Working With Others

July 2, 2011, 6:55 PM

The bedroom, after the most exhausting Saturday ever.

So last night Susan wanted to go out. Bad. “It’s a Friday, it’s a Friday.” All I wanted to do was get a glass of wine and go sit somewhere, but no: we were going to DÉJÀ VU.  I told Germane and she agreed to come with us.  I was so tired I couldn’t even talk to anyone.  Not that I wanted to though. To be honest I’ve never felt less into trying to talk to guys. I’m not really sure why, but I have absolutely no interest in being all flirty. I’m really over it.

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Things To Do When Back in USA

June 30, 2011, 7:04 PM, Italy time

My room, waiting to go to a dinner with the host fam at 9pm

THEY EAT WAY TOO LATE HERE.  Good thing I ate like 2000 calories of gelado and cookies after work.  I can’t wait until 5pm on Friday so I can relax!!  I feel in full force here now and super ready for the weekend.

I have composed a short list of things I want to do when I get back to Norcal and Newport:

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Is Butter a Carb?

June 24, 2011, 8:03 AM Italy Time

On the sandiest bed in the universe, the Bungalow after breakfast

Last night we found out our first placements.  I had been sort of worried because I found out that this whole “orientation” was actually a mini-interview, where we would be watched, evaluated, and pretty much analyzed the entire week.  I was scared the directors might not like me or think I’m capable of the job or something and I would get sent home.

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June 23, 2011, 7PM Italy time

The bungalow

Longest day ever.  During our siesta I took a 2 hour PTFO nap instead of going to the beach.  I’m so glad my roommate came back and woke me up or I would probably still be sleeping.  I woke up feeling super sick.  Good thing taking random medications written in unknown languages by people you just met is completely normal here.  I gave Anna niquil yesterday and I am pretty sure I changed her life.  Likewise, whatever those fizzy German vitamin thingies were pretty much saved mine.

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Exhaustion – and an Inspiring Friend

June 22, 2011, 7 PM, Italy time

The bungalow, after the most exhausting run ever

Alysse and I decided we were finally going to go for a run today. She kicked my ass immensely but I feel a ton better. I’ve never felt so exhausted by people. I just want to stay in my room for a few hours and read a book or something; but I can’t because the directors are like…stalking you constantly, trying to make sure you always have energy and can handle taking care of kids for 60 hours or more a week. It’s nuts. And it’s sort of worse for Alysse and I as opposed to my bungalow mates and (I’m guessing) hers because (not to sound super weird) but I feel super in the middle of everyone. Not in a bad way, well I guess it’s sort of bad, but I feel like there’s always a group of like….10 people wherever I am.

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Gregor Samsa Attacks the Brit

June 22, 2011, 3:05 PM, Italy Time

The meeting spot after lunch

So…want to know what’s hilarious?  When a large ass unknown, unwinged beetle like thing falls from a tree and lands on someone’s head that isn’t yours.  Want to know what’s funnier? When that person is from Britain.

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Hera’s Temple, Paestum, Italy

Bungalow, Pasteum, formally known as “Place for Poseidon”

Today was jammed pack!  In the morning, we all woke up super late because of last night…


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