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.