The Wandering Swede

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Done! Done is what I am, and I am the one who is done! Classes ended on Tuesday night around 8pm for me, so Caley, Jim, Jessie, Duncan, and I headed out to the nations to celebrate. I slept in today (it was great) and headed into town on a Christmas mission. For the past couple of years I've always picked up a book from the "Karl wants to read" list, as opposed to the "Karl is required by his classes to read" list, to read over Christmas break. So I picked up The sun also rises by Hemingway AND Tortilla Flat by Steinbeck. It might not be enough however because I'm already about a quarter of the way through The sun and I've only had it for about 6 hours. I think I subconsciously picked two American authors on purpose.

Even though classes are done I've got to figure out what to do with my extra time now. Tomorrow I'm going to head to the gym and take my book to a nice quiet cafe in town. Several of my friends are leaving tomorrow and more will be gone by the end of the week. Jim is heading back to California to see his family and Duncan is taking Caley with him for Christmas in Britain. Its rather sad to see some of the people go who are only signed up for autumn term but on the other hand we'll have a whole new set of people to "indoctrinate" as Caley calls it.

Here's an interesting update for you all on the love life front: I asked a very nice German girl named Melanie to coffee on Saturday. I had class with her and finally got up the courage to ask her out on the last day of lectures. Unfortunately she is heading home for Christmas soon as well, so I'll only have a chance to talk to her once before I leave the country for a month. Bah! Good things don't come to those who wait, the go back to Germany for Christmas. Alright, more to come as things progress. God Jul!


  • Oooh! Good luck with that ;) I've got a rather cute new neighbor... plus an ex to manage... can't wait to hear more though!

    By Blogger jen, at 2:52 AM  

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