4 juillet-- bon fête nationale pour les americains!
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July 4th, 2008 – by: kayling05
I am absolutely exhausted yet again (the never-ending stairs around here are getting to me... I feel like I'm continuously on a stairmaster at the gym for hours and hours) but I promised an update tonight so that is what I will do, starting with yesterday:
Yesterday, my morning class was fine. The afternoon class, however, was a nightmare. The building that my schedule said the class was in is waaaaay down and around the block, so I walked down there and when I got there, zero people. Waited until about 5 til 2:00pm then went back to the main office. They said, "oh your tuesday and thursday classes must've gotten swapped, so go to the tuesday class now." Of course, that building was right next to the first one I went to, so I had to go alllllllll the way back over there. And of course, the 25 minutes that it rained yesterday is the 25 minutes that it took to sort all this BS out. So I get to that class, and it's the right professor but wrong class. She's like, "oh no, you're in my oral class, not my writing class! oral is on tuesday!" so I went back AGAIN to the front office where they FINALLY looked me up in the computer and apparently the class got changed randomly and no one felt the need to let me know this.
After school, we went to the Musée D'Orsay, which is a museum of art from the mid 1800's to about 1914.
At breakfast this morning, the nuns had decorated for us for the 4th of July. The picture of the card they sent us is in the "random" pictures album on facebook (link in previous post). They also gave us each a free postcard, which I gladly took because they are expensive here! Morning class was fine, we listened to a cool French song and had to decipher the lyrics, and did some activities about feminine and masculine adjectives. Pretty cool. After lunch (2pm), Marie and I went to the Arc de Triomphe, since it was such a pretty day today. It was freaking massive, and the pictures are on facebook here:
Then we got back to the dorm and hung out for a little bit and then took the metro up to the Louvre (it's free for young people after 6pm, closed at 9:45) and I just have to say Holy Freakin Cow!!! There are like no words to fully express the epicness of that place.
Tomorrow it is supposed to rain, so we are going to the catacombs which is this underground tunnel where they moved thousands of bodies to after the cemeteries of Paris started overflowing in the 1800's.
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