Fri 17 Jun 2005
Well as our semester drags on, and most other dickinsonians have been on break for a month now, I’ve been working away at all of my German projects. For every class I have to give a presentation for 20 min or so, and write a paper. To date I have given 3 of 4 presentations and writen 1 of 5 papers. The presentations (called referaten) are rather nerve racking because you’re trying to teach germans in german as they stare at you and make practically no comments. Although I was a little worried because they can be rather impolite while others are giving their presentations, in my classes they were more than attentive (you could hear a pin drop, which still makes it nerve racking, just in a different sense). After my first presentations in German I went to Poland as a reward for the weekend. I visited my “cousin” (a very distant relation) in Poznan which was so beautiful I would reccommend it to anyone (and I’m a tough critic). There I had the best cup of hot chocolate of my life (it was like a melted chocolate bar…German chocolate, not hersheys. We (the other dickinsonians and I) have also taken a trip to Amsterdam. It was very good. That city is also very beautiful. Upon the advice of Johanna’s father we took a canal trip for 6.50, which I would also reccommend for anyone. I myself was a bit skeptical but it was fully worth it. Dickinson just celebrated it’s 20th anniversary. It was occation for me to wear by clogs (that I had bought in Amsterdam). I know I know, but normally I don’t buy anything like that (although i do have a little Eifel Tower that my sister makes fun of me for) but hey, when you find size 13 clogs I feel like it’s a sign. There are only 3 weeks of classes left. That means I better go get writing.