Online Television Addiction and Other things!

So my friend Jason from the Paris trip got me addicted to watching the tv series The Vampire Diaries. This shouldn’t be surprising since I love the Twilight Series, read all the books and have seen all the movies up to today. Yes I watched Breaking Dawn or better known here as Amanecer and yes I watched it Spanish. But anyway back to my addiction. I watched 2 episodes with Jason in the airport but they were in the 3rd season of course so I started from the beginning. There are only 3 seasons thank God. I watched 52 episode in in 6 days. This is sad and I am admitting I had a problem, thats the first step right? Well anyway after not really doing anything besides watching Vampire Diaries I decided to spend a little more time on my school work, well kind of. There’s only so much work I could do for hw and readings I had. A few weeks later came presentations and final papers.

But that is un-interesting and kind of boring, what’s better is my madre. My madre and I had some very nice bonding time over movie night and eating pizza. yummm I LOVED IT! For anyone who knows me I love movies and I could literally watch them all day (fyi I have a movie marathon planned for my 20 days home.. feel free to join) My madre is scarily similar to my real mom. They are both clean freaks (sorry mom) and love reading. They both take care of me and love long walks on the beach! haha no seriously though my madre wants to meet my mom and my mom likewise. They have met once via skype but neither of my mothers knows the other language so that was a challenge.

Also during this time my mom has sent me like a million packages, well like 3 but still. They had food- one package for Thanksgiving food, one with peanut butter, granola bars, candy, carmel for my coffee of course, clothes for winter and so on. Damn I didn’t know that it got so cold at night. Although admittedly I should have know that they dont have heat over here, or if they do they dont use it. Until last week we didnt have anything and now we have like a space heater in the living room. I sleep with 4 blankets at night and sometimes I’m still cold but then during the day it hits 70 most days. Weirdest thing ever. I also had Paella for the first time! It is really good and for those of you who don’t know what that is (like all of you probably) its rice with seafood and chicken and some flavoring, if you really want to know google it, I couldn’t translate that if I tried.

One week in November was Semana Cultural or Cultural Week and we had Flamenco Dancing lessons, went to a spice factory, did a treasure hunt or scavenger hunt and didn’t have classes. (best part right there) We also made videos for the cinema class. My group played in a parking lot literally and I did a rain dance…too bad I don’t have that video, anyway and one girl cut her finger on a piece of glass after we went and smashed a bunch of bottles. Fun times right there. We also went to a Turron Factory which is world famous candies during Christmas time, let me tell you they are damn good!

I also had lunch with my long lost friend from Mexico. She was an exchange student in my senior year of high school. Oddly enough we both studied in Alicante this semester…too bad she won’t be here next semester. I didn’t get a chance to see her enough. We had a good time though. It was nice to catch up and just talk about things. I really like her, she’s so nice and we have good times together. We have plans to see each other again before I leave but I don’t know if it’ll happen.

Last week we went to a bar and had Karaoke night. That was probably one of the best nights in Alicante. We were stupid and retarded singing songs in Spanish that we didn’t know and then brought out backstreet boys. Oh yeaa, you know it! Everyone sang and had a good time including our teachers. I realized that night that this group of people is my family and now that there’s only a few days left with them I can’t believe I won’t be seeing them really ever again or at least not soon. It’s a sad thing to become so close to people and then have them leave but I know that we will be friends for a long time because the bond of studying abroad is something that never goes away.

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