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Barcelona, A Video

This is a video I made of my days in Barcelona. It was pretty cool there, guys. The music for the video is a song by “Made in Barcelona,” the street performers in the video. I bought their CD for 5 euros cause, that’s fun.

Perhaps later I’ll update more on what actually happened on that magical trip, but for now, there is only this.

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España, muy bien, gatos y pantalones, por favor

In case you were curious as to what my post’s title is all about (no, I’m not crazy, yes, I’m very bad at Spanish)… I’m going to Spain! You might have guessed. But I’m going, like, really really soon.

THIS IS WHERE I AM GOING TO BE.

THIS IS WHERE I AM GOING TO BE.

Woaaaaah, you might say. When the hell did that happen? Well, my friends, it happened like, five days ago. I said to my pal Layla, “Hey, Layla– Barcelona?”

And then Layla was like, “You know what? Yeah, yeah I think so.”

And that’s the story of how Layla and I ended up traveling to Spain.

But really though, it’s not much more in-depth than that. I’ve been really hoping to go to Spain ever since last year, when it seemed like everyone I knew in Germany had either 1) already been or 2) somehow already finalized plans for a trip without me. I KNOW, RIGHT? I got over it, but I thought my hopes and dreams of attaining Spain were far off, drifting even farther, away from me… Until one night, when I got so preoccupied by the idea that I posted on Facebook and Layla was all “SPAIN INDEED.”

And, to be as prepared as I possibly can me, I’ve just suddenly had a brilliant idea of how to spend the next hour or so of my life. It makes complete sense, in order to become aware of the ins and outs of Barcelona, that I proceed to watch the Cheetah Girls movie, the one where they hit up Spain and sing and dance all around the city (thank you very much NETTTTFLIXXXX, holla).

CAUSE WE ARE SISTERS WE STAND TOGETHER

CAUSE WE ARE SISTERS WE STAND TOGETHER

And seriously, I am gonna mean it.

I am so excited though. 5 days in Barcelona, what a beautiful way to spend my break from school. Oh joy! And then, if you wanna really get into the details, I’m pretty pretty pretty positive I’ll be in Berlin almost immediately after that reuniting with some cool kids and cool cats, like Bernie and Luke and Professor Nik and Babz and all those Salzburg kiddos I met down in Österreich a few weeks ago.

LIFE IS KIND OF NICE, YOU GUYS.

I’ve got some cool Barcelona recommendations from cool people like my brother, Colin, my home girls Ashley and Maria, my singing-as-talking partner, Paul… all is well, all is lookin’ good.

So, until next time, friends, when I tell you ALL ABOUT my magical time at the beach, eating tapas, drinking copious amounts of sangria, and basically just being a badass who can up and decide to head over to Barcelona a week ahead of time.

TO THE  CURRENT AND VERY TEMPORARY NATURE OF MY LIFE!

TO THE CURRENT AND VERY TEMPORARY NATURE OF MY LIFE!

Prost!

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Kleinigkeiten and such things

After what seemed like a million months of Bürokratie and appointments at the Ausländeramt, I finally have my Aufenthaltstitel!

Such unwarranted enthusiasm!

Such unwarranted enthusiasm!

Basically, it is a little plastic credit-card looking thing that says I’m allowed to stay in Germany until my position at my Gymnasium is up. Which is a shame because, let’s be real, I like this place. I’d like to stick around.

THIS is roughly what it looks like, though my name is not Shkurte Salihu…

When did I get blonde hair?

When did I get blonde hair?

I’m quite pleased that THAT is taken care of, as now I can leave the country again (would have been nice a few weeks ago, when Ashley and I wanted to go to Copenhagen… I GUESS THAT’S WHAT NEXT YEAR IS FOR). It’ll be good to not be detained as an illegal immigrant when I try to go home for Christmas.

In other news, there is no other news. Looks like I’m hitting up the Weihnachtsmarkt again tonight, and possibly seeing my new roommate’s show with his band at Polyester. I really like Polyester. I hope it stays open.

Tomorrow I may head to Cloppenburg to check out the Nikolausmarkt with Ursele & co., which would be great!

ALSO, first snow of the year in Germany! It didn’t stick and didn’t last long, but I did learn a new word in the process: Hagel! It’s hail! Because when it “snows” in Oldenburg, it’s not even real snow.

Yay, winter!

Yay, winter!

On the agenda for the next two weeks or so:

1) Cookie baking with the Lehrerinnen

This Thursday! Woo!

2) Weihnachtsmarkt with the Mitbewohner

Roommate fun times hooray!

3) Hamburg with Ashley

Still bankin’ on that happening!

And so on! And so forth! Because life in Germany is FUN and not always about paperwork and filling out insignificant documents and such. Though that must also be scheduled for sometime in the next 14 days… le sigh.

YOU SPEAK THE TRUTH

YOU SPEAK THE TRUTH

But hey, the Alltag is pretty good, too.

LIVIN’ IN DEUTSCHLAND, BITCHES.

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