Saturday, December 17

Home of the holy crepe.

Paris = spectacular!

This morning I went to the's a bit too much. I saw the Mona Lisa, the Grand Sphinx, and the Code of Hammerabi...amazing.

Updates after the 24th sometime.

Wednesday, December 14

It isn't indie rock to post on your birthday, so I waited

until now. But that doesn't mean I can't talk about it! I got a very lovely cake from Joseph and Liz just now, a box of cookies from Monica, and lots of love from everyone. Actually, I've officially deferred my birthday celebrations today because I've had too much homework to do. I filled out the forms in triplicate, so don't worry. Check out the awesome e-card I got in the mail from my dad! He says it's my mom singing, but I think my mom probably loves me a little too much to tell me I look more like Spongebob than last year. I've already listened to it three times, but it's up for another 44 days, so let's give these instacard people a run for their hosting responsibilities! WATCH IT AS MANY TIMES AS YOU CAN. VALUE IS NEAR. LONG LIVE MY BIRTHDAY.

I feel kind of old. All my friends tell me I am. But then, they are twentyish. So, probably no big deal.

Look at all the books I read this semester! There are a few. They come up to the middle of my thigh when I stand next to them.

The kids at the school made me a great little card! Adowable. Really glad I spent time there. Here is the outside and inside. I made them cookies, so it was a pretty fair trade. Unfortunately I had to leave last week in the middle of their field trip, which was to a Jewish arts center where they learned about the culture and--shockingly--met the kind of jews that wear those little hats.

For those of you who like navagating my photobucket thingy, my Switzerland pictures are up there. But once again, no time to write descriptions, as I'm in the middle of some final paperage. Until I can give you the guided tour, you can find it in the "Up to Dec 13 Switzerland" folder.

Up and coming soon:
Switzerland photo tour
Scotland photo tour
Spain photo tour

I am listening to Cat Stevens right now. Matthew and Son is the song.

I am 22 now.

I am finishing classwork on thursday, going toma-ing, Ollie-ing, and Chris-ing on Friday, and then coming back home on the 24th! Don't know whether there will be too many updates after friday, but we'll see. I'm working on it :)

Friday, December 9

Murphy Mania

7 songs I'm listening to:

1. Air -- Ben Folds Five.
2. Beautiful Child -- Rufus Wainwright.
3. Day -- Jaga Jazzist.
4. At the zoo -- Simon and Garfunkel
5. Bottle of Blues -- Beck.
6. Italian Shoes -- Patty Larkin.
7. Every Planet We Reach Is Dead -- Gorillaz.

Let me know if you want any of these songs. I consider it community service to distribute them.

7 People I most want to tell me what they're listening to, and then do this on their blog, if they've got one (if not, just comment here and let me know):

1. Alex B.
2. My mom.
3. My dad.
4. Corinne W.
5. Katherine R.
6. Cousin Adam.
7. Joseph W.

Thursday, December 8

Off to the really highlands

Hey everybody! I've uploaded the rest of the pictures for Scotland and all of them for Madrid to my photobucket site (in the "Up to Dec 8 Scotland/Madrid folders), so check them out if you like! But I will be updating the blog with a description of them all, as usual, over the weekend. Of course, I'll be in Switzerland this weekend, visiting my fabulously European relatives the Murphys! Sweet gig.

Also, I went to the school today to hang out with the was my last day, so I brought them cookies. What I didn't expect was that they made me a card, and all of them signed it! It's totally awesome, I'm really proud. I'll post a picture of that soon...

Just so you know, I'm leaving next wednesday to go on a trip to France and Germany--and after that, it's off to home! So I'll try to stay in touch, but tons of homework, so no promises!

Tuesday, December 6

About that last post...

The one just below this was meant to be published about last thursday, before I went to spain!

So if it seems like I'm living in the past, don't worry. I'm still stuck in time, I just didn't want all that text and hyperlinkage to go to waste. A fascinating Braunstein brand photo-safari awaits you soon! Next stop: Spain. With VIDEO?