On the 28th of August I went on a week long vacation to Maine with my host family. It started with us waking up at the godforsaken hour that is 4 a.m. to to the airport in Denver. For some reason the girls were all awake and excitedd, even though it was way to early for to be awake. After the plane ride we rented a car in Boston and drove Bar Harbor. We stayed there for two days and one of the things we did was to bike around Acadia National Park. It was really pretty and a lot of fun. The next place we went to was Rockport and there we went to a puffin museum, which was surprisingly a lot of fun. After rockport we went to Portland now since it has been a while I don't really remember everything, but some things we did was go to beaches, take a ferry ride and see lighthouses. I also had lobster for the first time. I named it Tommy because it for some reason reminded me of Tommy Lee Jones. I also almost lost my stuffed puppy Basse because I forgot him at a hotel (How did I do that?) but luckily I got him back ;D
|They loved christmas|
|Acadia National Park|
So far pretty much everyone I have met have been really nice, and I have managed to get two groups of pretty awesome friends. I have a group of 4 people that hang out with often after school, and the weird group which consist of me and drama boys. Since I have gotten a lot of questions about what my friends are like, I will do a quick summary of them here.
The "Normal" group:
Majo. 17 years old and the exchange student from Equador. She is sort of qiuet, but really fun and a Jonas Brothers fan!!! She is probably my only normal friend, and I think she spends a lot of time wondering how on earth she ended up with such weird friends.
James. 15 years old, does sword fighting, free running(Parkour), plaays with fire and wants to be a pirate and the 13th doctor. We have several classes and drama together.
Ben. 15 years old, flamboyant, very funny and is very talented at art.
My geeky group of friends:
Adrian. 17 years old, is teaching me how to play Dungeons and Dragons, sometimes comes to school wearing nail polish or dressed as his spirit animal a cat.
|The one in the green hat|
|The one in the hat and gloves|
|The one w/glasses|
|The one in the trenchcoat|
My Other friends:
|the one w/the paper ears|
|The one on the top|
|All us exchange students|
My geeky group of friends are teaching me Dungeons and Dragons, Dark Heresy (Hope I spelled that right), Magic cards pretty much just turning me into a geek. Several of them also d warhammer and they have a steampunk crew which I am now a part of. We are also going to comic con in Denver in May and we are going to cosplay ;D As Aaron said, they are going to have turned me into a full fledged geek by christmas, so to all you at home - you have been warned ;D
Also if you are my friend on facebook, you will know that I as of the 11th of September have gotten a boyfriend. And because I know a lot of you are going to ask questions, I'll answer the most obvious ones here. His name is Isaac and he is 17 years old and a senior. We are in drama together (and have creative writing and earth science in school). He is on the football team, and he is jsut as dorky as the rest of our friends ;D (The geeky goup) Yes I am allowed to date, just no sex (And yes he is aware of that) Don't worry I am making sure to hang out with other people as well (Several people have stressed this point, and so far it hasn't been a problem) and don't worry dad, I have told him the story of how impressed the Americans were with your ability to shoot a moving target. We also went to homecoming together, which leads me to my next thing.
|My boyfriend Isaac and I|
|Us at the homecoming bonfire|
(I should probably say that some of these pictures were taken during spirit week, and that is why we are all dressed weird)
The week leading up to homecoming was called spirit week. Everyday had a theme, and we were supposed to dress up. Monday was movie day, which I sadly forgot, so I had to settle for my Ravenclaw pin. Tuesday was spirit animal and I dressed up as a cat. It was awesome. Wednesday was twinsday, but due to miscommunication, I didn't do that one either. I did however see a guy wearing a shirt and jeans similar to mine, so in my head we were unintentional twins. Thursday was Purple and White day (Our school colors - Go spartans) so I wore my new spartan t-shirt and made some of my hair purple with hair chalk. That day we also did float building for the parade, and since I am in the drama club, I did it with them. The drama club didn't actually have a float, so we did signs instead. We were about 12 kids making the signs, and as usual when the drama kids are together, we go mentally insane and everything becomes a little chaotic. In other words we had a blast. In the end we were like 7 people who walked in the parade, since many do several things and had to be elsewhere. It was a little bit akward but still fun.
On Friday the 20th we had the homecoming game against Ellicot. We won 44 to 7. A huge change from the last game which we lost 43 to 3. I really don't understand football, but it is fun to show school spirit, and since my boyfriend is on the football team I of course show up and support him.
Saturday the 21st was the day of the dance. I spend the day getting ready with Majo and a girl named Ashley. Isaac made dinner and we ate with his grandparents and my hostfamily. It was the first time we all got together and thnakfully it wasn't as awkward as I had feared it would be, plus the food was good :D
After dinner we went to the dance. It was a lot of fun. At first nobody danced because the dj were playing bad music, but as soon as a student took over as dj, the dance floor was full. There was however a lot of grinding going on (If you don't know what it is, it is girls rubbing their buts against boys crotches) but our group didn't really dance like that. I had a lot of fun, and it was nice to have someone to dance with during the slow songs. One of them were "Can't help falling in love" by Elvis.
|I was a cat for spirit day|
|More Spirit week outfits can be seen under Friends ;D|
|Silly people at the homecoming game|
|Homecoming football game|
|The wonderful drama people who made signs|
|I made purple highlights w/hairchalk for spirit day|
|Isaac, Preawa and I|
|Me in a band hat|
|Getting ready for homecoming w/Majo and Ashley|
|Isaac and I before Homecoming|
I've started doing ballet. Ben, James, Majo and I all do ballet on fridays at 1. It's fun but extremely hard and it is killing my legs.
One day after drama some of the boys had to choreograph a sword fighting scene, so I went with them to Alpine (One of the parks in town) It was really fun to see (and to hear the amazing sound the swords make when they bang together) especially since Aaron knows a thing or two about sword fighting, so they used real techniques. After they finished playing with swords, they started practising self-defence. They have all done some sort of fighting (Stuff like aikido) so they played around and taught me some things (I now know what to do if someone tries to kidnap me from behind and how to put someone in a spinal lock). That was a really good and fun day.
Since I know a lot of you are wondering how I am doing I thought Id better write about that too. I am doing absolutely fantastic. I really feel that I fit in so well here, and I am so happy for the friends I have made. I feel like I can really be myself, and believe it or not, I am more geeky and outgoing here than at home (I know, I didn't think it was possible either) I also really like school and not just the social aspect of it like I normally do, but I actually like most of my classes and find the stuff we do really interesting (I will write a post about school later). I also feel better about myself than I have in a long time. I'm less insecure about how I look and things I say, and I feel a lot more confident in myself and the stuff I do and can accomplish. So all in all I am doing really great.
To sum everything up: I am happy, people are nice, my friends are weird, the family is good and life is great ;D
(Also I did not proof read this, so sorry for any mistakes I made ;D)