first of i'll update everybody on what i know...which still isn't very much...but at least it's something =) So...currently i'm in cosenza (well actually Rende...but it's basically the same thing...just oter side or the little river)  staying with a volunteer, Ludovica, and her family until tomorrow (monday), When i will move in with my new family =) who i've been told live in the center of cosenza =) (sry for the run on sentence)

okay now to update on the past...i think 4 days??  well i guess 3 since today is the 4th but w/e

Thursday was a SNOWDAY!!!!! yes you heard me right S N O W D A Y!!! it was AWESOME!
We got up and went to school as usual even though we knew it would be closed, because elena wanted to maek sure she got her attendance mark in case it was open =P . We met up with Marta Stefania and Giuseppe...we all laughed when we saw Giuseppe walking towards the school, because he always skips and he chose to come on a snow day haha...anyways, after we waited inside the school with the teachers and like 2 other students we were told we could leave so we went to get breaky! I got a delicious crepe with white chocolate and a hot chocolate...which was more like watered down pudding but it was still good haha. After we walked around and met up with some more people and had a snowball fight =). Then i went and bought me self an early xmas present =) and then we headed over to Marta's to play some wii!
We went back home for lunch and just hung about the rest of the day, and then after supper we went out for a bit with Elsa just walking around and such. It was funny, when we were walking down the road, a car drove by and some guy yelled "AMERICA!!!!!" hahaha turns out it was one of the guys from earlier that day...cause he would either call me bionde (blond) or america =P lol

Friday was also a SNOWDAY! =D we didn't really do anything all day, i mostly got my packing finished up. In the morning we walked to the supermarket for some groceries cause the road was to icy for the car =P. Friday night we had a bunch of people over (Matteo, Giuseppe, Elsa, Chiara, Serena V, Serena R, Giulia, and Marco...i think that was his name?? not sure it was the first time i met him?) and we played wii and foosball =) and had tons of fun! we laughed soo much!

Saturday...yesterday, i got up and finished up the last of my packing, we left around 9:30 and met up with the afs volunteers around 10. At this point i was still out of the loop and didn't know what was going on. So the told me that i'm staying at Ludovica's house till monday she was with them when the came and got me and that monday i would go to my new family. We spent the morning and afternoon driving around to different places because they had to meet with some families of the students who want to do exchanges next year. We got lost twice but it was okay =P. For lunch we came to Rende and went to the Metropolis (the mall) and i got fries and a was SOOOOO good...there was a McDonalds at the mall and it was waaaay fancier than the ones in Canada =P. After lunch was more meeting then finally we got back to Ludovica's house. (she's 19 so she still lives with her parents). Then her mom had to go to the hairdresser so i went and got a hair cut must have been the biggest hairdresser place i've ever seen! it was HUGE like 6 different sections it was crazy...and they tok like 20 mins washing my hair then only like less than 10 to cut it =P haha
when we came back home we watched to soccer game between inter-milan and congo, inter won as always =). Then we went out for pizza and i got a pizza with zucchini, corn, mozzarella, tomatoes, and shrimp =P it was pretty good, but idk it just wasn't very pizza like haha. Then we came back home again and went to meet up with some of Ludovica's friends it was already like 10 by this point...and i was quite happy to be going out this late hahaha. So we met up with 5 people at a pub, they were just finishing their dinner, and when they finished me Ludovica and her friend maria-elena went to another bar, the most exclusive one in Rende (because you can never find anywhere to sit cause it's always so busy!) and ended up meeting like 9 other guys there who they hadn't seen since summer cause they've all been away at university. And we tried to find a place to sit, but we didn't succeed so we hung out outside for a while. The bar/cafe was HUGE!! it had 2 floors, and they sold gelato and pastries and it looked so delicious! Annnnnnyways, after a while Ludovica convinced everyone that we should find somewhere else to go, because it was after midnight and she was hungry =P so we all got back into our vehicles and went to another place in downtown cosenza, we just hung around there some more and by 1 we decided we wanted gelato! so we got back in our vehicles and went and got some gelato at the best gelateria in cosenza! it was soooooo goood! i got a little cup with mint, panna cotta and ricotta gelato! =D after out ice creams were done we all went home cause ti was like 2 am lol and that's what happened yesterday =)

Today so far has been great! I slept in till 9:30 then watched some tv, and had a REAL breakfast!...i'm still full haha i had 2 toast (normal siza like at home not the itty bitty kind they usually eat here) with butter and homemade strawberry jam! and 3 little cookies, and a little cake thing, and a hot chocolate!!! it was great! and then i came to write this...and i'm loving the fact that it's past noon and i'm still in my Pj's!! Later today were probably going to go to the cinema not sure what were gonna see but i don't really care =P

I'm happy =)
here's some photos =)

our snow day crew (me, marta, elena, stefania and giuseppe in the back( 

(YAY snow!)

(my school covered in snow!)

(that's what you get for kicking a tree =P)

(My present!! UGGs!!!!...and some lindor chocolates =)  
(Wii baseball! Elena and Serena R)

(Fooooooosball, matteo, serena V and giulia)

(haircut?? i just got it trimmed, but w/e)


That's it for now =)
I'm not really feeling the christmas feeling?? it's in 6 days...and idk it's just kinda wierd...or that my birthday's in like i think 15-16 days?? or something like that?? it's odd?
Miss everyone, hope your all enjoying the christmas season!!
Merry Christmas!!!

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