4 things for the 4th

Monday, April 4, 2011

1. One of the best emails an American girl in Europe can receive from her mom?
"What kind of snacks do you want in your care package this month?"
Oh goodness...where do I even begin? I need help on this one (no, really - help me!).

2. Why do my German students get to study Band of Horses (specifically this song...one of my favorites) in music class? All I ever got to do in music class at my elementary school was watch Beethoven Lives Upstairs 6 times a month.

3. I'm no longer terrified of talking on the phone in German (this is a big accomplishment for me, as I used to not even answer because I was so intimidated). Instead, that fear has been replaced with the ever-growing paranoia that I've lost something. I'm always checking my bag for my keys, ipod, wallet, passport (if I'm on a train, crossing a border), phone, etc. I realized the extent of my irrational thinking when my phone rang the other day and, while searching through my bag to find it, I said to myself, "Oh no, where is my phone...? I really hope I didn't leave it at school...."
Note that I could feel it vibrating the whole time.

4. I sometimes think about how ideal it would be if someone offered me 2 million dollars to drink a liter of chocolate milk. Talk about a win-win situation.
(Come to think of it, I just love milk in general....it's my dad's fault.)

photo taken by my polish photographer. aka piotr.

22 comments:

lady lyles said...

Girl Scout Cookies!!!

Tucker said...

I second lady lyles. good one. i'm a thin mint fan myself.

and i love milk tooooo. it is hard to get enough vitamin D anyway ... so keep it up (:

Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] said...

good for you for getting over your fear of speaking german on the phone! i am still kind of afraid of speaking french...grr. I wish my mom would email me that!

Brissa said...

the creamery at my school makes the best chocolate milk ever. if i could freeze and mail it to you i would. gallons and gallons of it. it's amazing.

Jan said...

Let me know what snacks you choose. I hope the package does not cause as much trouble at the post office as the last one I sent!!!!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

haha i would love to win 2 mil for something silly too! life would be good!


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Kimbirdy said...

teehee! you're hilarious. it's completely awesome they study band of horses over there!! love them. oh man, i agree with girl scout cookies for your care package, since it's that time of year again. fun!

ashley @ chasing heartbeats said...

lucky girl to be getting care packages! I definitely think I need to request one of those to come our way soon. all this blog talk of girl scout cookies makes me mighty hungry!
and my ridiculous fear of answering the phone or calling anyone in german is starting to subside as well. yay for us!

Antoinette said...

I don't think I will every get use to talking on the phone in German!

kylee said...

get out. they really get to study band of horses in music class? i LOVE that band.

jackiek said...

#3 sounds exactly like me! I always think I've lost something. I have this one ring that's really special because it was my Mom's. The thing is, it's tiny. It's thin and only fits on my pinky, so it's really hard to loose. I spent an hour last week searching for it and freaking out because a thin, tiny ring could be anywhere right? of course it's on my finger. of course.

MICHELLE said...

Haha, I'd love to see your American snack list. Loving your blog so far.

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

Yummm. I LOVE chocolate milk! Even if I am lactose intolerant (or whatever its called) and it causes me minor heartburn! Haha. I really hope that problem doesnt increase as I get older because then I dont know what I would do.


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ilene @ muchloveilly said...

#4 was awesome! we could split the 2 million and i'd drink half of the choco milk. yum!!!!!

Jessica Robinson said...

I'm thinking it should be the other way around, those of here in the States should be getting care packages from Europe... :)

I'm dying for pain au chocolat from France...

Anonymous said...

number 4 is my fav too

xoxo

Alivia said...

I LOVE number three, congratulations!

ellie said...

I would second what others have said about girl scout cookies, soooo goood...

Betsey said...

HAHA! Beethoven lives upstairs was also a favorite at my elementary school -- so funny!

Cloie's mom said...

I think I still keep extra milk in our house just for you our precious Jennifer!

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indie.electronic.alternative. said...

very cute blog. you've got some balls studying abroad- i did it in dominican republic for 3 weeks in college. never felt like a legit study abroad because it was so short lived. LOVE LOVE LOVE band of horses!