Sunday, October 31, 2010

It's Halloween!

True Life: I'm sitting in the booth of our kitchen typing on my computer with poor internet connection listening to the miscellaneous conversations and singing outbursts of 3 of my guy roommates + Matt. Halloween is tonight.. I think I mentioned that in my enthusiastic post title. We're going out to the club known in these parts as Oceana. It shall probably be insanely crowded.. yes, I only expect as much. But I'm rather looking forward to it. The theme is "devils" But I don't want to be a devil... not really my thing. So I'm just going in a red & black outfit ensemble with a glow stick necklace.. So intense, right? yeah, I'm hardcore. ;)

In other news: I have lost my umbrella
In other other news: I'm going to Amsterdam this coming weekend!
should be exciting..

man, I really am awful at this blogging thing. I guess since Ham's done cooking now, I can begin my attempt at making popcorn balls. As that is one of my favorite memories from Halloween in North Carolina with the Barmer family. <3 {good times}

Love/and Hellos from Wales!
until my next attempt ----

~ Katie

^ the pumpkins we carved the other night in House 8!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A much belated entry:

Hey! So.. my mom has really gotten on to me for not blogging in forever. So I'm back. I guess to catch you up I'll post some pics of the places I've visited these past few weeks. then I'll copy a couple entries I wrote in my "actual" journal that I keep for myself :) Alright.. here we go! Katie's adventure in picture documentation form!!


our first night walking the streets of Rome.

La Fontana de Trevi! <3

I finally got to see the legit sculpture of "Lacooon & His Sons"

The Sistine Chapel <3

The Colosseum!! (lower photo credit goes to Sadie)

Ruins of the Roman Forum

water break: (photo credit -- my friend Sadie)

And of course, how we could not fall in love with Italian gelato? :)

So there you have Highlights of Roma! It was beyond amazing. Definitely my favorite destination to date. I'm so blessed to have been able to see it, especially with my good friend Sadie Jane! I can honestly say now, "I'll always have Roma..." haha, I love it. It was my own Lizzie McGuire story.. Ya know, minus the look-a-like pop star and 15 minutes of fame. <3

Thursday, October 7, 2010

cheers to returning to academics

...haha, ok. maybe "cheers" is not the proper sentiment. I just chose that as a way of stating that classes have started here at "uni" or Swansea University. I'm taking 3. Which include, Interpreting Antiquity, Marketing Principles, and Tourism Studies. So far, I've liked them all. The 1st one is just interesting to me, as I love ancient studies and archaeology. The 2nd I think I'm going to like.. It's an intro course, and hopefully it will transfer to SCAD for my business minor when I return home. (fingers crossed) The 3rd one, I had tonight. It's a 2 hour class that meets once a week. (yeah. how awesome is that!) Unfortunately, my dreams of it being a class where the professor shows us pics from his holiday vacations to exotic places and we discuss of our personal bucket list international destinations is NOT going to be the case. It's a 300 level class.. which in the UK is actually a 400. And I ofcourse, have no previous experience in economics (per se). But, I'm going to try my best and stick with it. I like our professor. He reminds me of a sea captain from a Herman Melville novel. Oh, and kt moment blurb. I actually was the 1st person to speak in that class! He asked us a question concerning Europe and why did it have the highest statistic when it came to tourist arrivals.. and nobody said anything. And he waited for like 2 whole minutes just waiting for someone to voice something. So, since I actually knew the answer.. (go me) I said it. and he was like "that's right!" haha. So I was kind of proud of myself, because I'm usually just quiet in lectures. But I mean, if people are going to wait *that* long to speak up to an answer that's so obvious, I'm going to use my voice. I actually got a mini-adrenaline rush.. haha.

oh what else, what else.
There's so much I meant to post to keep my life here updated back in the states. But I've been very busy returning from Italy, meeting the roomates, finishing that paper, and going out. We're actually going to a UV foam party in a bit, so I'm going to have to get ready for that now. I hope all is well to whoever happens to read this!

On a closing note.. here's a list of some of the things my Welsh/British roommates have never heard of: corndogs, s'mores, grilled cheese, peanut butter and jelly sandwichs!! they also don't have reeses, or lucky charms. and it took me 10 minutes to find sour cream here. There's loads more, but my brain is tired. so that's all for now. Sorry that I never edit these. I know my grammar bites and my wording could definitely be improved. but alack alas.

p.s. Shout out to my family. PLEASE don't gang up and dispose of Stella!! I know you think she's dim, but she's a sweetheart. Think of me, and love her on my behalf. (pretty please)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

An Ode To My Paper: by Katie Schulz

i hate this paper. i hate this paper. i hate this paper. I loathe this paper. I'm not doing this paper. (obviously) I need to write this paper. I dislike this paper. how many times can I write my disdain for this paper? I want a printer to help me edit this paper. But I don't have a printer. it's far far away in a library only accessibly by buses.. Time to get back to writing this paper. a paper I hate. It's my own fault. darn my american procrastination. back to this paper I go. the word paper looks weird now.. but regardless, please pray for my paper! ...that I hate.